This is a picture of one of our many virgin daughters. Her name is Becky Sue. Becky comes from MexicanAfghan-Jamaican ancestry. Just shows you what a little tender loving care can do. Not bad for southeast Kansas, is it? —B&B Farms, Inc. Crawford County, Kans.
It was Situation NORML: All Fire Up! when HIGH TIMES magazine threw a gala bash at the last national NORML convention in Washington, D.C., last November. Some twohundred-plus altered-consciousness conventioneers descended on the trendy 9:30 Club on F Street for a fun-filled night of music and mota.
From "Walt" of Boulder, Colorado, comes this pictorial paean to Higher Education. We should mention, however, that while the HIGH TIMES Budding Photographer Department heartily applauds Walt's enthusiasm for photography, taking especial note of his unique talent for lighting and composition, we strongly caution him against allowing his newfound hobby to interfere with his studies.
Excerpted with permission from the Kupferberg collection.
A PUFF OF SMOKE
CHARACTERS JOHN LOSSING ALBERT MILLER MR. WISE, THEIR TEACHER ALBERT—Good morning, John. Where is your craft bound for so early? JOHN—Good morning. As you are trying to talk sailor style, I will try, too. My craft is steering, all sails set, for school.
"KOMMEN SIE HIER," YOUNG JOACHIM Fiebelkorn told a competing coke-mob enforcer in the fall of 1980, "and watch this, and see how it's done." The competitor, Oscar Roman Vaca, police chief of Santa Cruz Department in Bolivia, went willingly.
THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT Administration's plan to dump the herbicide paraquat on pot patches in the national forests of 40 states finally collapsed completely in November when the U.S. Justice Department signed a consent agreement acknowledging that the DEA had been breaking the law all along.
THE LEMMON COMPANY OF SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, ANnounced in mid November that it was immediately ceasing the manufacture of methaqualone. Lemmon-brand Quaaludes were the last pharmaceutical form of methaqualone still made legally in the United States.
AMERICAN DOPE MONEY IS now rolling into Panama banks to the tune of a billion dollars a year, thanks to the absolute depositor security they provide. The billion that flowed into Panama in 1983—twice as much as 1982, five times as much as 1981—represents at least $100 million in illegal currency for the Panamanian economy, where the Yankee greenback is official national tender.
POSSESSION FOR PERSONAL consumption of a small quantity of an illicit drug is no longer a crime in Spain. With the revision of the national Penal Code, instituted last fall, the socialist government removed all criminal penalties—retroactively—for the holding of headstash.
"PHALLIC ENLARGEMENT" IS ONE OF the most often-listed untoward side effects of anabolic steroids. "Increased frequency of erections" is another. Before leagues of uncertain men and famished women lay siege to their local Rexall's, however, it will be good to note that these particular side effects are undependable, and are negated by a truly untoward side effect: namely, impotence and loss of sexual appetite with prolonged use.
AMERICANA. PURE AMERICANA. The scene takes place in a room in the Cleveland municipal courthouse. A graying judge sits with two men: a thicknecked, hard-boiled bailiff and a red-eyed, disheveled lout in a tattered overcoat. The unkempt character has requested this judicial audience on behalf of certain defendants in various pornography and car-theft cases.
This column has dutifully chronicled the rehabilitation of Mexican reefer over the past five years as it worked its way back from the virtual obscurity suffered in the mid-'70s. Mexiweed was deservedly exiled back then. Much of it was so harsh, dry and unpotable as to be scorned by all but the poorest consumers, clustered in places like Tempe and Santa Fe where lids of Mex sold for ten bucks.
Last month, in the first part of this interview, we began to explore the strange world of author John A. Keel Searching for the Abominable Snowman, learning the secrets of the Indian Rope Trick, charming cobras in a daring publicity stunt in the window of a Times Square pet store, Keel, by his mid 20s, was the Frank Buck of the pulp magazine market.
Though it was created by a scientist who at one time worked for the Coca-Cola Co., Psychem Cocaine Aroma is absolutely not the real thing. But it does smell exactly like sweet cocaine, and for some people that seems to be enough,
First, Pure Research
Next, Pure Science
Some Pure Speculation
"WOW!" she yelled, and you could see the whites of her eyes all round her pretty olive irises. "I don't believe it!" And the whites of her eyes developed that telltale cocaine glitter as she dipped the little plastic plunger back into the vial of clear liquid and insufflated another rich honk of it up into her pretty nostrils.
