We don’t usually turn to Ann Lander’s column for information about drug testing, but to judge by a recent collection of readers’ letters, “straight” America is worried sick about testing and its record of unreliability. Ann herself, with her finger on the pulse of public opinion, reported that “I have received a great many letters from readers who are less than enthusiastic about it [drug testing].”
Loved your Dead issue. It was long overdue. Just one question about the cover: what is the skull made of? Surely it couldn't be hash? —The Cat Woman of Oak Lawn Thanx for a super February. The Grateful Dead issue was clean & concise. Fine job. Classic issue.
Imagine how you would feel if a few armed men knocked on your door, served you with a search warrant, ransacked your home, placed you under arrest, read you your rights, handcuffed you, shoved you in the back of a squad car with all of your neighbors watching, took you downtown, took a mug shot, took your fingerprints, let you make a phone call, strip-searched you and explored your various body cavities, and then threw you in a damp prison cell with bright white light and dingy green walls and left you there for the night, or longer, to contemplate whether or not growing a plant in your closet was worth all this special treatment.
Many residents of this liberal outpost tucked deep in the Lone Star State have expressed disapproval over the increasing instances of mandatory drug testing, but none have aired their outrage in such a flamboyant manner as has young Jeff Nightbyrd, who calls himself the country’s first "urine entrepreneur."
Coke King CARLOS LEHDER RIVAS in Jail: the Inside Story
This is the guy who moved all the cocaine into the States over the last ten years?” an ex-narcotraficante taverneer here asked with incredulous amusement when the arraignment of Carlos Lehder was described to him by a reporter. “Jesus, I wouldn’t hire that ding-a-ling to tend bar in a tourist trap.
After our arrest, Ozzie and I had to raise money fast for bail and legal fees. Through our boss we obtained another DC-3, complete with long-range fuel tanks, doors for parachute jumpers, and windows for sharpshooters. Battleship gray and battle-scarred, this Dakota looked like she’d been through more than one war.
“The last time I looked in my closet I scared myself. I used to grow a few scraggly plants off and on. Then I sent away for some super hybrid seeds. It got to be a hassle trying to keep the plants two inches from four different tubes, so I replaced my fluorescents with a halide.
Since about 1982, neo-PSYCHEDELIC music has been one of the strongest underground trends in American music, and its creative home has been Los Angeles. The city currently boasts more than 30 active bands whose recordings are avidly sought by fans around the globe, and at least that many newer bands are working their way up the club circuit.
I really felt like shit after making several trips to a nearby cow pasture to collect manure for my project. The hot and humid Louisiana weather comes early in the year and can really make a person sweat his ass off. After I’d finished though, I stood back to admire the fine collection of turds that would soon play an important role in my garden within a garden, an attractive garden which contains a large variety of cover plants and flowers as well as a garden within containing the hallucinogenic mushroom known as Stropharia cubensis.
Long-time readers of HIGH TIMES will recall the drawings of Joe Coleman, a particularly demonic sort of artist who illustrated a gruesome vision of life in our Best of #2, and whose equally wild performances were written up in the February, '84 issue.
Years ago, in the coastal mountains of southern California, I used to go on survival camp-outs. My campsite was about 25 miles southeast of Escondito Canyon, up an unnamed creek where the mountains blended into the high desert. The nearest town was a couple of ridges over, 12½ miles to the north, a small one-horse town named Acton.
This is a picture of my first try at indoor hydro growing. We thought the buds were real nice. The only problem was spider mites. I’ve tried predator mites, Ortho bombs, Malthion 50, and nothing really works. Can you give me any tips? Try using a soap solution on non-budding plants as soon as you see the mites.
Hormones are organic molecules produced by plants and transported to a site of action where they control, stimulate, inhibit, or alter one another, and therefore the plant’s development. The term “growth regulator” encompasses not only naturally occurring plant hormones, but also the hundreds of synthetic organic compounds found today that can exert profound regulatory effects on growth.
Adapted from an article by The National Lawyers Guild (Part 2)
What should I expect at the Grand Jury? No one can tell you exactly what to expect at your date with the Grand Jury. However, your lawyer can tell you what the basic procedure will be. Adequate preparation consists of learning what to expect procedurally, developing an understanding of the larger political context of the event, and enabling you to feel, to the maximum extent possible, the presence and support of counsel and friends despite physical isolation in the grand jury room.
If you rent videotapes, here are some recent Psychotronic releases (in chronological order) to check out. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (’33) A bunch of people go to a hotel in China for a demonstration of a giant screen television. One of the best out-of-control comedies ever, with W. C. Fields in search of more booze; George Burns trying to talk to Gracie Allen; Bela Lugosi; Cab Calloway singing “Reefer Man”; and preproduction code, nearly nude dancing girls.
(VCR Video) Sounds like a Nova special, but this 1967 documentary Is a must for psychedelia lovers who can't get enough chanting, sitar playing, or body paint at home. It's hilariously documented by stoned narrators who have big trouble making sense of their commentary.
Now New York really does have everything! Finally, a long overdue shopping experience is available for the East Coast grower. Shop in person at INDOOR SUN SYSTEMS, authorized distributors for APPLIED HYDROPONICS. Visit their showroom located at 61 ALLWOOD AVE., CENTRAL ISLIP, NY 11722, open 10 5 weekdays and 10-2 on Saturday, or call (516) 234-2260.
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ELUDER STASH SOCKS
You can hide an enormous amount of stash with these little ELUDERS, made to be worn under pants legs. They have lots of velcro for a snug fit, and are made of black denim for durability. They fit currency two widths wide, and are pickpocket and metal detector safe. Be discreet when you have to with ELUDER STASH SOCKS! To order, send check or money orderfor $9.95 (plus $2.00 postage and handling )to ELUDER, DEPT. 84, BEDFORD PARK, IL 60499.
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TWIST, from Eternity Comics, is a hibrow/lobrow comics, humor, and satire comic book edited by J.D. King. It focuses on the ins and outs, and ups and downs, of our kwazy, kwazy planet. You’re guaranteed lots of laffs and no protofascist super-hero junk. The contributors include John Holmstrom, Peter “Neat Stuff” Bagge, Basil Wolverton, Dan “Lloyd Llewellyn’’ Clowes, Pat Mc Donnell, Drew Friedman, Michael Weldon, Ken “Road-kill” Weiner, Stephen Blickenstaff, and Steve Fiorilla. It’s available at your local comics specialty shop, or you can send a S.A.S.E. to SEE HEAR Books, 59 E. 7 St., NYC 10003 for info on how to order.