"The definitive guide to medical marijuana cultivation and consumption. All the essential techniques to grow marijuana 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 color images illustrate this book. 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. The use of concentrated cannabis resin, consuming cannabis oil, grades of cannabis, cooking with cannabis, recipes and cannabis beverages. 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 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. 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. Jorge Cervantes is the nom de plume of George Van Patten, an American horticulturist, medical cannabis grower and writer specializing in indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cultivation of medical cannabis. He is the author of Marijuana Horticulture: the indoor/outdoor medical grower's bible"--Provided by publisher.