Today on April 20, High Times and The Freak Brothers are proud to announce a limited edition collaboration, celebrating 45 years between two iconic cannabis brands that have stood the test of time. This unique collaboration represents the intersection of two pioneering publications that tested the scope of what printed material can get away with regarding cannabis and psychedelics.
The Freak Brothers animated adaptation debuted on Tubi in November 2021, and was remarkably successful in the highly competitive world of streaming series. The voice cast is stellar. It’s the story of three hippies—Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Pete Davidson)—who embark on pot-fueled adventures, and you’ll also see plenty of their cat Kitty (Tiffany Haddish). Blake Anderson and Adam Devine also voice roles as modern day stoners Chuck and Charlie, and there are also voice roles from Andrea Savage, La La Anthony, and rapper ScHoolboy Q.
The Freak Brothers graced the cover of High Times magazine multiple times, including the 18th issue in February 1977, just three years into publication, which is the design of some of the new merchandise.
“It’s great to see two of the most iconic and OG brands in the cannabis world celebrating a relationship that has spanned nearly 50 years,” The Freak Brothers Head of Marketing Greg Goldner told High Times. “As we’ve brought The Freak Brothers back in a big way with our adult animated TV series, it’s very cool to be able to continue the relationships that Gilbert Shelton built decades ago.”
The new collection includes snapback hats as well as limited edition T-shirts and hoodies. The hoodies feature the classic Freak Brothers slogan, “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.”
Author: Benjamin M. Adams / High Times