The growing industry is a growing industry! As most other businesses struggle to emerge from the recession, marijuana farming-equipment companies continue to expand and thrive as more and more people decide to take matters into their own hands and start raising their own cannabis.
Loved the Flameoff article! I managed to locate my old glassblowing partner, who works in Los Angeles now. He offered to let me use his torch and even sell my pipes for me. Sadly, it wouldn't be the same as the old days, when we would puff a hit after every pipe.
A video of a February SWAT team assault on a home in Columbia, MO, which was released in May, has gone viral. People are outraged by the needless terror inflicted upon a family, but the senseless killing of a pet raised a new level of awareness as to what the Drug War continues to be—a violent, wrongheaded assault on our rights.
Though "terrestrial radio" is on the downslide and losing ground to both satellite and Internet radio, there are still cool stations out there on the old-school airwaves, with none being cooler than KMUD-FM, broadcasting in Northern California's famed Emerald Triangle to 20,000-plus listeners.
In early May, two medical marijuana dispensaries were firebombed in Billings, MT. In both incidents, rocks were thrown through the windows followed by Molotov cocktails. The fire scenes were also spray-painted with the message: "Not in our town.
The newest addition to the "Was this really necessary?" category of new product ideas is the gold-plated Volcano Vaporizer. The standard Vaporizer already retails for $539—ouch!—but if you really need to show the world that money—or common sense—is no object, get it gold-plated.
In May, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones came out for legalization of pot on the Larry King Live show. However, the 66-year-old rocker suggested a feeble way of getting there. "You usually try these things out in very small places," he said. "You know, like you try a new product out in a small kind of society or an island somewhere.
Pot production in Mexico is climbing. Despite a massive offensive against Mexican drug cartels, cultivation in Mexico increased 35 percent in 2008 and continues to grow. According to the 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released by the State Department: "Despite the efforts of the [Mexican government], drug cultivation rose significantly in 2009.
In May, the order to extradite Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery to the US was signed by the Canadian Minister of Justice. Emery is the founder of the marijuana magazine Cannabis Culture and was the proprietor of Marc Emery Seeds, which distributed millions of pot seeds across North America.
Our stunning two-time cover girl from Canada has been very busy since the last time she graced the pages of HIGH TIMES. Watermelon (yes, that's her legally changed name) was the star of the 2006 "Buds and Babes" calendar in the UK and has appeared in several pot documentaries, including Escape to Canada, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High and Women in Weed.
Remember when Bill Clinton was running for President back in 1992 and famously declared: “I smoked marijuana, but I didn’t inhale." Apparently Bubba wasn’t lying. British author, essayist, and public "intellectual" Christopher Hitchens attended Oxford with Clinton when the future Prez was studying in England as a Rhodes scholar.
The green spirit is unbridled in the Bluegrass State.
Don’t let Kentucky fool you. It's a central state, technically, but everything about it screams "Southern"—biscuits and gravy, bourbon, horses, baseball, seersucker suits, drawls. So let's dispel all the rumors right now: There is no restaurant at the top of the Louisville Slugger Bat, the Hotel Saratoga is not an actual hotel, Bloody Marys are an alternative to breakfast, and Kentucky is still—and always will be—a major ganja-growing state.
Gatewood Galbraith talks pot, politics, and the passing of his hero, Jack Herer.
Gatewood Galbraith has run for Congress, Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, state attorney general and, now, five times for governor. He lost them all, but won more than 10 percent of the vote. He’s an ultra-outspoken proponent of civil liberties, personal privacy and the right to grow, smoke and tax marijuana.
Once again Kush took the top spot, narrowly beating out Diesel and Purps in total submissions. However, while Diesel’s average price dropped $45 from August, Kush’s average price shot up $30 this month, and Purps essentially held steady (-$10).
Road warriors Jucifer have been blowing minds-and stacks-since 1993. Married couple G. Amber Valentine (guitar, vocals) and G. Edgar Livengood (drums) travel the country in their RV 365 days a year, delivering their trademark bone-crushing stoner garage-metal riffage through a towering wall of 14(!) cabinets.
Brian Jonestown Massacre break on through to the other side of psychedelia.
Like his band, the infamous Brian Jonestown Massacre, the even more infamous Anton Newcombe is one deeply misunderstood phenomenon— something that BJM's new album, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?, will only push to more troubling extremes. Yet the crankily opinionated (in fact, wickedly witty) Newcombe—best known for his role in the documentary Dig!
A perilous LA weed dispensary inspires the Liars’ Sisterworld.
