These are a few of the signs that may indicate that a young person couid be abusing drugs or using narcotics. While these symptoms are not proof of drug abuse (most could occur for several other reasons), they should serve to alert parents and friends that a problem may exist.
This is to express my concern about your April article “Mexico Dumps Prisoner Swap.” I am personally distressed to see myself taken as a source for views that are inaccurate, and more distressed that such strikingly misleading information has gone to prisoners and their relatives.
Q: I feel that most natural products are better for the body than the purified chemicals extracted from them. I’ll bet coca leaves do a lot to keep all those impoverished Peruvians healthy, but I can’t find any specifics on their nutritional content.
Prostitution today is more visible than ever before. Professional fucking is achieving its place alongside professional sports and professional writing as a legitimate arena of achievement. Next month we'll have a woman's view of the sexual scene.
WET calls itself the magazine of gourmet bathing. It could only come from California, where shacks have saunas, plumbers have Ph.D.'s and life is one endless tumble in the water bedlam of the now. And it can probably only sell in California, where people take their bathing, swimming and sweating as seriously as the rest of us go about working, sinning and dying.
Liberal literary lion Norman Mailer's latest cause is to further the investigations into the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King. “It is of psychic significance for people to know who pulled the trigger,” says Mailer. Thus he is now helping to finance the Assassination Information Bureau, a Boston group that says it is “skeptical of how much the congressional investigation will turn up.”
America's greatest artist talks about cutting out paper dolls, fruit, the death of art, turkeys, his favorite color, Campbell's Soup, the Factory, the Velvet Underground, junk food, drugs, why he sleeps with dogs, psychiatry, Marshall McLuhan's daughter, rich people, poor people and happiness.
“If you say one more thing like that,” bellowed the police captain, “you'll be arrested.” “Sure, do like New Hampshire,” a marcher yelled back. “Arrest 500 human rights demonstrators in front of the United Nations. Show the whole world there really isn't any difference between here and Russia.”
The announcement by New York Telephone Company that they have devised a computer system capable of tracking and nabbing blue-boxers has been met with hoots of derision by phone phreaks. “Once every year or two they call a press conference and announce the same thing—they've got the phreaks on the run.
WASHINGTON—Parents of 33 Americans held in Bolivian jails on a variety of drug offenses have charged the U.S. State Department with calculated indifference to human rights violations against their children. Parents have reported beatings, attempted rapes by guards and other physical abuses on top of the normally wretched conditions in Bolivian prisons.
WASHINGTON—Pressure is mounting on Congress to cut off aid to the repressive government of Argentina. Several senators and representatives have introduced amendments that would terminate foreign aid to Argentina, accused of grossly violating the human rights of its citizens.
In an unprecedented investigation into the life and death power wielded by mental institutions, a Wisconsin federal judge has ordered a John Doe probe into the circumstances surrounding the suicide attempt of a 17-year-old girl. According to testimony of witnesses, the suicide attempt followed repeated solitary confinement punishments imposed as part of a behavior modification program at Mendota State Hospital in Madison.
WASHINGTON—The Carter White House has established an Office of Drug Abuse Policy (ODAP) and named as director Dr. Peter Bourne. Bourne was assistant director of a similar advisory group when Richard Nixon reigned. Bourne's office has policy formulation and coordination responsibilities for the principle federal drug agencies: the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and international narcotics programs in the State Department.
A major marijuana scandal has rocked the ranks of the U.S. Customs Service in Miami and has prompted the 200-year-old agency to ask for the assistance of the FBI in cleaning up the mess, High Times has learned. The FBI investigation into allegations that agents were dealing confiscated marijuana began after a Miami Customs agent held members of his own internal security force at gunpoint when a set-up pot bust, intended to catch a band of rogue agents, backfired.
WASHINGTON—Vernon D. Acree, U. S. Customs Service major domo for the past five years, has retired at the age of 57. The former commissioner of Customs was known to have a low regard for the Drug Enforcement Administration but generally refused to attack the agency in public.
What is termed a “bitter fratricidal split” has developed between black revolutionaries in San Francisco's Bay Area, according to a document written by the James McClain Judicial Cadre of the Black Guerrilla Family. The paper has been circulating among the underground for over two years and has just recently been released for publication.
Underground observers are watching carefully to see if the surrender this spring of two Weather Underground Organization fugitives may be the beginning of the “inversion” plan revealed earlier this year in position papers defining the split.
In an unexpected move Dwight Armstrong, sought for seven years in the bombing of the Army Math Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin, until his capture in Toronto earlier this year, waived extradition and returned to Madison to plead no contest to the charges.
New York State's long-awaited bill to decriminalize the possession of marijuana went up in smoke after an unexpected coalition of conservative legislators shoved the bill back to the conservative-controlled Codes Committee. After a four-hour debate on the floor of the assembly, the bill, which would have decriminalized personal possession of 1¼ ounces of pot, came up six votes short of the 76 needed for passage.
Changes in state marijuana laws continue to pick up steam, with several state legislatures considering bills that could reduce pot pen alties by the end of the year. Mississippi became the ninth state so far to pass a modified decriminalization law, and a New York decrim bill came within a hair's breadth of passing.
