Now you can unload that stash of low-grade grunge that absolutely nobody wants. The Profit Builder consists of a clever system of plastic tubing that connects with a smoke-filled container (polyurethane flex bottle) strapped to the small of the seller’s back.
HT : I think J. Geils is the skinniest rock 'n' roll band I've ever seen. PW: Yeah, we have a theory. We can eat anything we want, we can chew all we want, but we do not swallow. HT: Any particular reason why you shaved your beard off? PW: One night I was at a friend's house, and I got up in the middle of the night.
Dear Readers, I have been part of High Times, or rather it has been part of me, for the better part of more than eight years—a long time. Now I am leaving to pursue other business and cultural ventures. It is a reflective time for me as I look to the future with excitement and to the past with a fond sadness.
Heard the Haze brothers were heading east from California with samples of the California sinsemilla harvest. Just in time: East Coast going through a spring and summer of extremely mediocre marijuana at both the exotic and commercial levels.
THIS YEAR, PLAYERS FOR THE NAtional Football League seem more concerned over bypassing different kinds of lines than the yard markers on the field. Ever since former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Don Reese claimed that cocaine "controls and corrupts the game" (as well as Don Reese) in a Sports Illustrated cover story, the league has been frantically stumbling over itself to show the world how clean it is of drug use.
COCAINE COLONELS KICK OFF COMIC-OPERA DOPE CLEANUP
Annals of the Coke War
“North American Jewishism”
Signed Pichicata Receipts
DEATH AND DIOXIN HAVE come to Bolivia's coca terraces, as the military government cranks up a "little Vietnam" for the benefit of U.S. State Department observers. The latest top-billing assault on coca-paste producers chalked up a body count of 50 dead and 500 jailed, all dirt-poor peasants, and the herbicide project has elicited protests from environmental experts, but none of it has cut visibly into the phenomenal freightage of Bolivian truxillense into the United States.
BULLETIN: BOLIVIAN PREZ OUSTED AFTER COKE CRACKDOWN
TWO MONTHS AFTER PRESIdent Gen. Celso Torrelio tried to please the U.S. State Department by cleaning up selected coca terraces, he was toppled in one of those bloodless palace coups designed to reshuffle ambitious generals from time to time.
PENTAGON IS SUED TO DISCONTINUE MARIJUANA URINE TESTING
Manufacturer Admits Test's Unreliability
UNITED STATES ARMED-services personnel are at risk of having their careers there ruined, and their future civilian careers severely compromised, by the Department of Defense's highly questionable new marijuana urinalysis policies, charges the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
COURT RULES SMUGGLERS ARE UNFAIR GAME FOR TEXAS GAME WARDENS
Marijuana Is No Game
THE U.S. COURT OF APpeals for the Fifth Circuit has handed down a decision that should severely restrict the arrest powers of law-enforcement officers outside their specific jurisdictions. In effect, the court ruled that peace officers, like game wardens, airport security personnel and campus cops, may only make arrests within the areas they’ve been assigned to protect or in enforcing their limited charges elsewhere.
POOR LITTLE LEMMON 714S—their days may be numbered. Vigilante U.S. senator Paula Hawkins (R.-Fla.)is out to get them. Soon, Quaalude and Mequin may be banished from the prescription market and stress clinics forever, to lurk only in the research labs.
THE RED COMMUNISTS ARE still waging bitter warfare against drugs and religion, to go by a recent report linking hashish to ceremonial incense, from the German Democratic Republic. Reporting in the Zurcher Zeitung here, two East German scientists claim to have proven that incense and hashish are the same thing at bottom, and that this explains their earlier discovery that altar boys in Catholic churches get "addicted" to the fumes from the censers which the poor children are compelled to swing at High Mass.
L.A. COUNTY COPS SLAY UNBORN CHILD OF DRUG SUSPECT
IT IS A MUNDANE FACT THAT the attempted enforcement of drug laws induces many of the worst excesses in the police repertoire, but seldom do we hear of an incident as ugly as the one that occurred recently in the Los Angeles suburb of Duarte.
FOR THE LOS ANGELES Police Department generally, and for Police Chief Daryl Gates specifically, absolutely nothing is going right this year. The bad press finally went national in early May over the department's practice of killing black men with chokeholds, but by then the stench was already thick.
STATE DOGS CAN SNIFF OUT drugs in luggage passing through California airports, but federal dogs cannot, following contradictory rulings by the California Supreme court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
American pot growers outdid themselves again last season, bringing up the largest sinsemilla crop ever. The 1982 varieties range from beefed-up Mexican cross-breeds to laboratory-cultivated high-tech wonderweeds. Though some of the top-rated smokes are still being cured, and in some cases still growing, at this writing at least 75 percent of the crop is in so far, with superb results reported from every state in the union.
