Her name is Lisa's Pieces. Both her father and grandfather were American Western sculptors who exhibited all over the country. "Art is in my blood," she explains. She was trained at Shasta College in Northern California and, in 1998, began blowing glass steamrollers for Hoopin' Hippy glass.
Some complained that the choices of music offered in this poll didn't include electronic music, trance, dubstep, trap, drum and bass, hardstyle, house or disco. Disco? Talk about buzzkill! Oh well. Over 3,500 told us what beats they did like.
Those who have visited Mount Kushmore say it's the most peaceful place on Earth. One thing's for sure: Its peaks are very high. Kush grows wild everywhere, under the watchful gaze of Snoop, B-Real, Redman and Method Man, and the wind carries with it the sound of beats and rhymes.
In terms of the published equipment list in the article by Read Spear on building a two-bucket deep-water culture system (March '14), I've just about got all the parts together; however, I'm having trouble visualizing how the 1-3/8" hole saw is going to make a big enough hole required for the 1-1/2" Uniseal fitting.
ONLY IN HIGH TIMES No other magazine could have pulled these forefathers (four fathers?) of OG Herbal Hip-Hop together, according to Redman: "Me, Snoop, Meth, B-Real—we've stuck together since the beginning. It's like a triumph, for what we've been preaching and believing in all these years, to now consolidate it in a magazine that's been a supporter of marijuana since the '70s.
Anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet serves up a menu of disinformation.
I've just returned from a hearing in the Oregon State Legislature, where Kevin Sabet presented an hour's worth of testimony to a panel of senators and representatives. His Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) is a propaganda campaign designed to paint the War on Drugs with a kinder, gentler brush.
In a Times column, Brooks recalled that smoking pot as a teen "deepened our friendships." But he's opposed to legalization. Why? He once screwed up a presentation in English class while high. He felt "like a total loser." It made him realize that "stoned people do stupid things."
Never one to pull a punch— in or out of the ring—undefeated UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey declared marijuana testing to be beyond the rights of the Nevada Athletic Commission and that such tests represent "an invasion of privacy."
The government once outlawed alcohol and lottery games. Now it rakes in billions of taxes annually from their legality. Colorado, where adult recreational use of cannabis is now legal, expects generate $134 million in tax revenue in the upcoming fiscal year from its sale.
Two years into California's worst drought since recordkeeping began, a new data-driven study by business-news publication Quartz convincingly argues that marijuana prohibition is exacerbating the devastation because state and local regulators are unable to set environmental standards for cannabis cultivation in the way grape growers or timber harvesters are regulated.
In January at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, the US Army launched their $96 million Asymmetric Warfare Training Center. That's Pentagon-speak for "Fake City, USA"—300 acres of eerily realistic everyday establishments including a bank, sports stadium, a mosque, bridges, a railroad station with real trains and even an underground subway system.
DEA operation chief James L. Capra told the Washington Post that legalization "scares" them. "This is a bad experiment," he said. But how's this for a worse experiment? An investigation by El Universal has found that between 2000 and 2012, the government had an agreement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel allowing it to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs into the US in exchange for information on rival cartels.
Archaeologists have uncovered further evidence that humankind's relationship with cannabis is as old as the hunter-gatherer era. A 9,000-year-old piece of hemp-weaved linen fabric was discovered in Turkey last summer. Archaeologists found the cloth wrapped around the skeleton of an infant inside a burned-out house.
On Valentine's Day, the Obama administration issued guidelines for financial institutions to conduct transactions with legal cannabis companies. Yet just how many banks will actually opt to serve the pot industry remains unknown. The guidelines were crafted by the Dept. of Justice and the Treasury Dept. and require banks that take marijuana money to review state pot license applications, become familiar with the products sold and watch for more than 20 "red flags," like receipts of cash deposits from other states or countries.
In an interview with Reason, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who led the slimy government shutdown that ended in January, claimed Obama's unwillingness to prosecute legal weed distributors is "dangerous to liberty." Just as laughably, Cruz actually said he supports "intelligent conversation" about the issue.
Mexican feds: "Got Shorty!" El Chapo busted—at last
Colombian Police Announce 3.6-Ton Cannabis Haul
US Suspends Spraying After Pilots Downed
Turkey's Hashish Boom—Fallout From the Syrian War?
Mexican authorities on Feb. 22 announced the arrest of the country's top drug lord, the notorious Joaquin Guzmán Loera a.k.a "El Chapo" (Shorty)—who eluded capture for over 10 years, despite a supposed manhunt and a massive price on his head.
Artist Fred Tomaselli isn't afraid to expand his horizons— or yours.
