For 40 years High Times has been fighting prohibition, ignorance, cops, lawmakers, presidents, half-told truths, oft-told lies, DARE, NIDA, the ONDCP, the IRS, the DEA, the FBI, the CIA, newspaper editors, television pundits, misinformation, disinformation, recrimination, drug tests, drug dogs, drug rip-offs, drug agents, postal agents, customs agents, pathogenic agents, spider mites, bad trips, worse weed, commercials that try to convince you that your brain on drugs is something like a fried egg, no-knock warrants, mandatory minimums, stop and frisk, subpoenas asking for our subscribers list, paraquat, sexism, racism, fascism, imperialism, the prison-industrial complex, international narcotics interdiction, Dravet Syndrome, AIDS, cancer and snitches-to name but a few of our more notable adversaries.
Before you read this letter, I want to say I am sorry for the way I write. School isn't really my thing. Anyway, my name is Ricardo Resendiz. I am 23 years old and living in San Antonio. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: "Why is this kid bothering me, when I could be doing better things like drinking coffee or seeing what time I have to go home?"
KING HARVEST HAS SURELY COME Travel back with us through the High Times archives as Danny Danko chooses "The Greatest Pot Gardens of All Time." Beginning on page 70, we highlight some of the most innovative and ballsy grows from our 40 years of ground-breaking cultivation coverage.
"It's time to let de people get good herbs and smoke. Government's a joke. All dey wan' is ya smoke cigarettes and cigar. Some cigar wickeder den herb. Yeah man, ya can't smoke cigar. Smoke herb. Some big cigar me see man wit', God bless! Me tell him must smoke herb."
Six and a half things you didn't know about High Times (unless you were there at the beginning).
1.It all began in a Greenwich Village basement.
2. The magazine's soon-to-be-iconic name was first unveiled in a marketing brochure.
3. Without the jeans business, High Times might never have taken off.
4. The girl on the cover of the first issue was ...
5.HT's Main Line connection was also Tom Forçade's key collaborator.
6. The first High Times party almost happened at the Plaza Hotel.
6½. Seeing the first issue of High Times was pretty cool-and hard to describe in retrospect.
On a rainy spring night in 1974, an unmarked panel truck with Pennsylvania plates rolled out of the Holland Tunnel onto Manhattan's wet streets and headed uptown, finally pulling over at an address in Greenwich Village. Three young men met the driver at the curb to unload a pallet of boxes.
Tom Forçade on tour with (and against) the Sex Pistols.
HIGH TIMES' FOUNDER, TOM FORçADE, WAS KNOWN FOR BIG THINKING—AND BIG SPENDING. INSPIRED BY THE SEX PISTOLS' REVOLUTIONARY "FUCK YOU" ATTITUDE, FORçADE SET OUT TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ABOUT THE LEGENDARY BRITISH PUNK BAND'S ILL-FATED 1978 TOUR, AND HE WAS WILLING TO SPEND WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET THE JOB DONE.
A new book takes a close look—a really close look—at the cannabis plant.
Last year, I was asked to collect images for a new book, Cannabis Under the Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica by Ford McCann, and I decided the time was ripe to use modern imaging techniques to photograph this unique plant.
Marijuana cultivation in the United States can trace its lineage back some 400 years. For most of this nation's history, farmers grew marijuana—hemp—for its fiber content. The first American hemp crop was planted in 1611. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson cultivated marijuana and advocated a hemp-based economy.
Senior cultivation editor Danny Danko digs into the High Times archives to reveal the ganja growrooms and outdoor pot fields that transformed the way marijuana is produced today.
"Field of Dreams"
"The Million Dollar Growroom"
"Trichome Technologies: A Scientific Approach to Growing"
"Eddy Lepp's Healing Fields"
"Jungle in the Bronx"
"The Gold Standard"
"Inside the Bud Bunker"
Article by Chris Simunek (Gene Christian), photos by Kent Sea Grower: Jack the Dirt Farmer Plant count: 300 Medium: Soil and cow manure In 1995, our intrepid then-reporter, Chris Simunek (now High Times' editor-in-chief), traveled below the Mason-Dixon Line to visit one of the ballsiest and most eye-popping outdoor gardens ever grown.
What better way to celebrate High Times' 40th anniversary than to pay homage to the best of the cannabis plant, which provided our founder, Thomas King Forçade, and so many others with the inspiration to cultivate a movement and put forth a publication dedicated to one goal for so many years.
"Darth Raider" lives in a small community of attached Cooperative homes in the southeastern part of the United States, a couple of miles from the urban sprawl one usually finds near the tentacled off ramps of America's interstate highway system.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION WITHOUT LESTER GRINSPOON. AN APOCRYPHAL VERSION OF HIS ORIGIN STORY MAINTAINS THAT DURING THE 1960S DR GRINSPOON, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, WAS CONCERNED THAT HIS FRIEND, ASTRONOMER CARL SAGAN, WAS SMOKING TOO MUCH POT.
At the end of June, the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup rolled into Sonoma County once again to stoke the engine of California's cannabis industry.
Cannabis Cup Results
Our right to control our own bodies is the foundation of the battle to legalize cannabis. Prohibition, whether aimed at alcohol or cannabis, subverts this basic right. Our right to oversee our own health should never be circumscribed by legislation either.
For our 40th anniversary issue, I've selected 10 of the most-asked questions in the four years that I've had the pleasure of writing this column for High Times.
Danko Tip: Raise Your growlights as your plants grow instead of letting the plants grow up to the light.
Danko Tip: Let water sit in an open container overnight before watering to allow chlorine to dissipate into the air.
Danko Tip: Ideal growroom temperature during the day should be round 70-75 degrees while nighttime temps should be 60-65 degress.
How can I tell if my plant is male or female? I planted a seed two months ago and still can't figure out what I've got. Dear RK, You should be seeing pre-flowers any day now, appearing at the middle of the node where the branches meet the main stem. Use a loupe to look closely at any growth at this joint. Females will have fuzzy white hairs extending from a teardrop-shaped bract (also known as a calyx); male pre-flowers resemble a fist at the end of a very short arm and eventually turn into what looks like a tiny bunch of yellow bananas hanging down.
While High Times celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, 2014 also marks a more personal milestone for me—my 20th year with the company. When I was first hired as a college art intern back in September 1994, I never could've imagined that two decades later I'd still be here, now serving as the magazine's senior editor.
It's that time of the year again! The High Times cultivation department reaches out to correspondents, both foreign and domestic, to get the latest scoop on this year's outdoor and indoor harvests. Get the latest on new strains, crop yields, grow conditions and political action from around the world, including reports from Spain, British Columbia, Mexico and numerous US regions.