Saki Bomb may be the only Japanese female pipe maker in the world! Hailing from the countryside in Japan, Saki Bomb found pipe making in 2006 in Southern California, five years after arriving in the States. She was introduced to glass pipes by experiencing simple, everyday life in Southern California.
"On a run-of-the-mill, uneventful day, what do you normally do after getting high?" Our recent poll question received over 1,700 answers. Several respondents complained that there was no choice for stoners who like to get creative. Sorry about that.
What's become known simply as "The List" has grown immensely in popularity since its debut this time last year. "Earth's Strongest Strains" has been the hottest story on our website for months now, creating such a buzz—and perhaps even a little controversy—that it has now become a perennial feature in the magazine and a reference point for fine-cannabis connoisseurs around the world.
Mike Males probably needs another research assistant! Especially if he’s serious about his comment in your article “Season of Green” (March 2013), in which he states: “What is it about marijuana that inspires such dramatically increased policing and severe criminal-justice discrimination?” Well, to that point:
SURF'S UP! At the Medical Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, CA, Redman's spirits were so high that he dove into a sea of stoners and crowd-surfed for a full 10 minutes! Later, The Game and Red shared a joint onstage and rapped: "I Wanna Get Fucked Up."
The Los Angeles City Council has demonstrated hypocrisy, buffoonery and political cowardice in its attempts to deal with medical marijuana.
In the first decade of the medical cannabis era, the Los Angeles City Council didn’t pay much attention to the dispensary issue—as late as 2005, there were still only four documented dispensaries on the ground in the nation’s second-largest metropolis.
Cannabis continues to demonstrate its effectiveness in treating all kinds of ailments.
Mad Cow Disease
Social Anxiety Disorder
This neuropsychiatric disorder affects up to 4 percent of all children. For those afflicted, it’s a nightmare ordeal of embarrassing and involuntary motor and verbal tics. A 2003 study found that patients receiving THC therapy for six weeks experienced a significant reduction in tics.
“If you don’t cough, you don’t get off.” It’s a Stoner axiom as old as roach clips, one that implies that coughing after inhaling actually increases the high a person experiences. Informal online surveys and anecdotal accounts show that roughly four out of five smokers believe that experiencing a strong cough enhances your hit.
As solar energy becomes more popular, it was inevitable that pioneering cannabis cultivators would begin to “go green to grow green” by utilizing solar power. An added perk is that solar energy allows growers to stay off the grid and bypass detection by utility companies monitoring spikes in electrical usage.
In what has to be one of the first celebrity endorsements—and definitely one of the first celebrity marijuana endorsements— in US history, cannabis historian Chris Bennett has unearthed an ad from the early 1860s for cannabis edibles (branded back then as “Hasheesh Candy”) featuring testimonials from the famed Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
Normally when you hear the phrase "Oscar buzz," it means that the media is talking about possible Academy Award nominations for a movie star. From the moment Jennifer Lawrence appears in Silver Linings Playbook, she lights up the screen. Oscar buzz for the flick was immediate and Lawrence ended up in winning a well deserved Oscar for Best Actress.
Just a couple of months after Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, the retail discount chain K-Mart added pot to its inventory in Seattle! (We wish.) In truth, a wayward shipment of weed was discovered by K-Mart employees in their store-room.
The legendary New York underground cartoonist draws his last breath.
Alan Shenker—professionally known as Yossarian, fraternally called Yo—died in New York City in January. The underground cartoonist, art director and permanent bohemian (who took his name from the protagonist of Joseph Heller’s famed antiwar novel Catch-22) became infamous while creating comic strips, illustrations and covers for the underground newspaper The East Village Other (a.k.a. EVO) in the 1960s.
One of Afghanistan's top airlines has been officially blacklisted by US authorities for allegedly trafficking opium on civilian flights. Kam Air is said to be smuggling "bulk" quantities of the drug to Tajikistan, a major export route to international markets.
Sublime With Rome attempt to cast off the shadow of Brad Nowell's ghost.
Legacy of Lou Dog (11/25/89-9/17/01)
As Dr. Frankenstein will tell you, it’s tricky business reanimating a corpse. In the case of ska-punk legends Sublime, the return’s been bittersweet. Sublime formed in 1988, but their origins go back farther. Bassist Eric Wilson and singer/ guitarist Bradley Nowell met in high school, where they started a band called Hogan’s Heroes.
Rusted Root share good vibes, dance grooves with new album: The Movement.
RUSTED ROOT'S TAKE ON TOKING
Thank goodness peace, love and great grooves haven’t fallen out of fashion, because Rusted Root delivers all this and more with their seventh studio album, The Movement. The Pittsburgh-based band known for their live show made waves in the 90s opening for the Grateful Dead, Santana, and the Allman Brothers, and over the course of twenty plus years have clung tight to their unique sound of drum circle beats, trippy tribal chants and catchy guitar riffs.
