Perhaps you’re an avid smoker and you’d like to learn about the latest trends in the world of cannabis, or maybe you’re a cultivator and you’re looking for growing and harvesting tips and tricks. Whatever the case may be, if you’re seeking information about weed, there are tons of resources to choose from.
With the advent of the internet and the recent acceptance among the general population regarding cannabis, there are tons of websites and articles that pertain to weed online. While online sources can certain contain a wealth of great information, if you’re looking for concrete forms of information (in other words, information that you can hold in your hands), there’s a much better option than world wide web. What is it? Magazines!
There’s just something about thumbing through the pages of a magazine and reading through detailed, printed info. Plus, with magazines, you don’t ever have to worry about losing the information printed on the pages AND if it’s a particularly good one you can pass it on to your friends!
Unlike websites and online articles, which can easily be taken down and “scrubbed” (we’ve certainly seen a lot of that since the world turned upside-down in 2020) – and the entirety of the internet itself can completely crash (something that seems to be imminent, as per the predictions that have been made by the World Economic Forum; check out their upcoming Cyber Polygon conference, which is slated to be held in July of 2021), with magazines, you will always have access to the info and knowledge presented on the pages to reference.
You can also lend or gift magazines to fellow tokers, or heck, if you hold onto them long enough, a collection of magazines could even become valuable collector’s items, particularly season specials (High Times award winner editions (Cannabis Cup) or heck, the entire Broccoli series given how each and every edition is essentially an art exhibition).
All that said, no matter what your reasons, if you’re interested in purchasing cannabis magazines, you’ll find no shortage of options to choose from. Weed magazines have been in circulation for decades; however, given recent legislation and widespread public acceptance, there are more now than ever before.
With so many cannabis magazines available, trying to figure out which ones will be worth your while can seem like a pretty daunting task. You work hard for your money and you don’t want to waste it on junk, even it’s just a few bucks. So, to help you on your quest for finding the best weed magazines, we’ve put this handy list of the best weed magazines of all time together for you.
As avid supporters of cannabis ourselves, we have personally read through and had experience with pretty much every weed magazine on the market. Culture, medicinal use, art, cultivation, finance, and more; we’ve hand-selected our top picks for cannabis magazines that focus on a variety of topics, creating a diverse list of weed-themed magazines.
Top Weed Magazines in 2021
When anyone thinks of weed magazines, there’s one name that usually comes to mind first, and that’s High Times. One of the first magazines dedicated to weed, High Times was founded in 1974 and has been in circulation, worldwide, ever since. In the nearly 50 years that it’s been around, the name has become synonymous with the marijuana counterculture.
With some of the most well-researched and insightfully written articles pertaining to a wide range of topics, it’s easy to see why. Culture, politics, activism, entertainment, and pretty much anything and everything else you can think of; if it pertains to weed, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll find it in High Times.
According to some, money made from the sale of illicit marijuana was used to start High Times. Whether that’s true or not, we don’t know, but no matter, there’s no denying that it’s one of the best-known, highly respected weed magazines on the market.
The magazine is based in the United States, with offices located in New York City and Los Angeles, the magazine is read by those who are interested in the cannabis-related news and information the world over. You can purchase individual copies at newsstands and smoke shops, or you can sign up for a subscription (prices vary and terms range from 1 to 3 years) and have the latest issue delivered directly to your mailbox every month.
Broccoli is unique in that it’s the only weed magazine that’s created for women, by women. The mission of this magazine, which is headquartered in the United States in Portland, Oregon, is to offer a new perspective on the marijuana culture.
Broccoli is an independent print magazine (which means that it doesn’t rely on funding from larger corporations or institutions that ultimately control publication of distribution), so they can print whatever they want; they’re in total control of the topics discussed in the magazine.
Touted as a “magazine for cannabis lovers”, Broccoli has branded itself as being “playful, informed, eclectic, and thoughtful” and “encourages the discovery and intelligent appreciation of cannabis through exploration of art, culture, and fashion”, and that’s exactly the type of information you’ll find inside.
Launched in 2017, this magazine quickly gained traction, and now, they have added a podcast and printed industry newsletter to their line-up of cannabis-related informational offerings. The magazine is published three times a year, new episodes of the Broccoli Talk podcast air every two weeks, and the newsletter, The Broccoli Report, is distributed twice a week on Monday’s and Friday’s. The team is constantly growing, and so is the information they offer, and they’ve successfully brought together a global community to “participate in a new era of weed”.
Cannabis Business Times
Looking to stay current with the weed industry? If so, then Cannabis Business Times (CBT) is definitely a magazine you’re going to want to check out. Based in Valley View, Ohio and owned by GIE Media, the mission of the team at CBT is to “help accelerate the success of legal cannabis cultivators by providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business”.
Topics include regulation, legislation, compliance, and the latest trends in the cannabis industry. You’ll also find tips, tricks, and advice from some of the most renowned experts in the industry about cultivation, finance, marketing, legal topics, and pretty much anything else that related to the weed industry.
Cannabis Business Times is strictly focused on business-related information pertaining to legal cannabis that is used both medicinally and recreationally. Their goal is to offer the most current info to their readers. In addition to a print magazine, CBT has a website, an e-newsletter, and a mobile app, and they even hold a conference annually.
