Everyone’s Obsessed with Rihanna’s New ‘So Stoned’ Shoe Collection

Last week, the fashion world went berserk over Rihanna’s stunning appearance in DJ Khaled’s new music video for “Wild Thoughts,” which gave the world its first peek at RiRi’s third and final collaboration with legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.

But today, Vogue got the inside scoop on the new shoes, and this time, it’s the cannabis community’s time to get excited.

I love how @rihanna called her manolo blahnik collection “So Stoned” #TheStonerscode

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Bob Weir Arranges Super Stony Surprise Meeting

Call it stoner folklore if you want, but by now most people have heard the tale of how the term “420” originated.

In the ’70s, a group of five friends from San Rafael High School, who called themselves the Waldos, would meet up daily at 4:20 p.m. to light up. By 1990, a mysterious flyer promoting 420 began circulating at Grateful Dead shows, and in 1991, HIGH TIMES published the text from that mysterious flyer—forever cementing April 20 (4/20) as the highest of holidays.

Fast forward four decades, and the entire 420-Waldos-Grateful Dead tale has come full circle.

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The HIGH TIMES Interview: Ludacris

Grammy Award–winning Christopher Bridges, a.k.a. Ludacris, cut his teeth in the music industry as an influential “Dirty South” rapper. Yet in his remarkable nearly 20-year-long career, Ludacris has achieved mainstream success as both a musician and an actor, appearing in hit movies like Crash, Hustle & Flow, and the Fast and the Furious series. Given that he’s an avid smoker—as evidenced by his hazy “Blueberry Yum Yum” video from the album The Red Light District—HIGH TIMES couldn’t wait to get Ludacris to perform at a Cannabis Cup. Fortunately, the Atlanta-based artist was able to join us in Las Vegas, where we caught up with him just before show time.

You perform in Amsterdam. What do you think of the cannabis scene there?

Amsterdam no longer has the best weed in the world. I’m going to have to give that to Los Angeles, California … in the world.

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11 Of Our Favorite Celebrity Stoner Dads

Sunday is Father’s Day, so when remembering everything you need to thank your dad for, don’t forget those times he ignored you smoking in the garage or “didn’t smell” it on your clothes (really, Dad, thanks).

Today, we salute 11 celebrity dads doing their part to advance marijuana in our culture or homes, or for just being plain cool with cannabis.

*Note: “Unnamed child” means that the child’s name has intentionally not been released to media.

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REPRESENTATION MATTERS “I AM HER AND SHE IS ME AND THAT IS OKAY”: Reflection and Recognition this Pride Month

For many of us trying to define ourselves in a primarily binary world is uncomfortable, and in the end, impossible. Seeing ourselves in these polarized “male” or “female” versions of the societal “norms” is like attempting to fit a puzzle piece from one puzzle into another. It just won’t fit, no matter how badly someone else might hope that it will, no matter how angry someone gets because of it, it simply does not fit. I understood this at a young age but was unsure of how to articulate it, and in all honesty afraid of vocalizing it at all for fear of what my homophobic father and people at school would say or do. I clearly remember the first time I saw the movie that changed my perception of myself forever though, Set It Off.

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. A city that is most widely known for The Strip and its tourist attractions. The Vegas I knew was a bit more volatile. It’s flashing lights consisted of the red white and blues of the local police harassing the people in my neighborhoods, so when I came across a movie with four leading woman of color, from neighborhoods similar to my own, with a character that I could relate to on so many levels, I was struck. Queen Latifah plays Cleo, a strong, proud, take no shit, lesbian. Finally, there was someone on screen who I felt mirrored my anger and shared my preferences. I was her and she was me and that was okay. 

Representation matters and although comfort with myself and understanding the spectrum of gender and sexuality didn’t come for a long time after, this was a turning point in the acceptance of my strength and my power. There was absolutely nothing wrong with me.

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Ice Cube to Produce Film about Dock Ellis: MLB’s Acid Tripping Pitcher

We have written about people doing extraordinary things while tripping on acid and about LSD helping with certain disorders, but frankly, baseball great Dock Ellis takes the cake.

Forty-seven years ago this week, one of the most important moments in baseball history was made when the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher took to the mound and pitched a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres—while tripping on acid.

Reporters at the game, who learned of Ellis’s feat 10 years later, said they couldn’t believe it.

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Rapper Chief Keef Accused of Pot Possession in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been arrested in South Dakota, accused of drug possession.

The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was booked into the Minnehaha County Jail Monday following his arrest at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Police say airport security found marijuana in his carry-on bag.

Promoters say Chief Keef performed Sunday at an anti-bullying celebrity basketball event at the University of Sioux Falls.

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Blending Styles & Strains with Beats Antique

Experimental musical group discusses investigating CBD and how marijuana factors into their creative process.

For over a decade, the Bay Area trio Beats Antique has been carving out a niche for themselves by blending a dazzling mix of far-flung styles — often from eras long past — with inventive grooves that, on stage, are accompanied by Zoe Jakes’ riveting dance performances.

Their tenth album, ‘Shadowbox,’ released in October 2016, further celebrates their adventurous spirit through a series of ambitious collaborations recorded across the globe: from Moscow to Tel Aviv, London to New Orleans.

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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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MUSIC, MEMORY, WOODSTOCK

Music or memory? Which comes first? Do you get a sudden glimpse of the past while listening to music? Or do you remember the music only after recalling the times gone by? I think for all of us it’s a little of both. Add in an odor that curls in your nose—that’ll take you back as well. Sometimes, when I find myself in heavy humidity, pressing itself down into my shoulders, that languorous late summer smell of decaying leaves ready to drop and turn to dust, I flash back to those times I sat with five hundred thousand like-minded souls on the grass in that natural amphitheater, then later in the mud, rain coming down in windy torrents. There are many ways to gaze into the past, not the least of which are friends to help you along. Yes, I remember it well. I garnered memories for the days of future past. And then, the music started. We were one.

Richie Havens and Frodo

When I hear Richie Havens, I’m immediately transported to Woodstock in the summer of 1969. Sitting beside my friends on blankets while joints were being passed around, jugs of cheap wine and beer—all were in ample supply. Amazed at the size of the crowd. I had never seen anything like it. It swelled like a huge wave crashing in on a beach. I don’t know how Roger was coping. He was lying under his blanket, arms around his dog’s neck. The bottle of scotch was empty, lying on its side in the grass beside him.

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