After 13 years, the HIGH TIMES position on marijuana should be clear to anyone with eyes to read. So after you read our amazing story about The Man Who Would Be King of Cannabis, please take note of the following cautions. • Pot seeds, like psilocybe mushroom spores, have no dope in them of any sort.
I know you folks at HIGH TIMES must be as concerned about the current drug scene as I am. Cocaine, once thought to be relatively safe, is now being portrayed as man’s deadliest killer. Please devote an issue to the coke and heroin dilemmas—what is the real truth behind where their scenes are heading?
Let’s examine the cause of freedom abroad and at home. The biggest obstacle to freedom and liberty is the “national security state.” We cannot effectively dismantle national security states abroad until we effectively do so here, and we cannot do so here until we end the prohibition against marijuana that is its cornerstone in the United States.
Methadone is only a stepping-stone into the fatal tarn of cocaine addiction, current “drug beat” journalist Peter Kerr recently declared in the Sunday New York Times. After interviewing several top officials in New York State’s substance-abuse bureaucracy—whose 22-year-old methadone maintenance program for heroin addicts is virtually the only successful antidrug project ever undertaken anywhere—this reporter for the Times stated: “Thirty-five percent of people who have broken away from heroin addiction by entering New York’s methadone maintenance programs are now using cocaine.
The world will little note nor long remember Geraldo (not his real name) Rivera, the American television Two years ago, Rivera (as he styles himself) was permitted to resign from the American Broadcasting Network, which had previously billed, him as an “investigative journalist.
Twenty pounds of horseshit in a one-pound bag,” one veteran Congress-watcher marvelled when told of the single biggest health services disbursement so far legislated during the Reagan Administration: $200,000,000 to the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration for the fiscal year 1987, and $250,000,000 more each year for 1988 and 1989.
The hotbeds of revolutionary activity in America are our colleges and universities. Remember how college life was one of the focal points for resistance to the Vietnam War? Remember the smugness of Republican leaders when they reveled in the fect that a majority of the youth vote went to Reagan during the last two elections?
The US Army’s First Skirmish in the Global War on Drugs
They’ll Be Home by Navidad
BULLETIN: LATEST ON LOS LEOPARDOS
Sorry About the Elephants
“Operation Blast Furnace” was the State Department’s code name for the tidy little antinarcotics maneuver carried out by 170 US Army helicopter-tenders in Bolivia from July to November last year. After interviewing a few of the heroes of this adventure, and checking their true stories against the lies and obfuscations of the civilian government agencies in Washington who did the press-feeding on the operation, Senior Editor DEAN LATIMER emerges with the first genuine account of what fully happened.
THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING OF CANNABIS
THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEDS
THE MAKING OF A SEED MERCHANT
D. C. rates some of the strains from CANNABIS CASTLE
NEVIL’S FIRST HIGH
ESCAPE TO BANGKOK
A KING’S BANQUET
The house sits near the crest of a dike in a remote section of Holland near the West German border. Built around 1880, it is a grand old structure with 15-foot ceilings, elaborate moldings, and stained - glass windows. This is not your ordinary 19th century mansion, however.
Besides Nevil’s Seed Bank, there’s at least one other major source for pot seeds in Holland: The Super Sativa Seed Club (SSSC), an organization formed in 1984 by two Dutch nationals. SSSC recently published their first seed catalog which lists over 30 varieties of cannabis seeds.
When psychedelic art erupted as a movement in the mid and late '60s, it didn't have any single look, yet it was unmistakably a definite style. Psychedelic art, however, never got the official stamp of approval from the cultural status quo, so you're not likely to see examples in museums or art history books.
My '69 Buick Skylark was coughing and sputtering five minutes after I turned off the ignition. But that wasn’t important. My mission, a beer run to the lowa border, had been a complete success. Five cases of Olympia beer were in my possession for the Electric Costume party in the middle of December in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This is the Story of BIG BUD, the most amazing strain of pot to come along in years. As far as we know, BIG BUD was first cloned in Seattle, the home of indoor growing, and is a clone now owned by thousands of happy, prosperous indoor growers. Technically, a clone is one of a group of genetically identical individuals deriving from a single “parent.”
These five ladies came all the way from the West Coast to New England by overnight express in clone form. They have been under a 100-watt MH fOr 4 months. Real fine smoke. —F.G. Massachusetts This plant was 51/2’ tall and produced 1/2 pound of excellent tops!
In 1986 the 99th Congress passed an omnibus drug bill that made major changes in the extant drug laws. The most significant of these were the enactment of lengthy mandatory minimum sentences and new, broad, money laundering laws that make it difficult for drug offenders to hire attorneys.
The model 270 is a unique new security system especially created and designed to be used for those remote areas where, until now, it has been impossible to be protected. The system is unique because when the detection system senses an intruder, it sends a signal through the earth to the receiver which may be up to one half of a mile away. The signal is unaffected by mountains, trees, or rugged terrain, and cannot be detected by any radio frequency listening device. The installation may be performed by inexperienced personnel quickly and easily. The basic system price starts at $576.00 and longer range models are available upon request. For more information, write or call ELFRAD, P.O, Box 246, Gold Hill, NC 28071. Tel. (704) 637-9473.
For a truly high-powered Experience, try the new Trandy Electric Pipe. It's a totally new, electrically powered pipe that does all the work so you'll have all the fun. And it's perfect for sharing because it never has to touch your lips. The Pipe is turbocharged by an exhaust fan that is controlled by the press of a button. Made of high quality brass inside and out, it's built to last. The new Trandy Electric Pipe-the high powered pipe for all your high times. Send $49.95 check or money order to LYLE, Box 1923, Dept. 2D, New York, NY 10009. Please add $2 for postage and handing; NY residents add 8 1/4% sales tax. Allow 5-6 weeks for delivery.
This melt point apparatus is as accurate as any computerized tester on the market today. The simple fact is that the product tested actually touches the thermometer tip for a true reading. This is an adjustable immersion thermometer ranging from -10 degrees centigrade to 360 degrees centigrade. Send $79.95 (add $39.95 for ring-stand) plus shipping and handling charge of $2.50 (for each item) to: Burrito Brothers Industrial Supply, 1400 Riverside Dr., Suite D, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273. For further information, please contact Burrito Brothers at 1-800-445-5535 (USA) or 1-800-422-0121 (Washington state).
1. ROKY ERICKSON, leader of Texas’ long-defunct 13th Floor Elevators, has been alternative since before I was born, and hip since before I had any. So it is with great humility that I urge you to use the last of your food stamps to buy Roky’s demonically psycho punkout, Gremlins Have Pictures (Pink Dust).
(United) JAYNE MANSFIELD’s last-ditch attempt for a reputation as a serious actress. It gave her a reputation as a serious actress. It gave her a reputation alright. Three big roles for Jayne this time out, the first of which dares to have her playing a teenager at a senior prom (pushing a very worn 40).