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Sign up now to start receiving breaking news alerts on the web. Available only on Chrome and Firefox browsers Get our instant notifications as news happens You can manage them anytime using browser settings The former longtime editor of High Times has charged in a $3 million lawsuit that the owners of the storied stoner mag refused to allow him access to an archive he planned to use in a film about the Cannabis Cup. Steven Hager sued the magazine known for its Playboy-style centerfolds of weed in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this week, alleging he can’t access videos and other material he claims is rightly his. To make matters worse, the new owners of High Times aren’t paying him $400,000 he says he’s owed for his shares in the company. Hager, whose attorney didn’t respond to a request for comment, said he’d hoped to make a movie in Oct. 2013 about the Cannabis Cup — a well-known weed festival that features a cannabis “strain competition” — and premiere it at the Sundance Film Festival. Ex-High Times editor claims magazine blocked access to archive for Cannabis Cup film, owes him pay in $3M suit

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