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High Times October 2020

Get your High Times digital magazine subscription today to learn all about the marijuana counter-culture. It features articles on the legalization of marijuana, gives tips on growing cannabis, as well as detailing other drug articles, and providing "Highwitness News." It also has concert information and music reviews.

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internet

STRENGTHENING SENIORS A new study suggests that the medicinal use of cannabis by people over the age of 60 correlated with a positive association in improvements. The study examined the participants’ health-related quality of life (HRQL), a measure of the overall quality of physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. A report on the research was published on August 26 in Clinical Gerontologist. Researchers associated with the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa surveyed 139 seniors about medical cannabis who self-reported changes in outcome over a period spanning one year. The research teams found a strong association between the frequency of medical cannabis use and mental and physical improvements. Interestingly, researchers found that participants who used medical cannabis more often reported better improvements in their general health, building upon previous…

1 min.
hello, faithful high times reader.

The topic of this month’s issue is everyone’s favorite subject to avoid (or sometimes bring up) at the dinner table—politics! While a general interest in politics may or may not be your cup of tea, there’s a historically pivotal election taking place next month, and the results of that election are bound to impact your life one way or another—including potential changes in pot regulation. In this issue of High Times, get the recap on what your presidential candidates and their running mates have to say about weed. Staying informed is the key to understanding what the future may hold. Also, we’ve done all of the work for you to identify the members of Congress who are actively helping to push cannabis reform at the federal level. We even have a rundown…

4 min.
letters

MARIJUANA ROYALTY Just read the last issue. I’m always happy to see my man Tommy Chong talking about weed. He’s had a lifetime of experience dealing with the government, and I love hearing about his antics. I can’t think of almost any other people who quite fit on the weed pedestal like Chong does. Well, obviously Cheech fits up there. Maybe Willie Nelson too. You get my point though. With everything that’s happening leading up to the election, it makes me more sick than ever to see what our country and our government has done to people. Especially after hearing about Chong not having a choice but to go to prison for selling bongs back in the day. —I <3 Chong RESPONSE: Chong for president! NEW MAG, WHO DIS Woah—High Times 2.0 or what? I’ve been…

7 min.
veterans in virginia

This month I’m traveling via the airwaves to Virginia to interview the legendary veteran and cannabis activist Michael Krawitz. It is an incredible honor to be interviewing Krawitz because he’s one of the single hardest-working veterans and cannabis activists in the world. I had the honor of first meeting Krawitz nearly 10 years ago. Krawitz has played a role in nearly each state that has added PTSD to its list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use. Together, we have walked the halls of Congress, where we lobbied unremittingly for medical cannabis access for veterans. We’ve also spent days in New York at the United Nations advocating for medical cannabis legalization and safe access. When we finally reach the end of the rainbow (that is, when cannabis prohibition has ended), it…

4 min.
operations ablaze

W ildfires continue to rage in the western United States. As of September 15, over 3.2 million acres burned so far in California, and the fires continue to devour precious stalks of cannabis. Since California makes up the largest legal cannabis market in the United States, the impact of wildfires on this year’s supply of cannabis affects us all. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, from January 1 to August 10, there were 33,917 US wildfires in 2020; that’s compared to 28,821 wildfires during the same time period in 2019. The vast majority of fires burned in the lush, mountainous areas of California and Oregon, particularly in regions known for the prevalence of multigenerational cannabis farms—big and small alike. The LNU Lightning Complex Fire—one of the largest of California’s fires—began August 17…

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top five senators blocking marijuana bills

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY) Earning nicknames like “Darth Vader” and “the Grim Reaper,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shelved bill after bill when it comes to marijuana—effectively killing them. As the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history, it’s time for him to go. Despite his full support of the 2018 Farm Bill, which opened the door (for now) to the commercial hemp industry, the senator views marijuana as something entirely different. McConnell has gone out of his way to block marijuana bills as the Senate majority leader. Consider challenger Amy McGrath this November instead, as she has indicated she would be willing to work with the marijuana industry, unlike McConnell. SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) On the Democratic side, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s antiquated views on marijuana are shaped by her overdue tenure as…