- Eye Opening
Ben Schreckinger and Mona Zhang explain in Politico Magazine how High Times, the magazine that celebrated all thing cannabis, lost its buzz. In its heyday, the magazine featured tips on smuggling marijuana, smoking it, growing it and the lawyer to call when you got caught. The authors take you from getting to know the magazine’s founder – who sold weed on the side and distributed the first issues through his drug dealer network – to tracking how the magazine survived the government’s war on drugs. Then pot became legal, and High Times burned out in pursuit of “green” profits.
About the Authors
Ben Schreckinger, national political correspondent for Politico, also served as GQ’s Washington correspondent. Mona Zhang reports on cannabis policy for POLITICO Pro. She founded and edited the cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree. Her freelance articles on cannabis appeared in Forbes, The Outline, High Times, and more.