The information they provide allows weed entrepreneurs to make the most informed decisions for their businesses. CBT is so highly regarded that in 2018, the American Society of Business Publication Editors named it the Magazine of the Year.
For proud and maybe even a little cheeky smokers, SKUNK Magazineis calling your name! This magazine, which has been in print for some time, and they claim that they are “stinkin’ it to the man”. In other words, the people behind this magazine are damn proud of their love of weed and aren’t ashamed to say it – and they don’t think that you should be, either!
Their goal is to not only educated and provide a wealth of information on pretty much any topic related to weed, but to also rock the boat, so to speak, to shake any stigma that may still be sticking to cannabis use (which really is just so silly, and it always has been).
In addition to a printed magazine, SKUNK also features forums, TV programs, and radio shows. Their topics are informational and educational, and they feature great opinion pieces that dive into hard-hitting truths related to the cannabis culture. You can purchase individual magazines or invest in a yearly subscription and have the latest issues delivered right to your mailbox.
Launched in 2011, DOPE Magazine is dedicated to normalizing weed use via education, awareness, and activism. It also concentrates on issues that are related to gender, race, class family, politics, and of course, culture. In addition to their printed magazine, DOPE also features an interactive website, where you can watch powerful informational and educational videos that are related to the latest topics about weed.
Whether you’re interested in learning about the history of cannabis use or you want to keep current with the latest information pertaining to the weed industry, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge and will certainly be well-informed when you read through the pages of DOPE Magazine. For about $45, you can get a 12-month subscription, which will get you a new issue each month. Or, you can find the latest issues at literally countless medicinal dispensaries and recreational smoke shops throughout the United States.
One of the top weed lifestyle magazines, Cannabis Now is read by those who want to stay in the know about the cannabis culture around the world. On the pages of this magazine, you’ll find the latest, most cutting-edge news, culture, recreational, and medicinal use, and so much more. In short, it’s jam-packed with a wealth of information that will surely keep you current.
Cannabis now was first launched as the Montana Medical Marijuana Journal, back in 2009, and after just two issues were released, the state of Montana outlawed the cannabis dispensary model. As such, the team responded by changing up their magazine so that the content focuses on the point-of-view of weed consumers. Their magazines are really thoughtfully designed and full of insightful information, as well as beautiful pictures and illustrations.
A sub-site of the main website Entrepreneur.com, the popularity of Green Entrepreneur is rapidly increasing and it’s fast becoming of the foremost weed magazines and the go-to source for those who want to stay in-the-know about the cannabis industry. Articles cover a range of topic, including spotlight features on famous weed advocates, such as Seth Rogen and Joe Rogan, as well as perhaps the world’s most prolific stoner, the rapper Snoop Dogg.
The information presented in Green Entrepreneur is ideal for those who are thinking about getting their feet wet in the cannabis industry, or who have established weed shops and organizations and are looking to increase their success, and of course, anyone who just wants to get or who already is involved with the “green”-related businesses in any facet of the industry.
Dedicated to cannabis and hemp around the globe, the team behind Cannabis Culture is dedicated to cannabis activism. As they say, their goal is to “liberate marijuana”, breaking it free from the clutches that have bogged it down and made it taboo for decades.
The focus of Cannabis Culture is to free “pot prisoners” around the globe and their mission is to end the war on drugs, which has really never been about ending illicit drug use, but rather, has always been about policing the people. Founded in 1996 and first published by Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture was once a print magazine; however, in recent years, they have shifted to digital, and now, their magazine can only be accessed online.
However, that isn’t a bad thing, as it’s pretty easy to access the information. Just a note: If you want to hold onto any info you find and have a hard-copy of it that you can refer to in the future, print out the articles and hold onto them for safe-keeping.
Honorable Mention: Juxtapoz Magazine
Yeah Juxtapoz is not about cannabis per say but the art is always trippy and this is one we personally love paging through ripped AF. The art magazine was founded in 1994 to elevate an contemporary urban art scene that has been around as long as spray paint but which is also habitually ignored by “high brow” art circles. It should come as no surprise then that Juxtapoz is owned by the same parent company that owns the renowned skateboard magazine Thrasher.
Part of Thrasher’s success and what makes Juxtapoz so enjoyable is the complete lack of a sophisticated pretense, instead simply letting the art of the artist speak for itself, as in skateboarding and in more traditional art mediums, an unfiltered presentation of style is what speaks most directly to readers and it is this raw medley of semi-psychedelic street art that is so captivating.
From pop culture to fresh takes on more traditional styles that break down traditional art compartmentalization there’s always something fresh and expanding in each issue of Juxtapoz, earning this magazine the unique distinction of being perfectly titled.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it; a nice round-up of some of the best weed magazines on the market. With this collection, you’ll be able to access a wealth of information related to cannabis culture, cultivation, activism, politics, recreation, business, and more.
Whether you’re interested in starting up a weed business, you’d like to use it for medicinal purposes, or you just simply enjoy it recreationally, when you grab any of these magazines, you will definitely be more enlightened about the endearing world of cannabis.
What’s your reading material of choice to compliment a joint with? It doesn’t have to be 100% weed-centric, and we’d love to know in the comments below! Read read pass bro..