If you’re an astrology aficionado who’s been looking for some cannabis-centric advice, look no further. Check out High Times High Horoscopes! Each month our own Aelie Câlin provides impeccable horoscopes for stoners of all signs. Plus, Câlin includes a unique strain recommendation that fits your future.
As cannabis becomes big business, worry rises in our community about large corporations taking over the marijuana market. It’s a legitimate concern, yet the only way these fears will be realized is if we give up our ability to grow our own plants.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 12 years ago and my quality of life went straight to hell. Four years ago, a neighbor heard me scream from the pain. She slipped me 2-3 grams of weed and I made a tincture in rum. That was my introduction to cannabis as medicine.
THE TOP 10 STRAINS OF 2017 Breeders are developing new and improved marijuana varieties with an eye on increasing scents, flavors, potency and medicinal benefits. Check out our list of the year’s top ten new strains, like this Remo Chemo, on page 68.
Style INDA Pipe The INDA pipe necklace is a sleek and stylish way to stealthily smoke. Just pack the pendant. p.30 Entertainment Gaytheist Noise-punk trio Gaytheist are on the road again and they’ve got plenty of weed for the trip. p.34
The cannabis industry is booming, even as federal law continues to regard it as a criminal enterprise. What’s an investor to do?
It’s been a year since the New York Stock Exchange listed Innovative Industrial Properties, a real-estate investment trust with an interest in medical-marijuana entities. Investors—and the NYSE itself— are wary of weed-related firms because the plant remains illegal under federal law, but times are changing.
Folks from all walks of life are embracing marijuana. Here are five positive pot quotes from influential people.
The NBA commissioner recently demonstrated a progressive attitude toward pot: “I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana... To the extent that science demonstrates that there are effective uses for medical reasons, we’re open to it.”
Netflix viewers in the Los Angeles area were treated to a special weekend when the home-entertainment giant launched “The Netflix Collection,” 12 strains of weed for pairing with their favorite programs. Since the US mail could not be used to deliver the goods, Netflix teamed up with West Hollywood dispensary Alternative Herbal Health Services, where viewers could pick up select nugs to enhance shows like Orange Is the New Black, Bojack Horseman and, especially, the newly released Disjointed.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced it is backing the first long-term study to see if medical cannabis can reduce opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV. The NIH doled out $3.8 million to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to embark on this unprecedented five-year study.
Barley-and-hops maestro Lagunitas has come out with a new brew that contains a little sumpin’ extra: cannabis terpenes. The ale, called SuperCritical (“California-only release, for now...,” according to the brewer’s blog), does not include THC, but it’s nice and grassy on the palate.
While individual US states go for the green—eight states plus the District of Columbia so far—there is a quieter, but bigger, movement to flip the whole shebang. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced legislation to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act’s list of naughty drugs, thereby legalizing it nationwide and reversing decades of prohibition lunacy.
The operators of “the biggest cannabis factory ever seen in the south of England” were busted and sentenced in Wiltshire, according to a BBC report. For three years, the men grew weed around the clock in an underground 20-room complex they’d built in an old bunker originally intended to shelter 150 officials in the event of nuclear war.
US Attorney General Jeff “Buzzkill” Sessions has said he’s worried about a “potentially long-term uptick in violent crime,” and so his Justice Department should therefore drop the hammer on pot-legal states. Sorry, Jeff—crime statistics, even those gathered by the feds, do not justify your worries.
How weed-friendly is your town? Not, we bet, as verdant as what’s planned for Nipton, California, a small desert hamlet on the Nevada border. American Green, an Arizona-based cannabusiness, is purchasing the 80-acre Nipton (population six) and another 40 acres nearby for a reported $5 million.
A pair of former Kern County, California, sheriff’s deputies managed to avoid prison time for stealing from drug-bust stashes and selling the confiscated goods to a confidential informant. Logan August and Derrick Penney were sentenced to three years’ probation and a boatload of communityservice time.
What happens when a police dog sniffs out a drug in your possession, let’s say meth, and you’re busted and convicted? If you have a clever defense, as Kevin McKnight did in Moffat County, Colorado, you appeal the conviction and inform the court that, while the narc dog was trained to detect cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine and marijuana, it can’t indicate which of these it has found.
Weed companies have had a hard time deploying traditional outlets for their advertising, partly because the FCC still frowns upon the use of the airwaves for touting dank products. Now Wikileaf, an app for finding weed and comparing prices, has figured out a way to air a 90-second ad it hopes will reach 8 million viewers: on a commercial airline.
The INDA pipe necklace is a fashion-forward tool for inconspicuous self-healing and enjoying your medicine on the go. Designed by company founder Caroline Mauro, this beautifully weighted pendant hangs on a vintage brass snake chain and easily transforms into a working pipe.
Cannabis Cup award winner Kush Queen has created a delightful all-in-one package cleverly dubbed the Lit Kit. It contains a 25-mg THC plus 25-mg CBD Relax Bath Bomb, a 0.5-gram pre-roll of Sky walker OG and a 25-mg THC piece of milk chocolate, so you can soak, smoke and satisfy your sweet tooth for sinsemilla on the ultimate chill night in.
Floyd Landis found himself at the center of professional cycling’s greatest scandal when he tested positive for steroids after winning the Tour de France in 2006. Landis was stripped of the title, despite maintaining his innocence at the time.
An interview with Twin Peaks's David Patrick Kelly.