Ten million people are dependent on alcohol. Ninety percent of all assaults, 50 to 60 percent of all murders, over half the rapes and sexual attacks on children and from one-third to half of all arrests involve intoxication by alcohol. The suicide rate among alcoholics is 6 to 20 times higher than in the general population.
COME WITH US AS WE ENTER THE 21ST CENTURY, TAME TECHNOLOGY, DEFAME E.T. AND GET A PEEK AT THE BOYS INSIDE THE JUMP SUITS.
Devo, along with Elvis Costello, are the originators of "nerd new wave." They solidly established themselves in the history of rock music with their blockbuster hit "Whip It," which, besides attracting the last of the preteens baby-boom market, crossed over into the denizens of black disco.
It was a night at the quarter-horse races. Harry had arrived with $400, and now, going into the third race, he was carrying $530. He knew his horses. Maybe he wasn't much good at anything else, but he knew his horses. Harry stood watching the tote and looking at the people.
BIG BROTHER is watching you pee. The EMIT Urinalysis is already rampant in factories, prisons and the military to sniff out dope smokers. The authorities want it in professional sports and schools next. Just because it doesn’t work isn’t stopping them.
High Times' premiere hemp horticulturist goes where ganja was invented and shows them how to do it properly.
I ANSWERED THE EARLY-MORNING KNOCK ON OUR door in the Circuit Hotel in Bhopal, India, and two federal cops from the Excise Service pushed into the room. One was carrying in his cupped hands a few ounces of cured brown ganja and, with a big cop grin, dumped it on the nightstand.
Homegrown cocaine? Not exactly, but there's a multiplicity of uses for the coca plant. Here's an easy-to-follow technique for its cultivation.
Harvesting and Curing
Coca vs. Cocaine
Before Coca-Cola and Vin Mariani, before mannitol and inositol, before lactose, sucrose, lidocaine, procaine, tetracaine, benzocaine and butacaine, there was coca. Indians chewed it for its sustaining qualities. It provided physical endurance, mental clarity, resistance to altitude sickness, increased longevity and, contrary to popular myth, kept teeth white and gums healthy.
It may seem strange and unnatural to be talking about planting, here in November, but that's what we're talking about. All the high-and-mighty sinsemilla growers north of Marin County are taking this month off for their annual Harvest Moon Ball orgy, and after that they'll all be so wasted they won't want to work for another six months, and so rich they won't have to, either.
OPIUM HAS FUELED MEN'S DREAMS SINCE THE DAWN OF CREATION. SOME OF HISTORY'S GREATEST WRITERS HAVE BEEN PARTISANS OF THE POPPY. MICHAEL ALDRICH, DRUG SCHOLAR, EXPLORES THE LAUDANUM LITERATURE.
MICHAEL R. ALDRICH
Opium, raw opium— the best painkiller known since the dawn of creation: yet historians, delicately embarrassed, seem reluctant to admit its profound influence on world leaders and events. The history of the human race might be interestingly revised if all the great opium eaters would rise up and dance where they died.
THE AMERICAN journal OF DRUG, SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION, RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
DRUG EXPERTS DEBATE ON MARIJUANA HEALTH HAZARDS
TEXAS KIDS GET A CHANCE WITH FAT FEDERAL GRANT
AT LAST—A QUICK, CHEAP, EASY, SURE-FIRE MARIJUANA TEST
Marijuana Shown to Cause Crime and Sex Perversion
A former head of the National Institute on Self Abuse said "horrendous" about the recent proof that substance-use-abuse-type behavior appears among preschool kids, many as young as three or four years old. “We're talking about babies and drugs here," Dr. Robert Alcoa, currently head of the U.S.
312 ONE WITNESS SAID: "I DON'T DO too many drugs anymore because I have gone beyond them. They have taught me my lesson and there isn't so much need for them anymore. I mean it's still fun to get stoned but there's a lot more to it. There is more to it than just fun.
The Zappas, Frank and Moon,discuss Valley girls, "Crunchy Water" and life in the fast lane.
Frank Zappa has long been known as the master of the unexpected. His most recent album, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, added another twist to the legend when an inspired piece of social drama culled from the record, "Valley Girl," became an instant hit.
Exposed: Hollywood’s latest and vilest drug plague
"Smack is for sissies!" He looks lean, mean and wasted. His eyes glow like hot blue coals in a bed of ash. He wears a purple velour shirt, slashed to the midriff, and the skin beside the velour is gray and pitted, like volcanic rock. Something around his jowls looks pulpy and fungoid.