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Rabbi Ben Gorelick Plans to Use Religious Freedom Against an 8-Year Minimum Psychedelic Charge

It’s not common to hear from a defendant during an ongoing case, especially when involving felony drug charges. Denver-based Rabbi Ben Gorelick is bucking that norm. Instead, the 42-year-old is using the media to amplify his message about psychedelic ceremonies, as well as their connection to Judaism and numerous other religions. Aware of the potential… Keep Reading

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Finding 420

It’s around 10:30 a.m. on an otherwise average Wednesday in San Rafael, California. I’ve arrived at San Rafael High School to see the Louis Pasteur statue where a group of high school friends in the early ’70s smoked weed. I wander tentatively on the high school campus among the students with backpacks rushing to class.… Keep Reading

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Shining a Light on the Thailand Cannabis Community

Thailand hasn’t always prohibited cannabis; it’s part of the culture. Ganja plants were typically grown on the side of the house and used in traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage. Even today, some grandparents cultivate a few plants and toss a couple of leaves in their Tom Yom (traditional Thai soup). The U.S. illicit market… Keep Reading

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Brand Spotlight: Interview with Stephanie Arakel of Viola Brands

It’s no secret that if you’re working in the cannabis industry, you need to be on top of everything coming your way. One woman who’s dominating her role in the industry is Stephanie Arakel, Vice President of Strategy and Product at Viola Brands. Arakel’s journey into cannabis grew organically starting with her culinary college career,… Keep Reading

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Dave East on His Cannabis Company East Co. and His Love of OG Kush

With cannabis use and cultivation becoming more mainstream, both legally and culturally, it’s no surprise that more artists and musicians are joining the industry. One of the latest rappers to venture into the business side of cannabis as an entrepreneur is Dave East, the Harlem-based rapper and actor, who has launched his cannabis company, East Co. … Keep Reading

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Women in Weed: A Guide to the Power Players (Part 1)

It’s March, and while that certainly isn’t the only month we should be recognizing the contributions of women and femme folks in cannabis, it’s an awesome excuse to recognize some of the best in the biz. Here are a few women who are doing some seriously cool things in the world of weed. Ru Johnson,… Keep Reading

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It’s a big day! Change has come. At the bare minimum, on a very small scale, but change nonetheless. My name is Cody Lee. I’m the new Digital Editor here at High Times. It’s unbelievable that William S. Burroughs wrote for this magazine. I grew up idolizing him, and now here we are. The first… Keep Reading

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