Tag: High Times

  • Rasta and High Times: The Jamaican World Cannabis Cup

    By Ras Kahelb Since the passing of the Ganja Bill in Jamaica new opportunities are being embarked upon by ganja farmers and leaders of the Rastafari community. Recently, an elder from the Nyahbinghi Mansion who is the Chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association is Chairing both the Rastafari In Inity (a new […]

  • Some Thoughts on Thomas King Forcade

    (High Times: Jan 1993) By Judith Stamps   We remember Thomas King Forcade, if we remember him at all, as the creator of High Times, the Cannabis magazine that turned forty in 2014.  We are unlikely to recall much more, however, as Forcade kept an aggressively low profile.   His name never appeared on the masthead.  […]

  • A Review of High Times’ Forty-Year Self-Published History

      In 1974, late activist Thomas Forçade invented and began publishing the pro-marijuana magazine, High Times.  This year the magazine turns forty.  In honour of its birthday Forçade’s Trans High Corporation has published the retrospective:  High Times:  A 40-Year History of the World’s Most Infamous Magazine—self-styled both a “visual history” and a “coffee table book.”  […]

  • Steven Hager’s Temple Dragons:  Transformative Security in the Age of Cannabis Activism

        The 1960s counterculture fostered movements for organic food, natural childbirth, civil rights, participatory democracy, and new concepts of community based on non-violence, non-commercialism and unfettered joy.  Activists of this era created change by altering frames of reference, frames that determined how they and others understood the world.  They invented consciousness-altering events: street theatre, […]