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Cannabis Makes its Official Outside Lands Debut

By | August 13th, 2018|California, Culture, festival, San Francisco|

For the first time, cannabis became part of the official lineup at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival this weekend—kind of. Grass Lands, the first-ever curated cannabis experience to hit a mainstream festival, set up shop in a sprawling woodland fairyland overlooking the festival’s main stage. However, regulations forbid the sale of Grass Lands’ star—ironic considering [...]

David Crosby Talks Marijuana, His Upcoming Weed Brand & Joni Mitchell

By | August 9th, 2018|Culture, David Crosby, Exclusive, interview, Music|

David Crosby has been smoking marijuana for so long, it’s time to name a strain after him. The founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is seeking licensing opportunities with a cannabis brand under the suggested moniker “Mighty Croz.” It’s the next chapter in a lifelong relationship with weed for a [...]

The Overwatch League is Real, and It’s Fantastic

By | July 30th, 2018|Culture, entertainment, games, new york, video games|

I approached Barclay’s Center to take in Saturday’s Overwatch League Grand Final match alongside a group of prototypical eSports fans: nerds in their late teens. One girl in this group was relaying to her friends the rumor that a new player-character would be announced at this, the conclusion of Overwatch League’s (OWL) wildly successful first [...]

10 Weedstagram Accounts Worth Following

By | July 25th, 2018|Culture, featured, Instagram, social media|

We love a dank meme as much as we love dank ganja, but that’s not all the world of cannabis branding offers on Instagram. From trippy art and high design to innovative smoking brands and small batch independent farmers, here are ten accounts to infuse your feed with cannabis goodness. Leaf and Petal Design She [...]

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937

By | July 13th, 2018|Culture, featured, history, prohibition|

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is often cited as the origin of the US federal government’s ban on cannabis. Sure, the language of prohibition has changed over the years, but this is the law that set the precedent for the ongoing policies we live with today—or so the story goes. Yet few know that [...]

The Best Holidays For Weed

By | July 12th, 2018|Culture, featured, Holiday|

It’s no secret that 4/20 is considered the ultimate in weed holidays. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the only holiday us weed-lovers can effectively toke up. There are plenty of holidays that can totally be marijuana holidays if that’s what you’re into. Let’s take a look at some of the best weed holidays. Shutterstock Halloween [...]

Nimbin, Australia is the Home of MardiGrass and The Hemp Olympics, But Weed is Still Illegal

By | July 12th, 2018|Australia, Culture, featured, World|

The streets of Nimbin are lined with people with dreadlocks and rainbow clothing, weed leaves decorate the shop fronts, and bud smoke fills the air. On corners, in parks, and in cafes everyone’s blazing up—all of whom, the law states, are criminals. Hippies arrived in Nimbin, Australia, in the state of New South Wales, in [...]

Welcome to Amsterdam, Birthplace of the Cannabis Cup

By | July 7th, 2018|Amsterdam, cannabis cup, Culture|

Today, there are several High Times Cannabis Cup events around the world exalting the best the industry has to offer. But the OG Cup is the one first held in Amsterdam, over 30 years ago. It’s been a long journey, both for the Cup and for cannabis on a global scale. As we prepare to [...]

The Dandy Warhols: As Dandy As Ever

By | July 6th, 2018|April 2018 Issue, Culture, Exclusive, interview, Music|

In LA for two sold-out shows at the Teragram Ballroom, two members of the Dandy Warhols—frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor and keys/bass/vocalist Zia McCabe—chatted with High Times backstage before the gig. The First Time Courtney Taylor-Taylor: I was a ’70s kid, so I don’t even remember when I first smoked pot. I might have been 10 years [...]

Why Making Art is Better When You’re High

By | July 6th, 2018|art, Artists, Culture, featured|

I discovered marijuana when I was a teenager. Shortly thereafter, I discovered my own ability to draw. Coincidence? It’s hard to say, but I did create an entire Led Zeppelin tarot deck drawn with marker on cardstock and then laminated it with scotch tape. It looked pretty awesome. Since marijuana was discovered, people have been [...]