Before the idea of legalization reached our ballets, High Times Magazine was well established in the counterculture giving readers the latest and greatest news in the Cannabis World.
Founded in 1974 by Tom Forcade, High Times Magazine is devoted to the legalization of Marijuana. It was intended as a joke, a single edition lampoon of playboy where instead of sex it was marijuana. However the magazine developed an audience. Audited by ABC, It became a monthly issue with 500,000 copies sold per issue. This made High Times rival with Rolling Stone and National Lampoon. In 2009, the magazine celebrated its 35th anniversary.
Currently, High Times is going strong, with many celebrities like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Kid Kudi, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger appearing on covers or in interviews, the magazine is far from closing its printing press. In 2008, it went digital offering readers another option for obtaining the magazine.
I really enjoy reading High Times Magazine, although I am not a subscriber, I am yet to be disappointed with any issue I have sat down and read. With Legalization of Marijuana at the tip of our fingers, it is only a matter of time until new magazines with similar content develop.
Episode 36 of Free Weed features an interview with the team from Loud Seeds – whose strain, Loud Scout, took first place in the Hybrid category at the 25th Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Plus, a Denver Cup preview and a super-sized cultivation segment featuring tips for spring planting and answers to reader submitted grow questions.