My neighbors on both sides of me are narcs. My wife and dog have left me to join a Right Wing nudity cult. I live in a missile silo as far away from the rest of the 2-D conservative world as possible and my only salvation is the slot I have cut in the ceiling of my bunker through which current copies of HIGH TIMES are shoved by passersby who know it is best for everyone concerned if I am kept underground and occupied.
Fela is bad. He is an authentic tough guy, a genuine hero. Convicted on charges so trumped up that even the judge who tried his case later admitted it, he was a political prisoner in his native Nigeria, surviving a year and a half of conditions that have killed many lesser men.
Here’s a story you never saw in the papers, or heard on television or the radio. At the end of this story, I’ll explain why—C.W.L. “This is a major victory for all federal employees,” crowed a press release that went out, last June 2, from the National Treasury Employees’ Union in Washington.
"Why hasn’t there been a national panic about drugs?” senior Administration drug advisor Ian Macdonald, M.D., impatiently asks reporters. “One million people may have AIDS, 27 million people regularly use drugs on some basis, and many more have experimented or tried on some other basis.”
I wish to know where it is exactly that HIGH TIMES obtains pricings for the Trans-High Market Quotations? (From readers like you—ED.) I’ve noticed that the substances you report as being present usually are around, at least in the town that I’m in, but your prices—Ahhhh!!!
1986 NORML Convention Brings Heads Together on Marijuana Issues
In July, 1985, after several tries and a very controversial close call before the last election, the Orgeon Marijuana Initiative was finally approved for the ballot for the November, 1986 election. This ballot measure, if approved, would decriminalize the private use and cultivation of marijuana in Oregon.
HOW THE LORDS OF BASEBALL CRUSHED THE DRUG PROBLEM
JOEL YOUNGBLOOD’S DRUG CRISIS
As the World Series draws nigh, at the end of the wildest baseball season in recent memory, there is general joy in Mudville: there hasn’t been a full-fledged drug scandal in baseball all summer long. Even before the regular season started last spring, the Lords of Baseball were promising they wouldn’t cook up a drug scandal until at least after the Series in October, and so far they’ve kept their word like the gentlemen they are.
IV. The Four Schools of Rock Criticism, More or Less.
What is a rock critic indeed if not the most droll subject for an article imaginable? Picture Waldo (the nerd with glasses and knickers on the Little Rascals) in an R.E.M. teeshirt, or Thurston Howell III in high-top sneakers, and you get the picture.
It was a misty morning, with a blood-red sun rising off the eastern coast of Florida. Tired, hungry and road weary, I was nearing the end of a tenhour drive from Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Hippie Hill, as it is known to the locals), to the land of the magic mushroom.
That is the question. This is how I like to put it to people who sign up for my mushroom-hunting field trips through the North Florida woods and cow pastures. It’s not really an over-melodramatic way to put it. There are some mushrooms, like Agraricus, that taste wonderful, and there are other mushrooms, like Psilocybe, which do interesting things for your head; then there are plenty of mushrooms which look a whole lot like Agraricus or Psilocybe, even to a fairly well-trained eye, but which will kill you dead.
It's summer. The sun is high up and blazing hot. The little magic mushrooms that used to appear in the cow pasture down the road have dried up and gone away. For that matter, so has your grass connection, and all you're left with is sandpaper leaf smoke that puts a static edge on your head.
PRO: Drug-test manufacturers rate their laboratory machines as 95 to 99 percent reliable at detecting drug traces in urine. They scrupulously urge employers to confirm any drug-positive results registered on their screening machines, by retesting any tentatively positive samples with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, which is virtually 100 percent reliable.
On May 23rd, the New York Times reported on Kelthane, the popular miticide and insecticide. Growers have often reported its effectiveness in eliminating pest problems. However, it turns out that one of the reasons for its effectiveness is that it contains DDT. You say that can’t be—DDT was banned from use in 1972.
This is the seventh in a series of articles written by Jorge Cervantes, author of the best-selling Indoor Marijuana Horticulture, known by many as the Bible of indoor growing. The series will outline just about anything the novice or experienced indoor grower could want to know.
September is, the hardest month. The plants are getting worth ripping off. If anyone knows where they are, you can expect them to rob them now. It's pretty much a waiting game You go to the patch, if it's still there, you take care of what have to do.
The bottom line for growers is useful yield, per watt, per unit of time. The efficiency of the average grow room can be increased up to 1000% with currently available technology and techniques. A new cultivation technique called “Sea of Green” can deliver this efficiency.
ALTERNATIVE INDOOR WHITEFLY AND SPIDER MITE CONTROL
If you grow indoors or in a greenhouse long enough, odds are that you will eventually have to battle whiteflies or spider mites. I was particularly at risk because my cutting and breeding programs required moving outdoor plants indoors in the fall.
STANDING UP TO A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT, PART II.
JEFFREY S. WEINER
United States v. Miller, 425 U.S. 435 (1976) (the Court held no privacy in bank records), rejected by People v. Jackson, 452 N.E.2d 85 (III. App. 1983); Charnes v. DiGiacomo, 612 P.2d 1117 (Colo. 1980); Commonwealth v. DeJohn, 403 A.2d 1283 (Pa.
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What did James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Humphrey Bogart, and Carl Perkins all have in common that made them stand out from other people? Lots of money? Fame? Well, yeah. But in addition to those things, they all were known to carry around specially made cigarette cases. Thanks to Showtime Marketing of Hallendale, Florida, you too can own a specially crafted cigarette case for as little as $7.95. Made out of solid walnut with a durable high gloss acrylic finish, all you have to do is flex the case and its individual compartments are exposed. The cases are crushproof and have no springs, hinges or clasps to break. They are available for both filter and non-filtered cigarettes. The five-cigarette pocket case is $9.95; the three cigarette key chain case can be yours for only $7.95. To order, call (305) 966-4334 or write to Showtime Marketing, P.O. Box 505, Hallendale, Florida 33009. There is a one dollar charge for shipping and handling. •
APPLIED HYDROPONICS of San Rafael, California is pleased to announce the introduction of the new "SUN CIRCLE," designed to make life much easier for the indoor grower. For thousands of years, farmers have been frustrated by the fact that not only did they have no control over sunshine, but also that no matter how hard they tried, they could not persuade Mother Nature to keep her sunlight FOCUSED on their crops for any extended period of time. The "SUN CIRCLE" and its forerunner, "THE LIGHT TRACK," are technologically advanced, moveable light systems that allow you to take up to two lights (such as a halide and a high pressure sodium lamp) and rotate them slowly around your garden in a complete 360 degree circle. As most growers realize, a light mover system, such as the new "Sun Circle," will allow you to grow not only more plants, but plants that are taller and richer. For more information call for a free catalog at (800) 634-9999 (in California, call (415) 459-7898, or write to APPLIED HYDROPONICS, 150 BELLAM BLVD. #300,SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901.
1. In the late ’70s, the Mekons were an adventurous, flagrantly amateurish punky band from Leeds who made a (no doubt meager) living by putting their mistakes on vinyl. They were raucous and obnoxious, angular and angry. But then, in the late ’70s, everybody was like that.
By letting his camera and microphones roam as free as his subjects, director Martin Bell has captured something very powerful in this slice of life and death documentary filmed on the streets of Seattle. It’s an unflinching portrait of a handful of baby-faced urchins, most of whom seem blissfully unaware they’re being photographed yet never fail to turn on the crooked charm for the sake of the camera.