Category Archives: history

From the Playboy Mansion to Cannabis Radio, Paxton Quigley is Still Making Waves

Like most cannabis users in the 1970s, Paxton Quigley knew it was wise to be discreet about her cannabis consumption as she moved through several successful careers in academia, research, investigative journalism, and acting. Then she took a job where she came face-to-face with one of the most famous names in marijuana, Keith Stroup, founder […]

Flashback Friday: A History Of Pinball

Learn about the history of pinball in this High Times print piece from July, 1979. Bagatelle, a popular game in the 19th century, is the granddaddy of pinball. Bagatelle is similar to pool, in that you use a cue stick to shoot balls into scoring holes. In 1871 a game called Improvements in Bagatelle was […]

The Time To Stand Together Is Now: A Chat With Arlene Williams, The Ganja Granny

Most people who attend the New York Pride Parade each year know who Ganja Granny is: the little old lady walking down 5th Avenue giving out green ribbons and ‘smoking’ a large-scale paper mâché joint behind a banner which reads, “Legalize Marijuana NOW.” But not only is she the group’s bonafide celebrity, she’s also the […]

From A Dude’s Dorm Room to Delivery: The Evolution of Purchasing Weed

My boyfriend was pretty excited today. Why? Because today was the first day he had cannabis delivered.  Ah the future. Where you can literally hop on your computer, put in an order for Humboldt sativa, maybe a few indica minis, and thirty minutes to an hour later… cannabis at your door. With taxes and fees, […]

The History of Hybrids: How Breeding And Selection Led to Modern Marijuana

By Joe Bender, Cannabis Crop Solutions, LLC Cannabis growers are always searching for the next remarkable strain. The countless flavors and multitude of effects combine to create endless possibilities. In the last 60 years, breeders have capitalized on the diversity of cannabis more than ever before, crossing strains from around the globe. Today, as cannabis […]

High Times Greats: John Lennon, The Radical Years

In honor of John Lennon’s birthday, we’re bringing you an article about the former Beatle turned activist by Bill Weinberg, originally published in the May, 1992 edition of High Times. Why would the FBI want to withhold their files on a rock star who has been dead for over ten years? That’s what Jon Wiener […]

The Cultural History Of Tattoos, Explained

These days, it seems like tattoos are everywhere, but the question remains: where exactly did they come from, and how did they get to where they are today? Tattoo Uprising is a new feature-length documentary that sets out to answer that question. Like a collection of tattoos on a person’s body, the film is patchwork […]

How To Create An Artful Flower Arrangement With Cannabis

Over the course of the last few thousand years, the art of flower-arranging has come so far, it almost seems like there’s nowhere left for it to go. But thanks to a burgeoning popular acceptance of cannabis, there’s an entirely new way to decorate with “flower,” and one SoCal-based wholesale cannabis delivery company wants to […]

Space Case: Introducing The Alliance Of Historical Observatories

Before the dawning of the space age, observatories across the US worked diligently to gather all the information required to make space exploration possible in the first place. As technology advanced, a number of these valuable observatories fell behind in funding, and as a result, some of the country’s most important scientific institutions have been […]