36 BIG SKY HIGH
BY DAN SKYE
It’s been called the "Last Best Place," and you'll get no argument from us: In this colorful visit to Montana, we inspect the buds and thriving medical scene in one of Ameri ca's most beautiful states.
46 AEROPONICS MADE EASY
Hydro Tech correspondent StinkBud lays out the plans for a simple yet highly effective pot-production system, including step-by-step instructions from start to finish.
56 INSIDE THE SMUGGLER’S CUP
BY MURPHY GREEN
Take the pothead pilgrimage of a lifetime to the 22nd Annual HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, featuring the greatest marijuana and hashish on Earth, trips to the city’s best coffeeshops, seminars with leading cultivators, the world’s most incredible marijuana expo, and performances by Slightly Stoopid, Gomez and Barrington Levy, among other high-quality musical acts.
66 THE NUGgBET LIST
BY NICO ESCONOIDO
Talk about things to do before you die—you’ve just gotta smoke these nugs! Straight from Amsterdam and the 2009 Cannabis Cup, here are the year’s winners, complete with eye-popping photos and a detailed rundown on each fine herb, as tested by our very own strain gurus. The verdict? We’ll just say the competition gets better each year, and let you be the judge of which one’s best!
76 CANNABIS CUP EXPO
BY NICO ESCONDIDO
Take a trip through the stoniest trade show on Earth with senior cultivation editor Danny Danko and sample the many new marijuana-related products, from cutting-edge grow equipment and nutrients to the most innovative smoking devices around.
84 HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW: RICK SIMPSON, MEDICAL-MARIJUANA MARTYR
BY PAT BYRNE
We talk with the 2009 Freedom Fighter of the Year in Amsterdam—the day before his home was raided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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12 HIGHWITNESS NEWS/BUZZ
Bad strain names; Top 10 Guys of the Cup; Growing support for pot; Med-pot in DC; New pot college in Michigan; Iditarod pot ban; Chamber of Commerce victory: Spring-loaded pipes; Rob Cantrell at the Cup; Showbuzz; Pot coffeeshops and eateries open in Portland and Denver; Cannabis Cup Concerts; Slightly Stoopid; Dirty Deeds of the DEA; Reviews; Band of the Month; Miss HIGH TIMES; Almost Infamous; Brain Damage Report.
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Pix of the Crop; Cannabis Clinic; Munchies; NORMLizer; Freedom Fighter; Ask Dr. Mitch; SSDP; Beginner Outdoor Growing; Dear Danko; Tip of the Month; Grow Quiz; Calendar.
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