Growing Elite Marijuana by Ryan Riley, is best described as an amalgamation of cannabis knowledge drawn from what appears to be every known source. Riley offers incredible in-depth information into every facet of marijuana industry. Growing Elite Marijuana opens with an introduction describing it as the fruit of 18 years of “intensive research, trials and experimentation”. Riley later states that Growing Elite Marijuana can serve as an A to Z guide for the beginner, I admit I was sceptical, but after having reviewed it’s pages… I think he may be right.
Riley starts at the absolute beginning of the cannabis story, introducing use of cannabis through the ages. This sample was taken from page 18 of Growing Elite Marijuana.
“Mentioned in Chinese herbal documents dating from 2700 BC, marijuana long has been considered valuable as an analgesic, an anesthetic, an antidepressant, an antibiotic, and a sedative. Although it was usually used externally(e.g., as a balm or smoked), in the 19th century its tips where sometimes administered internally to treat gonorrhea and angina pectoris.”
The book goes on to outline marijuana basics in great detail including; tips on strain selection, cannabis variety selection, and even offers a guide to seed purchases. Later Riley offers an incredible section on marijuana sexing and stages of growth. One of the things that really has me impressed is Riley’s huge image library used throughout this book. Many authors of marijuana literature depend too heavily on illustrations to demonstrate their points but Riley uses a nice balance.
Riley clearly has done some homework, and his ability to disseminate complex technical ideas is demonstrated on page 699. This excerpt taken from a paragraph explaining photosynthesis.
“Think of stomata as microscopic pores in your plant’s skin. When a plant needs more carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, it opens its stomata. When the leaves get too hot an want to release water during transpiration, the plant once again uses its stomata, this time to let something out.”
Because of Growing Elite Marijuana’s massive size (over 700 pages), incredible detail, and thorough index of topics I must admit that Riley’s work may be referred to as the new “Growers Bible”. Riley does make several slips, whether they are simple typos or minor oversights is unclear. I have read several reviews of Growing Elite Marijuana and RIley’s critics are brutal and quick to discredit the entire work over a few errors. I must say that the good outweighs the bad, and like the Bible, Growing Elite Marijuana on occasion, contradicts itself.
There is one catch, Growing Elite Marijuana is not a printed book, it is only available as an Ebook available for download as a PDF file. Riley has reduced the price of Growing Elite Marijuana from $219 to a mere $57 and as a bonus has packaged it with 9 additional Ebooks. In addition to all 10 books, your purchase also entitles you to lifetime updates that are sure to come.
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