Apr 16, 2010 On “High Times”
Image from public domain.
Flashing back to 1990, I first took out a subscription to High Times magazine in protest over a Louisiana federal prosecutor’s subpoenaing the magazine’s advertiser records — as reported by Index on Censorship — in an apparent effort to clamp down on hydroponic sellers and customers, and various other suspected marijuana-related vendors. I wrote to then-attorney general Dick Thornburgh about my protest, and cc’d it to High Times; I received a reply from neither. I read each issue, and perhaps the most beneficial article was the one on then-NORML national director Don Fiedler, whom I discuss here.
Granted, High Times has many ads that one might expect instead to find in a Victoria’s Secret catalogue. On the other hand, since I frequently defend maijuana, the magazine has its benefits. On top of that, Cheech and Chong are in the current cover article.