Editor: Even though I sense in the tone of your publication, HIGH TIMES, a peculiar untrust of Timothy Leary and his own brand of consciousnessdogma, he was among the first to claim that certain chemical sub stances (i.e., drugs) could be used not only to change one's behavior, but also, interestingly,to increase intelligence.
In 1984 the DEA was involved in marijuana eradication programs in 40 states. They used informers, undercover agents, vigilantes, dogs, trucks, planes, helicopters, satellites, the National Guard, and literally tens of thousands of police in their efforts to find the weed.
For twenty minutes straight after they smell it, male American cockroaches stand up straight on their hind legs, flap their wings like crazy, and chew their forelegs and wings in maddened sexual frenzy. Then they lie down, tattered and exhausted, for fifteen minutes or so.
The year of Big Brother has officially ended. But if thoughts of the Thought Police still plague you, a California publisher offers some solutions in Privacy Hints, an antiprivacy-invasion report. "Some unscrupulous individuals have been known to skip out on creditors (not pay) by leaving forwarding addresses out of the country, an act which is often enough to make a creditor call off the hounds.
556 THEY [THE QUAKER WOMEN OF NANTUCKET] HAVE adopted these many years the Asiatic custom of taking a dose of opium every morning; and so deeply rooted is it, that they would be at a loss how to live without this indulgence; they would rather be deprived of any necessity than forego their favorite luxury.
SENATOR JESSE HELMS of North Carolina has personally supported international gangsters who have smuggled untold billions of dollars' worth of cocaine into North America and Europe over the last four years, it was recently revealed. As a result, the sources of the ultra-right-wing legislator's personal income and campaign funding have come under intense scrutiny.
ALTHOUGH THE USE OF ILlicit drugs by teenagers appears to have pretty much bottomed out in the 1980s, a striking rise in the incidence of alcohol intake among the 13-to-19-year age group is currently perplexing federal health statisticians.
"SURE WE HAD A certain amount of egg on our face,” an American government “adviser” with the Bolivian federal narcotics police told the press, after 300 crack US-trained paramilitary narcs broke the Bolivian president’s rib in the process of kidnapping him.
ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF DENNIS Trotter, 62, was dropping his plea of innocent to charges of dope trafficking only because he was a sick man, his lawyer told reporters. So the reporters went to the sheriff himself and asked if that was really the case.
THE NOTORIOUS "WEST AFRICAN power bark," yohimbine, appears to have specific aphrodisiac properties in male animals, scientists here have determined in lab tests. Yohimbine (“yoh-him-been") is a drug derived from the bark of an African tree, Corynanthe johimbe, and has enjoyed a rather dubious reputation for enhancing sexual activity ever since Europeans discovered it in the 18th century.
On a recent whirlwind tour through the nearer reaches of northern California, we found that hard times had fallen on our grower friends of the region, and that drastic new strategies for coping with the law were being devised. The forces of oppression have redoubled their efforts this year and are coming on heavy—thanks to the billion-dollar subsidization by the Reagan administration’s DEA in Washington and its subordinate bootlickers in Sacramento.
The Classical Practical Gas: CO2 for Enriching Experiences
CO2 and Temperature
CO2 in the Air, Free
CO2 Products Summary
Carbon dioxide enrichment is the use of extra CO2 in a greenhouse or a grow room. The atmosphere of a greenhouse or grow room is enriched or “fertilized” by the addition of more CO2 than is normally present in the ambient air. This technique has long been used in commercial greenhouse operations and has been almost universally proven to stimulate plant growth.
Methadone is more addictive and harder to detoxify from than heroin. It causes a variety of sexual problems, and abnormal liver function. Methadone produces all the negative effects of heroin without any of the positive ones; you can’t even get high on it.
It's rare that the stars of the ego-laden music industry get together to talk straight about anything, let alone the state of pop music. But that's just what happened when thirteen musicians, ranging from revitalized vets Peter Wolf and Lou Reed to hot newcomers Madonna and Deborah Iyall of Romeo Void, collided under the same spotlight to argue about what's happening in and out of the grooves today.
Perhaps the oldest system of natural healing—predating even the Chinese system of medicine—is Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word which means the knowledge of life (Veda—Knowledge, Ayu— Life). A translation which more accurately reflects the scope of its subject, however, would be the "knowledge of longevity."
What happens when Billy and his buddy take stash and cash and set out for a wild time in Growerville? From a punk rock bowling alley to a motel dope party, it's a night they'll never forget! Conclusion.
Growers from as far north as Eureka and Hoopa, as far south as Ukiah and Lakeport, are dropping into Garberville this evening. They're streaming out of the hills and filling the motels for two big dances tonight: the annual benefit for the Redwood Health Center and "X" at Pyramid Pins.
