George van Patten, who uses the nom de plume Jorge Cervantes, self-wrote, -illustrated, -printed and -bound one of the first books on how to grow marijuana.
His latest book is about the basics of marijuana cultivation and is aimed at novices.
Some of the varieties of marijuana, or cannabis, available at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif. Each boutique strain offers a different kind of high: "Casey Jones" is trippy; "Sour Diesel" is pain-taming; "Jack the Ripper" is chatty.
Steve DeAngelo is founder and chief executive of Harborside Health Center.
"Skilled mom-and-pop breeders have developed hundreds of high-performing cultivated varieties, and home hobbyists have grown them to perfection using new techniques and technologies," writes Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins.
California, plus 13 other states and the District, are at early points along the path of being marijuana-friendly, allowing the chronically sick access to marijuana, in defiance of federal law.
Jeremy Ramsay, Harborside's manager of clones,stands in the growing room, where he oversees the rooted cuttings of cannabis.
Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, is the originator of California's Proposition 19 that goes before the state's voters on Nov. 2.
Californians approved medical marijuana 14 years ago. Proposition 19 would allow people 21 or older to become the first in the nation to legally cultivate, possess and use small amounts of marijuana, and let local governments license commercial growers and retailers.
Jeff Jones, a longtome cannabis activist and instructor at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, Calif., runs a marijuana equipment store a couple of blocks from the school. He is shown in a growing tent under LED lights.
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