“There is nothing we can’t do,” Owsley Stanley told Rhoney Gissen at the beginning of their love affair in 1965. Owsley, a.k.a. Bear, believed that LSD would kick-start a revolution in human consciousness. He became the largest manufacturer of LSD in the ’60s and sold or gave away over half a million hits—maybe more.
There’s nothing more admirable than living a “hard knocks” life, pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and then having the gumption to spread that healing with the rest of your breaths. And that’s just what Darius Wright has done: resurrected his life from the ashes of chronic illness and addiction to spread the word about natural healing and physical fitness.
At the 25th Annual High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam in November, a seed-breeding legend known as Soma took home the Sativa Cup for his amazing Amnesia Haze strain. I personally had a chance to sample the winning entry shortly after the awards ceremony and found its clarity-inducing, sense-sharpening properties ideally suited to a friendly but frenetic game of Ping-Pong.
What's new for cannabis cultivators and connoisseurs.
1 Celebrate Good Times
2 Ride the Rhino
3 Get Homegrown
4 Boxed In
Our friends at Celebration Pipes are feting their 40th anniversary and the latest wins for marijuana-law reform with the introduction of a pipe in Victory Green, their eighth and newest color. These are the world's only handmade, limited-edition, 22-karat-gold-plated pipes, with a portion of the proceeds going to NORML. Celebrate cannabis freedom in style!
White Rhino Vaporizers
Vaporizer pens are all the rage, but it's easy to get stuck with a dud. That's why we love the new White Rhino Vaporizers, which not only are reliable but give us three different options for consuming our dry cannabis flowers, waxy pot concentrates and liquid hash oils. Its sleek units come with everything you need to blaze discreetly almost anywhere.
Since 2004, Homegrown Outfitters have been making cool clothing and accessories inspired by California's cannabis-growing culture. Their new "Dib-Dab" shirts feature a concentrateci take on the classic ZigZag rolling-papers logo. Check out their website for more apparel for the discerning stoner. They also offer free domestic shipping.
AC Tech Misty 181
Hydro version, $1,295; soil version, $1,050
Growers looking for a turnkey grow box need look no further than the AC Tech Misty 181 from Accelerated Technologies. Light-tight and measuring just 42" x 18" x 18", with 60-watt LED lighting and an internal air-scrubbing system, the Misty 181 is quiet and discreet. Each unit comes with all the necessary meters and nutrients to get you growing, as well as a DVD instruction manual.
The US Price and Kind indices both dropped $10 from their previous month's average. $380 per ounce marks the Kind Index's lowest monthly average of 2013. Meanwhile, the US Price Index fell to its second lowest average of the year. (Louis XIII) "Some of the most incredible bud I've ever smoked. True royalty."
HIGH TIMES CERTIFIED AND LAB TESTED AT MORE THAN 20% THC.
Welcome back to our annual review of the strains that topped the THC charts at all five High Times Cannabis Cups in 2012. Of course, as every connoisseur of fine cannabis would wish, we've selected only those strains whose potency measured beyond the 20% threshold for this definitive list of the world's strongest strains.
Los Angeles Medical Cannabis Cup,LA Center Studios, February 11-12, 2012
Super Lemon Haze
Strawberry Cough from Kushman Veganics
Denver Medical Cannabis Cup, EXDO Event Center, April 21-22, 2012
Denver in Decline?
San Francisco Medical Cannabis Cup, Craneway Pavilion, June 23-24, 2012
Tahoe OG Kush
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
Seattle Medical Cannabis Cup, Freemont Studios, September 15-16, 2012
25th High Times Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam, November 18-22, 2012
SFV OG Kush
Rug Burn OG
Blunt Brothers Our strongest strain of 2012, this mega-juiced hybrid hit nearly 25% THC and is the second-highest entry ever tested at a High Times Cannabis Cup! Grown from clone with synthetic nutrients in a hydroponic system, this Headband x Cheese is a solid eight-week-flowering strain that's also heavy in myrcene, a terpene that carries hints of garden herbs and hops for a sweet, tangy flavor.
The first few days of a plant's life are often overlooked, but they are among the most crucial to success. Getting the best root system possible at this stage will not only increase your final yield dramatically; it will also result in healthier plants.
Tapping Your Roots
A Gentle Weaning
Optimizing Your Feeding Schedule
Here, we will outline the ultimate method for getting an outrageous root system for your plant from day one, letting you make the most of your time and space, with a faster-growing plant that can support more flowers. We'll cover how to easily make a homemade hybrid dripper system with integrated air pruning, which makes young plants produce an abundance of fresh, healthy roots.