Even people I know who don't care about art have heard of Fred Tomaselli. The artist made his reputation with fantastically elaborate works created from pharmaceuticals—arsenals of pills wildly arrayed and tantalizingly submerged in smooth, hard seas of resin, their dreamy promise just beyond reach.
Jamaica's Jah9 lights up the reggae world with her own special fire.
Love Kind? Rewind!
Mary Ought Six
No matter what genre an artist is working in, she always seeks to bring something of herself to it, to add something new to an already existing bigger picture. That offering may be something as small as a splotch of yellow on every canvas produced by a painter or, in the case of the Kingston, Jamaica—based Jah9, as large and impactful as a whole new style of music.
Progged-out heavy rockers Mutoid Man talk strains and the art of restraint.
Back From Black
A long-simmering side project, Mutoid Man is the demented brainchild of Cave In vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky and Converge drummer Benjamin Koller, whose union within the confines of a single band was aptly described by one reviewer on Punknews.org as "like having Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen play on the same team."
Ever since being aurally bombarded by the Impalers a few years ago at Austin's annual "Chaos in Tejas" festival, I've been waiting for the universe to deliver an Impalers album. After a demo in 2010, an EP in 2011 and a split 7-inch more recently, that day has finally come.
Just like some of our favorite full, bushy indica plants, carrots are native to Afghanistan. Also like Cannabis indica, carrots protect against cancer and improve eye health, thanks to high amounts of potassium and beta carotene. One good-size carrot contains over six times the recommended dose of vitamin A, which is essential for shiny hair, glowing skin, strong bones and clear nostrils.
Our editorial director and top ganja photographer recalls how he achieved an epic pot shot.
Twenty years ago, I ran into a loose confederation of marijuana smugglers in Arizona. Many in the group were trying to get out of the business, since the risks had become too high: Law enforcement was more vigilant (even though tons of pot were still getting across the Mexican border), and some of the smugglers had already been through the legal meat grinder once—so the specter of a second arrest and serious jail time had made more than a few of them reluctant to continue in the trade.
After steady increases over the last two months, the US Price Index dropped $23 in June, finishing at its second lowest average price ever ($291). All indices were down in June and only the Schwag Index finished the month above its year-to-date average.
What's new for cannabis cultivators and connoisseurs.
Clean Glass in a Flash
G Pen Herbal Vaporizer
We've found an abundance of pens that work wonderfully with concentrates like waxes and shatters, but very few that can accommodate flowers. The new G Pen Herbal Vaporizer from industry leader Grenco Science solves this problem in a single stroke: Simply charge it up, fill the herb tank with dried buds, and you're ready for hours of discreet vapor enjoyment.
The Clone Shipper
Sharing genetics shouldn't be difficult, but it can sometimes be daunting to try to package a living rooted clone for a trade with friends. The Clone Shipper removes all of the hassle by providing a safe, leak-proof unit with built-in LED lighting that secures your cutting in place, protecting it from any potential damage during shipping and handling.
Dr. Greens Flash Chalice Cleaner
The only way to enjoy connoisseur-quality cannabis is with clean paraphernalia, but the process can be messy and time-consuming. We love Dr. Greens Flash Chalice Cleaner for quickly rinsing all residues from our gear. For 20 years, Dr. Greens have provided detox products, drug-test kits, synthetic urine, and more.
The ever-changing world of marijuana concentrates requires companies that can keep up with the market's demands. The line of products from Oil Slick are made from platinum-cured silicone and are 100% BPA-free. The Slick Pads, Slick Balls and Slick Sheets are essential for anyone who dabs on the daily and will keep all of your surfaces clean and your oils contained.
The second High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino was a celebration in the high desert.
Four years ago, High Times mounted its first Cannabis Cup in the United States. At that point, 22 Cups had been held in Amsterdam, but pot politics had evolved to the point that hosting a US event seemed feasible. Since both California and Colorado boasted thriving medical marijuana programs, High Times took the plunge in 2010 and held its first stateside Cup event in San Francisco.
Hip-hop's weed-advocate OGs—Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Method Man and Redman— gather under the High Times banner for the ultimate smoke summit.
ENTER THE DOGGFATHER
THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW IS GETTING SHORTER
The Gold Standard in Cannabis
Some say it was Snoop's idea. Others insist it originated with B-Real. But the gist is this: Take four hip-hop legends who have been repping weed to the masses since the early '90s—Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Method Man and Redman—and plaster their stoned mugs on the High Times version of Mount Rushmore.
So you've finally decided to grow your own, but 10 steps into your local grow store, you're already overwhelmed by what seem like hundreds of choices. The worst part is, you have no idea what's in these bottles. Sure, the labels have numbers for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, but there's no way to tell what makes one brand of nutes better than another, aside from the brand name and price.
