Meet Adam Whobrey (a.k.a Hoobs) and Steve Hoppenfeld (a.k.a Hops): Bona fide stars of the glass company Hoobs & Hops who collaborate on a regular basis. They revel in creating hot rod cars, rat-fink-style figures and other conceptual sculptures out of glass.
Harry J. Anslinger is rolling in his grave right now. Up above him on terra firma, his life's work is being dismantled, and the yellow fingernails of his long-dead hands are no doubt clawing at the pillowed satin lining of his coffin. If his skeleton were able to dig its way through the six feet of earth that separates Harry from us, I believe the first commissioner of the Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics would be apoplectic at the sight of what is now happening to his racist fantasy of “Reefer Madness.”
I picked up a piece of history recently and would like to see what you know about it. A lady sold me what appears to be a large block of hash, which she told me her brother had sent to her back when he was fighting in the Vietnam War (he later died there).
VERY STONED WITH SLIGHTLY STOOPID The HotBox Party at legendary Red Rocks sponsored by High Times and GrowLife Inc. featured performances by Tribal Seeds, Cypress Hill and of course, Slightly Stoopid. Their epic set began with the band exiting a smoke-filled Mystery Machine and ending with over 10,000 happy fans more than slightly stoned.
For decades, the US government has invested in antidrug programs that target school-age children. And they’ve proven to be an epic failure.
In many instances, anti-drug programs are our children’s first encounter with the cannabis leaf and other archetypal drug imagery. The image of the evil leaf is stamped indelibly on the child’s visual memory, sharing cerebral space with favorite toys and cartoon characters.
Marijuana is subject to some of the most brainless laws in America.
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Arizona’s cannabis laws are more ancient than the Grand Canyon. It’s the only state still prosecuting petty pot possession as a felony. First-timers generally get offered probation, but even being busted with a modest amount can earn you 18 months behind bars and a $150,000 fine.
It's not unusual for those who smoke pot and cigarettes to say that they crave the latter more fiendishly after getting high. Although there's been only anecdotal evidence concerning this phenomenon to date, a new study—courtesy of the Feds—has produced some unsettling results for pot smokers addicted to nicotine.
Dog owners who are also pot smokers often wonder about the effect of the herb on their pets. It's a contentious issue: Some say their pets actually "like" pot, while others rail against the very idea, arguing that since pets can't give their consent, it's morally wrong to alter their consciousness.
In Mexico, poppy production—the plant that supplies the base for heroin—is rapidly supplanting cannabis, according to Fox News Latino and the investigative website Animal Politico. In 2012, anti-drug enforcement actions in Mexico destroyed 40 percent more poppy plants nationwide than pot plants, according to the Mexican defense ministry.
A majority of Americans now support legal recreational marijuana. According to an April survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, a record 52 percent of the 1,501 adults polled nationwide agreed that pot should be legal, with only 45 percent opposed.
When pitted against conventional anti-nausea drugs, “marijuana wins hands down.” So says Dr. Phillip Leveque, who helped to craft Oregon’s 1998 medical marijuana law and, at age 90, remains a tireless advocate for the medicinal use of pot.
From now on, we’re shopping where Rachel McAdams buys her groceries! The Canadian actress was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and recounted her recent experience with medical pot. She was shopping in her local Toronto grocery and told a worker she was having trouble sleeping.
Activists in Alaska want a legalization initiative on next year’s ballot, a proposal to make it legal for those 21 and older to use and possess pot, though not in public. The state once allowed legal, adult but in 2006 criminalized even small amounts.
At the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner in April, President Obama once again demonstrated that he’s completely out of touch with pot politics. Traditionally, the Prez yuks it up at the event. In his speech, Obama joked: “The media landscape is changing so rapidly.
On May 2, Maryland became the 19th state to approve a medical marijuana program when Governor Martin O’Malley signed the measure. The bill allows academic medical research centers to establish programs to dispense marijuana to sick patients.
Mexico: The Drug War Continues—and So Does the Mayhem
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Strange Deaths in Michoacán
Los Zetas Diversify Their Portfolio
Cannabis Cannon Discovered in Mexicali
Accused Burmese drug lord Naw Kham was executed in China on March 1 along with three of his accomplices for the murder of 13 Chinese merchant sailors on the Mekong River in 2011. The executions were carried out by a court in Kunming in Yunnan Province.
Miles and Kyle sat down with High Times on the ultimate stoner holiday before the most epic of shows to talk favorite strains, legalization and the pot economy. It’s so awesome to be here with you guys on 4/20. How’s it been so far? Miles: I’ve been stallin’ out smoking weed just ’cause I gotta sing in two hours and there’s so much good bud...it’s been the hardest day of my life!
