Mel Frank has been writing about cannabis since 1971. He has co-authored and authored three internationally known and translated books on cannabis cultivation, and in 1988, he founded Red Eye Press, publishing his “Marijuana Grower's Insider's Guide” as well as updated versions of the “Marijuana Grower's Guide Deluxe.” He also edited and published Rob Clarke's “Hashish!” in 1998, which revolutionized hashish-making worldwide. His photographs have been made into posters, calendars and trading cards, and reproduced as art, and hundreds have appeared in books by Rob Clarke, Ken Morrow, Ed Rosenthal and Jorge Cervantes. He has lectured at Oaksterdam University and judged numerous cannabis competitions in the United States and the Netherlands. He currently collaborates with a network of cannabis researchers, works as a consultant and is the senior advisor to several California-based marijuana companies.