by Jack Starks
These growers definitely have brighter futures. Take a look at the inner workings of college grows while earning some extra credit in vital growroom and security basics.
As America approaches a bold new era of legalization, HIGH TIMES and Students for Sensible Drug Policy proudly present our annual list of the top 20 colleges for marijuana activists.
STRAINS OF MAINE
The fiercely independent marijuana farmers of Maine continue to produce quality pot for patients, even as a controversial new cannabis-dispensary system looms. Senior cultivation editor Danny Danko and photographer Brian Jahn visit three local ganja gardens to separate fact from fiction and reveal the grow secrets of this cold and rocky coastal state.
THE HIGH TIMES CANNABIS CUP
by Nico Escondido
It’s that time of year again: The 23rd Annual HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is just around the corner! If you’ve been to Amsterdam before, or are thinking about finally making the pilgrimage to the Mecca of Pot, home to the world’s foremost cannabis competition, this is the can’t-miss story of the year! Nico outlines the history of the Cup and how you (the judges) sample and vote, as well as flashbacks from last year’s Cup, and sneak peeks at what’s to come this November. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a small but handy guide to a few of Amsterdam’s elite coffeeshops!
OIL AND WATER
by Chris Simunek
HIGH TIMES visits Venice, LA, the home of a fishing community whose very existence is in peril following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. With oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf of Mexico at an incalculable rate, what fate lies in store for those who make their living from the sea?
THE HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW: LEWIS BLACK
by Dan Skye
He’s angry, aggravated, out of sorts—and hysterically funny! Comedian Lewis Black has become the voice of our discontent. Thank God we can laugh through the pain. Enjoy a wide-ranging conversation about America and pot.
edited by Dan Skye
College toking; Hopper passes on; 420 Speedster; LA dispensary shutdown; High in the Rockies poll; Marijuana martial artist; Sister Mary Marijuana; Irv Rosenfeld; Rad hats; Bling for stoners; Showbuzz; The HIGH TIMES Pot Smoker’s Activity Book; K2/Spice revealed; Snoop Dogg; High on Fire; Commander Cody; Reviews; Brain Damage Control; Band of the Month; Miss HIGH TIMES; Almost Infamous.
edited by Danny Danko & Nico Escondido
Pix of the Crop; Cannabis Clinic; SSDP; Freedom Fighter; Ask Dr. Mitch; NORMLizer; Organic Growing; Gear/Hot Products; Munchies; Dear Danko.
COVER: FREEBIE STRAIN: BLACKBERRY KUSH
CENTERFOLD: FREEBIE STRAIN: PURPLE KUSH