First Lady Nancy Reagan’s brilliant solution to substance abuse problems among teenagers—to repeat the phrase, “Just Say No”—received a severe setback from the doctor who actually created the slogan. “Just saying ‘no’ is not a good technique for controlling drug abuse among teenagers,” said Dr. Richard I. Evans, head of a University of Houston medical group that originated the approach.
I read in the “Letters” column (September '86) that HIGH TIMES magazine is owned and operated by the DEA. In another article in the same issue, I read that the DEA is trying to spray paraquat and other deadly chemicals on pot plants. What I’d like to know is, why does the DEA operate a magazine that gives tips on growing plants, and then go out and kill them?
In 1981 Dr. Robert DuPont of Maryland said this to THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADDICTION in Toronto, prophyesying about the newlyborn piss-test racket: “The technology is driving the issues and attitudes in this area. We’re going to have some hard times as we come off this decade-long drug epidemic, and this is one of the ways it is going to happen.”
LAST AUTUMN, a student editor on a campus newspaper telephoned HIGH TIMES to interview Senior Editor Dean Latimer on the subject of the “melanin theory” in drug-urinalysis legal challenges. When this college reporter tried to use it in an article on “Drug Urinalysis,” it was rejected.
Much of our current administration's "war on drugs" rhetoric deals with the theme that we must keep prohibition in order to save our children. While I agree that minors should not use marijuana or other nonmedicinal drugs, I have problems with prohibition as a solution.
I found a grower hungry for Christmas money and gave him 600 20s for 12 grams over 5 pounds of northern California’s finest! Perfect manicure. Extraordinary high. Appears to be a hybrid: indica/sativa. My customers will pay $60 a quarter and love it!
Critics claim that the purpose of drug paraphernalia is to glamorize drugs and entice the young. Consequently, they have spent much of the last ten years making it a criminal act to possess or sell drug paraphernalia in many parts of the country.
Pursuing his own version of the American dream, 32-year-old Alan Pettigrew spent over ten years steadily climbing his way up the corporate hierarchy of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. He started working for the giant transportation conglomerate in 1976 as a mail clerk and reached the position of office manager in San Francisco nine promotions later.
Drug urinalysis is a fraud and a Swindle. This month we’re running a thoughtful, lucid, even-handed piece on the legal developments surrounding drug testing, written by San Francisco attorney Steven Rhoads, as a public service. Readers who haven’t followed every issue of HIGH TIMES for the last five years will undoubtably have missed some of this information, and so Mr. Rhoads’ article provides a good opportunity to re-present these important legal data in one place.
For the past 2,000 years, Benares has been the foremost Hindu holy city in India. The city is famous for its ghats—concrete and rockhewn steps that extend into the Ganges River at odd and unpredictable angles. There are hundreds of them, each one built as an individual unit, by different people at different times.
When potheads think of Hawaii, they think of marijuana, where the best in the world is grown. And anyone who has ever paid a visit to those magic isles knows of mind-expanding mushrooms in Holy Cow pastures. A few travelers are even hip to Kava Kava and its methysticum properties, since it's the drug of choice of native Hawaiians.
Last month, this column looked at the psychedelically inspired paintings of Alex Grey. The paintings of Allyson Grey, his wife, also express the cosmic experiences they share. The Greys described their first intense transmutation of the soul to HIGH TIMES: "We first tripped together in 1976, lying in bed wearing mindfolds [a blindfold/earplug sensory deprivation device constructed by the Greys to enhance the awareness of acid visions-Ed.] when we began accelerating into space out of our bodies.
1958: Young woman in a club snaps her fingers and recites, “We cough blood on this earth. Now there’s a race for space—we can cough blood on the moon soon. Tomorrow is dragsville, cats. Tomorrow is a king-size drag. Turn you eyes inside out and dig the vacuum.
Hi! My name is Ace and here's how I grew this fabulous sativa. It was my son who suggested we go it as a team and see what we could come up with. I had no idea what was in store for me. After watching my son germinate the seeds in 75 peat pots inside a ten-gallon fish tank in a cold basement, I took charge.
Dear Ed. My new grow-room measures 9' x 12' with an 82½' ceiling. I will be using a CO2 system along with an oscillating fan to move the air around the plants. I plan on using 1000 watt MH lamps. What is the maximum number of plants (sativas) that can be grown in this room?
The two authentic USAF Brandy Splitless chromatograms on pp 22-23 represent the same urine sample run twice through the same gas chromatography-mass spectrometry unit at the DoD lab in Weisbaden, West Germany, before and after the application of Dr. Woodford’s de-melanizer.
THERE'S AN INVESTIGATOR AT MY DOOR! WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
The Government investigator (FBI, ATF, IRS, etc.) very often "visits" people in their homes and/or offices. That doesn't mean that person will be subpoenaed; it only means that somewhere that person’s name “came up.” They often “visit” people at times that the average person might consider inconvenient or embarrassing, and the agent(s) may suggest or even threaten that if you don’t cooperate or refuse to talk to them that they will issue a subpoena and/or have one issued to force you to talk to them.
1. The bad news is that our government secretly dealt arms to Iran in exchange for hostages while publicly urging the world to take a hard stand on terrorism, and then attempted—illegally—to siphon the money off to the contras. And that, as of this writing, all of the money from both transactions remains unaccounted for.
Without really trying, SOMETHING WILD is the first really free movie of the ’80s. A rebellious, almost anarchic sexual comedy that shakes the audience by the ankles to wake them up, it reminds us what most movies have been missing for years.
Maybe we should forgive old Dino De Laurentiis for his Kong movies, now that his North Carolina-based D.E.G. studio is backing and releasing new features by David Cronenberg and David Lynch. After last year’s hits, The Fly and Blue Velvet, hopes are high for Cronenberg’s Twins and Lynch’s Bonnie Rochet.
It is the year 2084. Space travel is a common occurrence made possible by a company called Wedgecraft which occupies an immense space station in orbit around earth. But there's trouble among the stars: two freighters on a secret mission have disappeared. The call goes out for the only man for the job: James Scott, the ultimate secret agent. Now you can relive these thrilling adventures from the original radio broadcasts with an audiotape cassette version from Suigeneris. The tape is 60 minutes long and has been re-mastered to bring out the details of these exciting science fiction radio dramas. Also available are three different Wedgecraft spaceship illustrations in full color! Each print comes with technical specifications and conceptual drawings of the design (pictured is the Jump Jet). Order tape ($8.95) and prints ($5.00 each)—add $1.75 for postage and shipping—from James Scott, 90-60 180th St., Hollis, NY 11432.
PARADISE HYDROPONICS introduces the hottest “how-to” video on the market. Everything you ever wanted to know about setting up an indoor grow room is now available on videotape from the guys at PARADISE HYDROPONICS. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction tape will show you how to set up your indoor garden in anything from a closet to a warehouse. Let the boys from Humboldt show you how to grow! Now available from: PARADISE HYDROPONICS, 306 WEST HARRIS ST., EUREKA, CA 95501. Call Toll Free: (800) 332-GROW; in California call: (707) 445-5720.
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