A former FBI agent in New York, John J. Kearny, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of directing an illegal wiretapping and mail-opening program aimed at radicals in 1970-72. The FBI maintained 11 illegal wiretaps on members of the Weather Underground, and Kearny directed the squad responsible for monitoring the phone conversations and intercepting mail delivered to various addresses throughout New York City.
WASHINGTON—The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may be moved under the jurisdiction of the FBI. U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell recently told a San Diego audience that the Justice Department was “studying the feasibility of converting the Drug Enforcement Administration into a division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Robin Orahood, an Oregon attorney accused of “moral turpitude” by the State Bar after pointing out during a trial that he, the prosecutor and the judge not only smoked pot, but “bought from the same guy,” has beaten back the rap [see July “HighWitness News”].
In old Kyoto, in the days of the Golden Emperor, the wandering philosopher-samurai Ryunoke Shi'tonyu glorified the Landlord of the Rising Sun by inventing the Japanese art of flower arranging, by which fragrant blossoms were arranged in Buddhist pentacles and set afire, which was said to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles.
Everybody knows that once upon a time Coca-Cola really did contain cocaine, although almost nobody now alive can recall the taste and effects of “the real thing.” But during its Heroic Age, which lasted from 1886 to 1903, Coke was hailed as the salvation of the world and a wonder drug for man, woman and beast; it was first sold as a brain tonic and sure cure for alcoholism, headache, neuralgia, hysteria, melancholy and a host of afflictions both nervous and mucous.
Lucien Conein—a model for “The Ugly American,” the top CIA agent in Vietnam during the Diem assassination and former chief of the DEA's intelligence squad.
David J. Kolb
WASHINGTON—Colonel Lucien Conein, adventurer, soldier of fortune, intelligence operative, agent provocateur armaments expert, foreign narc, ex-French Legionnaire and now, finally, an old man, gingerly removed his dentures and dropped them into his breast pocket.
Let me tell you, the baby locker of the city morgue is no place to start feeling the black beast stirring. I'm talking about the wild-animal viciousness of a first-class opium hangover. When the black beast starts gnawing and twisting your innards, snarling and leaping with murderous paranoid rage against the inside of your rib cage, you want to be in a quiet place.
In the mountains of Sonora,they speak of a magic kind of honey. Honey that will get you high, señor. Honey you can buy, señor. They tell you that the killer bee, El Diablo, carries the ganja blossoms to his secret hive, where his Queen Bee does something sexy with it and turns it into gold.
Lolita, Lo. Lo-lee-ta. fire of my loins. my sun, my soul." It might be a lullaby, hut it's a song of lust, impure and not so simple, crooned by demon-driven. middle-aged Humbert Humbert, to the “frail-shouldered" 13-year-old nymphet who calls herself "a juvenile delickwent, but frank and fetching."
High courtroom suspense-emotional defendants-ingenious defense counselors-Machiavellian prosecutors and Solomonlike judges—impassioned outbursts from the spectators—dramatic summations —weeks of tension as the jury weighs its verdict—you won't find these elements in many of the marijuana trials that are jamming the dockets in American courts at every level.
Doily Parton is a Deep South truck driver's dream. Her snapshot is taped to his windshieid, and her songs are on his radio. She's his daughter, her little-girl voice singing of her dirt-poor childhood in the mountains of Tennessee. She's his mother, her voluminous breasts overflowing with the milk of human kindness.
The patent medicine men are back, playing a circuit of trade shows to spread their gospel and products to health stores and their spendthrift customers. Numbered in the congregation are biofeedback therapists, Kirlian aura readers, health spa pitchmen, colon cleansers, kinesiologists, dietheads of every persuasion, iridologists, herbalists, Reichian analysts, water distillers, Polish Airline health tours, six kinds of masseurs, Tai Chi classes, model jogging treadmills and puzzled rubes wearing little pyramid hats while trying to figure out if anything's happening.
Except for the 3-inch cannon and .50 caliber machine guns bristling on the deck, you'd think the standing ship was a bunch of rich hippies out for a cruise. A green flag flutters in the breeze, the smokestack glows with paintings of marijuana leaves and young, bearded,weather-worn men stare in stoned reverie across the silent seas.
The U.S. Customs Air Support Branch is beating congressional bushes for funds to purchase 18 new airplanes over the next five to seven year. The turbofan and turboprop aircraft cost approximately $1 million each and "considerably more" for purchase and installation of the latest state-of-the-art radar and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) for tracking and catching smugglers.
It takes a lot of money to do a big deal, millions sometimes, and always in cash. Moving this mountain of greenbacks is sometimes as difficult as moving contraband, requiring complex travel and meeting arrangements along with the usual threat of rips, counter-feiters, police and personal greed.
Graffiti, the art of wall scrawling that began as a fad some years ago, has not only endured but blossomed into a full genre that embraces students, teachers, critics and, of course, acres of art. Formal graffiti organizations are on the rise, and their pieces are so effective that businesspeople, publicity-conscious organizations and even politicians Groups with names such as the Stoned Soul Brothers, the Prisoners of Graffiti, the Masters of Graffiti, the Bad Yard Boys, the Three Yard Boys, the Six Yard Boys and many others, have sprung up around New York.