Great connoisseurs are born, not made. You either have it or you don't, and one of the simplest ways to tell is by taking the Hawaiian/Californian Inherent Differential Test. And that's a lot harder than it sounds.
Just what does it take, I'm often asked, to become a connoisseur of cannabis? Can anyone qualify? Does it just mean years of practice? Do you have to have connections? How do you know if you've got what it takes? Well, I'd like to be real democratic and say, sure, anyone who works hard and dedicates himself to the phenomenology of pot, anyone who spends long hours comparing subtle sensory signals and learning to differentiate their sources has a chance.
We're talking about plant hormones. This month a reader responds to one of Ed's "stumper questions" and we get to learn all there is to know about ethylene.
The first letter is from a reader responding to one of the stumpers. Thanks for the info, and a hearty "High" to Bob: Dear Ed, I'm writing in response to the question one of your readers posed in the October '83 issue regarding ethryl, a plant hormone.
The grow-product business is booming, and trying to keep up with every new gizmo they put on the market is impossible. We know that and so we've decided to help you out with this timely report.
Low Pressure Sodium Light
As more people have become serious about marijuana cultivation, entrepreneurs have invented or discovered products to make gardening efforts easier and more successful. Some of these products actually work and are useful! Here are a few of the ones I have tried and like: Astrolon is a durable, flexible and waterproof material that reflects about 80 percent of the light hitting it.
...in a world that never became what it should have been.
When I got back to the bar there was almost a whole new gang there, except for Monk, who was sitting there with his sleeves rolled up, showing off his biceps. There was something wrong with those biceps, they didn't look healthy; they were big but they looked sick somehow.
The luscious buds gracing the next three pages were grown in the wilds of suburban New York, barely outside the skin of the Big Apple. Their attentive cultivator has adapted his techniques to the Northeast's relatively hostile climate: In February the seeds were planted indoors, under fluorescents, in vermiculite; three to four weeks later they were transplanted into soil-filled pots and placed under halides.
Over one hundred years ago three medical students got together after class to sample some of their professor's prize stash. And the rest actually is history presented to you in this charming contemporary account.
"From the Archives" will be a regular feature that explores the roots of present-day drug use by reprinting vintage arti cles on this subject. Michael Aldrich is singularly qualified for this endeavor. He is the curator of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library and he holds a Ph.D.
Ground is gained in federal court toward a parent/child privilege.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
MOST PEOPLE—MOST NONLAWYERS, at least—are downright shocked to learn that no established privilege shields them from having to bear witness against their closest blood relatives. The confidences of spouses, physicians, psychiatrists and the clergy have long been recognized as inviolable, even to the courts' relentless pursuit of the truth; but parents and chilthen have somehow never gained that secure shelter from the agencies of the state.
508 I BRAKE FOR HALLUCINATIONS. bumper sticker, Cambridge, Mass., 1983 509 ABUSUS NON TOLLIT USUM. (Abuse is no argument against proper use.) Latin proverb 510 COLONISTS' THIRST FOR BOOZE NEVER FLAGGED Houston—Those who think Americans drink a lot today should take a look at colonial boozing.
The New York Film Festival came and went last fall, leaving both highbrows, lowbrows and everybody in between something to remember.
I arrived in New York City one Halloween night three years ago, and departed barely before another; and the other yearly event that bracketed my passing was the New York Film Festival. I was certifiably a midwestern hick; and the kind for whom, at the age of 12 to 20, magazines like the New Yorker and papers like the Village Voice assume celestial proportions.
Roll over, REO. Fuck off, Van Halen. Get deaf Leppard. England's raunchiest metallic amphetamine bebop power trio is back with a new album, a new guitarist and a renewed attempt to assault the hearts and behinds of an unwitting American populace.
You want sweetness and light, you go Stevie Nicks. You want get down boogie barf all over your motorcycle boots, you go Motorhead. The English heavy-metal trio recently released their fourth LP, Another Perfect Day, and HIGH TIMES Editor-in-Chief Larry "Ratso" Sloman had the pleasure of chatting up bassist Lemmy Kilminster and drummer Philthy Phil Taylor between tapings at MTV.