This issue is our thanks to readers who sent in letters like those excerpted below: “I do not see how any other band can use the term psychedelic while the Grateful Dead remain in the memory of living men. Until you do an article on the Dead, I won’t touch your magazine with a ten foot stem.
Every time I sit down, I can’t help picking up the November ’86 issue and returning to the “Harvest” section. The articles are informative and interesting, and the photos are great! Keep up the good work! —Digger John Kings Beach, California I’m tired of hearing people cry about the prices of drugs in the US.
Marijuana reform will not occur unless we are willing to confront it as a moral issue. Remember, reform movements are characterized by an almost excessive concern with morals and moral conduct. What, then, is the moral aspect of our cause?
It seems that the woman had been freebasing coke—not crummy old crack freebase, but swanky, high-society, East Side toot imported uncut from Miami—for a night and most of the morning, when she began to see and hear things that weren’t really there.
The Merck Index (yes, it's named after the same immortal Darmstadt, West Germany, chemistry dynasty that first merchandised pharmaceutical-quality cocaine in the 1870s) lists “tropacocaine” among its thousands of chemical compounds.
When William Rehnquist was a mere Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, no one held his much-publicized addiction to ethchlorvynol (Placidyl, a powerfully hypnotic antidote for lower back pain) against him. He went through detox at Georgetown University Hospital in late 1982, was put on some mysterious "maintenance" drug, and the story was closed.
In response to your request for reliable, current prices for the Trans-High Market Quatations: I have been smoking pot and using various sub-stances since the late 1960s. Two years ago, because of rapidly declining quality and availability in the marijuana market, I began cultivating indoors.
I'd like to think of the year just past as the year when the "war on drugs" was exposed for what it is: A WAR ON YOU. In a war, where all's fair, common sense and the truth are just as much casualties as the dead. Oley, Pennsylvania is a good example of middle America.
Plenty of Cassandras run around declaring that "Art is dead," but what will they matter when we have Rick Griffin proving that "The Dead is art?" To Griffin, and to thousands of fellow psycho-mutants around the globe, "The Dead" is not your average "rest in peace dead" or even the walking "living dead," but is the one and only GRATEFUL DEAD. Griffin, one of the great masters of San Francisco poster art who helped define an age of psychedelic inspiration, has long been synonymous with the Grateful Dead's mythic vision of the cosmic groove.
Lately the news has been full of environmental disasters around the world: the disappearance of the ozone layer, nuclear power plant accidents, the poisoning of the Rhine river. To this list of seemingly remote catastrophes we must add another, even more urgent one: the imminent destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.
If it could be held, a reunion of ex-GRATEFUL DEAD staffers would look like a portrait of Dorian Gray with Heidleberg scars. The cracks, jowels and early hair loss acquired from living in the contra-puntal fast lane are all there. Yet the band lives on, in the center of the helix, unmolested by the calumny around them.
People always ask about Dead concert taping and how it got started. In the early days the taping was done for the benefit of the musicians, so that they might “school" themselves in a reflective moment. These backstage rehearsal tapes, sometimes reel to reel, were hooked right into the PA direct line and were actually rough mixes.
DEAD HEADS collect much more than just concert tapes—they also support a burgeoning memorabilia industry. Two fanzines, RELIX and UNBROKEN CHAIN, are devoted to the band and countless buttons and t-shirts have appeared over the years. Our favorite, however, is the Jerry Garcia cabbage patch doll shown below.
Making high quality hash is a lot easier than most people realize. All it requires is a high-grade silkscreen, a credit card, and cannabis. Hash made by the silkscreen method is frequently smoked by growers, but seldom appears in the marketplace.
Cartoons are like acid trips—there's nothing better than a good one, and nothing worse than a bad one. By the late '60s, when the last of the great TV cartoons like "Tom Slick," "George of the Jungle," and "Milton the Monster" left the tube, cartoons became one bummer after another.
