The award winning Cannabis Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to medical marijuana cultivation and consumption. It explains all the essential techniques to grow indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses. All gardening practices are well-researched and illustrated with easy step-by-step examples and instructions.
More than 2,000 beautiful color images illustrate this 596-page book. The large 8.5 x 11-inch format, three-column pages are easy to read and packed with up-to-date information that make this book essential for all cannabis gardeners and patients.
Chapters on medical cannabis history, cannabinoid measurement and medical varieties provide a firm background for medical patients and caregivers. The Medicinal Concentrates and Cooking with Medicinal Cannabis chapters feature many different methods to concentrate and consume cannabis.
Each stage of plant growth is detailed and graphically explained seed, seedling, vegetative growth, clones and mother plants and flowering. Harvest, drying and curing information aims to preserve cannabinoids. Garden room design, construction and maintenance, greenhouse construction and care, outdoor gardens from backyards and patios to large remote fields are all explained in full detail and many step-by-step examples.
Four case studies feature two indoor gardens, one with LED and HP sodium lamps, Jorge´s backyard garden and a big garden in Humboldt County, CA. Each aspect of cannabis cultivation is examined in detail with a focus on organic practices preserving the sanctuary, meters, air, light, lamps and electricity, soil, containers, water, nutrients, additives, container culture and hydroponics, diseases and pests and breeding.
The comprehensive Nutrient chapter has individual drawings of 14 cannabis plants showing nutrient excess and deficiencies. The Breeding chapter explains methods, plant crosses, back crosses, true breeds, hybrids, etc. and provides step-by-step illustrated instructions on starting your own home breeding program. Learn exactly how to increase yields, increase cannabinoid potency, and make eco-friendly decisions from the expert, Jorge Cervantes. His advice is basic, detailed and reliable.
Gold 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award --Independent Book Publishing Association
Jorge Cervantes . . . the closest thing the weed world has to the wine world''s Robert Parker.
San Francisco Chronicle
Whether you grow cannabis for love, medicine, money, or all three, you''ll find what you''re looking for and more, including clear instructions, proven facts, grand adventures, and the best marijuana photos on Earth." -- David Bienenstock,
I highly recommend you buy this book and always keep it handy for quick reference. -- Danny Danko,
High Times magazine Cultivation Editor
Jorge Cervantes is the cultivation expert''s expert! All your questions will be answered in this one book. -- Keith Stroup, NORML Founder
His latest is a compendium of everything anyone would want to know about growing cannabis for personal use specifically, medical use. --
. . . a rare window into the growing methods of a master -- Dave Carpenter,
Cannabis Now magazine
. . . literally the all-inclusive guide to cannabis . . . a must-have. -- Alex Bradley,
I certify cannabis across 5 different states and travel with my copy so does my staff; this book is the single source for answers. -- Chris Van Hook, Clean Green Certification
This is the most extensive compendium of facts about cannabis and its history, science, cultivation and culture. Beautifully illustrated and compiled by someone with a lifetime of pioneering, groundbreaking research. -- Paul Stanford, Founder, Hemp & Cannabis Foundation
This book is amazing, the photos and charts, the detailed explanations, the plain writing style, the ease of finding information as you need it. -- Chris Conrad,
West Coast Leaf
Whether you re old school or new school, a pot doc or a dispensary entrepreneur, an outlaw or a lawyer, the Cannabis Encyclopedia has your name on it. -- Jonah Raskin, Journalism Professor
The Cannabis Encyclopedia is absolutely indispensable to any serious weed aficionado. It is the distillation of a lifetime of research, well presented, well organized, and voluminous. One of my favorite books! -- Steve Elliott, author,
The Little Black Book of Marijuana; editor, TokeSignals.com
If there is a single book that covers ALL of the bases and has the LATEST information, this is the book for you. --
Medical Marijuana Refugee
The Cannabis Encyclopedia is no light treatment, but a weighty reference packed with some 2,000 color images to supplement an all-inclusive guide that covers everything from gardening and landscaping to figuring electricity compensation for maintaining plants, working with different kinds of soils, adding organic materials, and more. Anything having to do with the cultivating, harvesting, and processing of medical marijuana is covered in detail and depth, with numerous charts, photos, and sidebars of information leaving nothing to wonder. Plenty of books provide some information; but this is one of the few guides to pack just about everything one would need to know about growing and harvesting medical marijuana, making it an unparalleled, highly recommended reference. --
Midwest Book Review
This update of the author s 2006 Marijuana Horticulture is revised and expanded, offering close to twice the information of the previous title and 2,000 new color photographs and computer-generated illustrations. It also has a more academic-looking cover it is quite textbook-like, whereas the cover of the previous work had a juvenile, psychedelic appearance. The book provides a comprehensive, detailed, and precise look at aspects of cannabis cultivation in sections covering medical cannabis, botanical classification, and medical varieties; the life cycle of the plant; advice for advanced growers; and postharvest information for medical users. An appendix discusses the author s career and includes an index. While the presentation is for lay readers, it offers enough information and especially an abundance of helpful plant diagnostic and other images that will cause even those with much growing experience to delve into this resource routinely. VERDICT Essential where patrons grow, or are interested in growing, their own cannabis. --
Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. He puts more than thirty years of expert cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience at your fingertips with his books, articles, photographs and Youtube videos. His expert advice has guided millions of growers worldwide to apply simple, effective horticultural techniques to high-yield closet, basement, backyard, and guerrilla gardens.
Cervantes traveled to five continents and lived in British Colombia, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington State in the USA and the Netherlands and Spain to research cannabis cultivation. He continues to research, publish, make videos, and draw a discussion about his favorite plant with an international community on his forum at marijuanagrowing.com.
After 30 years, of cannabis gardening and study, travel to five continents, selling more than a million books, countless articles in 10 languages and millions of hits on Youtube, Cervantes brings you his best work to date, The Cannabis Encyclopedia.