Feds Assemble ‘Pop-Up’ Court in Oregon Forest for Major Peace Gathering



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a “pop-up” court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counter-culture peace gathering on public land that could draw up to 20,000 people.

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Winners of the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup

Everyone brought their best to the 2017 HIGH TIMES Midwest Cannabis Cup! The competition was fierce across all of the categories represented, but ultimately the judges voted for these fine entries.

Special thanks to Grow Green Michigan, our presenting sponsor, as well as our premier sponsors: Advanced Nutrients, Herbal Solutions, FlavRx, CoCO Extracts, Ocean Grown Seeds, Moxie, SkunkwerksRx, Holistic Health Michigan, Greener Crossing and The Green Doctors. We’d also like to thank our partner lab, PSI Labs.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

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Are You the Next HIGH TIMES Midwest Top Cannabis Chef, or Can You Crown Who Is?

Calling all cannabis chefs and edible foodies! Competitors and judges are needed! Enter the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Cook-Off, June 24 & 25, at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan presented by MagicalButter.com.

It’s not just a contest, but an immersive cannabis experience! Submit this form NOW to apply for your chance to compete!

Within the Magical Butter Edibles Tent at the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, a heated competition is going down. Challenging top cannabis chefs to create their best dishes in a fast-paced, head-to-head battle to determine whose flavors are the freshest and whose techniques are the most refined and innovative.

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‘Mary Kay for Marijuana:’ Home-Based Pot Parties for Seniors on the Rise

Remember Tupperware parties? Ask your grandmothers. Initially created to share cooking and food storage ideas, they ended up being social networks for women.

Brownie Wise, a post-war feminist and the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week in 1954, started hosting them after her husband abandoned her and their child.

Now, California seniors are getting together in much the same atmosphere in their own retirement communities. Considering their ages, some may have once hosted a Tupperware party!

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Must See Photos: Kaya Fest 2017

With so many exciting pot events taking place around 4/20, it’s physically impossible to cover them all.

Fortunately for us, we had a photographer on the scene in Miami for Reggae’s annual Kaya Fest—which had a spectacular line up this year—and she got some fabulous photos!

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SF’s ‘Hippie Hill’ 420: Best City-Backed Pot Party Ever

Only 16 miles south of 420’s birthplace at San Rafael High School in Marin County, the city of San Francisco hosted the greatest civic sesh California has seen in the age of legalization to celebrate the date that brings the decades-old catchphrase to life.

The cloud of mystery around what the festivities would look like this year at San Francisco’s “Hippie Hill” in Golden Gate Park lifted quickly. Not only was this the first installment of the event with cannabis legalized for adult-use in California (we’re working on the regulated part), but also the first time it occurred with quasi-approval from city officials.

And by that, we mean the city didn’t actually approve.

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New England Cannabis Convention Takes Over Boston

On April 22nd and 23rd, the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) took over Boston, Massachusetts. Thousands of attendees went from booth to booth at the Hynes Convention Center, learning about everything from grow medium to lighting to CBD and beyond.

HIGH TIMES also went from booth to booth and was utterly impressed by many of the show’s exhibitors and sponsors. All in all, the event was well organized and the roster intriguing, with dozens of speakers.

One of the first booths to catch our eye was the Beantown Greentown booth. Via Instagram (@Beantown_Greentown) and varied secret locations, this group of Boston area buds and cannabis caregivers provide clones for perpetual grows, promote “More Weed, Less Greed” and have big plans to move into dispensaries and collectives across the state. They’re also a lifestyle brand that sells dope hats, t-shirts and other swag.

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