It's a historic weekend in the Pacific Northwest with three major marijuana events taking place from Bow to Portland. However, two of them are promoting Cannabis Cups, and High Times doesn't like that.
I met Sublime in 1994 when I was music editor of High Times. They were one of the most supportive bands for the marijuana cause until Brad Nowell's death two years later.
Back in 2008, Ray Manzarek was a panelist at the NORML Conference. Ray came to help promote "Pot Culture," which includes his account of the first time he got high.
After more than 400,000 marijuana arrests in New York during his 11 years as Mayor, Michael Bloomberg has announced that the arrests will continue but bustees won't have to spend the night in jail. That's way too little and way too late.
Chase Burnett would be alive today if marijuana was legal. The Georgia teenager allegedly died after he smoked an over-the-counter synthetic cannabinoid last year.