A hearty congratulations to our first ever Latina Miss High Times Yvette Marie Ramirez! Our former Miss November 2012 joined four of her fellow finalists on stage at the U.S. Cannabis Cup awards show in Denver, where her predecessors Emily (Miss HT 2012) and Clazina (2011) passed down the crown and sash to our lovely new beauty queen.
Float, the latest album by Styles P, dropped on 4/16. But as far as Styles is considered, the release party happened on 4/20, which included a trip to the first High Times US Cannabis Cup in Colorado. In case you haven’t guessed, Styles P is a true stoner’s rapper: His mixtapes and albums are gritty, grimy high as a kite and packed with beast NYC beats. Float, produced entirely by Scram Jones, is all of that and a bag of dank—especially since the label was High Times Records, in conjunction with Nature Sounds. HT caught up with Styles P before his New York City release show, which was dope all around.
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Welcome to High Times Records—about time, huh? This is my first project with High Times Records, and I don’t know why! Me being a high person, I’ve always loved High Times ... but I think everything happens for a reason, and God has His own time.
As usual, Woody Allen—the Mahatma of Midwood, Brooklyn—reveals Great Truth. In a scene from his classic Annie Hall, Allen’s character is at the Source, a vegetarian restaurant in the sun-soaked capital of crap called Los Angeles, and orders “alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast” with a grimace.
This month, we have a very special treat: A good friend of the magazine, activist and cannabis baker Louie Dixon Jr., has shared one of his potent medical pot recipes with us. These cookies are simple and sweet, and they’re guaranteed to knock your pain, nausea or appetite loss right out the window.
I want to begin this column with a very important public service announcement for all of the hardworking and heroic cannabis breeders of the world—a simple bit of advice that could have a huge impact on your future prospects as we approach a bright green future of full marijuana legalization: Please don’t name your strains after a trademarked product!
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harvest-more.com Trimming sessions grind to a halt when the clippers you’re using become gummed up with resins. The Scissor Scrubber from the good people at Harvest More cleans shears thoroughly and easily: simply pour two to three tablespoons of rubbing alcohol through the squeegees and scrub away, and you’ll be returning to your harvest in no time.
dabclothing.com Wanna let the world know you love taking dabs? Do it with style by wearing some of the eye-catching T-shirts from Dab Clothing, which feature clever designs and mottos such as “Keep Calm and Dab On,” “Drop BHOmbs, Not Bombs” and “Steady Globbin’”. All of their tees are 100 percent ring-spun organic cotton and hand-printed in Colorado.
Prolific Plant Probiotic
$19.99,1 oz; $39.99,3 oz prolificplantprobiotic.com. Beneficial bacteria and microbes are essential for growing pot in a “living soil” ecosystem. That’s why organic ganja farmers will rejoice after applying Prolific Plant Probiotic to their plant-feeding regimen. This affordable and easy-to-use product improves all aspects of growth, including healthier roots, vibrant new shoots and increased flowering tops.
Claw Money x Good Wood Dugout
clawmoney.com Graffiti legend Claudia Gold, a.k.a. Claw Money, has teamed up with hip Brooklyn accessory designers Good Wood to create the Claw Money x Good Wood Dugout. This fashionable one-hitter is laser-engraved with both companies’ custom logos and prominently features Claw’s signature paw design. Smoke stylishly and discreetly with these limited edition units.
The US Price, Kind and Mids indices held steady this month. The Kind Index experienced the largest shift,finishing $10 above its previous month’s average and reaching $400 per ounce for the first time since February. Meanwhile, after establishing a new high for 2013 in July, the Schwag Index dropped $28 and hit a year low at $97 an ounce.
Thousands descend upon Denver for the first-ever U.S. Cannabis Cup.
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Accorcling to Isaac Newton, an object in motion will not change its direction or velocity unless an external force acts upon it. The marijuana community knows something about that. We’ve set the buds—er, ball—in motion. And we continue to push, accelerating pot’s favorability across the country.
With all the cheap booze and killer concerts at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival, one hardly needs an excuse like St. Patrick’s Day to get wasted. But when our annual Doobie Awards party happened to coincide with the holiday this year, it was an entirely different green that we were celebrating.
The CIA tried to use it as a weapon; self-appointed shamans claim that it brings people closer to God; psychiatrists argue for its therapeutic potential; and ordinary citizens have been dosing themselves for decades simply because they like the high. But 70 years after its invention, we still have a lot to learn about LSD.
