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CANNABIS CUP 2009 PREVIEW
By Nico Escondido
Part I of our series warms up with a preview of the newcomers and potential comebacks at this year’s Cup. Coffeeshops and breeders give us some insight into possible entries and discuss their philosophy when it comes to the world’s premier bud competition, now in its 22nd year. Also included are some guide tips and info for 2009 Cup-goers!
 
COFFEESHOP CONFIDENTIAL
By Bobby Black
Ever fantasize about moving to Amsterdam and working at a coffeeshop? Or wonder what it might be like to own one? In this exclusive exposé, we go behind the smoke and mirrors at two of the city’s most popular shops to reveal what it’s really like to work in the Dutch coffeeshop industry.
 
THE STRAIN COLLECTORS
Meet an intrepid cannabis-collecting couple who like to keep several varieties of pot around at all times to have their pick of the multiple highs, flavors, odors and experiences. Also, find out what it takes to start a strain collection of your own.
 
TOP 20 ACTIVIST COLLEGES
Our annual guide to higher education ranks the country’s best colleges and universities for undergrads interested in marijuana activism, with a little help from Kris Krane, executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
 
THE HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW: JONAH LEHRER
The 27-year-old neuroscientist, author of the best-selling How We Decide, discusses his own “experiments” with marijuana and explains how pot treats anxiety—and also why it’s not addictive. This is your brain on weed!
 
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HIGHWITNESS NEWS/BUZZ
Edited by Dan Skye
Super Santana; Joss Stoned; Top 10 stoner jobs; Ken Locke pedals for pot; Hemp in the UK; Positive drug tests in the military; NFL gets high; Claw Money; Root pipe; Showbuzz; THC Expo in LA; Bonnaroo blasts off.; Kid Cudi; The Warlocks; Wizard of Sync; Julian Marley; Reviews; Band of the Month; Miss HIGH TIMES; Almost Infamous; Brain Damage Control.
 
GROWORLD
Edited by Danny Danko & Nico Escondido
Pix of the Crop; Cannabis Clinic; Munchies; NORMLizer/Dr. Mitch/Freedom Fighter; Canadian Growroom Secrets; Jorge’s Rx and October Calendar by Jorge Cervantes.
 
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