Meet Ed Rosenthal, the ‘Guru of Ganja'
Ed Rosenthal is called the ‘Guru of Ganja' because he’s the world’s leading expert on the cultivation of cannabis, bringing nearly 50 years years of experience to his writings and teachings. We’re fortunate to count him among CTU’s faculty, enabling us to incorporate his industry-recognized books into our certification program curriculum.
Ed Rosenthal holds the distinction of turning more people on to pot than Cheech and Chong. – Tommy Chong
Mr. Rosenthal is the pothead’s answer to Ann Landers – Judge Judy
Martha Stewart, and the Burpee Garden Wizard all in one. – The New York Times
Ed Rosenthal's “Ask Ed” marijuana advice column ran in High Times for several decades and still appears internationally. Rosenthal now consults for commercial growers around the world independently and as a team member of Quantum 9, a cannabis consulting service.
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 was tried in federal court for cultivation in 2003. The jury was not allowed to hear that he was deputized by the City of Oakland to provide marijuana for patients. His trial shifted public opinion in favor of state medical marijuana laws.
He currently serves as the Executive Director of Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund and has been an expert witness for many federal, state, and civil marijuana cases.
Access 4 of Ed Rosenthal's Books for a Year When You Enroll in CTU
Marijuana Grower’s Handbook, 608 pages
The seminal source for the best information on how to grow cannabis, from seed selection to harvest. Covers everything you need to know to have a successful cannabis grow. Only book of its kind reviewed by The New York Times.
Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits, 125 pages
The industry’s most respected guide to all major cannabis strains, diving into everything from effects to terpenes to flavors and everything in-between for hundreds of today’s biggest strains.
Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts, Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles, and Medicines, 256 pages
A groundbreaking exploration of today’s most popular cannabis extraction techniques, used for making everything from cannabutter and edibles to extracts, topicals, and more.
Beyond Buds, Next Generation: Marijuana Concentrates and Cannabis Infusions, 168 pages
An even closer look at the newest groundbreaking cannabis extraction methods, including BHO, rosin, oil, dabs, and more—the best way to boost your knowledge of cannabis extracts.