High Times Debt Holders Convert Debt and Agree To Exercise Warrants

Marijuana is big business

CALIFORNIA: Hightimes Holding Corp., the owner of High Times, the most well-known brand in Cannabis, announced the exercise of warrants and the conversion of outstanding notes into its Class A common stock, resulting in a reduction of approximately $28.6 million of its outstanding debt obligations. The former stockholders of Trans High Corp., the company Hightimes acquired Read the full article…

High Times And Agency Unite To Sell Marijuana To Mainstream

For this report, sparks & honey conducted proprietary research and interviewed cannabis industry experts

NEW YORK: Marijuana advocates are teaming up with Madison Avenue to try to make pot palatable to mainstream Americans — and to the advertisers that want to reach them. High Times, the 42-year-old must-have magazine for the cannabis enthusiast, has collaborated with Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom advertising agency, on a report meant to prompt Read the full article…

High Times Cannabis Cup Organizers Say They Can’t Find Suitable Portland Venue

The High Times plan to host a Cannabis Cup in Portland has hit a snag with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON:  As soon as Oregon voters said yes to marijuana legalization last year, High Times announced it would host a Cannabis Cup in Portland. But those plans have hit a snag, prompting the publication to delay the event until September, said publisher Mary McEvoy. The issue: the Oregon Liquor Control Commission won’t allow cannabis consumption at Read the full article…

AMC Stirs The Pot With Ad In Marijuana Magazine

In a sign that the political winds are changing, High Times has landed its first ever non-pot-related advertiser.

CALIFORNIA:  In a sign that the political winds are changing, High Times — the 41-year-old monthly magazine dedicated to all things marijuana — has landed its first ever non-pot-related advertiser. IFC, the cable TV channel owned by AMC Networks, has taken out an ad in the October issue for its show “Comedy Bang! Bang!” Publisher Read the full article…

New Rules Force High Times To Call Off Annual Seattle Cannabis cup

High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2013.

WASHINGTON: The new state laws collapsing the medical market as we know it in Washington and funneling all public marijuana related activities, essentially, through the state liquor board has claimed it’s first victim … the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Seattle. High Times has put on the cannabis competition/vender expo/party here for three years — twice in Fremont and Read the full article…

No Free Pot Samples At Cannabis Cup In Denver

“Licensed cannabis businesses are not allowed to participate in the transaction of sampling or giving marijuana away at events like the Cup,”

COLORADO: The free sampling of businesses’ marijuana, edibles and concentrates — a tradition that has long been a primary draw for fans of the annual Cannabis Cups that happen around the world — will no longer happen so freely at the Denver event. The U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver is High Times magazine’s largest event and likely one of the biggest ticketed marijuana parties Read the full article…

Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Stays Open, But Crowd Frustrated

High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam frustrates pot tourists

By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff AMSTERDAM — Don’t tell High Times the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup is canceled, shut down or in any way shuttered. Determined to proceed with the 27th annual event, organizers opened the Melkweg on Monday morning as if it were business as usual at the venue. Passes, tote bags and T-shirts were Read the full article…

Oregon Dispensary Busts: Lives Devastated for Nothing

Oregon medical marijuana dispensary busts put people in jail before the laws  changed.

OREGON:  The final arguments have been heard in the last of three prosecutions that targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in northern, southern and eastern Oregon.  In the end, after tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent, hundreds of police and prosecutor hours wasted, dozens of felony drug charges, and five families’ lives devastated, the worst sentence handed out Read the full article…

Cannabis Cup: Denver Holds Festival In The Shadow Of State Capitol

The festival in Denver's Civic Center Park is the most visible sign of the transformation. It started as a defiant gathering of marijuana activists, but this year the event had an official city permit, was organized by an event management company and featured booths selling funnel cakes and Greek food next to kiosks hawking hemp lollipops and glass pipes.

COLORADO:  Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of 20 April has gone mainstream in the first state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered this weekend in Colorado for cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup; to 4/20-themed concerts at Read the full article…

Limits On Marijuana Advertising Land Colorado In Court

Under Colorado law, recreational marijuana shops cannot advertise on television and radio, over the Internet, or in print publications unless they can establish that no more than 30 percent of the targeted audience is under the age of 21.

COLORADO: Two publications have sued Colorado in federal court over restrictions that prohibit the state’s legalized recreational marijuana industry from advertising on television, radio, online or in most print publications. High Times magazine, which caters to marijuana enthusiasts, and Westword, a Colorado alternative weekly newspaper, said in a suit filed this week in U.S. District Court Read the full article…