A Grow Room Tour of Vancouver

Halfway through the production of Jorge Cervantes’ just-released grow-guide DVD, the entire cast and crew woke up at dawn for a glorious morning boat ride from our home base in the city of Vancouver to Vancouver Island, about 10 nautical miles across the Strait of Georgia. We made the journey because the Island—19,356 square miles…

Global Harvest Report 2001

Jorge Cervantes We’ve picked the brains of ganja gurus in several parts of the world, and by all accounts, 2001 was a banner year for outdoor growing. So as you prepare for next year’s victory garden, sit back and enjoy these hot-off-the-presses harvest reports from several corners of the ganja globe. Northern California The good…

A Growroom Tour of Spain

By Jorge Cervantes The HIGH TIMES film crew and I tripped around Spain last year to shoot some of my favorite gardens for Jorge Cervantes’ Ultimate Grow DVD #2. This insider’s trip to Spanish growrooms, greenhouses and backyard and guerrilla gardens was so interesting and fun that we decided to share a few exclusive details…

The Strains of Tomorrow

by Jorge Cervantes Variety is the spice of life, they say. To this end, seed companies are perpetually developing new strains in their never-ending quest for the perfect bud. Looking for a new short-season strain, or are you ready to try your growing hand at a slow-maturing sativa variety? What are the hottest new strains…

Vicente Fox (Pres. Mexico 2000-2006) Guest Blog

With much pride I announce that Vicente Fox Quesada (President of Mexico 2000-2006) wrote the “Foreword” to my new book, Cannabis Encyclopedia: Biology, Indoor, Outdoor and Greenhouse Cultivation, Concentrates, Cooking and Medical Marijuana. We just finished translating the original text from Spanish into English. George F. Van Patten and Vicente Fox Quesada, president of Mexico…

Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

Luc Krol from Paradise Seeds sent me an email the other day about the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour. It was very interesting because the past two years Luc has been spearheading this 400 km (250 mile) three-day bike tour just before a major cannabis fair in Spain. Luc has done a wonderful job of bringing…

Unconventional Christmas Story

Here is an e-mail I received from my physician, Dr. Ron Kennedy. It brings forth memories of similar experiences in my life and reinforces my belief system. Please read and pass it on. I used to be a young man (hard to believe), and a medical student (my mother could hardly believe that part) and…

Back in Barcelona!

It feels great to be back in Spain! Landing here gives me a sense of freedom, the same freedom I felt in medical states in the USA. The airport is new and more than one kilometer long! A short time after arriving, I met with my old friends for lunch. The main subject was how…