With cannabis now legal in two states, Ken Estes of the Grand Daddy Purp Collective gets operation ready to compete with Big Tobacco, Wall Street, corporate America and a brand-new breed of high-flying pot entrepreneur.
The Strain Seeker
Inside the Grand Daddy Growroom
Ken Estes graduated from high school in June 1976, a promising student athlete who'd lettered in three sports, earning a college scholarship along the way. A month later, however, a horrific motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.
The Los Angeles Medical Cannabis Cup forced to hotfoot it down the freeway to San Bernardino.
The High Times crew arrived in the City of Angels 10 days prior to our scheduled event. At the time, the local police department seemed otherwise engaged: Christopher Dorner, a disgruntled ex-cop, was waging his self-declared war on police personnel and their families, and the LAPD was engaged in the biggest manhunt in the city’s history to bring him in.
It's given to grade-school children with ADD to increase their attention in class, and college students across the country depend on it to cram for exams. But what exactly is Adderall? Is it a miracle pill—or just amphetamine with a marketing team?
Amphetamine has traditionally been associated with tweakers, speed freaks, bikers, truckers and all-night sex orgies.
A few days of amphetamine abuse coupled with sleep deprivation will cause paranoia and psychosis.
Demand for Adderall became so dramatic in 2012 that the federal government had to act to combat shortages of the drug.
James L. Kent
Sheri* is a junior in college. In the mornings she attends class, and in the afternoons she works at a coffeeshop. Sheri has attention-deficit disorder (ADD), and without her medication she has a hard time getting out of the bed in the morning and accomplishing even the most mundane of her daily taks.
LONG BEFORE HE BECAME AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED TRAVEL GURU WITH SHOWS ON PBS AND NPR, RICK STEVES BEGAN SPEAKING OUT IN HIS OWN BACKYARD ABOUT THE MANY HARMS CAUSED BY MARIJUANA PROHIBITION AND WHY LEGALIZATION OFFERED THE MOST SENSIBLE ALTERNATIVE.
Flowering mother plants, grow books and DVDs, browning leaves, high-altitude strains and more...
I'm a beginning-level grower, and I have three Purple Kush plants I've been growing for about three and a half weeks now. The plants are about 10 or 11 inches tall, but my grow space is limited to about 2.5 feet wide and 4 feet tall. When should I switch to 12/12?
Property crimes and violent crimes are no higher around dispensaries than any other part of the city.
Is it true there’s more crime in areas with cannabis dispensaries? Sage Hi Sage, In a word, no! For example, data from Sacramento show that both property crimes and violent crimes are no higher around dispensaries than any other part of the city.
Very few counterculture leaders ever achieve national recognition, and other than John Lennon, a unifying messiah capable of leading our rainbow tribe to the Promised Land never really emerged. In 1971, there was a short-lived attempt to create a hippie homeland in Arizona, similar to what the Mormons established in Utah, but it never generated much interest.
Are pharmaceutical drugs the real "smoking gun" in shooting sprees?
In the wake of the tragic elementary-school shooting in Newtown, CT, President Obama appointed a gun-violence commission to investigate the possible causes and remedies for these ever more frequent “crazed gunman” mass killings. Based on the panel’s recommendations, Obama then signed 23 executive actions aimed at combating and preventing such attacks in the future.
Almost every successful marijuana-1aw reform measure since the early '70s has been enacted in a direct and democratic fashion.
Voters and their elected representatives managed to pass decriminalization or legalization measures in half a dozen states.
Allen St. Pierre
Thus of Columbia far, 18 states have and medical the District cannabis laws on the books. Fourteen states have decriminalized marijuana, and two—Colorado and Washington— have recently enacted actual legalization. Only the state of Alaska has effectively reformed its cannabis laws via judicial decision:
The fight for marijuana rights in Texas is what drives Karli Duran.
In the late '70s and early '80s, Karli Duran’s parents owned a popular headshop in Dallas, TX, named Strawberry Fields Head World. They were early contributors to NORML—in fact, Karli still proudly displays an original Doonesbury cartoon above her fireplace, won by her parents at a NORML art auction.
Here's a picture from my garden of some organic California cannabis. I hope you and the readers enjoy! Karl Kulik This is my Screen of Green garden in Arizona. T2 This is my TGA Plush-berry (Black Cherry Soda × Space Queen) indica-dominant big-yield pheno.
Why is 710 the new 420? We'll answer that and much more as we delve into the wild, wonderful world of dab culture. Senior editor Bobby Black talks to the current kings of concentrates! Plus, longtime contributor K of Trichome Technologies schools you on how to turn your buttery BHO goo into shiny shatter.