Lanky Filipino-born Australian globetrotter Angus Andrew came to California after attending Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, for a semester. While in Los Angeles, he met fellow prospective medical-marijuana cardholders Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross and formed the Liars.
In the '60s, the warning "SPEED KILLS!" could be found everywhere from bathroom walls to public-service radio spots by the likes of Frank Zappa. While speed can indeed kill, the claim has also been made about cannabis, so its credibility has always been an issue.
The legacy of Jack Herer is tinged with moments of humor and triumph.
In 1973, "Captain" Ed Adair, Jack's partner in the marketing of countercultural items, insisted that they take a joint oath: "We swear by our life, and our love for it, that we will work every day of our lives, all day, all night, to legalize pot—until we're dead, or it's legal, or we can quit when we've turned 84.
The Midwest has long been a hotbed of successful hip-hop artists, but Shrub's eclectic fusion of rap, reggae and rock brings a whole new flavor to the scene. Shrub's debut EP, Señorita, is quickly setting this Columbus, OH-based band apart from the pack.
Jersey rockers Cycle of Pain take home the Doobie for Pot Song of the Year.
While in the midst of putting together my "Coffeeshop Confidential” video last summer, I got an email from the good folks over at Adrenaline PR about some new metal band they were promoting called Cycle of Pain— a side project of Black Label Society bassist J.D.
Once again this spring, HIGH TIMES headed down to Austin, TX, to throw our Eighth Annual Doobie Awards party at the SXSW music conference. From high noon till sundown on Sunday, March 21, we blazed down the world-famous Emo's club with seven bands, six-foot vapor bags, and six hours of sunshine and free Heineken.
Eradicating Pests During the Vegetative-Growth Phase
Dealing With Soil-Borne Pests
Dealing With Pests During Flowering
About Pyrethium and Spinosad
“Why is my plant turning yellow? ... What are those spots on the leaves? ... Isn’t it too early to be seeing crystals? ... Are those the same flies that are in our kitchen?! ... Is that a spider web on top of Mount Cola!?" If these questions arise in your growroom, then keep reading, as this is where prevention-and, if need be, eradication-begins in our second installment of “Indoor Organic Pest Control.
THE TWISTER You know you've got a high-class problem when trimming your massive cannabis harvest takes up more time than you can afford to spend. For commercial growers with too much bounty and not enough hands on deck, there's The Twister, a precision piece of machinery that uses 11 self-sharpening blades to make over 300 cosmetic cuts per second. The 2-horsepower, 3,650-rpm motor vacuum makes this the strongest industrial trimmer on the market. One of the best features of the Twister is its ability to be used for hours on end without overheating. The Twister also breaks down lightning-fast, allowing for seamless and easy cleaning and storage. With watertight seals on all of the electrical work as well as the motors, you can power-wash the entire thing, saving even more of your valuable time for loftier pursuits.
Best Grow Tent
THE GROWLAB HORTICULTURAL PORTABLE GROWROOM When deciding how to construct a growroom, there are many factors that are often considered. How much space is available? How to waterproof the area? And most of all, how fast can the room be broken down? These portable growrooms, manufactured by GrowLab Horticultural, addresses all of these concerns. Providing growers with a maximum grow area of up to 9'6" x 9'6" x 6'7" (not to mention a variety of smaller sizes), these water and air tight grow laboratories can be collapsed quickly and easily. A thermal film on the tent's interior is not only waterproof but is also highly reflective and insulative (97 percent thermal retention). The GrowLab GL290, our choice for best Grow Tent of 2010, incorporates a moveable framework of poles in the ceiling, making the adjustment of light positions or filters that much easier. Reinforced ceiling poles, especially near the middle to prevent sagging, provide additional safety in holding necessary lighting equipment. In addition, the intake and exhaust ports are adjustable to fit various sizes of ducting for cooling lamps and circulating air. Exhaust fans can also be attached at the sock port in the rear corner of the roof, where they can sit atop the tent, externally, eliminating extra heat from the growroom and providing a safer solution than strapping or hanging more equipment inside. And as if there weren't enough lavish features, most models of the GrowLab feature clear viewing windows that can be covered or uncovered to check on gardens without disrupting the controlled environment of an indoor growroom.
