Category Archives: beginner

Ask Dr. Mitch: Believing in Bud

Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana and member of NORML’s advisory board, answers your questions about cannabis in his monthly advice column: What’s the best strain for treating fibromyalgia?Bar Epstein Hey Bar,Alas, although recent work in Israel confirms that medical cannabis does help the pain, fatigue and mood problems associated with fibromyalgia, we […]

Dear Danko: Expert Grow Advice from the High Times OG

High Times’ cultivation specialist Danny Danko answers all your burning questions about being the best grower you can be. But first, some quick tips from the expert himself: Use a light meter to measure whether you’re getting the minimum 6,000 lumens per square foot at the canopy level. Always check pH levels after you’ve added […]

Six Things to Know Before Opening a Dispensary

The idea of owning and operating a dispensary is often romanticized. In fact, it’s perceived as a relatively simple, sure-fire way to make money. But legalization’s proven the opposite to be true. Opening a dispensary is a grueling, expensive, multi-step process that’s easy to botch. The legal hurdles of running a cannabis business are so intricate […]

Top 10 Strains to Pair with a Rose Blunt

Rose blunts — a blunt rolled with fresh rose petals rather than standard papers — are all the rage. On the surface, it may just seem like an aesthetic and trendy way to smoke herb, but thanks to a terpene known as geraniol, there are actually a few benefits that come with rolling your greenery in a […]

9 Colorful Weed Strains To Brighten Your Day

The diversity of weed strains available today can make any pot connoisseur giddy. These flowers vary in flavors and potency, but the visual impact of colorful weed strains never fails to impress. Though often always shades of green, some flowers take on hues of red, others golden or amber. And still yet others can take […]

The Anatomy of a Marijuana Plant

Many people who appreciate cannabis are most familiar with just two parts of the marijuana plant—the flowers that they smoke and the leaf, which has become an iconic image of pot culture. But how do these two parts figure into the overall anatomy of a marijuana plant? And what other parts make up the plant […]

7 Common Marijuana Tools Every Stoner Needs

There’s nothing complicated about smoking weed. But if you want to do it right, you need to have a few marijuana smoking tools at your disposal. Having the right gear will help you get the most out of your stash. It will also ensure that your smoking experience is as good as it can be. […]

The 7 Best Smoke Tricks and How To Do Them

You know the age-old mantra parents tell their kids: Smoking isn’t cool. Well, that only applies to kids that don’t know how to do cool smoke tricks. Kidding. Don’t go out and buy a pack of Lucky Strikes now. The only cool smoke tricks out there are the ones that you do with ganja. NOT cigarettes. And […]

The 8 Fastest Ways To Get High With Weed

The world of weed is surprisingly dynamic and diverse. For example, there are seemingly endless ways to actually consume cannabis and get high. And each different form of cannabis and method of consumption produces slightly different results. Here are the fastest ways to get high with weed. Dabs At this point in the history of […]

What Exactly Is A One-Hitter Pipe?

With all of the various types of cannabis paraphernalia in today’s day and age, it’s pretty easy to forget the one-hitter pipe. Between dab rigs, extravagant glass bongs, and elaborate bubblers, the one-hitter weed pipe has certainly been overshadowed. But that’s not to say it’s not super useful. Sure, nowadays there are easier ways to get high […]