Editor: After reading a letter in your June issue entitled "Youth Take Heed," I felt the need to express an opinion on the article, with agreement. In that being a former drug abuser and alcohol abuser, I am presently incarcerated at the Kentucky State Reformatory.
The much-debated notion that carbon dioxide enhances plant growth has been given a considerable boost by U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers—in an evident attempt, ironically, to reconcile other scientists to the global "hot house effect."
"IT MUST TURN THEM INTO VEGETABLES," SAYS AN internationally recognized neurologist about the new brain-surgery procedure used to extinguish cocaine-taking behavior in young South American "drug-therapy" patients. Yet the procedure is being considered for adoption in the United States by the National Institute on Drug Abuse's national advisory council.
"In eighteen years as a judge, I never saw anything like this."
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A PROLONGED PATTERN OF deception, cover-ups and intimidation by top-ranking brass at Brooks Air Force Base here has kept thousands of service personnel from learning the truth about the military’s appalling drug-urinalysis programs, a military judge ruled early this summer.
THE CONFIDENTIAL DRUG-testing service, “Analysis Anonymous,” from PharmChem Laboratories of Menlo Park, California, is no longer in operation. The closing of the service leaves only one laboratory (in Florida) with a federal license to accept anonymous drug samples through the mails for the testing of dilutants and contaminants.
It was bound to happen, Russian soldiers coming back from the eastern front with a hankering for the exotic Oriental dope they discovered there. The cat scrabbled out of the Afghani bag for good last summer, when Red Army deserters Igor Rykov, 21, and Oleg Khan, 20, were lifted out of a Pakistani rebel camp and flown to London to speak before a European inquiry into Red Army war crimes; before they could take the oath, though, both kids had to be detoxified from opium-smoking habits they’d picked up while on duty in the boonies.
AKA: Myristica fragrans, myristicum, butter, mada shunda
NATURE AND USE
David E. Smith
Use can cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, anxiety or full-blown delirium. Side effects may include abdominal spasm, constipation, tachycardia, insomnia and drowsiness. Overdose can produce strain on the kidneys and prolonged states of delirium. Chronic use may produce a psychotic reaction.
"If I didn't have flat feet, I probably would have been a jock, if I didn't smoke, I'd have become a singer, if I didn't like boys so much, I'd have become a doctor. But you can like boys, have flat feet, smoke, and still be an actress!"
I first became aware of Jamie Lee Curtis—daughter of one of Hollywood's most storied and celebrated '50s marriages (between Tony Curtis of the oily locks and conniving hustle and Janet Leigh, the decade's best blond lady-in-distress)—in Halloween, the low-budget horror smash in which she played a nubile teen stalked by an apparently indestructible psycho.
The editor of Sinsemilla Tips interviews two West Coast growers
Tom Alexander was a hippie dropout marijuana farmer until the police unceremoniously ended his fledgling professional career. He got so enraged by the injustice of it all that he commenced publishing Sinsemilla Tips. S-Tips is a quarterly publication dedicated to disseminating information of relevance to marijuana cultivators.
Let's begin by saying this is a work of fiction and then let's go on from there. I first met Steve Cosmos in Paris, at least that's the name he was going under then and the name I remember best. Cristina and I were in Paris because the editors had dragged my ass over there to do interviews for the press.
HIGH TIMES' guns-and-dope photojournalist covers the latest superpower "police action" in Afghanistan, and gets a solid lungful of the Muslims' answer to Soviet nerve gas.
"The Russian army smokes a lot of hash," I was assured by the large turbanned party with the Kalashnikov automatic rifle. "If you want to see the Russians smoking hashish, I can take you there." He seemed perfectly sure of himself, and so the next morning right after dawn I boarded his tawdry gray bus, which makes more or less daily trips over the Khyber Pass between Parachinar in Pakistan and Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
Dear Ed, In June my husband and I started a few plants outside, near an old barn. They are doing pretty good. We water them once every week or two. We want to dig them up and put them under a fluorescent grow light. Will they survive the change? What is the best time to transplant?
What's with our Connoisseur? First he trashes indica, now he's banned coke heads from reading his column. What's next— lunch at the White House? Controversy by "R"
Stop the presses! "R" is here with a sensational new idea for getting you pathetic cokeheads to give the stuff up. Did I say "pathetic"? Well, yes. I have to admit I was shocked—shocked!— to discover that readers of my column were actually still using cocaine.