Best New Cloning Chamber
BC NORTHERN LIGHTS NURSERY Every grower wants a fast turnover rate with high-quality results, and it all starts with happy, healthy clones and seedlings. Perennial S.T.A.S.H. Award winners BC Northern Lights have developed and released The Nursery in order to simplify the cloning process and enhance the earliest stages of plant life. They’ve incorporated cutting-edge technology to give users the ability to control various stages of growth using touch-screen technology and an auto-monitoring system. The Nursery contains 84 clone slots in 12 different chambers, allowing growers to optimize the conditions necessary for cuttings to thrive by controlling each chamber individually with misters and temperature controls. Another outstanding feature is the ability to grow clones at various stages of growth, whether fresh off the mother plant or rooted and up to 10 inches tall. Some of the finest medical-cannabis dispensaries use The Nursery to consistently provide their many patients with clones, and now you can too.
Best Budget Growbox
THE SUPERLOCKER FROM SUPERCLOSET Growboxes allow their users to control their environment while concealing their hobby from the prying eyes of neighbors and authorities, but many are priced way too high for the amateur grower to consider. That’s why we're so happy about the arrival of the new SuperLocker from SuperCloset, a fully functional 15" x 18" x 66” self-enclosed unit that contains everything you need to plug in and start growing. The SuperLocker includes an air-filtration system, a 150-watt HPS light on an easy-to-use pulley system, and highly reflective panels that reduce the chances for mold. The vegetation chamber on top ensures perpetual harvests, and the lockable door adds to the stealth factor. Add CO2 for an extra $199 and supercharge your hydroponic grow locker to new heights. You can also rest easy due to their no-hassle three-year warranty.
Best New Rotating Grow Unit
HYDROPLEX Plants that rotate grow thicker stems and denser foliage than stationary ones due to increased light exposure at all areas of growth. Moving the plants this way also eliminates potential problems caused by heat spots or perpetually shaded leaves and builds stronger stalks as they grow and move against each other. The innovative new self-enclosed hydroponic unit called The Spinner provides 12 individual plants with the maximum exposure to light that a grower can achieve indoors by rotating each plant on its axis around the central light source (either a 400-watt or 600-watt HID bulb). The proven "flood and drain" nutrientfeeding method nurtures the roots, and hot spent air is exhausted using a 125-cfm fan. The simple-to-assemble and easy-to-use Spinner rivals other 1,000-watt stationary systems in dry-weight yields, and you can stack up to three units for maximum efficiency over the same footprint under 8 feet of ceiling space.
Best Growbox Innovation
TOUCH-SCREEN SENSORS FROM BC NORTHERN LIGHTS It’s difficult to keep track of the ever-changing conditions inside self-contained growing units, and keeping them at optimal levels is even harder. Luckily, the growbox scientists at BC Northern Lights have developed their new all-in-one Sensory Overload touchscreen managing system, which allows its users to monitor and control pH, TDS (nutrient levels), water temperature and CO2 as well as atmospheric temperatures and humidity level. Min/max daily reports reveal what's going on when you're not there and can bring problems to light before they escalate. The easy-to-navigate interface and pre-programmed settings maximize success for beginners, and seasoned growers can customize and upgrade the sensors to their needs.
Best Vertical Hydro Garden
VERTICAL HYDRO 90 The future of vertical growing is here! Bringing functionality and practicality, the Vertical Hydro 90 provides cutting-edge hydroponics with new features that are unrivaled by any other vertical grow systems currently on the market. The entire system is encased in easy-to-move sliding walls that allow for simple Light-to-canopy adjustments. It's clear that the designers at Vertical Hydro Garden took customer concerns into serious consideration. Most vertical hydroponic systems have fixed walls, predetermining and setting in stone the light-to-canopy ratio, thereby limiting light penetration through denser canopies. Besides the movable walls, there's a 6-foot light track to further enhance the functionality of this system. Each of the movable walls holds 45 net pots, giving the grower a total of 90 plants to flower. There's a 50-gallon reservoir on each side, providing enough nutrient solution for all 90 plants throughout their grow cycle.
QUANTUM SERIES BALLASTS Tired of hearing the sound of vibrations from your old ballast on the floor of your growroom? The Quantum Series Ballast eliminates annoying background noise from your ballasts and is capable of handling both high-pressure sodium and metal-halide bulbs. These ultra-lightweight digital ballasts provide optimal light output while running cool to the touch and generating much less heat than typical magnetic ballasts. The availability of a dimmer switch is crucial, whether you're looking for energy efficiency and lumen control during early plant growth or just trying to ride out a hot spell. The option to run the Quantum Series Ballast at either 120 or 240 volts simply by switching the power cords (included) gives the user unrivaled control over energy consumption. Offered in 400-, 600-, 750-, and 1,000watt models, Quantum Series Ballasts provide the highest-quality product to a full spectrum of indoor growers.
