, April 20, 2006
I sent out e-mail to people that I had sent books to. They have an opinion that I value and I requested a short review. At the end of 48 hours, this is what came back.
== 01 ==
?The most trusted name in marijuana returns with the latest version of his grass growing Bible, a new testament featuring more than a thousand color photos to accompany the best step-by-step information available anywhere. If you want to grow weed, this is the book you need!? David Bienenstock - Editor, HIGH TIMES Magazine (www.hightimes.com).
== 02 ==
?Jorge Cervantes has surpassed himself with the release of the new Bible, it is without a doubt the best grow book on the market. Plenty of high-quality colour images make it an easy step by step guide for any enthusiastic gardener. It must have taken a lot of time and effort to come up with something as concise as this book, it's a must for every grower be they a novice or pro,? Phil Kilv, Editor in Chief, Weed World Magazine (www.weedworld.co.uk).
== 03 ==
?Fun, informative, illustrative, hands-on and authoritative. Whether for approved medical use patients or prohibition pragmatists, Marijuana Horticulture unravels the mini mysteries and places responsible individuals firmly on the path to self-sufficiency.? Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML, Washington. DC, (www.norml.org).
== 04 ==
?World famous cannabis cultivator Jorge Cervantes strikes back with a new edition of his green bible, and what a book it has become. Cervantes knows what he is talking about, and he has the skill to put it on paper. What a book this is. With more than 500 pages and over 1100 full colour images it is a true and valuable encyclopaedia for the modern cannabis cultivator. This is a must read.? Rob Tuinstra, Chief Editor Highlife Magazine (www.highlife.nl).
== 05 ==
?I have been writing a garden column every week for 30 years and I have had a lot of questions about growing Cannabis, and lately medical marijuana. I never knew where to send these people for answers. I do now! Putting aside any legal and moral judgements one may have about marijuana, this is one hell of a book, quite stunning, actually. It has more useful, color pictures and diagrams than I have ever seen in ANY horticultural how-to, and I have seen them all. Sound too strong? Just thumb through a few pages and tell me I am wrong...you lose. The photos are fascinating, including some exceptional close-ups and magnified shots; those of plant infections and insect-caused inflictions illustrate common gardening diseases and pests better than I have ever seen. Call me a liar, until you check them out. Clearly, if it was legal to grow marijuana, this would be THE Bible to have to learn how to grow and prepare it.? ? Jeff Lowenfels, America's Longest Running garden columnist, Fellow and Hall of Fame member, GWA, America's dirtiest lawyer.
== 06 ==
?Jorge?s Bible is truly a collector?s item. The information given is not just ordinary info, but it?s well-researched, well-written and well-put together. It is high quality knowledge, which will definitely prove itself. A must-read for every grower! - Cliff Cremer, International Editor, Soft Secrets magazine Europe (www.softsecrets.nl).
== 07 ==
"Jorge Cervantes is an expert cultivator and connoisseur of marijuana. Jam-packed with tons information, his 512 page full color Medical Grower?s Bible is a must-have for any ganja lover." Kaya Spring, Editor, Heads Magazine (www.headsmagazine.com).
== 08 ==
?When I first came to High Times in 1986, it quickly became clear Jorge Cervantes had surpassed all other cultivation authors in the study of marijuana horticulture. With this most recent edition of his Bible, Jorge proves once again he remains far ahead of the pack.? Steven Hager, Cannabis Cup Founder (www.cannabiscup.com).
== 09 ==
?I love the Bible ? it?s packed with authorities and highly practical information on about every aspect of cannabis and it?s even very funny at times. Graphics are outstanding and it?s very well structured. It makes for a compelling read, and within only a few days I have been through it completely, not even skipping topics that were absolutely of no immediate practical interest, such as mounting a guerrilla grow show in the mountains; started reading the night after the Highlife Trade Fair (January 2006) when I was too exhausted to even see and ended up being absorbed for two straight hours. I immediately bought some copies to hand out to friends. ?Una obra estupenda!? Jan Sennema, Dutch Cannabis Journalist, Soft Secrets and Highlife, (www.highlife.nl, www.softsecrets.nl).
== 10 ==
?As an expert witness in court, I spend a lot of time talking about average yields of cannabis. Cervantes? book, Marijuana Horticulture, is a valuable resource for people who want to rise above the average and produce excellent crops, but it also helps people solve the problems that plague any grower, from the novice to the most experienced.? Chris Conrad (www.chrisconrad.com).
