Lawlessness has become a way of life for the police—guardians of the public safety. If society hobbles their efforts with a spate of constitutional niceties and other inhibiting deterrents, they argue, the Mafia, the Black Panthers, the FALN, the Weather Underground and the Son of Sam will inherit the earth and our safe deposit boxes as well.
As a chronic bronchitis and asthma sufferer, I consider myself as much an expert on my condition as any doctor. From my research on both epinephrine-adrenaline medications and cannabis products, 1 have determined that: • A joint or two of good reefer will help me breathe easier, faster, than either Tedral (horrible side effects) or Quibron, which is expensive and requires a prescription.
Q: Jim Hougan's piece on ion generators [High Times, July '77] told us everything except how to score one. Unfortunately, I don't live by a waterfall, and my apartment came without fountains. Can you close this generation gap? —Sherman Grant, Cleveland, Ohio A: The best known source is Edmund Scientific Co., 300 Edscorp Bldg., Barrington, N.J. 08007.
On a 1975 press tour of communist China, an American correspondent asked a 19-year-old girl if she ever thought about sex. “Oh yes,” she replied. “But I drive it right out with thoughts of our Chairman Mao. He’s the most exciting man of all, and I would never disappoint him and waste time in self-indulgence.”
The American Dream means getting something for nothing. This is the golden egg held out to all comers by Eden Press (Box 8410, Fountain Valley, Ca. 92708—write for free catalog), the most outrageous publishing house in America. Eden Press offers a wide variety of books, pamphlets and services to all those who hanker for the freedom to earn a more-or-less honest dollar, tax-free, and are fed up with the data-bank systems that rule over our lives.
Congress will look into charges that President Carter’s decriminalization proposal supports countries that violate human rights. Carter’s plan, stressing reduced pot penalties at home, includes a pitch for millions of dollars in military aid disguised as drug law-enforcement subsidies to go to rightwing dictatorships more famous for their political prisoners than their pot exports.
President Jimmy Carter, saying that pot smokers should not be considered criminals, has asked Congress to pass a federal decrim bill that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense. In an eight-page message to Congress, he called for sweeping reform of the nation’s marijuana laws coupled with a crackdown on killer drugs such as alcohol and barbiturates.
The first person charged under New York’s new marijuana decrim law is an administrative aide to the Buffalo Drug Abuse Unit. He was smoking a joint in his car during lunch hour. Frank I. Caruana (rhymes with marijuana), 22, was arrested by police instead of getting a ticket because police had not yet received the necessary forms for the new $100 civil fine summons, which became effective hours earlier.
LIMA, PERU—An all-time record 88,000 pounds of Peruvian flake cocaine will be produced from some 8 million kilos of coca leaves grown in San Martin state by the end of 1977, according to reliable sources here. The National Coca Authority of Peru (ENACO), a private corporation that oversees the country’s booming legal exportation of coca leaves, is expected to harvest well over 10 million kilos of the large green Peruvian leaf for domestic consumption and overseas sale.
AMSTERDAM—In the space of two days, more than 3,000 kilos of hashish were washed up on south Holland and north Belgian beaches. The hash, plastic-wrapped in 1,200-gram packets and valued at $650 per kilo, was first discovered by a German bather.
Star Witness Norman Mailer No Help: Canadian Supersmuggler Gets 14 Years
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO—Robert “Flower” Rowbotham is an upstanding citizen, and the efforts of the Canadian government to lock him up are tantamount to bad karma, an emotional Norman Mailer told Judge Stephen Borins here recently. The judge disagreed and sentenced Rowbotham to 14 years for conspiracy to import one ton of Lebanese hash into Canada.
Pot will soon be decriminalized in Canada, according to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The long-anticipated decrim announcement came just one month before President Jimmy Carter announced a U.S. federal decrim proposal. Though several Canadian government-sponsored studies had recommended decrim as long as seven years ago, it was just this year that bills began appearing in Parliament.
The small but audacious Kentucky Future Marijuana Growers’ Association has a plan that would give the Bluegrass State a corner on the pot market when grass is legalized. The Future Growers formed about two years ago and surfaced nationally in ads in dope trade journals earlier this spring.
Ignoring New York Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner’s defense that pitcher Don Gullett “is a modern day Jack Armstrong,” police confiscated 2,800 pounds of marijuana plants from a northeastern Kentucky farm owned by the pitching ace.
In a new and potentially effective gambit by drug enforcement strategists, John J. Molittieri, a career narcotics officer now serving with U.S. Customs, has been deployed to Phoenix, Arizona, along with a DEA currency expert, to track down “criminal organizations” by investigating the sources and destinations of money used in illegal transactions.
