Some of the people who can be fooled all of the time are being fooled again by Senate Bill 1437. Before undergoing facial surgery the “criminal law recodification” was the pet project of Richard Nixon and John Mitchell—Senate Bill 1, later torched by angry liberals.
Thanks for your article “LSD Now: A Generation Later” [High Times, February ’78]. It is so very good to see and feel a consciousness that is not dying. I had fears that beer and Christianity would become the ’70s’ sole contributions to “awareness.”
Q: What’s the simplest, most economical way to extract and purify hash oil? Some say steam distillation is best, while others have told me purification with alcohol is better. — Name and address withheld A: Solvent extraction, usually with alcohol, is really the only way to make hash oil.
The hills are alive with the sound of clicking shutters, the smell of developer is in the air and our mailbox is busting out all over from the overwhelming response to our High Times Dope Photography Contest. These are just a sampling of eligible submissions, more of which will appear in next month’s “Stash.”
Love is erotic again and talking about it gets people off. What’s more, a hot rumor has it that we are entering a “Summer of New Love” that promises to be sexy, satisfying and very high. Writer Jeff Goldberg asked some of High Times’ favorite lovers for their candid opinions on the state of current I’amour.
The Sixties will never happen again. Megaproducer Gary Marshall may sell ABC a Sixties-ish sitcom, “Happy Days" style, or ex-Monkees Mickey Dolenz and Mike Nesmith could reunite, but the Sixties? No way, bro. But, as Joe Kane, the author of High Times’ own history of dope movies, remarked to me the other night, “Ah, the Sixties—they were too beautiful to live, too profitable to die."
Every day millions of Americans are dosed with poisonous, nutritionless foods and cancer-causing additives. However, a grass-roots movement is fighting slow food poisoning and attempting to improve the way America feeds itself. Among these health lobbyists, the foremost and most effective organization has been the Nutrition Institute of America (200 West 86th Street, New York, New York 10024).
DIBULLA, COLOMBIA—At least four people are dead and 30 wounded after a two-day beach and inland battle between U.S. and Colombian marijuana exporters and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that netted 186 tons of marijuana, the largest single marijuana confiscation in history.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Peru is clearly losing the battle against cocaine exporters, according to recent studies by both the American and Peruvian governments. “There has been an intensification of alarming degree in the illicit traffic of drugs,” notes a report from the Peruvian Investigations Police (PIP).
OSAKA, JAPAN—One of Japan’s top-ranking Zen monks was arrested for cultivating a marijuana field in the back of a Zen temple. Toshitaka Aono, the 34-year-old son of a Zen master, was busted along with the owner of a strip joint for possession of 10 grams of dried leaves, six pipes, 50 square feet of marijuana and participation in what was described as a “marijuana party.”
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—Over 200 marijuana smokers arrested here since 1976 have been sent to a primitive insane asylum on the outskirts of the city in what official sources describe as a “scientific study to determine how the brain cells of marijuana users can be saved.”
ROME—Cafe owners throughout the city have taken to punching holes in their coffee spoons in an attempt to stop local heroin addicts from stealing them. Roman junkies, who currently number in the thousands, have discovered that the standard Italian coffee spoon is just right for mixing heroin and distilled water for a quick shot.
TANGIERS, MOROCCO—Twice each week, the ferry boat Agadir makes its way between Tangier and Sete, France. And since 1975 over 6,000 pounds of Moroccan hash have been busted by French Customs officials who watch the converted German battleship 24 hours a day.
RABAT, MOROCCO—In the first major bust here in recent memory, over 25 people, including customs officers, narcs, two members of parliament and representatives of the Morocco Tobacco Authority, were arrested for exporting 60 tons of hash from the Rif Mountain growing region.
LONDON—David Solomon , former editor at Esquire and Playboy magazines, ex-colleague of Timothy Leary, campaigner for drug-law reform and author, is in jail here awaiting trial on charges that he conspired over a seven-year period to produce what police described as “half the world’s supply of LSD.”
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—The Australian government has decided to upgrade its narcotics bureau and increase surveillance capabilities with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) assistance in the wake of the capture of marijuana importer Donald Tait.
