CANNABIS CUP SPECIAL
The 21st Annual HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup featured the induction of Peter Tosh into the Counterculture Hall of Fame, along with incredible music, great vibes and some of the world’s best pot and hash. Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko breaks down our yearly coffeeshop crawl in Amsterdam, while drummer G. Moses describes the Cannabis Cup Band’s judging process and all the THC-soaked reggae highlights.
GROWING IN WONDERLAND
By Nico Escondido
Sure, it’s a Cup issue, but leave it to our zany Cultivation Editor to cook up a wacky adventure whilst supposedly judging the world’s finest strains. This time Nico swirls down a rabbit hole while trying to uncover the sensi side of Holland. His search pays off when he visits a harvest and finds crops of legendary buds—but as usual, there’s a strange twist to this ride. Take a trip beyond and come back to a new world!
STRAINS OF SUCCESS
Compiled by Nico Escondido
Well, what are you waiting for?! It’s a double-centerfold issue featuring all of the Cannabis Cup winners! This short guide to the strains will give you a little flavor from this year’s Cup … but do you really even read the words? Nah, just drool over the buds—we all do it. Get going.
STONER SNOWBOARDING 101
Cannabis Correspondent Big Croppa hits the slopes and the bowl with professional snowboarder Mark “Deadlung” Edlund and visits some legendary mountainside “smoke shacks” where those in the know can rest up and puff down.
THE HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW:
By David Bienenstock
Saddle up for a Texas-sized chat with the former chess prodigy and country crooner turned best-selling author and past (and future?) candidate for governor. Oh, by the way, if ever Kinky wins, weed will be legal in the Lone Star State.
HIGHWITNESS NEWS/ BUZZ
Edited by Dan Skye
Eddie Bravo & Joe Rogan vaporize; Ancient Chinese secret; Straight vs. Stoned; Teens & drugs; CA pot burning; National Lampoon’s Stoned Age; 420 stash hat; Bamboo bliss; Plastic suit; Showbuzz; CIA cover-up; Hemp Down Under; Cheesy Swiss decision; Bolivia kicks out DEA; Whizzinator bust; Cannabis Cup Expo 2008; Devin the Dude; Reviews; Almost Infamous; Vaporella; Miss HIGH TIMES, Brain Damage Control.
Edited by Danny Danko & Nico Escondido
Pix of the Crop; Cannabis Clinic; Munchies; NORMLizer; Freedom Fighter of the Month; Ask Dr. Mitch; Super Simple Cloning by Jef Tek; Jorge’s Rx and April Garden Calendar by Jorge Cervantes.
COVER: KENT SEA strain: SUPER LEMON HAZE
CENTERFOLD: BRIAN JAHN strain: ASSORTED