A 26-year-old Vietnam veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for freely giving an undetermined amount of marijuana to a 16-yearold student in Hawthorne, Nevada. George Picard was sentenced under Nevada’s Draconian marijuana laws which equate marijuana with heroin and hold a life sentence with the possibility of parole in seven years.
New York’s highest court has ruled that citizen’s band radio broadcasters cannot be prosecuted for warning each other of the presence of the police. The New York Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of a man for warning a driver by CB radio of the location of a radar speed checkpoint, ruling in effect that people who want to evade the police or keep associates aware of police positions cannot be prosecuted for the technological pinpointing.
A Michigan legislator opposed to a marijuana decrim bill because she believes it makes people hostile attacked the sponsor of the bill on the Michigan House floor during debate, swinging an ashtray at him and pounding him with her fists. Representative Rosetta Ferguson of Detroit unleashed the goon tactics against fellow Democrat Perry Bullard of Ann Arbor, following a speech by Detroit Representative Matthew McNeely, who claimed marijuana had made his son “an enraged individual” and led to his use of heroin, which eventually killed him.
The United States has more doctors making more money than any other nation in the world. As their patients die later but live sicker, however, the wealthy and priestly whitecoat is found to have a stethoscope of clay. Four Harvard medical professors have reported that 25 million operations last year may have been unnecessary.
What did you do in the war. Ari? According to Onassis' unauthorized biographer Frank Brady (whose book on Hugh Hefner suggested that Hef forced Bunnies to make it with doggies). the Greek shipping magnate apparently got his start during World War II by exporting tobacco from Turkey to Brazil.
Robert Crumb has changed America. He and his underground cartoonist colleagues transformed a minor medium into a major art form. He charted the hallucinations and revelations of a million acid trips. He gave us Mr. Natural, Angelfood McSpade, Flakey Foont, Mr. Snoid, Honeybunch Kaminski, Lenore Goldberg, Fritz the Cat, “Stoned Again” and “Keep On Truckin’ ” and a host of other characters more real to many people than they are to themselves.
There is One True Faith, based on the Three Pillars: hashish, marijuana, opium. So say the True Believers, and they ought to know. At night on the desert, when the camels lie down in their caravan lines, sheiks least under the oasis palms and pipes are filled and pipes are passed.
It's a wise child that knows its own father. It's a dumb generation that not only doesn't know its real fathers but acts as if it didn’t have any fathers— just avatars, reincarnations, previous existences and all that mystic bullshit. Frankly, it’s always pissed me off, pious soul that I am, to think that this generation, which stands so obviously on the shoulders of the past, is so stupid and arrogant as to believe that it is self-created or born out of the hollow breath of some holy man in Benares or some dreadlock in Jamaica or some bald old beat poet suffering from verbal diarrhea and delusions of saintliness.
Corruption,planted evidence,payoffs and dirty tricks are stock in trade for the professional nare
As of this writing. the corruption and violation of constitutional rights detailed in the following article have been reported to the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston and to the Department of Justice in Washington. To date, virtually no action has been taken to clean up the corruption in the DEA, as President Carter promised in March 1976.
How LSD, mescaline and other hallucinogens enhance your psychic powers
D. Scott Rogo
Modern psychologists say we use only one-tenth of our brains. The French philosopher Henri Bergson speculated that the human brain in its full force was capable of knowing all that was afoot in the universe at any given moment, but that in order to permit our cave-dwelling ancestors to get on with the woolly-mammoth hunting and other business at hand, our front-brains learned to automatically censor 90 percent of the perceptions they received lest we succumb to the stupefying Sensurround effect of information overload.
The blockade runner idles in water like glass. Suddenly, search-lights and sirens stab through the night, a Coast Guard dreadnought fires over the smuggler’s prow, twin diesel engines thunder and the chase is on. To make good their escape, tons of contraband are jettisoned.
Shortly before 7:00 on the bitterly cold night of December 30, 1973, a shadowy figure approached a mock Georgian mansion in London's posh St. John's Wood section. The man wore jeans and an olive drab army jacket with the hood pulled up to cover the top of his head.
In the jungles of Paraguay, white “conquistadors” on horseback shoot Indians for sport and sell their teenage daughters in the brothels of Asuncion for $5 a head. In Colombia, destitute mothers sell their infants to “rich” Yankee baby traders for as much as $5,000 per child.
