Founded by Thomas King Forçade, a notorious maverick in the marijuana space, High Times started as a counter-culture magazine.
The now-legendary first cover, featuring a young woman holding a mushroom tantalizingly close to her lips, helped the issue sell out its initial print run of 10,000 copies.
Forçade’s Playboy for the cannabis community was an unexpected and immediate hit. Since then, we’ve dared to be the voice for the marijuana industry for the past 44 years. Today, High Times is the world’s leading source for daily cannabis news, weed information, and marijuana culture.
We help cannabis companies gain critical access to cannabis users around the world through our Cannabis Cup events and digital media platforms. As the cannabis community expands, High Times’ reputable brand will be a focal point, connecting the community at all ends from cultivators, health practitioners, investors, brands, consumers, advocates, and pure cannabis enthusiasts. According to Hexa Research, the U.S. medical cannabis market alone was esteemed to be valued at USD 5.44 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to be valued at USD 19.48 billion by 2024. The projected growth growth is a direct effect of the growing acceptance of cannabis products around the country. Investing with High Times now, means coming along with growing revenue $14.6 Million in 2017 to $54.3 Million in 2019. We are growing our customer base, including you, by expanding our media, events and licensing divisions. Our purpose for being is connecting Cannabis companies to loyal Consumers and being fierce advocates for continued legalization worldwide. We will add talent, and acquire companies and technologies that will help us grow.