Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes is the nom de plume that George Van Patten took to conceal his identity from 1983 to 2010. Van Patten wore black dreadlocks and a beret to cloak his public identity. The disguise allowed him to enter illegal cultivation circles. Cervantes came “out of the closet” in a 2010 interview on National Public Radio (USA).

Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. He puts more than thirty years of expert cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience at your fingertips with his books, articles, photographs and Youtube videos. His expert advice has guided millions of growers worldwide to apply simple, effective horticultural techniques to high-yield closet, basement, backyard, and guerrilla gardens.

Cervantes traveled to five continents and lived British Colombia, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington State in the USA and the Netherlands and Spain while researching cannabis cultivation. He continues to research, publish, make videos, and draw a discussion about his favorite plant with an international community on his forum at