Trans High Corporation, the parent company of HIGH TIMES magazine, will, effective immediately, discontinue any advertising or promotional relationship with Village Voice Media due to their continued financial stake in Backpage.com, based on reporting by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and others who credibly accuse the website's "adult services" classified ads of being allegedly complicit in the advertising of child sex traffickers.
 

"While we remain staunch defenders of the First Amendment and free speech in general," Trans High Corp spokesperson Rick Cusick says, "We do not in any way condone such activity as has been alleged against Backpage.com, and this includes by advertising in media owned by its parent company."