The legendary comedy duo's archive of stoner movies—Up in Smoke, Nice Dreams, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and Still Smokin'—continue to generate huge laughs 40 years after their release. But Up in Smoke is by far the best, featuring a smuggling vehicle made out of pot and Stacy Keach as the hard-boiled Sergeant Stedenko in hot pursuit of our boys.
Pack your bags, we're going hash-hunting! Journey to Manali, where concentrate-connoisseurs stay for weeks on end, sampling India's finest hashish.
Dhyana—meditation or deep reflection—is an ancient exercise in India for achieving spiritual progress. Indian mythology, the oldest scriptures (such as the Vedas), and many ancient tales tell of gods, goddesses and sages immersed in dhyana, reflecting on the riddles of life, formulating the best ways to spend our time on earth, and finding the purpose of it all.
Sorting through the ins and outs of amps, watts and volts can be difficult and daunting for indoor growers looking to expand their operations. Read this information carefully before plugging in to start growing bigger.
Wired for Growth
Going Through Phases
Indoor growroom electrical equipment can have power requirements ranging from a few watts to a few kilowatts or more. Since electrical work is dangerous, such equipment must be installed by competent and licensed professionals. The average person can do simple work on 120- and 240-volt (V) electrical circuits, changing breakers, connecting fixtures, connecting wires to the correct terminals, etc.
AS NATE JACKSON SITS ON THE SIDELINES OF THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE FOOTBALL FIELD NEAR HIS HOME IN VENICE, CA, HE TWIRLS THE FOOTBALL HE'S CARRYING, SOMETIMES UNCONSCIOUSLY TUCKING IT INTO THE CROOK OF HIS ARM AS IF HE'S PREPARING TO RUN. THE FORMER DENVER BRONCO HAS BEEN OUT OF THE GAME FOR FOUR YEARS NOW, BUT IT'S OBVIOUS THAT THE GAME IS STILL IN HIM.
Featured Strain of the Month: Golden Goat 22.8% THC
Many indoor growers believe that carbon dioxide is essenitial to plant development and can be directly correlated to the yields they achieve. To a certain extent, this is true—increasing a garden's CO2 from ambient levels of around 300 ppm (parts per million) to supercharged levels of around 1,800 ppm can almost double plant growth.
Fast-growing sativas, frozen seeds, moldy rockwool, charcoal-filter replacement and more....
What are your thoughts on the use of humidity-control packets in the 62% to 69% humidity range for curing cannabis? Dear Canna, I think that if buds are dried, cured and stored properly, then humidity-control packets are unnecessary. However, if your flowers have been allowed to dry out too much, then humidity-control packets designed to keep the moisture between 62% and 69% would work fine.
I heard someone say that marijuana is as addictive as coffee. How do we know? T. Mason Hi T., Comparing the addictiveness of different drugs is a bit like comparing zebras and beans. My lab and others have done surveys of mental-health professionals, who tend to view opiates and cocaine as very addictive, with tobacco usually coming in beneath those two.
If you're a novice hash maker and are thinking of enhancing your bottom line by extracting BHO using inferior materials or equipment, think again: you're putting yourself and everyone around you in serious danger. Blasting accidents happen when people try to cut corners or are too dumb to take proper precautions.
As I mentioned last issue, the college I attended—CUNY's Bernard M. Baruch College—was primarily a finance school. There weren't many metalheads around, so the few of us there were naturally gravitated toward one another. It was one such rocker dude—a bleach-blond, longhaired lothario named Darren—who introduced me to the school's radio station, WBMB.
In a recent article in The Atlantic, Juliet Sorensen—daughter of the late Theodore Sorensen, the progressive intellectual who was John F. Kennedy's confidant and presidential speechwriter— recounted her father's attempts to persuade President Lyndon Johnson to include a small section in his famous 1964 "War on Poverty" speech about the need to treat illegal drug users not as criminals, but as citizens in need of mental-health services.
Patrick Nightingale is a key player in Pennsylvania pot politics.
Patrick Nightingale enjoyed a successful career practicing law prior to becoming a marijuana-legalization advocate. He began his career in 1996 with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, where he helped create the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit.
This is my AZ medical Strawberry Cough. I've only been in the growing game for three years but I had help from a friend with 25 years of experience, plus your kick-ass magazine has been very helpful. A little trick I used was to put my Method Seven glasses in front of the camera lens for a clear shot instead of the orange wavy lines from the HPS lights.
Our "710" special returns with comprehensive concentrate coverage. We'll be talking textures, temperatures, techniques and terpenes with some of the top names in the concentrates community. Plus: A comprehensive review of nails and torches, and an interview with torch artist E-Merge.