We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more! It seems that Nancy Reagan’s pet photo opportunity program, the National Partnership to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse, has had their $1 million dollar grant suspended by the Justice Department.
Every year I go shroom hunting in East Texas about 30 miles from the Louisiana border. Back in '76, I used to pick up to ten pounds of shrooms. Lately, however, I have not even found one small Cubensis. Some of the area heads claim the government has been putting something in the cattle feed.
Reading mystery novels is a classic high in the summertime, but Murder By Remote Control (Available Press, $4.95) takes you way out with its quirky story and trippy visuals. Written by noted detective story writer Janwillem van de Wetering, Murder is an illustrated thriller, with stunning cinematic graphics from the pen of Paul Kirchner (writer/artist of the Dope Rider series in HIGH TIMES).
The popular painkillers Advil, Nuprin, Motrin and Naprosyn have been officially added to the list of drugs which can get people fired or turned down for employment when they show up mistakenly as “THC” on marijuana-seeking urinalysis machines.
ROLLING STONE STAFFERS SCARED SHITLESS OVER PISS TESTS!
Rumors of secret drug use by some staffers at ROLLING STONE, the counterculture’s Bible of Rock & Roll, recently prompted publisher Jann Wenner to crack down with a tough, no-nonsense urinalysis policy. Under new guidelines which “prohibit use of drugs on Company premises or being under the influence of drugs during working hours,” ROLLING STONE’s management now “reserves the right to test employees with regard to alcohol or drug use.”
Drug-urine test machines routinely mis-identify commonplace over-the-counter drugs as illegal drugs such as heroin and amphetamines, the manufacturers of the most widely-used commercial drug-testing paraphernalia recently conceded in papers filed with the federal General Accounting Office.
“To the extent which NORML opposes prohibition of marijuana, I stand stead-fastly behind you. However, I envision a society evolved to the point made by our Founding Fathers in the preamble to the Constitution in which they stated, inter alia, that '...the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...' is 'self-evident' and 'inalienable.'
OMI or BUST Summer is just about peaking, and the campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon is in high gear. To all of you who have supported our efforts to date, a sincere thanks. But the longest road is in the next few months ahead. The battle for control of drug policy will be fought this November, and we hope to convince the voters of Oregon that legalizing marijuana is the sensible solution.
• AKA: Panax ginseng, panax quinquefolium, eleutherococcus senticosus, “root of life,” Ginsing Rush, jenshen, shentsao, “cocaine of the natural set.” • CHARGES: It is felt in Western circles that the many claims made in China for the efficacy of ginseng as a cure-all and restorative of everything from youth, potency, fertility and energy to falling hair may be overstated.
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.
Born beneath the final approach to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, Bradford X saw and heard airplanes throughout his earliest awareness. During preadolescence, he built model planes, faithfully memorizing aircraft silhouettes and engine performance charts.
a selected guide to the low-budget LSD movies of the 60s
“TONIGHT!” roared the ad, “You are invited to a PILL PARTY. You will experience evety jolt, every jar of a psychedelic circus...The Beatniks...Sickniks...and ACID HEADS...Their ecstasies, their agonies, and their BIZARRE SENSUALITIES...You will be hurled into their debauched dreams and frenzied fantasies!” Sort of whets the appetite, doesn't it?
In the autumn, when native vegetation struggles against the coming winter, well-tended cannabis can be seen from thirty miles away...at night...in a storm. So the cultivators' dilemma is always the same: as farmers they need sunshine and as outlaws they need seclusion; but where they find sunshine there is no seclusion, and where they find seclusion there is no sunshine.
In the late 1970's word reached the San Francisco Bay Area of a new strain of Cannabis indica being grown in the Pacific Northwest. When the “Afghani” from Seattle reached the Bay Area’s shelves, it fetched nearly twice the price then being paid for sativa varieties grown on California's sunny slopes.
Five years ago, the indoor gardening industry was similar to a fresh cutting: full of life, yet susceptible to the slightest affliction. Today, the indoor stores that serve prosperous indoor growers have grown firm, far reaching roots that supply an ever increasing number of green collar tokers.
This is my first crop. The plant was over seven feet tall and gave about 13 ounces of prime indica bud. Not bad for living in New Hampshire. Aye. —R.W.M. Stayn’ High in New Hampshire This is an indica-sativa cross with a recent “Kona” rejuvenation.
Outdoor growers should use extra caution near harvest time.
Around August 1, the males started to show and I cut them down as soon as I detected one. I cut them down rather than pulled them up so that I would not disturb the females' roots. I have them growing very close together. You have to be very careful not to let any pollen fly around.
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In the summer of 1986, people are going to be terrified again by paraquat and by two other herbicidal poisons called glyphosate (“Roundup,” from the Monsanto Chemical Company of St. Louis; or “Cleanup,” from Ortho Chevron in San Francisco) and 2,4-D (“Esteron 99,” from the Vertac Chemical Company of Memphis).
"You won’t believe my garden,” said Tom as he and Alex walked down the third story hall of the apartment building. “The little girls are in full bloom and it really feels like a jungle in there,” boasted Tom. “Sounds like a hot setup to me,” replied a provocative Alex.
This article is based on a speech given to an audience of criminal defense lawyers from throughout the United States at a recent NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) seminar in Key West by prominent Miami attorney Jeffrey S. Weiner of the Law Firm of Weiner, Robbins, Tunkey & Ross, P.A. Mr. Weiner is a past president of the Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for eight years.
1. It won’t make you five inches taller or give you a big penis. You can’t use it to make pounds of fat disappear miraculously or pick up girls with just one line. It isn’t ram tough, and it doesn’t even come with a 5/50 protection plan. You can’t cook an egg on it.
Salt of the Earth Based on a true story of a year-long zinc-mine strike in New Mexico, Salt of the Earth prides Itself on authenticity (many members of the cast were non-professional actors who participated in the actual strike) and, despite its pioneering demands for social change, simplicity.
MIKE COCKRILL and JUDGE HUGHES are taxi-driving New York artists with a mission. To question accepted social perceptions and standards. Cockrill/Judge Hughes’ early performances juxtaposed the deaths of John Kennedy and John Lennon.
GALA MUSHROOM EXTRAVAGANZA!!! Jerome Creek stalks wild shrooms in northern Florida and provides a layman’s guide to psychedelics free for the pickin’ ROCK CRITICS RATED (the grades are as low as you’d expect) PROS AND CONS OF PISS TESTING Our Executive Almighty Editor Dean Latimer bends over backwards to be fair about the drug testing controversy—and still concludes that urine tests are the sublegal scourge of our country THE DISCOVERY OF MARIJUANA!!!