Smuggling, if you think about it just a little bit, is a terrible thing. Sure, if it wasn’t for the smugglers, we wouldn’t have our precious dope, no way around that. But now think about it for a second. Over the last ten years, the transport of coke and smoke out of South America to the U.S.A. has become the biggest moneymaking enterprise civilization has ever known.
In reponse to a letter last month (HIGH TIMES, April ’86) about Boston University being ranked among the top 20 most uncool colleges: I had several friends thrown in jail when resident assistants smelled grass in the hallways. It was a real drag to see students stopped by an undercover cop on the way into the dorm and being forced to pour out cases of brew on the ground.
No, this isn’t a 3-D hallucination, but wearable art, a neck ornament by artist Mark Moskin called “The Spectre of Love” (pretty spectral version of amour, we’d say). Made of colored polymers, it’s one of several trippy wearable art pieces marketed by New York Art Consultants, 611 Broadway, Suite 706, New York, NY 10012.
Marijuana consumers have tunneled into the American mainstream —now is the time to bring the house down.
Several years ago I had a conversation about termites with one of the leaders of the NORML National Legal Committee, Michael Stepanian. Mike suggested that marijuana consumers could learn from termites. We could quietly get into the mainstream of society and after doing so, topple the marijuana laws from within.
'UNIVERSAL URINALYSIS' BID BACKFIRES ON FED PROMOTERS
Pissing Off The Public
Piss Test Protests Proliferate
Government Flacks Clam Up
Attorney Rodney Smith, called to testify before the House of Representatives subcommittee on Human Resources, sat at the witness table nonplussed as the chairman held up a plastic urine-collection vial and droned: "The Chair will require you to go to the men's room and under the direct observation of a male member of the committee staff to urinate in this specimen bottle."
When the seasonal federal-state poteradication program know as CAMP—Campaign Against Marijuana Planting—commences this summer, it will be the first police operation in the nation’s history to have to submit to inspection and supervision by a judicial authority.
THE INTERNATIONAL narcotics trade has suckered in God Almighty as a prime co-conspirator, it was revealed last spring, after a venerable Yeshiva religious school in New York City was revealed to have washed scores of millions of dollars in dirty money for the Mafia during the early ’80s.
They said it couldn't be done. "LSD comes in doses measured in micrograms, a millionth of a gram, ” they all said. “To invent a urine test for acid, you’d have to design some gimmick that could look for billionths of a gram of LSD, infinitesimal atomic particles lurking in the donor’s urine.
Every day, letters and phone calls pour into the HIGH TIMES offices, asking the same questions about the rising tide of urine testing. HIGH TIMES has published several articles about this ugly phenomenon in the past, and will continue to expose the cruel and unconstitutional practice as more and more horror stories about its abuse come to our attention.
On February 26th, the California Marijuana Initiative, along with a nationwide activist network, successfully distributed over 2000 specially printed “free” copies of The Emperor Wears No Clothes to high school students around the country.
Speaking at a seminar in Washington, D.C. entitled Crime in America—The Drug Connection, sponsored by the Washington Journalism Center, Professor Arnold Trebach, director of the Institute on Drugs, Crime, and Justice at American University, told a group of journalists his strategy for dealing with the drug problem.
He was a natural flyer. The bush pilots along the border had taught him to fly ski and pontoon planes before he was of legal age. He learned to drop a small Cessna onto little ponds surrounded by trees and take off with the ease of a seagull. By age 20 he had his commercial ticket.
Code-named "Sabre," the plane was a beautiful, sapphire-blue, Beechcraft King Air, with U.S. registration numbers clearly visible on her silvery white rudder. By the time the pilot and co-pilot were aboard, the tropical twilight was fading quickly.
Examine your conscience. Write those important letters. How much money are you providing your wife? She may never see you again. Are you on good terms with your dentist? Bathe, shave, trim your corns and check your shoes carefully. Never get into an airplane wearing shoes you cannot walk home in.
Can a powerful African psychedelic cure cocaine and heroin addiction?
A Typical Trip on Ibogaine
The Methadone Alternative
Asacred shrub used in African religious ceremonies may hold the key that unlocks the chain of heroin addiction and cocaine abuse. This remarkable substance, called Ibogaine, comes from the roots of Tabernanthe iboga which grows in the forests of Gabon, known for its mysticism as the “Tibet of Africa.”
THE HIGH TIMES TRIVIAL PURSUIT OF EVERLASTING WISDOM THROUGH DRUGS QUIZ
Believe it or not, a lot of people think the average HIGH TIMES reader is a drug-addled dope fiend with fewer brain cells than a fruitfly. Well, here’s your chance to prove them wrong. It’s just a little surprise quiz “Professor” Latimer cooked up especially with you in mind.
Tourists who visit China remember the Great Wall, Beijing's Forbidden City, and crowded strolls on the Shanghai Bund. Hip travelers remember dynamite dope in the hills of Yunnan, funky Street weed and Sinkiang hash. There's pot in the P.R.C. Marijuana grows wild in Yunnan, Szechwan, Gansu and Sinkiang, four provinces which together cut a 2,000 mile path across China from the Golden Triangle to the Pakistan border.
