By Dan Skye
Just a few years back, Canada looked like it would lead the world in cannabis-law reform. These days, however, progress has clearly stalled, and the government program to ensure access to medical cannabis has turned out to be a poorly run, bureaucratic mess.
CANADIAN VERTICAL GROWING
Our grow correspondent from Vancouver Island, hydroponics expert Erik Biksa, provides an inside look at a high-tech grow facility where Canadian farmers are stretching the limits of indoor pot production by using vertical gardening techniques to make use of every last bit of light.
Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko and acclaimed cannabis photographer Brian Jahn take a tour of three of New England’s finest pot gardens to find out how growers in the northeastern US have put their region on the marijuana map.
RIGHT LIKE ME
By Chris Simunek
HIGH TIMES attends the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference to investigate America’s continuing political divide. But beyond the pin-striped suits and straitlaced veneer, you might be surprised to learn that the right loves its herb just as much as the left.
THE HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW: MARC EMERY
By Dan Skye
The Canadian media once dubbed him the “Prince of Pot,” but now the prince is in exile and serving a five-year sentence behind bars in the US for his highly effective cannabis activism. Even so, Marc Emery has lost none of his energy or his spirit for the fight.
Edited by Dan Skye
San Francisco Medical Cup preview; Dispensary customers; Weed World; Trailer Park Boys; Humboldt Fire; Pot pillows; Legend of LSD; K-9 liars; DEA wants THC banned; Eradication continues; Pot & psychosis; THMQ; Gwar; The Memorials; … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead; Reviews; Brain Damage Control; Band of the Month; Miss HIGH TIMES; Almost Infamous.
Edited by Danny Danko & Nico Escondido
Pix of the Crop; SSDP; Freedom Fighter; Ask Dr. Mitch; Munchies; NORMLizer; Gear/Hot Products; Cannabis Clinic; Integrated Pest Management: Thrips; Dear Danko.
COVER: FREEBIE STRAIN: BUBBA KUSH
CENTERFOLD: BRIAN JAHN STRAIN: LEMON THAI