Ed Rosenthal

About Ed Rosenthal

Byline BIO: Ed Rosenthal is the leading cannabis horticulture expert, educator, and legalization activist. One of the cofounders of High Times magazine, he is the author and editor of more than a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy, including his latest, “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook” (October 2021; Quick American Publishing). Ed has been a leading advocate in the legalization of all uses of marijuana for 50 years, and is the founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund. For more information visit EdRosenthal.com.

Broadcast BIO: For fifty years, Ed Rosenthal has propelled the effort to legalize marijuana, leading the movement to grow your own cannabis. His new book, the “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook,” offers everything you need to know to grow your own weed at home. Tell me Ed, why would I want to grow my own marijuana instead of buying it at the dispensary?

Full BIO: Ed Rosenthal is the author and editor of more than a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy that have cumulatively sold over one million copies. His newest book, “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook,” is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to cultivating marijuana and hemp, including the latest techniques and technologies. He has been a pioneering cannabis legalization activist for decades, and has served as an expert witness for federal, state, and civil marijuana cases.

In 1999 Ed was deputized as an officer of the City of Oakland, where he oversaw starter plant operations so that medical patients could grow their own marijuana. His ensuing highly publicized legal challenges have shifted public opinion in favor of state medical marijuana laws.

Ed is a cofounder of High Times Magazine, and is the founder of many successful socially responsible cannabis organizations, including Quick American Publishing, focused on continuously researching and publishing the most accurate, up to date cannabis education; Quantum 9, a marijuana consulting and technology company; Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, a 501(c)(3); the International Cannabis Business Conference; and the Wonders of Cannabis Festival.

A huge Grateful Dead fan who quotes their lyrics in all of his books, Ed is a home gardener who loves to grow vegetables and orchids. He is a member of the Sierra Club, International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the American Botanical Council. Visit EdRosenthal.com.
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