Shaun Latham loves food. When we connect by phone, his girlfriend has just placed a delivery order of bolognese for dinner. “I smoked a joint and had a few glasses of wine, so [this call] is perfect timing.” Timing appears to be one of the reasons Shaun’s relationship is so successful. When he’s not recording The Shaun Latham Show for Sirius Radio (weekly 10am-11am ET) or shooting episodes of “20 Dollar Chef” for Barstool Sports (new episodes every Wednesday), he’s in the kitchen cheffing up meals with his girlfriend. They cook together all the time, and her support is one of the key ingredients to his success.
Nathaniel Pennington hails from Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love. He left at 18 on a road trip with a girl, and ended up in the cannabis capital of the world: Humboldt County. Pennington first smoked weed at the age of 12, but doesn’t remember the experience or the material. He clearly remembers going to the movies with a grunge-rocker-type girl, Michelle, when he was 14 and smoking a joint behind the theater “I was a skater and grunge-hippie kind of kid,” he shared. “That joint we smoked behind the theater was the first time I got stoned. Cannabis had this wonderfully mellow, and somehow hilarious effect, and made the movie extra awesome. The one thing I remember most was thinking all the crazy warnings drilled into me in the D.A.R.E. program and Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ campaign were absolutely overinflated claims.”
Julia Jacobson has suffered migraines for years, with one lasting as long as eight days. In 2016, she had a migraine to top all migraines—it lasted six months and came with vomiting and dehydration that landed her in the hospital on three separate occasions. “I’ll never forget the day it began—September 22,” she shared. “It messed with my vision; I saw spots and auras. At times I couldn’t see at all,” she shared. “I was prescribed antidepressants and high blood pressure medications. Some of the meds they gave me had me dropping things, bumping into furniture.”
When Katie Cazorla and I connect by phone, she’s in great spirits, enjoying the lull that accompanies the aftermath of the holiday season in Los Angeles. She’s back home in the city for a brief stint before embarking on an upcoming a string of shows at the Tropicana Laugh Factory in Las Vegas with Bill Dawes February 17th through the 23rd.
Mexico City cannabis activist Jade Luna Villavicencio is sure that the end of cannabis prohibition can’t be far away. “There’s a saying that goes, ‘No hay mal que dure cien años’ [nothing bad lasts for a hundred years]’,” said the activist at yesterday’s cannabis plant-in. If that’s the case, then we’re in the final countdown. Mexico first banned cannabis on March 15, 1920, the result of classist fear-mongering that would later spread to the United States. A century later, the Mexican Supreme Court has declared prohibition of consumption and personal cultivation unconstitutional. But legislators have dragged on passing the laws that would make it official. Their new deadline (they blew the first one) is April 30.
Over the weekend, Mexico took its latest step in what has become a seemingly interminable process towards the legalization of adult use cannabis. The country’s Senate published a draft of legislation that would regulate the consumption, production, harvest, packaging, distribution, and other facets of marijuana culture. Marijuana legalization has dragged considerably in Mexico, where medicinal cannabis was legalized back in June of 2017. In 2018, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that prohibition of adult use cannabis was unconstitutional, and gave lawmakers one year to legislate a new system of legal usage.
Welcome one and all to the unique, intellectual, and interdimensional portal known as Aquarius season. We entered the season of the water bearer on January 20th, and will be in this air sign’s domain until February 18th, and during this time we have the opportunity to shine our freakiest, most revolutionary light at the world around us. Known as aliens from the future, Aquarians aren’t afraid to think outside of the box; in fact, they’d rather destroy it. This is the sign of the innovative trailblazer, scientist and stoner alike, and this zodiac season is the perfect time to embrace all the unknowns out there by working with cannabis as a cosmic doorway to other dimensions; both of ourselves and of reality.
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.