Ed Rosenthal's Latest Book Launch, Beyond Buds, Is A Fundraiser For Release Of Prisoners Of Weed


Beyond Buds, Ed Rosenthal's newest title, spreads the word on what the inner circle of marijuana aficionados knows about how to take their medicine. The book covers the rapid shift from smoking buds to vaping and dabbing concentrates, or using marijuana infused products such as edibles and tinctures. Whether you want to produce them or sample them, Beyond Buds is a guide for all---what to look for, how to make them, and how to use them safely.

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Way before the "Green Rush" that is accompanying current legalization, Rosenthal was one of the original marijuana entrepreneurs. Quick Trading, his publishing company, was always the first to provide the latest information on marijuana gardening, use and social policy. Its Big Book of Buds series delineated the differences of more than 400 varieties of cannabis.

Quick Trading is celebrating 40 years of changing marijuana policy one book at a time. True to their vision of justice, the anniversary and book release event is a fundraiser to support the early wave of medical marijuana reformers who are incarcerated in federal and state prisons.

Rosenthal, who serves as the Executive Director of Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, wants to draw attention to PRISONERS OF WEED (POWs). "We want people to realize how onerous the laws are so that they'll understand the importance of supporting legalization initiatives by bringing attention to people like Aaron Sandusky who was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for operating dispensaries that were legal in California," says Rosenthal. In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about these issues, everyone who makes a minimum donation of $50 to Green-Aid.com will receive a copy of Beyond Buds.

In the course of his career, Rosenthal has received both recognition and blacklisting. In 1974 his cultivation book was the only one of its kind to be reviewed by The New York Times. Ten years later, during the Reagan "Just Say No" years, printers were returning film and refusing to print. Right now, medical marijuana is legal for 69% of the U.S. population. Quick Trading is looking forward to continued growth and popularity, as it helps change marijuana policy one book at a time. Rosenthal says, "We might have to up it to two books at a time."

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 "Mr. Rosenthal is the pothead's answer to Ann Landers, Judge Judy, Martha Stewart and the Burpee Garden Wizard all in one."    -NY Times

Ed Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on marijuana. He has written or edited more than a dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy that cumulatively have sold more than one million copies. One of his books on marijuana cultivation is the only book of its type to be reviewed by the New York Times. His "Ask Ed" column ran in High Times magazine for more than 20 years.

He was one of the original American writers to bring European knowledge and sophistication about cannabis to the US through his books and columns. He is a member of the International Cannabis Research Society and the Garden Writers Association of America. Ed has served as an expert witness on marijuana cultivation in federal and state trials and has been very active in promoting and developing policies of civil regulation for marijuana, advising California legislators, and working on local and national political campaigns.

Rosenthal views marijuana law as a crucial social issue. His avid support for legalization appears throughout his blog where he promotes The Marijuana User's Bill of Rights: www.edrosenthal.com

In 2003 Rosenthal was tried in Federal Court for cultivation. He was convicted by a jury that was not allowed to hear that he was deputized by the City of Oakland to provide marijuana for patients - an omission that later caused his jurors to denounce their verdict.  His trial shifted public opinion in favor of State medical marijuana laws.

He teaches horticulture at Oaksterdam University, the leading trade school for the cannabis industry. His classes teach how to use the latest equipment along with lessons for the best growing techniques.

Books by Ed include:  Marijuana Grower's Handbook, Beyond Buds, Marijuana Medical Handbook; Why Marijuana Should be Legal; The Big Book of Buds Series; Marijuana Pest & Disease Control, Protect Your Garden and The Best of Ask Ed.