40½ ASK YOURSELF: AREN'T YOU BETter off today than you'll be 4 years from now? Roli Reaganberg State of Disunion Address, Nov. 7, 1984 39 THE SHAH HAS OUR SUPPORT AND OUR confidence. Jimmy Carter Dec. 12, 1978 38 THEY'RE ALL SAFE. WE GOT THEM ALL out.
We are all one— That was the eternal truth that dissolved into his brain behind 250 micrograms of acid. But getting down to material reality posed certain problems. Concluding our tale of psychic exploration.
The Swedenborg Sauna was in an innocuous building on upper Market Street, squeezed between a motel and a burger joint. The early morning light glared against all the California stucco. Once we were inside the door, though, the mood changed radically.
Pyraponic Industries' complete component system. Can you afford not to call (312) 544-8008? If you don't learn more about plant production than you have ever known before, we will pay you for the call! claims Pyraponic Industries, producer of an ultra-high-tech component system designed under laboratory conditions to be an ultrahigh output (UHO) plant production mini-lab called a Phototron. Each individual Phototron (see page 5) is a completely self-sufficient, self-contained component system (17 lbs.) that you can build onto from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to the full hexagon (4.5' × 4.5 ' × 3.5'). The hexagon requires 1/3 the service area of a single halide and will produce 36 plants with an average internodal length of one inch. That means that over 36,000 budding sites can be produced in 45 to 60 days. The system is so high-tech that it is the first system to be able to reflower and rebud the same plants every 45 days up to 9 times per year, never killing off the plants, guarantee female sex, and service back each Phototron with a telephone service-line number. The owner/designer receives the service calls personally after 6 P.M. So, just don't sit there, call him!
Northwest Energy Systems is proud to announce DO-IT-YOURSELF, low-cost hydroelectric generation for independent energy-minded families. The HP-2000 is a hydro battery charger with either 12-volt or 48-volt outputs, and can be integrated with both wind and photovoltaic charging systems. All you need is 40' to 300' of fall. Fifteen to 150 gals. per minute, and you will produce 50 to 600 watts per hour. At $449.95 the HP-2000 has a lower cost per watt than all other hydro-chargers on the market today. To receive more info or to order (PPD), contact N.W. Energy Systems, P.O. Box 915, Malone, WA 98559, (206) 482-3966.
There is now a new product on the market that not only lets you know if there is somebody transmitting your conversation with a radio-frequency transmitter, but will also allow you to pinpoint the location of it down to within an inch. CSI is a new company that for the first time is offering a device of this type for $249.50. Up until this point you would have had to pay hundreds more for this type of eavesdropping protection. The Informer is just the size of a credit card and only a half-inch thick. It weighs only 1.7 ounces. The Informer will soon be on sale through your local novelty shop or may be ordered by mail directly through the manufacturer. Just send check or money order to Countersurveillance Systems, Inc., 1032 Elwell Ct., Suite 112, Palo Alto, CA 94303. We also take COD orders by calling (415) 964-4119. All orders will be shipped immediately and in confidence.
The Supreme Court launches its "good-faith exception."
LAST MONTH'S COLUMN ON THE GOOD-faith exception to the exclusionary rule was premature, generalized rant, written in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision that is the subject of this Case in Point. The point I tried to make then was that strict enforcement of the exclusionary rule, which bans the use of illegally seized evidence in a court of law, produces honest and responsible cops who are respectful of the constitutional rights of citizens; and that, conversely, the weakening of the rule tends to breed perjury and ignorance among the police.
551 THE GREATEST LOVE The wonderful love of a beautiful maid, The love of a staunch, true man And the love of a baby unafraid, Have existed since life began. But the greatest love—the love of loves Even greater than that of a mother— Is the tender, passionate, infinite love Of one drunken bum for another!
X. Twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet. A cross on its side. A variable common to algebraic equations and higher mathematics. A prefix of the English language. A Motion Picture Association of America rating for adults-only movies. A type of chromosome.
Director: Bruno Barreto. With Marcello Mastroianni, Sonia Braga— Gabriela is a sex comedy, and a good one, though one suspects that some amount of subtlety and penetration was lost in the transfer from novel (by Jorge Amado) to screen. Watching it, you get lulled.