High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

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Supported byHigh Times Has Some Glossy New CompetitionPrint is dying but magazines about marijuana are thriving. There’s Dope Girls, a scrappy zine out of Atlanta, and Kitchen Toke, a foodie pot magazine out of Chicago. Fox, who started working in the field a decade ago, remembers seeing issues of High Times on magazine stands wrapped in plastic and placed near pornographic titles. Today, cannabis magazines are sold at trendy bookstores likes McNally Jackson and the Strand in New York, or offered in-room at hip boutique hotels like the Ace in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.Ms. It is Kitchen Toke, not Toke Kitchen.Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled part of the title of a zine.

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High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

Print is dying but magazines about marijuana are thriving.

By Max Berlinger

Jan. 9, 2019ImageSomething to pour over: Volume 1 of Gossamer magazine.CreditGossamer Magazine

The cover of Gossamer’s debut issue features a mouthwatering image of orange juice being poured into a glass dotted with beads of condensation. Inside there’s an article about books as home décor status items, a Q. and A. with the writer and director Janicza Bravo, and a fashion spread featuring the clothing lines of Rosetta Getty and Gabriela Hearst.

The magazine’s tag line and de facto motto, “High Quality,” is opaque enough to not raise any red flags to narcs, but also serves as a winking reference to its connective thread and defining subject matter.

Marijuana.

In Broccoli’s fourth and most recent issue, between advertisements for the cannabis body care brand Apothecanna and the weed delivery service...

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