Weed World was founded by Phil Kilv 1991. Phil ran a store at Glastonbury for 20 years, selling marijuana products like bongs, pipes, grinders. In fact any smoking paraphilia you could think of.
The concept was too create a magazine unlike any other so World of Drugs was born. Peter Pracownik created the first cover, he is a renowned fantasy artist known for his artwork around Tolkien, Dragons, and his work with musical legends such as Jemi Hendrix, Hawkwind and many more. This magazine had a color glossy cover but the inside was 38pages of black and white. The idea was to sell the magazine at Glastonbury, to promote the products and inform the party goers about the A-Z of drugs, homegrown brew, drugs and effects, drugs and the law and other relevant topics.
The title World of Drugs was only used for two issues. It was decided that it was too broad as it covered all drugs. After this Phil decided to focus on only cannabis, so a new concept was born and Weed World took shape. The aim of the magazine was to look at cannabis in a positive light, show the true benefits of the plant, the medicinal side to it, the laws around it, how to grow and cultivate your own, and educate people in the correct way. Its popularity grew and so did its distribution world-wide.
Weed World was to be the vehicle that would aim to dispel myths and untruths about cannabis that have been created by the powers that be, purely to line their own pockets! The ethos for the magazine has always remained to educate people through knowledge and light-hearted fun. To step outside of taboo and talk freely about what others were so afraid to say. Over the years Weed World remained solid pressing forward with prohibition, exploring the medical benefits of marijuana, best strains, laws, growing mediums, grow/smoke reports, deficiency charts, self help guides, breeders, the ever-changing history of cannabis and reporting them to world. We remain the same in our ideas as we love prefer heavy content in our magazine about cannabis, with amazing images (bud porn), not just provided by industries but real people and telling their true stories of how they manage their illnesses through using medical marijuana. Over 2 decades the magazine has gone through many face-lifts and seen many changes and attitudes in different countries good and bad.