Hey guys, so it’s obviously been a bit since we last posted. There are lots of reasons one is we have been knee deep in the thick of production and are working pretty non stop at this point going through content and collecting material for the films debut. We also had the harvest season come through and it was pretty difficult to get ahold of anyone anywhere as you can imagine during this time of year. So we set our sights on diving a bit deeper into the ABMM’s history and collaborating some material for the film. One really cool piece we came across that will be featured in the film is something that we thought was long lost.
During the Medicine Mans time in SanFrancisco his family of smugglers were well known for providing some of the best marijuana available at the time and during that time the price was definitely relative to the quality of the supply. In several of the interviews we have conducted individuals spoke about the Medicine man providing the early cannabis during the Greateful Deads reign on the music scene. In one interview with Howard Wales, an iconic keyboard player during that time he referenced the cannabis they were supplying and selling showing up in a High Times magazine. The first issue ever and on the back pages it highlighted the price they were getting for their cannabis they were smuggling into California, specifically the bay area at the time.
So we thought we would take on the task of securing a copy of that old first edition. It was no easy task. We contacted High Times Magazine and asked the archives department if we could get a copy of the first one they ever made. We weren’t the least bit surprised when they told us they didn’t have any. They said we could get a digital copy of it if we wanted to but for the film we though it only appropriate that we secure an original copy so that the authenticity was there when we discussed the ABMM’s story.
So our team went to task searching everywhere we could find and after weeks of searching around looking we found a copy for sale on Amazon so we jumped on it and now we have the original issue that the Medicine Man’s Smuggling families cannabis showed up in. These guys were putting out some of the best weed in the world at the time and it was important for the time film to capture the nature of how prolific this product was during the ABMM’s journey. Below are some beautiful shots of this first edition that started it all…be on the look out for it in the film.
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