The music, movie and interactive fest known as South by Southwest has taken a distinct turn towards cannabis programming with a wide array of pot panels and crafty keynotes.
Comedian Chelsea Handler is a fan of marijuana, so much so that she has a line of pot products coming out soon. "This is gonna be the thing that probably cures some big disease," she says.
This article was originally posted on Feb. 4, 2014 after Kacey Musgraves picked up two Grammy awards. Nearly five years later, the country singer won four more Grammys, including Album of the Year for "Golden Hour."
The great Willie Nelson was up for two Grammy awards and won for Best Traditional Pop Album for "My Way." He's now received 51 nominations and has won nine trophies. Other winners include Kacey Musgraves, Dave Chappelle and Sting & Shaggy.
Always a huge fan of hemp, Willie Nelson has launched a new line of hemp-infused products starting with WIllie's Remedy Whole Bean Coffee.
As usual, there were plenty of films that featured marijuana and other drugs this year, from stoner comedies ("Super Troopers 2") to dank dramas ("White Boy Rick") to enlightening documentaries ("Weed the People"). Here are our Top 30.
Willie Nelson joined Rep. Beto O'Rourke for a rally in Austin on Sept. 29 to stir up support for the Congressman's campaign to win the Senate seat from incumbent Ted Cruz.
In 1988, I started working for High Times. That lasted nearly 20 years. After leaving HT, I founded CelebStoner. A few years after that I was hired to edit Freedom Leaf. Not bad for a music journalist who started getting stoned in high school.
Back in March 2017, it was reported that Woody Harrelson had stopped smoking pot. In July, he danced around the question with Stephen Colbert, but in October he admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that his canna-fast started in March 2016. Now, thanks to Willie Nelson, Harrelson's inhaling again.
It's the time of year when stoners gather for that very special smokeout in and around April 20. Our list includes more than 90 events – festivals, concerts, judging contests, hangouts and meetups – taking place over the five-day 420 holiday weekend.