Bill Walton looks about as comfortable on the basketball court as Big-foot in a fishbowl. His arms are constantly flailing, and his impassioned leaps to the boards look like desperate escapes from the sweaty, flesh-strewn battlefield below.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ordered the Department of Health. Education and Welfare to investigate marijuana's standing in the schedule of controlled substances. A five-year NORML suit for looser pot controls has been opposed by the DEA on the grounds that it would break U.S. obligations under Harry Anslinger's Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Florida Customs hauled in 80,000 pounds of weed in dual 20-ton busts less than a week apart, at the end of the importing season. Nineteen suspects were arrested in connection with the shrimp boat Captain Salty following a high-speed chase in coastal waters, and eight were taken into custody along with the boats El Cobre and Hortensia on Key West.
Pot entrepreneurs are investing in U.S. farms like never before, despite the heavy penalties for growing which still exist in most states. The sad proof is on the police blotter, where crop busts are becoming almost as numerous as shipments taken at sea.
Peruvian narcs dismantled a major smuggling operation after seizing 275 pounds of cocaine in Talara, south of the Ecuador border. Agents arrested a United States couple and three Peruvians at the scene of the bust and took nine more Peruvians and a Colombian into custody in Lima.
Kenya has announced plans to cultivate a plant that is a close kindred to coke in its kicks. The shrub is known in Kenya as "miraa" and throughout the Middle East by its more common name of "khat." The reddish green plant is used in the preparation of a drug with similar properties to cocaine.
Countless thousands of acres of marijuana are now being harvested in the biggest boom in homegrown farming since the Victory Gardens of World War II. Pot smokers, responding to escalating prices and continuing harassment from authorities, have nurtured pot gardens ranging from flower boxes in windows to acres on top of mountains.
Technological warfare between Ma Bell and her many detractors has come a long way in the last few years, from primitive black boxes that circumrouted calls to sophisticated red, blue and purple boxes that mimic computer tones, not to mention an assortment of countertap devices.
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This year’s winner in the Inventions You Thought You'd Never Need category is a computer turntable that lets you program any tracks on a side in any order. The ADC Accutrac 4000 features completely externalized controls that let you play any portion of a side without touching the tone arm.
TERRAPIN STATION, by the Grateful Dead (Arista AL 7001).
AFRO-BLUE IMPRESSIONS, by John Coltrane (Pablo Live 2620 101).
IN THE FALLING DARK, by Bruce Cockburn (Island/True North ILTN 9463).
Boston’s Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers sound like you or me singing in the shower, but onstage, Jonathan is a whirling dervish, twisting and twirling while singing happy songs about Martians, leprechauns and other dopeinspired fantasies.
THE SMUGGLING BUSINESS, by Timothy Green (New York: Crescent Books/ Crown Publishers, $6.)
BREAD AND BUTTER, by Jack Flam (New York: Viking, $10).
THE LAYMAN S GUIDE TO ACUPUNCTURE, by Yoshio Manaka, M.D. and Ian A. Urquhart, Ph.D. with a foreword by Sally Reston (New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill, $3.95).
THE COLLAPSING UNIVERSE, by Isaac Asimov (New York: Walker, $8.95).
THE MONTH BY MONTH GUIDE TO INDOOR GARDENING, by Ken Druse (New York: Popular Library,$1.50).
David Bruce Terrasi
Movie star Montgomery Clift must have been the life of every Hollywood party he attended. High on booze and Demerol, he’d eat off other people’s plates or crawl under the dinner table and fall asleep. “If Monty had died right after making From Here to Eternity at the age of 32,” says author Robert LaGuardia in his incisive biography Monty (New York: Arbor House, $12.95), “he would have become an even greater cult figure than [James] Dean.”
Why not make your entrance in a clinging skirt of banana skins? A cage of hummingbirds on your head? Or leading snarling panthers on golden chains? That's the kind of thing women do in their Erte gowns—women like Mata Hari, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Helena Rubenstein, Barbra Streisand and Twiggy.
