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.
It's Willie Nelson's 85th birthday on Apr. 29, which means it's also time for a new album from the country-music legend. "Last Man Standing" will be released two days earlier.
Having difficulty breathing and coughing, Willie Nelson left the stage at Harrah's Southern California Resort in Funner, CA on Jan. 6. He canceled his next four shows in January and rearranged his February and March tour schedule.
CelebStoners Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg like to exchange holiday gifts. The Dogfather gave Nelson this ugly sweater emblazoned with a giant green pot leaf and a popular stoner slogan.
On the Aug. 18 episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," Penn Jillette proclaimed that he's "the only person who's never ever had a puff of marijuana who has been been on the cover of High Times magazine." Well, not quite.
During my 20-year stint with High Times, I coordinated more than three-dozen photo shoots with celebrities, mostly musicians, including Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Cypress Hill, Method Man, Redman and Milla Jovovich. Many are featured in the 500th issue of High Times.
Watch actress Aubrey Plaza smoke pot and trim buds with the so-called "Weed Nuns." And check out more CelebStoner News about John McEnroe, Mick Jagger, Jason Isbell and Willie Nelson.
Move over, Willie Nelson, you've got some company on the magic bus. Actually, Nelson joins Toby Keith on his new stoner song, "Wacky Tobaccy."