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?This is the most complete and up-to-date manual for growers. Colourful and useful at the same time, Medical Grower?s Bible is simply essential.? Daniele Levi, Chief Editor of Spannabis Magazine, (www.spannabis.com)
== 12 ==
"The new Bible is a winner - a great new addition with lots of new information and a wonderfully easy reference system!" Mila, The Pollinator/Hemp Hotel, Amsterdam (www.pollinator.nl)
== 13 ==
?Jorge Cervantes has done it again, and pushed it further. His new full-colour tour de force Growers Bible is all that a Bible should be. Weighty, comprehensive, beautiful. The outright world leader in books on this subject. Nuff said.? Lyndon, Editor in Chief, CCNEWZ magazine (www.CCNEWZ.com)
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?At last, THE "bible" is available in French! Enlarged with 250 "3D" pictures and, for the first time, adapted for straight markets. Michka, Editor in Chief, Mama Editions, Paris, France (www.mamaeditions.com)
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?As I am a fellow researcher, photographer, and writer of and about the cannabis plant, and as a breeder of medicinal cannabis seeds, I am thoroughly impressed. Marijuana Horticulture is a mountain of crucial info, using excellent photographic images to give the reader a picture-perfect look at all the successful ways to grow great weed. It is also a great directory for all your necessary components for a great garden. Its color-coded chapters make using it easy. In my book, it?s an A+, read.? Soma, Soma Seeds (www.somaseeds.nl)
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?Calling it the Bible is right! Jorge Cervantes tackles the subject of marijuana cultivation with the same fervor as a religious zealot. No stone is left unturned in this must have for those on the path to cannabis cultivation enlightenment.? David Strange, Editor in Chief, Skunk magazine (www.skunkmagazine.com)
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"While I?m not quite sure whether the Bible really gives answers to all questions on human life, I definitely think that this grower?s bible will answer all your questions on marijuana plant life, and even a damn lot more. This opulently illustrated book is overflowing with marijuana expert knowledge, and by means of it the readers will be capable of overgrowing the government - one day, maybe five successful reprints later..." "G.B.I., German Cannabis Jornalist, (www.seednews.de)
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?The new Bible is a great piece of work, it?s very clear and full of info about how to do it. Everybody needs one on their bookshelf at home.? Henk, Founder HESI Nutrients (www.hesi.nl)
== 19 ==
?Everybody who thinks that he knew all about marihuana growing will admit, after having read the new ?Marijuana Horticulture- The Indoor/outdoor Medical Grower?s Bible? by Jorge Cervantes, that this is not the case. On over 500 pages and with more than 1100 pictures, the basics as well as the advanced techniques are being carefully regarded, more comprehensive than ever before. Jorge Cervantes achieved to publish the best Growing book ever since, a reading matter nobody must miss.? KIMO, Hemp Journal, Germany
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"This book represents a chance for every puffer to achieve self-sufficiency, or more! Jorge's Medical Grow Bible confidently explores the fundamentals of growing. Jorge provides knowledgeable insight into all facets of the garden environment, plus lots and lots of quality bud shots." Breeder Steve, Spice of Life Seeds
== 21 ==
?World-renowned cultivation expert Jorge Cervantes has updated and expanded his best selling grow book Indoor Marijuana Horticulture.
The new bible is printed in full colour throughout with page after page of colour photos & diagrams illustrating the clearly written text and making every aspect of the book easy to follow.
The scope of the book will appeal to novices and experienced growers alike with chapters on simple cultivation solutions, fertilisers, hydroponics, mother plants, cloning, flowering, diseases and pests. New chapters on greenhouses, outdoor growing, hash & oil making and medical cannabis make it the most authoritative and comprehensive book available.
Each of the 512 pages is colour coded by chapter making it a quick & easy reference book and trouble shooting resource.
This new book credits more than 300 contributors and reads like a who?s who in the world of cannabis cultivation.? Martin Palmer, Avalon Headshops, Portsmouth, UK
== 22 ==
?I have been in the business for over 30 years and in my humble opinion this is simply the most comprehensive, thorough and complete grow guide on the market today. Colorful, durable and jam-packed with useful info and photos, this tome of knowledge weighs in at a whopping two pounds all for under $25, remarkable! Hats off to Jorge Cervantes on a job above-and-beyond, well done!? D. J. Short, AKA, Blueberry Dan
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?Jorge Cervantes is the Guru of Cannabis and has demonstrated it again with this book, an entretenida informative, well written and full of illustrations. The new Bible is a must read for all marijuana lovers, from novices to experts.? Mose?or Jose Mar?a, Soft Secrets, Spain
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?The new Bible is great! We will make a big special feature article about the great book in BURST HIGH magazine. I hope many Japanese readers will get your book and enjoy marijuana much more.? Ryoichi Maeda, BURST HIGH magazine Japan (www.coremagazine.co.jp/burst/high.html)
== 25 ==
We all think your new book is fantastic in everyway. Packed full of all the information you could possibly ask for, and backed up with really great photos, which is so important for people to use as a reference, and to compare against their own results. It is a vital tool for any grower, whether it is for the first timers, or the more experienced. It has an excellent index which makes finding specific info really quick easy.
It's going to be tough to improve on this one Jorge, really well done to you, Chris Payaso, Chris Valdes, and everyone else involved. Lorna, Director Cannabis College, Amsterdam, Holland, www.cannabiscollege.com.