"Stirring The Pot" is the The Report's monthly column on national affairs, penned by Malcolm MacKinnon. A longtime editor of High Times Magazine and an accomplished writer/photographer, Malcolm has interviewed all the cannabis greats and visited all the cannabis states. His observations come from a wealth of experience that few if any can match.

The column first appeared in the September 2018 issue of The Report.

Click HERE to read the first column, titled 'Duty Free Politicians'.

Click HERE to read October's column, 'The Paraphernalia Conundrum,' where Malcolm explores the odd laws governing your smoking accessories.

Click HERE to read 'Here We Go Again- Time to Lie About Cannabis' by Malcolm. It looks at the way prohibitionist forces distort cannabis in the days before elections- and the months after, too. From the November issue of The Report.

Click HERE to read Malcolm's December column, 'Women Weed and Politics' which features a look at Debby Goldsberry.

Click HERE to read Malcolm's column from the January/February 2019 edition, 'Speaking Truth to Power,' which features a look at Jack Herer.


I'm a photojournalist and writer based in New York City with over 30 years behind the camera. My work has been published in more than 200 publications worldwide. I am currently working on stories related to the construction of oil pipelines.

I'm the former editor-in-chief of HIGH TIMES magazine. I used the pen name of "Dan Skye" during my career at HIGH TIMES which spanned 25 years. I traveled over a million miles on assignments becoming the most published writer and photographer in the magazine's history. I've shot over 40 magazine covers. As editor-in-chief, I was profiled in The New York Times the Washington Post, USA Today,  New York Magazine, New York Magazine: The Cut, The Daily BeastSlateNewsweek, and appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News.

Malcolm MacKinnon has been documenting modern Native American life for over 25 years.
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