Profiles of Dr. Richard Alpert/Baba Ram Dass and Dr. Albert Hofmann, excerpted from Peter Stafford's Magic Grams.
It bears repeating that Dr. Albert Hofmann's discovery in 1938 of lysergic acid diethylamide-25, the most powerful psychoactive chemical known to man—and his experimental ingestion of 250 micrograms of the substance five years later—was a historic event comparable at the psychic level to the test-detonation in 1945 of a 20-kiloton atomic bomb over the sands of Alamogordo.
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who synthesized LSD (the first psychedelic not found in nature), was born in 1906. During his childhood, he had several preternatural experiences that convinced him "of a miraculous, powerful, unfathomable reality that was hidden from everyday sight."
Photographer Suomi La Valle began his exploration in the fertile fields of Lebanon, where hashish is grown in abundance. He mixed freely with the farmers and was able to photograph every stage of the process by which the living plant is transformed into the final marketable product.
They left T's Jaguar on Third Avenue in a nice neighborhood so it'd be there when they returned, and took a battered VW bug down to the street. It was Friday, a busy time, and twilight was filling out rich and blue. A mild temperature and lack of precipitation gave the night a crispness Alvira found comforting.
Dear Ed, This is the first year I have grown inside of my house. Because of the massive electricity bill one gets when using a halide system, I have turned to a grolight that uses two to four-foot long 40-watt bulbs. I am growing one plant under the light.
Assembling all the necessary ingredients for a successful indoor growing operation can be a real pain in the grass. Matching the right halide-hydroponic system with a compatible CO2 injector and the necessary aeration and watering units is a job that only experts can perform with optimum results. So why worry? HIGH COUNTRY MICRO-CLIMATES has created the VORTEX I SPECIAL, a completely self-contained set-up that creates its own micro-environment. Made of durable heavy aluminum, the Vortex I Special can be placed in the most hostile indoor environment and still produce plants that dreams are made of. The Special is priced at $795 and includes, as Ed McMahon might say, "everything you'll ever need to start an indoor farm!" Call High Country at 801-261-0582, or write P.O. Box 1327, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-1327.
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Multi-colored, peppermint-scented papers may be just the thing for trendy toking, but sometimes more discretion is advised. If you're in a situation where you have to hide your hit, you'll wanna know UNO. Simply stuff the bowl of this pseudo-cigarette in secrecy, then light up wherever you like. UNO is available for $17.50 from INCOGNITO, LTD., P.O. Box 625, Addison, IL 60101. Only you and HIGH TIMES will know what you're really smoking. And we'll never tell...
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Your eyes meet across a crowded room, and you're magnetically drawn to each other. As you draw near, your nostrils perk up at a scent that is at once earthy and erotic. Is it some primitive lust-smell? St. Laurent's Opium? Or has your soulmate just smoked a bowl of buds? Wrong on all counts. The scintillating aroma is Sinsemilla, a new line of perfume for women and cologne for men, with a fragrance inspired by you-know-what. Sinsemilla has been reported to provoke psychosexual responses in both men and women, which should be good news to those of you who like both men and women. This scent-ual stuff is bottled in French crystal and comes in a variety of sizes ranging in price from $6-$170. Available from SINSEMA, 663 5th Ave., New York, NY 10022 (see ad pp. 2-3 this issue).
THE CASE THAT GIVES RISE TO THIS column is that of Hugh Harrison v. State of Alaska—a case that's not very important in itself. Harrison, an Alaska state trooper who apparently enjoyed an occasional nip, was transferred in late 1981 to duty in St. Mary's, a "dry" village on the Yukon River.
ALASKA Harold Green, Esq. 6917 Old Seward Highway Anchorage, AL 99502 (907) 276-2733 ARKANSAS A. Wayne Davis 1741 First Commercial Bldg. Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 371-0701 CALIFORNIA Laurence Jeffrey Lichter 473 Jackson Street, 3rd fl.
Everyone has a dance hit these days, and everyone's gone out of the way to get it. Bruce Springsteen didn't happen upon hip hop guru Arthur Baker in an I-95 diner and propose that they toss off some tunes. I don't even know if Arthur Baker sets foot in New Jersey.
I Skyline Like El Norte and The Mission, Skyline is a foreign-language movie shot largely in an American city— in this case, the Soho and Tribeca section of Manhattan. Unlike them, it uses the cultural collisions and alienation it recreates primarily for humor— a wistful, gentle, lowpressure wit, which is never really crackling or inspiring, but is also never annoying or cheap.