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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 [...]

Jim Beam Heir Enters Cannabis Industry to end ‘Prohibition 2.0’

By | May 14th, 2018|alcohol, Business, canada, News, prohibition|

The heir to a fortune earned from bourbon during the post-Prohibition era is building a new company in the cannabis industry. Ben Kovler is the great-grandson of Harry Blum, who invested in the Jim Beam brand after the end of Prohibition. After buying out his partners for about $1 million in 1941, Blum sold the company in [...]

Australian Political Party Proposes Total Cannabis Legalization

By | April 16th, 2018|Australia, Government, News, Politics, prohibition|

Declaring that prohibition has failed, an Australian political party proposes total cannabis legalization for the country. Sen. Richard Di Natale, the leader of the Australian Greens, announced his party’s new stance Monday, April 16. The plan would legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults. They could also legally grow at home up to six [...]

This Canadian Town Is Pushing To Ban Outdoor Smoking

By | March 8th, 2018|canada, featured, legalization, News, prohibition, tobacco|

With marijuana legalization imminent, this Canadian town is pushing to ban outdoor smoking. City officials of the town of Hampstead say they plan to ban all forms of smoking in outdoor public places, according to the CBC. Hampstead is on the west end of the island of Montreal, in Quebec. Bill Steinberg, the mayor of [...]

These New Jersey Towns Are Preemptively Banning Cannabis Businesses

By | March 1st, 2018|featured, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy, prohibition|

The post These New Jersey Towns Are Preemptively Banning Cannabis Businesses appeared first on High Times. Recreational cannabis isn’t even legal in New Jersey. Yet while lawmakers debate what, if any, marijuana legislation they want to introduce, some municipalities are already deciding for them. Over the past few months, a groundswell of anti-cannabis advocacy has [...]

The Most Creative Ways People Have Hidden Their Weed

By | February 11th, 2018|Culture, entertainment, featured, prohibition, Smuggling, stash boxes|

The post The Most Creative Ways People Have Hidden Their Weed appeared first on High Times. Even today with more and more states legalizing recreational weed, there’s still a reason to need to hide your stash. But finding that perfect nook or cranny away from nosy eyes or sensitive noses can be difficult.Some crafty individuals [...]

Incense vs Scented Candles: Hiding That Dank Stank

By | February 1st, 2018|Culture, how to, prohibition, smell|

The post Incense vs Scented Candles: Hiding That Dank Stank appeared first on High Times. Every weed smoker has their preferred method of hiding that dank stank. Sometimes, that method for getting rid of that unmistakeable weed smell needs to work fast. The bowl’s lit, stinking up the space with the scent-sational aroma of that [...]

UK Khat Ban Fails To Stop Contraband Imports

By | January 22nd, 2018|featured, khat, News, prohibition, UK|

The post UK Khat Ban Fails To Stop Contraband Imports appeared first on High Times. Here’s some news that should surprise nobody. UK Khat Ban Fails To Stop Contraband Imports. International efforts to suppress the trade in a psychoactive plant are failing to do so, but are jacking up the social costs of its use—which might [...]

California Marijuana Growers Must Navigate Wildfire Recovery

By | January 8th, 2018|California, growers, News, prohibition, wildfires|

The post California Marijuana Growers Must Navigate Wildfire Recovery appeared first on High Times. The scale and intensity of this year’s wildfire season in California left many folks around the country dumbstruck. Who can forget the hellish cell phone videos captured by morning commuters showing whole hillsides along the highways engulfed in flames? But those [...]

Researchers Are Trying To Find Most Effective Anti-Drug PSAs

By | December 25th, 2017|advertising, education, health, News, prohibition, PSAs, Research, science, study, war on drugs|

The post Researchers Are Trying To Find Most Effective Anti-Drug PSAs appeared first on High Times. Although previous studies have shown that anti-drug campaigns, like Nancy Reagan’s infamous “Just Say No” digital bowel movement on the children of the 1980s, are mostly ineffective when it comes to preventing Americans from experimenting with the wonderful world [...]