Made with no more than water, heat, pressure, and a few tools, hash rosin has become one of the most prized forms of cannabis resin today. Most hash rosin is made by squishing ice water hash instead of flower at the right temperature and pressure levels for yields that fail to rival solvent extractions. It also requires high-quality and properly maintained starting material to match the flavor and melt-quality of something made with hydrocarbon solvents.
You’re already reading High Times. Soon, you’ll be able to shop at High Times. Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of this publication, announced Wednesday that it will be opening two flagship retail stores in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Each store will operate under the High Times name and logo, and will offer memorabilia, licensed products of the company, and various cannabis products.
Originally published on CultureMagazine.com Bassist legend and Green Day co-founder Mike Dirnt announced on Jan. 9 his partnership with Goldenseed—a lifestyle cannabis and hemp brand based out of Santa Cruz, California, and the investment opportunities with the brand. Using sustainable farming practices, Goldenseed produces flowers, clones and extracts that are 100 percent naturally grown. According to a press release, Goldenseed is the first private U.S. cannabis cultivator to be qualified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to sell stock to the general public. Goldenseed is selling up to $10 million of common stock with a price of $10 per share. Interested parties can invest online now to get a piece of the action.
Perhaps the oldest system of natural healing—predating even the Chinese system of medicine—is Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word which means the knowledge of life (Veda—Knowledge, Ayu—Life). A translation which more accurately reflects the scope of its subject, however, would be the “knowledge of longevity.” This is so because the ancient sages of India were extremely careful to distinguish between life, a spiritual phenomenon, and longevity, a term which refers to the proper maintenance of the body.
New Year’s Day was a historic day for cannabis in the United States. At 6 a.m. CST, more than three dozen licensed cannabis shops opened their doors for the first time, as Illinois joined the ranks of 10 other states with legalized recreational marijuana. Waiting on the other side of those doors were thousands of Illinoisans—and some out-of-staters— eager to be among the first to legally purchase cannabis in the state. And by the time shops closed up for the night, marking the end of the first day of retail cannabis, they’d tallied nearly $3.2 million in sales. Compare that to Colorado, which raked in just over $1 million in its first day of legal retail on January 1, 2014.
Looking for the basics of how to grow marijuana? Here are the tools and information on how to grow weed affordably and effectively. All you need is a small discreet space and a little bit of a budget to get started on your indoor pot production.
It seems Dr. Seuss’s infamous Grinch may have relocated to Florida as police in St. Petersburg arrested a man over the weekend for giving away marijuana to celebrate the holiday season. Arrested in this case was Richard Ellis Spurrier, 67, of St. Petersburg. Police say that they contacted Spurrier at about 11 p.m. on Saturday night on 2nd St. N. in St. Petersburg because they had been told by a witness that he was handing out marijuana to strangers as they passed by on the street. After approaching Spurrier, police say they noticed a small amount of marijuana shake on the sleeve of his shirt.
For an article in the December, 1979 edition of High Times, late, great counterculture correspondent Glenn O’Brien examined the connections between Santa Claus and a specific kind of psychedelic mushroom known as the fly agaric, aka the toadstool that conquered the universe. In fact, the existence of Santa could be related to a shaman in Lapland who ate Amanita muscaria. Even the government supports the compelling association between Santa and the fly agaric. Was Santa a mushroom eater?
Used to make everything from window panes to electronics, glass is one of the world’s most captivating materials. Perhaps one of the most inventive applications of glass is to create works of art, especially when artists use the transparent amorphous solid to make pieces with which to consume the sacred herb. From endearing holiday-themed pieces to bona fide investments, we’ve got some of the most entrancing glass gifts for cannabis enthusiasts.