In preparation of our 40th anniversary, we asked High Times’ alumni what they remember most about working with the magazine. You can find a treasure trove of stoner memories in the new High Times 40th Anniversary issue, on sale now.
We’re looking back at 40 years of In our four decades of existence, there have been a number of attempts to shut us down. Self-righteous groups have periodically called for HT to be removed from newsstand shelves for the good of “the children;” several states passed laws in the 1970s reclassifying the magazine as “drug paraphernalia” and thus illegal to sell or possess; and subscriber lists have been requested by the Feds on occasion. (The Feds never got them.)
None of those ploys made much of a dent in HT’s circulation or advertising revenue. But there was one federal effort, Operation Green Merchant, that had us on the run for a while. And we were only the collateral damage.