BANDON, OREGON—In a baffling turnabout, the Oregon branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) ignored NORML’s national policy and endorsed a recent government bust of 17,000 pounds of Thai sticks. A press release from the pro-pot lobby characterized the seizure as an “excellent investigation leading to the arrest of 17 suspects.”
NEW YORK—In less than one month the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) raised $67,600 in pledges for the first three months of 1978 from the $200-million-a-year paraphernalia industry. The amount is the largest single infusion of funds every made into the seven-year-old marijuana lobby.
BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS—A small, highly specialized airplane manufacturer has filed a lawsuit accusing the CIA of industrial espionage. General Aircraft, Corporation (GAC), based at the Air Force’s Hanscom Field here, is alleging that the CIA illegally and covertly manufactured GAC-designed planes through its subsidiaries in Southeast Asia for 15 years without authorization or payment of royalties.
At a recent White House press conference High Times interviewed Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley, whose Caribbean nation is exploring the ad hoc legalization of marijuana in order to lure tourists. Sources close to the prime minister, who in 1975 ordered the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to stop the indiscriminate destruction of Jamaica’s marijuana plantations, contend that legitimate marijuana for export is being seriously considered as a remedy for Jamaica’s troubled economy.
When the results of Vera Rubin’s ganja study became public late in 1974, it immediately drew heavy fire from antipot partisans such as Columbia University’s Dr. Gabriel Nahas and the late Dr. Hardin B. Jones of the University of California at Berkeley.
In last month’s dope connoisseur column you may recall I discussed the sad state of Thai sticks these days, how America’s most expensive smoke has become a shadow of its former self. But I think it’s important to emphasize that when it comes to cannabis, being a connoisseur doesn’t mean being a snob; it doesn't mean concentrating only on luxury specialty items like Thai.
Richard Hongisto, San Francisco’s hippie sheriff, is about to turn his flower power on Cleveland. Whether the Mr. Nice Guy tactics will work in the city of monkey-wrench murders and burning rivers is a subject of hot discussion among cops and robbers alike, but Dennis Kucinich, the equally unconventional 31-year-old mayor, has thrown full support to the incoming sheriff.
In the super macho world of race-car drivers, Shirley Muldowney, Kitty O’Neil and Janet Guthrie are three of the fastest. Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney is the first lady of drag racing. Her sweetheart, a pearlescent pink wedge-shape dragster with a 250-inch wheelbase, weighs 1,400 pounds and is capable of 2,500 horsepower.
Remembering the Rat Pack—Hipster saints of the Booze Culture
It was early in 1960 when Frank Sinatra and his pals—Dino, Sammy, Joey and Peter—came to Las Vegas to kiss the Eisenhower Age good-bye. Afternoons were spent working on Frank’s new film, Ocean’s 11. The project was a certified gas in which they—the rat pack!—were gonna get to knock over Vegas and make millions of dollars.
When it has been a particularly bad week for Johnny Bob, and the afflictions are dropping into his heart like relatives into the home of a lottery winner, the Nootka Indian likes to recall the story of Bold Red Kelly. For all he was a white man, and an ordinary Joseph at that, Bold Red’s tale is one of the most instructive that Johnny knows and contains either 13 or 16 enlightening elements, depending on how well Johnny remembers the tale at each instance of its telling.
I laid back, closing my eyes, listening to the ducks quack in my private bathing pond in the Hermann Goering Suite at the Juan Hotel in La Guajira, a thousand miles inside Colombia, where dope, emeralds, guns, white slaves and every type of contraband known to Interpol flow freely through open markets and blockade-free ports of entry.
A bunch of the boys were shooting it up in the Crazy Horse Saloon. It was Las Vegas, 1960, and the boys were Frankie and Sammy and Dino, and these boys kept their hands to themselves! Shooting for top stakes, too,namely about three ki’s of hand-rolled Nepalese temple hash balls.
Stick or treat, it’s toluene! All-true glucinations ’n’ sho’-nuff huff stuff— a brown bagful of vapor capers ’n’ acoustic tube-aid Tester’s Acid!