In September 1967 the Beatles went on an adventurous trip modeled after the Merry Prankster’s odyssey. Loading a large school bus with freaks and friends, they headed for the British countryside. Like the Pranksters, they also made a movie—an ad-lib, spontaneous dream film entitled Magical Mystery Tour (with an album of the same name).
REMEMBER THE GREAT BLACK STAND-UP COMEDIANS OF THE SIXTIES—DICK GREGORY, BILL COSBY, AND ELDRIDGE CLEAVER? WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO DICK AND THE "COS," BUT WHAT ABOUT CLEAVER? WHERE IS HE TODAY? AS THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION FOR THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY IN THE 60S, ELDRIDGE WAS INFAMOUS FOR HIS BITING SATIRE. WHO CAN FORGET THAT ISSUE OF THE BLACK PANTHER NEWSPAPER THAT CAME OUT RIGHT AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF BOBBY KENNEDY- WITH A COVER PHOTO OF KENNEDY LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD WITH THE CAPTION- "DEATH FOR ANOTHER PIG"?
Dear Ed, I’ve grown herb for several years now and every year these colorful insects are on the plants. What are they and do they harm the plants? —D.L. Lansing, Michigan The insect is a leaf hopper. These insects suck the juices of the plants through the leaves.
“THAT’S IT! THESE KIDS HAVE ripped me off for the last time.” Dean said as he surveyed the damage in his not-so-well concealed greenhouse. “It used to work so well” he thought while lighting up a joint of moldy leaves. Surveying the damage in his Southern California green-house, Dean’s eyes flashed with rage when he thought about the beautiful ladies he planned to harvest by June.
I started germinating seeds at the end of April. I started a batch every week for five weeks. I would start 100 seeds and chose only the healthy, vigorous ones for transplanting. This meant I had between 25 and 50 seedlings to work with each week.
Growers are always looking for that extra plant food that might mean the difference between a good plant and a great one. Now, a nutrient called Hytap seems to make that difference. Not a fertilizer, not a burn-out growth booster, Hytap is a special formula blended from potash, sulfer, and magnesium which works on a plant’s circulatory system to allow the organism to absorb more nutrients, faster. Hytap plant food has been applied to everything from entire apple orchards to individual flowering plants, and the results, according to testimonial letters, all indicate that Hytap has substantially promoted healthy growth. Hytap is not intended to replace any mineral or nutrient program, but it is an extra treatment that makes an extraordinary difference. Hytap is available in three formats: Agricultural Grade, Indoor & Outdoor, and Houseplant strength. For more information, call 1-800-344-4433 or write to Hytap XXX, 625 South Ave., Eureka, CA 95501.
If hydroponic systems are the growing wave of the future, than the Cornucopia DBS system can put you right out on the cutting edge of indoor growing technology with its state-of-the-art ingenuity. This unit is especially designed to make use of unused space, needing only eight inches of vertical space to contain plants and nutrients. The roots in the Cornucopia system are constantly immersed in the nutrients, eliminating space-consuming pumps and drain systems. This unique method also reduced the weight per square foot of the entire setup, thereby making attic spaces useful for indoor growing. For more information, contact Cornucopia, PO Box 1944, S.S. Station, Springfield, MO 65805.
How to put out—but still save—a half-smoked er, cigarette has been one of life’s little mysteries until now. The “Butt-Out” pocket ash tray solves this annoying problem. This easy to use device extinguishes burning materials in four seconds with no bad taste when you re-light the unused stub. “Butt-Out” is made of lightweight hardened aluminum, comes in either black or silver, and fits handily in your pocket or purse. Send $4.95 (includes shipping to: Master Marketing, PO Box 8685, Fountain Valley, CA 92728. Or call (714) 647-7716. Distributors and rep inquiries welcomed.
Fighting to make the land of great wines a land of great grass. I grew this plant right in the town of Lyon, France. —Stoney This is my second grow room, but the plants in here were transplanted outside the first 2 weeks in May. A friend and I started germinating seeds the first week of March.
Testimony by informants presents special problems—and opportunities—for defense attorneys.
HENRY W. ASBILL
Behind the “solution” to almost all major crimes these days is a criminal who has supplied information to the police. “Cooperating individuals”, “informants”, “snitches” by any other name—their use is viewed by the government and the courts as a “necessary evil” because the police are frequently unable to solve these cases in the traditional ways.
1. They went to the party. They drank all the beer. ’Cause they’re a bad trip. They’re Camper Van Beethoven, by their own description a surrealist, absurdist folk band. And with their second album—titled appropriately enough, Camper Van Beethoven II & III (Pitch a Tent)—they’ve established themselves as the most amusing and original psychedelic band of the eighties.
In l953 a little boy woke up from a bad dream to spot a UFO, argue with a tentacled head and discover that his parents have suddenly gone brain dead. William Cameron Menzies' INVADERS FROM MARS helped shape plenty of sleepless nights for all the gullible kids who saw it originally, gleefully subjecting us to fears about falling asleep, whom to put our trust in and chilly excuses as to why Mom and Dad act so strange sometimes.
PSYCHEDELIA IN THE ’80S: take a synapse-shaking tour inside the musical mind of The Fleshtones, and groove on a photo essay of far out art from New York City’s East Village. JAMAICA: HIGH TIMES travels to the land of Rastafari to do Rambo business.