Welcome to Mount Kushmore: High Times' current cover plays off their own Mount Rushmore of sorts. (High Times)

High Times, The Cannabist announce content-sharing agreement

The Cannabist and its parent company The Denver Post are proud to announce a new partnership with High Times magazine — one that will have the two media outlets sharing content.

“High Times is very pleased to partner with The Denver Post, winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, in a content-sharing agreement that will spread the truth about cannabis to the diverse readerships of our two publications,” said High Times editor-in-chief Chris Simunek. “At this zeitgeist moment where the entire world is focused on the implementation of legal marijuana in the U.S.A., we welcome quality on-the-ground reporting from the vanguard state of Colorado.”

More Cannabist collaborations: We partnered with Pulitzer-winning ProPublica to co-publish this opinion piece, “Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal pot comes with risks.”

As soon as The Denver Post named 12-year staffer Ricardo Baca its first-ever marijuana editor in November, High Times was one of his first calls.

“As soon as we embarked on The Cannabist I was in talks with Chris and his staff about how they’ve made it work for 40 years,” Baca said. “We have tremendous respect for the work High Times has done, and it helps that these two entities are very different media platforms — so sharing content will truly benefit us both.”

High Times has already started posting Cannabist content, including stories on finding the right dosage for marijuana-infused edibles and “10 ways to keep your stash away from kids.”

The first High Times story posted on The Cannabist is Simunek’s first-person piece on recently being stopped and frisked by New York Police while smoking a hand-rolled tobacco cigarette and drinking a beer outside his Lower East Size apartment.

Simunek, in Denver for the U.S. Cannabis Cup, and Baca interviewed each other on April 17 for a Denver Post video, posted above.