I thought the point behind HIGH TIMES was to present information on drug-related subjects. "Evil Rulers," “DEA informant scum,” “Piss tests.” Come on guys, the facts were there. The unbiased presentation wasn’t. The establishment press feeds us enough propaganda.
"Damndest thing you ever saw,” affirms the dairy farmer around a quid of Red Man chewing tobacco. “Every spring there’s always two, three cows’ll just up and go crazy. This here was the worst of them last April, you see her udders and teats?” He hefts the ample milkbag of a plump, stanchioned three-year-old Guernsey to display the numerous white scars that mar it, and yanks forth one misshapen teat.
Sometimes it becomes unamusing and vulgarly impractical to continue using drugs. Usually this occurs when one has crossed the line from being a recreational user to being an abuser or even an addict. One of the major problems of drug abuse/addiction is the user’s difficulty in identifying the problem.
Recreational Marijuana Should Not Prevent Medical Marijuana
KEVIN B. ZEESE
One of the saddest things about the debate over whether marijuana should be legalized is that it has gotten tangled up with the question of whether someone should be allowed to use marijuana as a medicine. Marijuana could be a helpful medicine in preventing the blindness of glaucoma, the muscle spasticity of various illnesses, the nausea caused by cancer therapies and a host of other serious medical illnesses.
In last month’s HIGH TIMES I tried to drive home the point that apathy condones the current drug enforcement policies. Everytime a political representative proposes increased penalties for marijuana, it is your duty as a concerned citizen to let him or her know your opinion.
When word went around that writer Ken Kesey would show up in New York City in a reading/performance to plug his new book, Demon Box, no one knew what to expect. After all, Kesey hadn’t made a public appearance in nearly 20 years, and aside from the occasional story published in Esquire or Rolling Stone, the Boring Decade of the Seventies had rolled on into the Crazy Eighties without the Merry Prankster.
"I'm so damn proud to be here today,” yells Moffo. It was the first thing I heard when I got back from Florida three days ago and found them all there, and I’ve heard him holler it at every lapse and lull ever since, changing only the italics: I'm so damn proud to be here today" or "I'm so damn proud to be here today...
Any trip that starts out with a sea-plane jaunt over the Amazon jungle and a landing in a river on the Brazilian-Peruvian border is going to be something special. It's got to be. That was my feeling as our motor-launch made its way across the Amazon toward our single engine STUD anchored across the river.
Some readers have been wondering why HIGH TIMES hasn't taken advantage of the current hysteria over crack. With so many national magazines pasting lurid photos of crack paraphernalia on their covers, couldn’t HIGH TIMES boost circulation with some crack exploitation?
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"This book is going to keep me one step ahead of the Meese Commission," explains cartoonist Robert Williams gleefully, talking about Zombie Mystery Paintings (Blackthorne Publishing). Although Williams is best known for his underground comix work, he has always regarded oil painting as his favorite medium of artistic expression.
Henry Bigelow, entrepreneur, marijuana dealer, practical-minded supporter of other people’s idealistic causes, walked into a party at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion West, in Los Angeles. It was November of 1978. Hefner was giving a fundraiser for NORML, the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, which had led the protest against the spraying of Paraquat in Mexico a few months earlier.
This bud is the result of years of hybridizing. Every year I grow a bunch of different types of plants. Then I choose the best two or three females and cross them with my best male. The result is some truly outstanding individual plants, each with its own subtle flavor and high (photo by Anonymous 2).
"Your garden is doing so well... I just don't understand it. We both planted the same clone stock under the same 1000 watt super halides, but only two months later, your garden is half again as big as mine," said Edwin with a disgusted glare. Ken passed Edwin a savory joint.
Is music video slickness making you sick? Are you tired of not being able to tell whether you’re watching a Duran Duran video or a douche commercial? (Hint: the douche commercials have better music). Well, my friend, here’s a cure. There does exist out there a whole netherworld of music video unlike anything you’ll see on Empty-V. These are underground home videos—ones you can actually buy—featuring such fringe outfits as The Butthole Surfers, Throbbing Gristle, and The Cramps.
On October 12, 1984, the Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984 went into effect, completely revising a person's right to bail. The most significant portion of the "reform" is that we now have in this country, for the first time in its history, preventive detention.
1. They’re like precious artifacts melted together and smuggled out of town under cover of night. Or magazines mailed in plain brown wrappers. Or bootleg wire field recordings. They’re volumes one and two of the Anthology of Go-Go, delivered to your home in two double-album sets wrapped in generic black sleeves by the good folks at T.T.E.D..
No one was much taken with this at the time although the New York Times got real groovy and said it was "a movie for a turned-on audience.” Don’t let that recommendation or the current ripple of Monkeemania dissuade you from seeing the post-Fab Four kick their clean-cut TV image in the ass and laugh at everyone who ever bought one of their albums.
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Out west, tools aren't designed Just for work, but for show as well. A new line of custom knives that uses Damascus steel with gemstone inlay handles joins the fancy saddles and inlaid guns as objects which make a decorative as well as a functional statement. The unique patterns in these knives are formed by 512 layers of steel in the blades, and the inlaid handles are double. sided. Three styles are available: the boot knife with lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl inlays ($400), the Tanto with gold lip mother-of-pearl and rhodochrosite strip handles ($640), and the fighter with malachite and mother-of-pearl strip handles ($915). A wide range of cutlery is also offered in the catalogue, with production pieces ranging from $20 to $150. For information, write SANTA FESTONEWORKS, 1209 Calle de Comercio, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
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