Best LED Grow Light
STEALTH GROW TECHNOLOGIES With so many competitors on the LED lighting market, it's hard to decide which unit provides the best bang for your buck. The new line of Stealth Grow LED Lights from Stealth Grow Technologies provides its users with the cutting edge of LED growing at some of the most competitive prices available. The variety of different lighting systems helps indoor farmers drastically cut electricity costs while limiting heat buildups due to HID bulbs. Utilizing 2-watt bulbs as opposed to the 1-watt industry standard, Stealth Grow bathes your plants in the brightest light we've seen yet from any LED system. The built-in fans push any heat generated from the enclosed system through the top and away from sensitive plant tops. This allows you to put the Stealth Grow LEDs closer to your canopy level than ever before.
Best Plant-Moving Innovation
THE RPM (REVOLUTIONARY PLANT MOVER) Imagine being able to simulate the best conditions of growing outdoors without all of the drawbacks. The Revolutionary Plant Mover (RPM) replicates the sun's natural movement, providing the maximum percentage of energy for plant growth. The patented RPM is the only system to have a rotating base plus four discs that rotate along with it. While the base rotates counterclockwise for one turn every 10 hours, each of the four independent trays rotate clockwise four times every 10 hours, thereby simulating the actual sunrise and sunset. Sitting on top of the rotating trays are four 5-gallon buckets fed through two low-pressure, high-flow tubes. These feeding arms supply your prized plants with 24 hours of nutrient-rich, oxygenated water. The RPM uses a 400-watt light yet has the ability to rival the dry yield of 1,000-watt grow! Why waste money on extra electricity and heat when you can get equal results with a lower-wattage light combined with an RPM? They don’t call it "revolutionary" for nothing.
Best Growing Container
AIR POT With typical plant pots and buckets, roots reach the sides and bottom and then begin to swirl around, staying close to the outside of the container for less-than-optimum results. Allowing air to reach those roots is called "air pruning" because it encourages roots to grow back into their medium and take more advantage of all the space and nutrients available. The new Air Pot system from Superroots utilizes this proven technique and actually reduces the need to transplant from container to container. The Air Pot's walls are comprised of a high quality plant safe plastic, that are holes surrounding the container. The walls are fixed to a slotted base that is raised off the bottom of the walls for optimal drainage. One of the main benefits of the holes surrounding the walls is that each hole allows oxygen to reach the roots, making these pots perform excellently in both hydroponic and soil gardens. The durable, high-grade, recycled HDPE material can be used multiple times without fear of contamination, and the pots are available in sizes from .3 gallons up to 12 gallons.
Best New Deep-Water Culture Innovation
THE HYDROFOGGER We've seen countless versions of DWC units on the market, but none with the versatility and efficiency of the new Hydrofogger. This affordable single-bucket system works great for even the most inexperienced of growers by utilizing an ingenious double-reservoir system that provides plenty of room for a huge root mass to grow. The Hydrofogger ensures the perfect ration of oxygen-infused nutrientwater solution by incorporating a misting system that continuously “fogs" the growing roots with essential nourishment and also keeps the reservoir well aerated. All that O2 in the root zone translates into quick and massive plant growth aboveground. Whether you're growing one monster plant or 12 smaller clones, the Hydrofogger is capable of satisfying all of your needs from seedling to harvest for true DWC growing.
Best Water Innovation
YIELD 2.0 Water is the lifeblood of any plant, cannabis included, and making the most of your water is essential to growing success. We're amazed by the benefits provided by the new cutting-edge product called Yield 2.0, which increases harvests by energizing water. We were initially a bit skeptical of this product's claims, but our testing revealed that as plain water passes through the magnetized chamber, the molecules of hydrogen and oxygen transform into looserbonded molecules. A looser molecule means that each drip of water will be able to penetrate the leaves more effectively, thereby lowering the amount of water and nutrients needed. The creators of Yield 2.0 are so sure that their product will yield 10% to 30% more that they offer a 100% money-back guarantee on each unit.
ADVANCED NUTRIENTS With an unmatched dedication to growing great buds, Advanced Nutrients has provided growers around the world with the best variety of nutrients and plant supplements for years. Advanced Nutrients now provides sets of their best nutrients in bundles for every level of gardening expertise, including the hobbyist, expert, professional and grandmaster grower. Regardless of what level you are, Advanced Nutrients guarantees that their easy-to-use products provide the highest-quality results. Their latest products, Ancient Earth and Jungle Juice, are affordable and efficient new nutrients that take advantage of the benefits of humic and fulvic acids for rapid plant growth.