About ten years ago, Tim Warren began collecting records made by obscure teenage rock bands in the '60s. Warren discovered he liked this music far better than anything he heard on the radio. He liked it so much, in fact, that he decided to self-produce an album of original, bare-bones garage songs like "No Reason to Complain" by the Alarm Clocks and “That’s the Bag I’m In” by the Fabs.
Dear Ed, I have read a number of articles on grow rooms. They seem thorough for the most part, covering lighting systems, air, temperature and humidity controls, and growing mediums. However, most of the articles do not address water quality.
We first started growing eight years ago in 10-liter (3-gallon) containers using Colombian and Thai seeds. The plants were allowed to grow under metal halide lamps for five months and then were flowered for two. After the first crop we harvested, we decided to automate the watering system.
G.B. awoke to a cool and quiet house. A gllmmar of light shone through the open curtains onto the electric wall clock. He fumbled for his glasses, feeling the cold frames against his face, and squinted through the instant fog created on the lenses as he adjusted them in place.
SAVING YOUR CLIENT’S OX: SOME FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND DEFENSES TO FORFEITURE UNDER 21 U.S.C. 881
21 U.S.C. 881 IN PERSPECTIVE & SCOPE
SEIZABLE AND FORFEITABLE PROPERTIES
PROCEDURE & PROCESS
RULE 12(b)(6) DEFENSES
Martin J. Bernholz
G. Nicholas Herman
According to the Drug Agent's Guide to Forfeiture of Assets, this biblical allegory is the genesis of modern forfeiture law.1 Some three thousand years after the ox was forfeited, Congress enacted 21 U.S.C. 881 (1970). This statute subjects to civil forfeiture a plethora of items used in, or associated with, a violation of the laws relating to controlled substances.
1. Few things are more obvious. After Hugo Montenegro and Peggy Lee, the most important figure in the development of this corporate youthsploitation scam we call rock and roll is Ennio Morricone. From his early days in the Ennio and Tina Turner Revue, and his classic Sun sessions (Sam Phillips: “If I can find an Italian man with a black sound, I’ll make a million”), he’s been a major influence on every guy who ever wore hair tonic and tried to get a Catholic girl to put out.
As we approach the 1990's and things in general continue to devolve and mutate at an accelerated pace, one minor, but noticeable change has been in film critics. DAVID CRONENBERG’s remake/remodel of THE FLY was one of ’86’s biggest commercial and critical successes.
Free of sensationalism and insistent rhetoric, this Oscar-nominated documentary on the National Socialist White People’s Party captures a very worried, very troubled, and very determined sect in California (the NSWPP has members nationwide) who idolize Hitler, frost licorice swastikas on party cakes, and refuse to believe that any Jews were exterminated during WWII, although one fellow wishes it were true, adding, “I’d go to Auschwitz tomorrow and roll around in the dirt.
Do we really need to give you a reason to order this t-shirt? If you’ve ever heard our First Lady blather to a captive audience about drugs, you know that the full extent of her drug “education” program is the stupid catch-phrase, “Just say no.” This brain-dead response doesn’t mean much to the millions of satisfied tokers who say “Yes” every day—and live to enjoy it. Now you can vote with your chest and let Nancy know just where you stand. To order your “Say no to Nancy” t-shirt, send $8 plus $1 for shipping to D.R. Atlas, P.O. Box 1942 Dept. HT, Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02238. Available in white or gray, in all sizes. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
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Bet you thought the VCR revolution had bypassed growing aids. Wrong! Now there’s a helpful videotape for the grower who plans an indoor garden. Mary Jane’s How-To Recipe is a concise, informative look at the basics of indoor growing. It features a rotational method which can be adapted to different indoor environments, and shows how this mother/clone/flower technique works in several different indoor gardens. When you order, you get a clear, information-packed videotape and a printed handbook which includes a bibliography and a sample rotational schedule. To order, send check or money order for $39.95 (plus $2.50 for handling and shipping) to Green Thumb Industries, Box 177, Garberville, CA 95440.