Encyclopedic in range and textbook in precision, Cultivating Cannabis in the 21st Century replaces a dozen single-subject books on the topic. Along with the fundamentals of cannabis cultivation, this comprehensive growers guide includes a behind-the-scenes look at seed breeders, an in-depth introduction to soil and nutrients, a fascinating history of cannabis use and cultivation, and a cooking section that Anthony Bourdain has been known to consult. And because no grower wants to be in jail at harvest time, the book offers an unprecedented focus on security and online resources ? where to find members-only growers forums, how to buy and trade seeds, and how to keep ones identity secret from the most dedicated Fed hackers. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by renowned cannabis photographers, and with easy-to-follow diagrams, Cultivating Cannabis in the 21st Century sets a new standard for growers and connoisseurs.