DAVID PATRICK KELLY HAS STARRED AS THE BAD GUY IN ALL YOUR FAVORITE GENRE FLICKS-T-BIRD IN THE CROW, CHARLIE THE CLEANER IN JOHN WICK, GANG LEADER LUTHER IN THE WARRIORS AND THE ILL-FATED SULLY IN COMMANDO. BUT WITH A PROLIFIC CAREER SPANNING FIVE DECADES, KELLY IS THE POLAR OPPOSITE OF THE MOTORMOUTHED ANTAGONISTS HE OFTEN PORTRAYS.
Gaytheist frontman Jason Rivera holds forth on the pleasures of legalization.
Ask Gaytheist vocalist/guitarist Jason Rivera how important weed is to the band’s creative process, and he’ll probably just start laughing. “Well, I’m usually high when I write music and I’m usually high when I write lyrics,” Rivera explains.
News that jazz trombonist Steve Davis had cut his 19th album came as a shock. Nineteen? That’s a prodigious output for a relatively young man (just 50) who has already piled up a well-stocked resume as a sideman (over 130 recordings) with some big-time legends.
America has been slow to embrace hemp’s revolutionary, space-age applications-not to mention the billions of dollars that hemp production and processing could bring the nation.
THE EXTREME VERSATILITY and usefulness of hemp has seen an overdue resurgence in interest lately, which is rather remarkable considering that humans first began cultivating it about 10 millennia ago. Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa L plant species, but— unlike the plant harvested for its flowers and high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol— it contains only trace levels of THC.
The price of pot continues to decline nationwide. The Southern Index experienced the biggest drop, down $7 from its previous month’s average—a result of the region’s extreme pricing, which jumped from considerably above to well below the average.
In an ever-growing cannabis market, the task of selecting the best pot and concentrates can be daunting. Join us as we delve into the optimal ways to track down and choose the finest cannabis the world has to offer.
True enthusiasts of cannabis have several things in common. First and foremost, we all foster a love and appreciation for nature’s gracious green gift. This gratitude cultivates a passion to seek out the greatest strains, breeders, growers and extract artists.
For the magic-mushroom towns of Mexico, the discovery of the fungus's indigenous wisdom by outsiders has been a blessing and a curse, as a new hallucinogenic-medicinal tourist industry evolves in the Oaxacan sierra.
CLOUDS SETTLE OVER the Mexican town of Huautla de Jiménez, nestled deep in the sierra of Oaxaca State; the summer rainy season has arrived. For the inhabitants of the town, rain means many things, but most of all it means that its famous mushrooms will begin sprouting up in the surrounding hills.
Feast your eyes upon the award-winning cannabis varieties that wowed the world in the past year We reveal our illustrious list of the best currently available strains for connoisseurs, aficionados and medical patients.
The winner of third place in the hybrid flower category at our 2016 NorCal High Times Cannabis Cup, this Sour Diesel x Girl Scout Cookies cross comes from Citizens Research Alliance for Therapeutics, one of the finest collectives in the Bay Area.
The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space bucket.
In the finished basement of a rambling green home on a sandy residential street a stone’s throw from the blue-gray ocean of Massachusetts’s South Shore, John is ushering us down into the cramped bedroom closet where he keeps his space bucket.
This is the story of a piece of federal legislation called the Controlled Substances Act and how it transformed federal law regarding marijuana, why it failed and what should be done about it.
The historical, legal and public-policy details surrounding marijuana and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) are interesting for various reasons, but they obscure a simple truth, a truth that gets lost in the technicalities of the administrative rulemaking process and decisions rendered by the federal courts.
JOSS STONE (BORN JOSCELYN STOKER) GREW UP LISTENING TO HER PARENTS’ RECORD COLLECTIONS, FALLING IN LOVE WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN AT AN EARLY AGE. SHE AUDITIONED FOR THE BBC’S STAR FOR A NIGHT AT AGE 13 ON A LARK AND WON, LEADING TO A RECORD DEAL AND HER MULTIPLATINUM 2003 DEBUT, THE SOUL SESSIONS.
Predatory insects, reefer refugees, organic cloning, proper drying and more...
What is the right way to dry weed? I’ve tried so many different methods. Dear Clarise, When you’ve determined that it’s time to harvest, cut individual branches from your plant and hang them to dry in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation.
Get cozy on a wintry night with this THC-infused soup from one of Los Angeles’s finest cannabis chefs.
A bright star in LA’s burgeoning cannabis dining scene, Andrea Drummer was named one of the top 10 pot chefs by Green State and has received praise from Vogue, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times. A pioneer of combining weed with haute cuisine, Drummer graduated from Le Cordon Bleu before joining master chef Neal Fraser at respected restaurants including Vibiana and Redbird, as well as the Ritz-Carlton.
Could THCV help seizures the way CBD does? Hugo N. Weaving Hi Hugo, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) has shown compelling anti-seizure properties when tested on rats. It’s not psychoactive, which gives it a lot of potential to be used as medicine.
The sleepy doctor is spreading misinformation about marijuana.
ANOTHER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION official, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, strayed into the marijuana-law reform debate. Unfortunately, the doctor did not know his facts. In recent remarks given to the Native American Housing Association, Carson veered into reefermadness territory.
After being diagnosed with a painful and debilitating autoimmune condition called interstitial cystitis, Jessica Kelly saw firsthand the many challenges that patients who deal with chronic pain face when trying to find effective and compassionate medical care.
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