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The last time I saw Dr. Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who invented LSD, he was keynoting to a packed house in a large auditorium in Basel, Switzerland. It was January 2006, and Hofmann had just turned 100 years old. A small, slightly stooped spry man with wisps of white hair, he stood onstage without a cane or walker and spoke to more than 1,000 people at the international symposium being held in his honor.
Colorado/Amsterdam/Spain Adam Dunn moved to the Netherlands in 1989 and quickly settled into jobs at both the Hash Museum and the Sensi Seed Bank. After establishing himself as a premier grower and breeder in Amsterdam for several years, Adam founded T.H.Seeds in 1993, in the storefront that he and his partner Doug opened in order to help organize the first High Times Cannabis Cup that would be attended by the general public.
Health Canada's stewardship of the country’s medical marijuana program has been pathetic.Now the agency wants to reboot the system and make gaining access to good medicine even harder.
"To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.”
We grow a variety of in-house strains. They’re our intellectual property, our blood and sweat. I’ve been collecting genetics since the ’90s. We have 20 proprietary strains and 28 patients who rely on them as their daily medication. As for soil, we amend it with a lot of sheep manure and aerate it with perlite and soiless mix.
In this second part of our exclusive concentrate series, we bring you the Budderking’s recipe for creating clean, butane-free concentrates.
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This procedure, which we will refer to here as "Method II", comes directly from the Budderking himself. For many years, Budderking has produced some of the world’s most amazing concentrates (a.k.a. botanical drug substances or BDS). In fact, he coined the word budder, and had been making it long before most people even knew it could exist in such a pure, flavorful form.
BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLE AS VINCENT CHASE, THE LAIDBACK HEARTTHROB MOVIE STAR AT THE CENTER OF HBO's HIT SERIES ENTOURAGE, ADRIAN GRENIER IS ALSO AN ACTIVE, MULTI-INSTRUMENT-ROCKING MUSICIAN, A PART-TIME BROOKLYN-BASED BAND PROMOTER AND AN AVID ENVIRONMENTALIST.
Pruning auto-flowering plants, DWC water levels, burnt leaf tips, low-heat lighting and more...
I was wondering how I could grow plants the fast way indoors, in soil and using low-heat bulbs. What would be the best kind to use, and how many would I need for a 4’ x 4’ space? I would appreciate any feedback. Much mahalos, and aloha! Dear Danyo, For low-heat lighting, you have two basic options: fluorescent bulbs or LEDs (light-emitting diodes).
Cannabis and its relation to obesity, pain relief and the spark.
Do you think anyone will ever come up with a “diet” strain of cannabis—one that won’t cause the munchies or increase appetite? Bubbler Hi Bubbler, Never underestimate the resourcefulness of cannabis breeders! THC’s impact on appetite is undeniable, though it probably varies with strain and dose.
I've come up with a new concept for resisting the tide of violence, hatred and bigotry currently washing over the land. I call it “Seven Sacred Candles for Peace.” I’ve actually had a set of these candles on my personal altar for many years, but it was only recently that I started making my own and realized that these make a really nice symbol for world peace.
Honoring the antagonistic and enigmatic entertainer Tony Clifton.
As a kid, I distinctly remember seeing Andy Kaufman singing the "Mighty Mouse" theme on Saturday Night Live and thinking he was funny—not just “haha” funny, but strange funny. Of course, this was long before I came to worship his avant-garde comedic genius.
Emerging regulations, controls and taxation levels will impact the cannabis industry both positively and negatively.
Allen St. Pierre
Adults from anywhere in America—and the world— can now travel to two US states, Colorado and Washington, to legally consume cannabis. Colorado’s already active and lucrative tourist industry will be enhanced. Washington hasn’t formally announced that cannabis tourism will be welcomed, but it is expected to follow Colorado’s lead.
Karen Goldstein champions medical marijuana in Florida.
Four years ago, Karen Goldstein helped found NORML of South Florida. Over the next few years, the group grew steadily until it became the statewide affiliate for NORML, working hard to change Florida’s marijuana laws all the while. Its focus is on building relationships with elected officials and engaging in lobbying efforts to convince the state legislature to embrace reform.
In the Pink God Bud grown by Billy Batz in Michigan. Panther Cola Monster Here's a shot for your magazine from last year's Prop. 215 legal organic garden right before harvesting. GDP x OG Kush. Peace. J.S.D. in Sonoma County, CA. Hoop Dreams This is how we do it in NorCal!
Every year in our September issue, the High Times cultivation department reveals its list of the top pot products of the year. From grow lighting to harvesting equipment, we’ve tested them all of them “in the field” in order to bring our readers the full list of technological triumphs in cannabis cultivation merchandise that merit inclusion in our Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (STASH) Awards.