Best Grow-Tray Supports
STURDY-BUILT FLOOD TABLE BENCHES Strong frames supporting grow trays are a must in order to avoid catastrophic issues such as breakage or flooding. We love the Sturdy-Built Flood Table Benches for their amazing durability as well as their versatility in the growroom. The benches were obviously manufactured with a functional approach that pays extremely close attention to detail. The pitched design keeps stagnant water from pooling, and the rust-resistant powder coating ensures maximum longevity. The unique pocket design of the stand keeps the flood tables from rocking side to side; center supports prevent them from sagging; and locking casters make them easy to move at will. The manufacturer's lifetime guarantee demonstrates real confidence in the quality of these benches.
Best Cloning Tray
Timely and properly rooted clones can make the difference between a successful growing project and a frustrating exercise in humility. The new Easy Roots cloning trays provide their users with a quality product at an affordable price that takes the guesswork out of rooting cuttings. This compact unit uses foam-bound Canadian peat that's infused with beneficial bacteria to help strengthen the root system without harming your precious plants. Easy Roots come pre-wetted, with condensation forming on the humidity domes ensuring just enough moisture to get the job done. Cuttings started in Easy Roots are easy to transplant into soil, soilless mix or most hydroponic systems, and the success rate is phenomenal.
Best Trimming Innovation
TRIMPRO ROTOR We've always loved the incredible trimming products available from multiple S.T.A.S.H. Award winners TrimPro, and year after year they continue to outdo themselves in technical achievements. Their newest advancement is the TrimPro Rotor, a completely automated unit encompassing all of the best qualities of their classic TrimPro, but with higher walls to keep your prized plants in the cutting zone. Simply drop buds into the trim bucket and watch as the non-stick rubber arms gently move them around the high-quality tempered-steel blades, leaving you with perfectly manicured buds every time. (TrimPro also offers a variety of options for the grate size.) Once the TrimPro Rotor manicures the buds, it stores all of the valuable trimmings in a lightweight, detachable bag for easy transportation.
Best Reflective Product
EASY GROW REFLECTIVE FILM Maximizing light supply means taking advantage of every lumen available to your plants, and using reflective material to surround a grow space can increase yields substantially when implemented properly. Our testing has revealed that Easy Grow Reflective Film provides optimal reflection, increasing light penetration through the densest of canopies. With seven highly reflective liners to choose from, Easy Grow Reflective Film offers reflection products to satisfy any grower's needs. Their ECO Diamond Diffusion Foil is covered in a diamond-pressed pattern for an even distribution of light that also works as a thermal reflector, preventing heat leaks from being spotted from above by police helicopters using thermal imaging to find your grow.
Best Air Circulation
INFINITE BREEZE WALL-MOUNT FANS Moving the air that accumulates closest to your plants is crucial for carbon dioxide (CO2) to reach leaf surfaces, while also strengthening stalks and branches through agitation. The wall-mounted Infinite Breeze Fans from Quantum Horticulture not only oscillate from side to side but also move up and down in a W-shaped rotation that reaches much more of the canopy for more effective air circulation at plant level. UV-resistant plastic ensures that your small investment will last for many grows to come, and Infinite Breeze Fans offer three speed settings and innovative wall mountings that keep them out of your way, saving valuable floor space for more plants.
Best Stealth Product
VIAGROW AIR SILENCER All indoor growers know that keeping excessive noise to a minimum is crucial to the success of any pot-production project. Even in legal gardens, loud fans running all day sound almost like airplanes taking off and can really get annoying. After years of fine-tuning, the new Viagrow Air Silencers finally solve this aural dilemma using technology similar to the muffler on the back end of a car. The ultra-lightweight design doesn't compromise the strength and integrity of your ducting, and the aluminum-cast flanges muffle almost all of the noise created by your fans and filters. The simple-to-install Air Silencers come in a variety of lengths and duct sizes, providing almost endless options for sound suppression.
For the past dozen years, the HIGH TIMES Cultivation Department has scoured the globe, from hydroponics-industry trade shows to the most humble cannabis farms, to find and report on the best new innovations in ganja-growing technology for what we call the S.T.A.S.H. Awards (for Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture).
With 14 of the nation’s 50 states (plus DC) already on the books as medical-marijuana states, and more on the verge of passing similar laws, it’s no surprise that more and more people are growing in neighborhoods all around the country. And as more and more people start to grow their own herbal meds, society will continue to adapt, perceiving marijuana as just a normal part of life.
