“Marijuana Harvest,” co-authored by San Francisco Chronicle Cannabis Editor and former Cannabis Now Senior Editor David Downs, is the latest offering in a long legacy of cultivation books released by Rosenthal. And although the “guru of ganja” has been publicly pushing for homegrown backyard cannabis since the late ’70s, arrives at an optimal time when more Americans than ever before have the ability to grow and cultivate marijuana for medical and personal use. The book offers techniques design to increase the quality and yield of homegrown flowers and pulls from years of research, controlled experiments and interviews with cannabis cultivators on what has worked so far.
“Marijuana Harvest” is designed to teach marijuana growers of all scales “how to avoid making costly mistakes, identify problems and solve them quickly” and is full of options to jump in on the fun of developing the science around the world’s favorite flower with further personal innovation.
(Ellen Holland Cannabis Now Magazine
Anyone with any clout in the cannabis industry recognizes the name, Ed Rosenthal. Now, right in time for harvest season, he brings us a new book explaining exactly how the best farmers do it. From the ins-and-outs of chopping down stalks to the extraction methods many growers use, they truly cover the entire spectrum of what happens to cannabis flowers once they’re fully developed. With his new book,Marijuana Harvest Rosenthal once again collaborates with David Downs, Cannabis Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.
It was a delightful read as it was equally informative as it was visually pleasing, we would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in cannabis cultivation. Getting the most out of our bud doesn’t stop with the growth cycle, flowers must be treated with care until the moment they’re sold over the counter. Thankfully, Rosenthal and Downs have made this book available just in time to show us just how important harvest can be.
(Cara Wietstock Terpenes and Testing Magazine
Ed Rosenthal is the world’s leading expert on the cultivation of marijuana. In his more than 40 years as the guru of ganja,” he has written and edited more than a dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy that cumulatively have sold over two million copies. His Ask Ed” marijuana advice column ran in High Timesfor several decades and still appears internationally. Beyond the garden, Rosenthal views marijuana law as a crucial social issue and has been active in promoting and developing policies of civil regulation. He lives in Oakland, CA.
David Downs is an award-winning journalist covering arts, technology, and criminal justice for publications includingWIRED, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and The New York Times. Downs was a fellow at Northwestern University's Academy for Alternative Journalism in 2004, and he earned a degree in English literature from University of California at Santa Barbara in 2002. He has received and shared numerous professional honors, including a 2010 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. He produces and hosts the podcast The Hash. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.