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Steve Bloom
STEVE BLOOM publishes and edits, one of the leading sources for marijuana and celebrity news on the web.

He’s co-author of Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide (Abrams Image, 2010) and Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life (Abrams Image, 2008).

A former editor of High Times, he produced the Stony and Doobie awards shows, and the Hempilatiion benefit albums for NORML during his more than 15 years wit the magazine.

He was the recipient of NORML's Media & Culture Award in 2004.

He has appeared as a moderator, panelist and speaker at many marijuana-reform events, including the NORML conference, the Drug Policy Alliance conference, Seattle Hempfest, and Cypress Hill’s SmokeOut and Spring Gathering events.

He is also the author of Video Invaders (Arco, 1982) and Watch Out for the Little Guys (St. Martins Press, 1989).

He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Blog Entries by Steve Bloom

Sexism in the Marijuana Trade

Posted March 21, 2011 | 22:38:21 (EST)

I've been a part of the marijuana movement since I started working for High Times in 1989. Though High Times is predominately run by a number of women at the top, the magazine is a boy's club, edited primarily by men. High Times caters to a predominately male readership. That's...

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Stopped for Pot: On Jared Loughner's 2007 Pipe Arrest

Posted January 13, 2011 | 14:00:28 (EST)

Much is being made out of the allegation that Tucson shooter Jared Loughner was a pot-smoker. Though it appears he stopped toking in 2008, Loughner's paraphernalia bust in 2007 may well have contributed to his madness.

Anyone who's charged with pot or paraphernalia possession could harbor a...

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Five Reasons Why Prop 19 Lost

Posted November 8, 2010 | 14:37:04 (EST)

Prop 19 ran into a buzz saw that derailed California's nascent effort to tax and regulate marijuana. Here are the main reasons why it lost:

The Loyal Opposition

When Prop 19 was launched at the NORML Conference in San Francisco last October, proponents knew that police organizations, the alcohol industry...

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Why Northern California's Pot Growers Said No to Prop 19

Posted November 5, 2010 | 10:37:43 (EST)

Deep in the lush mountains and valleys of California's Emerald Triangle, marijuana farmers have been making a decent living, albeit illegal, off the land for at least four generations. The medical cannabis boom, which began in 1996 with the passage of Prop 215, made them even richer. So when it...

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Legalization or Bust: A Brief History of Marijuana Prohibition

Posted October 28, 2010 | 20:19:13 (EST)

Peter Tosh's prophetic anthem "Legalize It" is sounding pretty good these days. Since the former Wailer penned the reggae tune in 1976, the legalization movement has come a long way. Still, others may say: What's taking so long?

America's longest prohibition dates back to 1937 -- the "Reefer Madness"...

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'Reefer Movie Madness,' The Book: 15 Movies Stoners Love (PHOTOS)

Posted October 1, 2010 | 08:00:14 (EST)

Sure, dinner and a movie is a nice night out, but for stoners, a doobie and a movie is the ideal night in. Whether gathered with friends in a dorm or chilling in the living room, marijuana and the movies go together like bong-hits and the munchies. Chronicling 75 years...

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