Underwater towns will be the fat cities of 50 or 100 years hence. But dopers will still get their wet heads fed. Now you can set your pleasures afloat with Hydropot, a self-contained system for growing dope in water. The Hydropot measures only 2.5 feet and yields as much dope as 16 square feet of garden space. Complete with nutrients, 30 pounds of Kona lava, an electric aeration pump, a nutrient dispenser and pH tester, the Hydropot requires no maintenance and offers its bounty twice as fast as traditionally grown weed. $39.95 plus shipping and handling charges of $3.50 in California and $5.50 in the rest of the continental U.S., from Applied Hydroponics, 1299 Fourth Street, Suite 308, San Rafael, Ca. 94901. New York’s experience last summer proved that as the energy crisis gets worse we can start getting used to the dark ages. Of course it’ll be hard in the beginning, but New York artist Neke Carson has come up with a handy end-of-the-world starter kit called Light a Bulb. It’s a handy candle-bulb that turns any ordinary electric lamp into a candelabra. When it burns down, the flame glows from the inside just like the real thing. $5 plus $.60 handling from Neke Carson, 462 Broome Street, New York, N.Y. 10013. The Freemasons never did it. The U.S. government never did it. But Preston Stuart and Jim McCullough of Doodle Products have done it. They've copy righted the one-eyed pyramid on the back of every Yankee dollar and planted it on the front of their nifty canvas Volksba gens. Sporting a snap and clip system of adjustable straps, the Volksbagen con verts into a shoulder bag, a sling bag, a backpack and a handbag. Available in natural, red, yellow, navy, green and black, each bag is shipped in its own canvas pouch. A farsighted investment at $19.95 from Doodle Products Corporation, P.O. Box 4707, Austin, Tex. 78765. Specially designed for those who need a powerful hideout gun, the Semmerling LM-4 is the world's smallest .45, by far! The LM-4 measures only 5.2 x 3.7 x ¾ inches, is constructed of shockproof tool steel and features a double-action, five shot, manually fed magazine. Its accuracy is similar to the old reliable Colt. $645 from Semmerling Corporation, P.O. Box 400, Newton, Mass. 02160, while limited supplies last. Diamonds can cut glass, but they aren't very good for chopping cocaine. Razor blades are excellent, but lack class. Now yOu no longer need offend your most precious stash by wielding a naked blade. Choose an art nouveau, pewter-cast razor cover designed by Ivaan of Erotics, 117 Christopher Street, New York, N.Y. 10014. Or, if your bent is baroque, cut it in sterling silver from Axel of Axis, P.O. Box 222, River Edge, N.J. 07661. $20 each. Man says, "Pass the papers." So you pass the papers. Starts rolling. Hour later, he's still at it! Rank! Wotta joker! You handed him 15 feet of Unrolling Paper, manufactured by both American Dream and E-Z Wider. Available in width-and-a-half and double-width respectively, at fine headshops throughout this great land.
Man says, "Pass the papers." So you pass the papers. Starts rolling. Hour later, he's still at it! Rank! Wotta joker! You handed him 15 feet of Unrolling Paper, manufactured by both American Dream and E-Z Wider. Available in width-and-a-half and double-width respectively, at fine headshops throughout this great land.
Light a Bulb
New York’s experience last summer proved that as the energy crisis gets worse we can start getting used to the dark ages. Of course it’ll be hard in the beginning, but New York artist Neke Carson has come up with a handy end-of-the-world starter kit called Light a Bulb. It’s a handy candle-bulb that turns any ordinary electric lamp into a candelabra. When it burns down, the flame glows from the inside just like the real thing. $5 plus $.60 handling from Neke Carson, 462 Broome Street, New York, N.Y. 10013.
Diamonds can cut glass, but they aren't very good for chopping cocaine. Razor blades are excellent, but lack class. Now yOu no longer need offend your most precious stash by wielding a naked blade. Choose an art nouveau, pewter-cast razor cover designed by Ivaan of Erotics, 117 Christopher Street, New York, N.Y. 10014. Or, if your bent is baroque, cut it in sterling silver from Axel of Axis, P.O. Box 222, River Edge, N.J. 07661. $20 each.
The Freemasons never did it. The U.S. government never did it. But Preston Stuart and Jim McCullough of Doodle Products have done it. They've copy righted the one-eyed pyramid on the back of every Yankee dollar and planted it on the front of their nifty canvas Volksba gens. Sporting a snap and clip system of adjustable straps, the Volksbagen con verts into a shoulder bag, a sling bag, a backpack and a handbag. Available in natural, red, yellow, navy, green and black, each bag is shipped in its own canvas pouch. A farsighted investment at $19.95 from Doodle Products Corporation, P.O. Box 4707, Austin, Tex. 78765.
Specially designed for those who need a powerful hideout gun, the Semmerling LM-4 is the world's smallest .45, by far! The LM-4 measures only 5.2 x 3.7 x ¾ inches, is constructed of shockproof tool steel and features a double-action, five shot, manually fed magazine. Its accuracy is similar to the old reliable Colt. $645 from Semmerling Corporation, P.O. Box 400, Newton, Mass. 02160, while limited supplies last.
In a long, rambling interview with Salvador Dali, performed in his “Mortuary Parlour” at the St. Regis Hotel, it suddenly dawned on me that the maestro might be stoned. “Do you smoke marijuana?” I blithely inquired. Dali’s famous mustache quivered.