Martha and George are about to sit down to a sumptuous dinner when someone rings the chimes of their elegant colonial house in the posh west-end district of Richmond, Virginia. A long-haired youth enters uninvited and ceremoniously removes his trench coat, revealing himself naked save for floppy unlaced boots to the shocked middle-aged couple.
In 1974, Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal broke ground for a new era in pot farming with The Indoor/Outdoor Highest Quality Marijuana Growers Guide. One of the best books written at that time on marijuana cultivation, The Indoor/Outdoor Guide established the industrious pair as the world’s foremost authorities on pot agronomy.
She looks like Roots, she rocks and she throws in a little reggae. Today's sensitive, existential college students are flocking to her concerts like they used to for campus showings of Women in Love. Her hit song “Show Some Emotion" gives smart advice to the blank generation who have turned numb after years of being lobotomized, robotomized and sodomized.
Malaysia is a far-flung nation stretching from the Malay Peninsula across the South China Sea to embrace two large areas of the island of Borneo called Sarawak and Sabah. Primitive conditions prevail, and the criminal code is often disregarded or forgotten.
At first glance it appears to be a warehouse. During the day workers grunt and sweat behind parcel-laden dollies. Stacks of boxes tower to the ceiling, packing and shipping forms litter the floor. But on weekend nights the downtown loft joins the discos, juice bars, coffee shops and leather dives as the latest in New York social settings: Sacco and Vanzetti's Smokeasy.
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U.S. Customs agents have seized 46 pounds of top-notch toot hidden on the Miami River banana docks, almost a third of the total coke busted all last year. Though specifics of the bust are vague, it appears that a Customs officer was walking the beat in the banana port when he spotted a man "placing something into a car" and acting suspiciously.
Details are sketchy on what is being called the biggest acid raid of all time at a remote farm in the Dyfed Mountains in central Wales. At least 13 million hits were seized along with manufacturing equipment, spare change and an undetermined number of people.
Contrabandistas around the Southeast will have to learn new tricks as the Coast Guard deploys heavy technological warfare along the South American dope trail. A fleet of supersonic, highly sensitive surveillance jets is being assembled to aid the sea fleet.
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One of the most popular articles High Times has ever published is Jim Hougan’s July '77 story on negative-ion generators. The ion, he found, can be a unique, dopeless high that for many people improves mental alertness and creativity. The negative ion has been found to be the source of that peculiar tingling relaxation that happens near waterfalls and just before thunderstorms.
A 59-year-old former air-force recruiter who claims he was dosed with LSD by a Central Intelligence Agency coworker in 1962 is seeking $450,000 in damages from the agency for a nervous breakdown. Robert R. Green, who allegedly worked on a CIA study of foreign industrial production, recently used the Freedom of Information Act to get copies of medical records that convinced him he had been an acid guinea pig.
Heaven help the fool who passes up Bob Weir’s first solo album just because of ugly rumors that producer Keith Olsen is trying to make Weir sound like Olsen’s chart-busting buddies Fleetwood Mac, like he did when he produced Weir and the rest of the Grateful Dead on the recent Terrapin Station album.
The rock ’n’ roll poster has been beautifully celebrated in the portfolio-sized volume Get On Down: A Decade of Rock and Roll Posters, edited by Mick Farren (London: Big O Publishing, $9.95). Get On Down explains and illustrates how the underground press and motives other than profit enabled rock-poster artists to experiment with print technology, producing exhilarating free-form designs and clashing colors like a gang of spacewalking Fauvists.
Join Rex Reed. Jaye P. Morgan and Jamie Farr with Chuck Barris tonight as they preview the amazing acts on tonight's Bong Show: The Lightnin' Laser (left) has a built-in circle stash, match striker and tray, all for $12. The Gamma Probe I (center) features twin chambers, glowin-the-dark tubing and uncommonly graceful design for $18.
When he's not supporting himself by writing articles on the selling of the Sixties (see "Media"), Fenton Lawless exploits whatever other medium is at hand. Born naked in Pennsylvania, "Fentonioni" came to New York in '68 to work as gofer for the writers of the; “Tonight Show," which led to writing chores on the short-lived "Blankety Blanks" game; show.