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12 Facts About Sour Diesel

By | July 16th, 2018|beginner, history, Strains|

Would a strain by any other name smell as sweet? Sour Diesel, a name revered in toking circles, is one of the most ubiquitous, powerful, and sweetest-smelling strains ever created. The eponymous gasoline scent and sativa energy boost have been fan favorites since the early ’90s, but beyond the signature uplifting high, even connoisseurs don’t [...]

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 Evolution of Marijuana in 22 Songs

By | June 29th, 2018|history, Music, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg|

From the darkest corners of America’s poorest neighborhoods to a symbol of wealth and status, it’s been quite the rags-to-riches story for Mary Jane—and the whole journey has been told in music, producing a seriously crunchy oral history. While this is in no way a complete canon, these 22 songs offer a glimpse into the [...]

7 Ways People Used Cannabis in 1930

By | June 1st, 2018|Culture, history|

The 1930s was a crucial decade for cannabis. Before the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, cannabis was a widely used medicine. But after a national campaign to stigmatize and outlaw cannabis, medicinal use declined, and the herb’s reputation was tarnished. But a hundred years ago, weed was commonplace. Across the country, you could buy marijuana [...]

The Best Strains For Daytime Highs

By | March 1st, 2018|February 2018 Issue, history, Strains, Wake and Bake|

The post The Best Strains For Daytime Highs appeared first on High Times. Written by Reggie Dankers As THC percentages continue to soar, some smokers are opting for less potent pot. Whether you’re nostalgic for the days of mellow weed or simply seeking a daytime smoke for a functional buzz, here’s everything you need to [...]

Who Invented The Weed Brownie?

By | February 22nd, 2018|brownies, Culture, Edibles, featured, history|

The post Who Invented The Weed Brownie? appeared first on High Times. When it comes to edibles, there’s nothing more iconic than the weed brownie. In today’s cannabis culture, a weed brownie doesn’t necessarily mean plain and simple. Examples of the weed brownie range from gourmet and healthy, to celebrity chef baked, to things that [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana: What Is Cannabis?

By | February 20th, 2018|Beginner Tips, cannabinoids, CBD, CBDV, featured, Guides, history, THC, THCV|

The post Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana: What Is Cannabis? appeared first on High Times. Cannabis, also referred to as marijuana, has been an integral part of human civilizations for millennia. Both as a medicine and as a recreational substance, cannabis is the most popular illicit drug in the world. Today, the legal [...]

7 Scientists Who Smoked Weed

By | February 17th, 2018|Carl Sagan, Culture, featured, history, Lester Grinspoon, People, scientists|

The post 7 Scientists Who Smoked Weed appeared first on High Times. It shouldn’t come as a shock that there are scientists who smoked weed. Most people can multi-task well enough to rip a bong and play video games or post on Instagram. But only a select few in high society can smoke ganja and [...]

The Origins of Your Favorite Weed Slang

By | February 16th, 2018|Culture, featured, history, slang|

The post The Origins of Your Favorite Weed Slang appeared first on High Times. Have you ever wondered about the origins of your favorite weed slang? There are a few reasons why weed has some of the best slang around. For starters, you can find weed pretty much anywhere. There are diverse strains and customs [...]

Satanic Music, Minorities and Sex: The Early Days of Prohibition

By | December 6th, 2017|Culture, Harry Anslinger, history, Laws, legalization, People, Politics, prohibition, reefer madness|

The post Satanic Music, Minorities and Sex: The Early Days of Prohibition appeared first on High Times. The early days of prohibition were nothing if not a whirlwind. Although certain states had already started to place restrictions on cannabis, it was nothing compared to the beginning of the nation-wide campaign against the plant. Largely due [...]