The Press: New High

Every revolution has its pamphleteer. America's latest rebel crusade—for the legalization of marijuana—has inevitably produced its own pamphleteer, of sorts, a cause-and-cash-oriented, superglossy bimonthly called High Times. Pot has already been "decriminalized" in five states, and several others are expected to follow. So the magazine at $1.50 per copy ($8 for ten issues), has had a heady time in its first year. It has shot from a claimed circulation of 25,000 to 300,000 in its current issue. Its 20 youthful staffers—many of them refugees from straight publications like Good Housekeeping—work out of a large loft in Manhattan. Editorially, High Times has...

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