by Dan Skye
A year ago, the Colorado medical scene was a free-for-all, with thousands of entrepreneurs jumping into the game. Now that’s all changed, and only the strongest businesses will survive in a new era of government oversight.
CLOSETC GROWING FOR SUPERIOR CANNABIS
Contributor Mr. Hades returns with a simple and informative guide to producing connoisseur-quality organic pot in your closet or other small grow space. Create a living soil filled with beneficial microbes whose symbiotic relationship with your plants’ roots will help create the ultimate medicine.
GROWIN'G IN THE ‘DAM
by Nico Escondido
Amsterdam—the city where the modern weed-growing era began, where indoor horticulture first met fine cannabis genetics. Thirty years later, what has changed, and what’s stayed the same? Nico checks out some of the best Dutch grow ops to explore just where Holland is these days on the growroom radar. Hydro, technology and genetics are all discussed—and he also gets a very rare glimpse into the Bedrocan lab, a medical-marijuana facility sanctioned by the Dutch government!
SAN FRAN GRAND SLAM
For two days, San Francisco hosted thousands of medical-marijuana patients, providers, activists and cultivators at the first-ever HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup, including an incredible competition to name the top medical marijuana in California.
by David Bienenstock
California’s cannabis revolution rolls into the ballot box this
November, but are voters really ready to legalize it?
BIG J ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
by David Bienenstock
The HIGH TIMES Interview with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson.
HIGHWITNESS NEWS / BUZZ
edited by Dan Skye
Big Bambú in NY; Female Flameoff; Glasshole of the Year; NY favors med-pot; Hawaii busts pot ministry; Marijuana and memory; $38 ounce; Showbuzz; Top stoner cities; Skiing hypocrisy; Cocaine World Cup; Cage; Jesse Ventura; Fool’s Gold; Willie & Wynton; Reviews; Brain Damage Control; Band of the Month; Miss HIGH TIMES; Almost Infamous.
edited by Danny Danko & Nico Escondido
Pix of the Crop; Cannabis Clinic; Munchies; NORMLizer; Freedom Fighter; Dr. Mitch; SSDP Report; Optimize Your Growing Environment, by Erik Biksa; Dear Danko.
COVER: KENT SEA STRAIN: CALI GOLD
Trophy: Rebekah Harris flotsamandjetsamny.com
CENTERFOLD: FREEBIE STRAIN: VORTEX