Narcs in opposite corners of the country have pulled two of the biggest acid raids in recent months, busting a major LSD factory in Burnt Woods, Oregon, and seizing $20 million worth of liquid electricity in Miami-without a search warrant.
COCAINE CONFIDENTIAL 100 Lbs. of Coke Snatched from Narcs
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Coke runners have out-raced 20 narcs to 100 pounds of airdropped toot in a daring hide-and-seek escapade in the Florida Everglades. Smugglers slipped through a DEA-Customs cordon in a marsh outside Andytown and beat the heat to the booty.
High Times welcomes anonymous report., but pleas. be specific about the area, type, quantity and quality of dope referred to. If you are aware of other prices or have other relevant Information or suggestions, please send them in. The THMQ is intended solely for comparative purposes and in no way is meant as an inducement to illegal activity, or as an endorsement of dope usage or trafficking, or as an endorsement of any particular dope.
Cocaine decrim lawyers are fighting to enlarge the nosehold won in recent Massachusetts and Alaska cases. In San Jose, California, attorneys George Eshoo and Victor Vertner are leveling the constitutional challenge against the law. They contend that it’s a fundamental injustice to prosecute users of harmless coke while coffee and tobacco addicts are wooed by ad campaigns.
An experimental two-way pay-TV hook-up in Columbus, Ohio, bids fair to revolutionize the boob tube industry within a decade. The Warner Communications cable system allows viewer input in a variety of ways. Each set has a black box that feeds audience preference to a central computer which analyzes response and plans programming on ten pay channels.
Between the Lines is the first major motion picture about the underground press in America. It wasn’t made until the late Seventies, so it’s about the underground press becoming the alternative press, and the alternative press getting bought up by conglomerates.
EQUAL RIGHTS, by Peter Tosh (Colum bia PC 34670). Look out, you crazy bald-heads, "bloodclots" and downpressermen, Peter Tosh, ex-Wailer and aggressive advocate for the herb is back with a new lp. With Equal Rights he not only has surpassed his earlier Legalize It but also has emerged from the shadow of former confrere Bob Marley.
FANTASTIC TELEVISION, by Gary Gerani with Paul H. Schulman (New York: Harmony Books, $5.95). “Look! Up in the sky!" warned the announcer, or you'd miss a glimpse of "a strange being from another planet" who was “faster than a speeding bullet."
A splash of colors, a flash of patterns, look up and they're gone. What are these unidentified flying carpets, anyway? They've been sighted everywhere from Rome to Nome, they're ideal for your home, Hitler chewed his with foam. Scan the skies for the 9' by 12' machine-made Persian rug at eleven o'clock (about $500 from Common Ground, 50 Greenwich Avenue, New York).
Ever wish you had a pocket-sized blue box that featured 48 tight, dry minicompartments that hold cocaine almost indefinitely when stored in a cool, dry area? The Coke Caché is all this and more. It’s also available in green, blue and an imitation matchbox style that fools anyone. A fine, handmade product consisting of acrylic plexiglass and foam rubber, the all-plastic model costs $12, while the matchbox sets you back $5. Order yours now from D & E Enterprises, Box 18408, Seattle, Wash. 98118.
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Here’s a swell gift for your 86-year-old grandmother in Miami Beach: the Fun-brella. Folds and telescopes so it fits in her colostomy bag; unfolds to reveal interior adjustable elastic band so she can wear it in the sun. You too can be the life and soul of the beach party as you impersonate an umbrella or strolling wiener vendor. Ideal for runaways trying to avoid attention. Only $6.50 including freight, from Top Titles, 230 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Canada, where the sun always shines.
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America's hottest vacant-lot sport today is “moto-cross” —bicycle racing around seven-foot jumps, hairpin turns and mud-holes. A regular bicycle takes a lot of punishment on that kind of trip, so Yamaha has developed the Moto-Bike, featuring oil-dampened shocks in front, heavy duty spring suspension in back, motorcycle handlebars and grips and all the features you'd get on any Yamaha moto-crosser. About $140 from Yamaha and bicycle dealers.
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Rub 2-3 ounces of grass on the Pollenator's screen, get 2-3½ grams of fine powdered hash. Place your grass in the
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From Paris to Pawtucket the smell of the fabled Blue Mountains lingers in each of these individually crafted outfits hand sewn by the Highland country women outside Negril. Made of pure linen collectors fabric, each with its own unique design, these pocketed garments are perfect for year 'round indoor-outdoor wear. Produced in the Jamaican mountains and brought to you by The Jamaican Connection of New York, each piece comes in small, medium or large. “If in doubt,” says the high flying Connection, “send along your size, and we’ll make sure you get that finely tailored fit.”
A dope research addict with an insatiable thirst for coke history, John Graff first appeared in High Times with his amazing account (October 1975) of Vin Mariani, a nineteenth-century, coca-based wine endorsed by everyone from the pope to President McKinley and one of the inspirations of the creators of Coca-Cola.