That’s why we’ve decided to put together a few simple ways to get started for all you out there thinking of getting on the medical bus to homegrown happiness. If you’re new to the scene, then this article is just for you, since its focus is on small-space growing with good returns and, of course, good buds.
For most new growers, soil is usually the best and easiest way to go. It has a tendency to be more forgiving of the minor mistakes that can happen when you're starting out. There are a number of different ways that you can use soil, everything from simple plastic pots to 5-gallon buckets or more elaborate containers like Earthboxes.
The media likes to portray California’s medical-marijuana dispensaries as some kind of out-of-control ‘Wild West,’ but our insider’s look reveals that America’s $2-trillion-per-year health-care industry could learn an awful lot from the best medical-cannabis collectives when it comes to putting patients before profits.
One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn't reported gallstones that he didn't even know about. They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it. Another woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne ....
D.L. Hughley arrives for his interview all smiles. He’s clearly having a ball. A year ago, he started his new gig as a morning on-air personality for KISS-FM, one of the premier stations competing for listeners in the fiercely competitive New York City radio market.
I am a longtime fan of your magazine, I took a picture of this Kush bud, pipe and joint. Everyone loved the picture and suggested I submit it to my favorite magazine. I was thinking about it but everyone kept saying I SHOULD! I hope you and the HIGH TIMES readers appreciate the picture as my friends did.—Jeffrey DuPree, Mason Lee Photography
Any shreds of doubt that cannabis is good medicine were eliminated once and for all at this year’s Patients Out of Time conference. Now, only ignorance stands in the way of its acceptance.
At this year’s Patients Out of Time conference in Rhode Island, the latest studies and reports focusing on the therapeutic value of medical marijuana were once again disseminated to health professionals and the media. Of course, whether the mainstream media will ever perform its task honorably and report the truly miraculous news regarding cannabis continues to be an open question.
Support for drug-policy reform is growing in the Midwest and South.
Recent polls have shown that the Midwest and South are the two parts of the US that least support drug-policy reform. But that is about to change. Affectionately referred to as the "New Northeast" (after SSDP's most well-organized region), Midwest SSDP is proving to be the fastest-growing region of powerful new chapters in the country.
"More veterans have committed suicide since 2001 than we have lost on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan—each one a tragedy." Those words, uttered by US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki last October, underscore the crisis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting our returning troops.
Dr. Mitch, I keep hearing that marijuana use is on the rise for older adults, but when I look around the retirement home, I can't find any. Is this increase just propaganda? Clay Moore Hi Clay, Although recent data indicate that folks age 50 and above have increased their marijuana use in the last few years, they're still in the minority— only about 5 percent of them used pot in the past month or so.
While most well-informed HIGH TIMES readers can probably cite hundreds of good reasons why cannabis prohibition should end immediately, I’d like to hone in on what NORML believes are the top six reasons why these long-sought reforms are finally coming about.
Adapting the lessons of industrial agriculture to small-scale indoor cannabis cultivation ... before Big Ag gets the chance.
If the world's mighty, trillion-dollar-a-year agribusiness conglomerates ever got their hands on poor, defenseless Mary Jane, how exactly would they grow her, particularly to service the "high-grade" market that would undoubtedly survive the end of prohibition?
As mare and more growers turn to machines in order to trim and manicure their bounty of buds, HIGH TIMES investigates how they really work for commercial crops.
Harvest time is met with excitement, sometimes a little bit of nervousness and always a lot of work. Even smaller-scale growers can appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into harvesting, trimming and drying their yield of buds.
Our cannabis culinarian remembers a day when Jack Herer took a step further.
The infamous Chris Little called me from California with the heartbreaking news: "Jack died." He didn't need to explain which Jack. In the New G Nation, there was only one Jack—Jack Herer, the Emperor of Hemp, Cannabisaurus Rex, the man, the legend ...
I’m planning to start a new grow cycle and I’m looking to upgrade my bulb. The last space I had was 3' x 3', with three plants at a time under a 400-watt metal-halide (MH) system switching to high-pressure sodium (HPS) during flowering. I want to go bigger, and I was wondering: If I get a 600-watt cool-tube system, is it possible to grow 12 plants within a 4' x 4' area?
Check out the top pot in the northeast corner of the US. Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko and star pot-ographer Brian Jahn travel up the rocky Atlantic coastline to check out the flourishing marijuana farms of Maine. Cannabis should be grown free of biological or chemical contamination.