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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 2000-2006, pose for a photo at the press conference
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 people together for this event. This year it has grown to 50 bikers.
The cause is outstanding and biking to raise money for medical cannabis helps dispel many of the
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 I managed to secure a non-paying job in a hospital in Huehuetenango, Guatemala (look it up, there really is such a place) in 1965.
I lived that summer in the guest house of
Merry Christmas All!
Living outside of the USA for much of my life has given me an appreciation for cultural differences in celebrating Christmas. The gift and money, spend, spend parts do not interest me much. I more enjoy looking at and participating in celebrations in different cultures. Here are a few fun facts about celebrating Christmas in different countries. They are not as sanitized as you find in the USA and many other countries.
Please share your local customs
It is official, I am receiving the Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award!
This is very exciting for me! If you are not able to attend the ceremony at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, no worries! We will take pictures and post them on the forum!
Below is an interview from a couple of years ago.
The HIGH TIMES Interview: Jorge Cervantes
October 18, 2013
Jorge Cervantes, the pied piper of pot to millions of clandestine