The first time I met Kyle Kushman was when Ninjasmoker and I went to the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Kyle was a featured speaker on the growers panel. I have grown marijuana off and on for a long time, and so has most of my family, so I am always skeptical of ‘expert growers.’ I always feel that real experts aren’t really out in the open, at least in Oregon. However, Kyle Kushman is on a short list of growers that I hold in high regard, and I consider him to truly be an expert marijuana grower.
Loyal TWB readers may have noticed a banner for Kyle Kushman’s site, medicalmarijuana.com, on our side bar. I talked to Kyle’s friends that run his site with him, and after explaining to them how I awesome I think they are, they were kind enough to do a banner swap with us and do a trial run on some content sharing. I try to only ask to re-print content from people that I consider to be the best at what they do, such as Kyle Kushman. His partners at medicalmarijuana.com are very nice, very hardworking people (Hi Bill and Jan!). Please go to their site to see what they have to offer, it’s a great resource. Our informal partnership with them is limited due to changes going on with both sites, but for a limited time, expect to see a guest post or two from medicalmarijuana.com in the near future. Below is Kyle Kushman’s bio from medicalmarijuana.com:
Kyle Kushman is a 22 year veteran of Organic Cannabis Cultivation. After providing several photo-essays, Kyle was hired as a staff journalist for High Times Magazine. After 5 years Kyle left New York and his job at HT to go back to actual cultivation. Although he continues to contribute as a freelancer to this day. Moving to California in 2004, he once again began continuous cultivation to expand his knowledge and experience growing organically. Only this time, for the first time, it was all legal! Kyle started Karma Consulting in 2006. A consulting service for personal, prop215 medicinal cannabis gardens.
In 2009 He began teaching advanced Horticulture classes at Oaksterdam University in Oakland California. Later that year is when Kyle discovered Veganics. “Simply the purest, cleanest medicine possible” says Kyle. He now teaches Earth Friendly Cannaculture Classes Using Organics and Veganics at both Oaksterdam University and Peace In Medicine in Sebastopol. A 12 page article about Kushman Veganics is featured in the Jan. 2011 issue of HT. Coincidentally it is the 420th issue ever! Kyle has been working on a book and DVD on the subject, with both are due to be released late 2011.