Who says 13 is an unlucky number? Not HIGH TIMES! Excuse us for patting ourselves on the back, but looking at 13 years of HIGH TIMES has made us feel pretty good! To share the good vibes, we've put together a history of America's most outrageous magazine (p.40).
After leafing through your so-called "Special Issue" on the Grateful Dead, my opinion that HIGH TIMES is now irrelevant is reinforced. It's become as pathetic as the Lampoon, and the other magazines created out of the '60s counterculture.
During a recent wave of "chemical McCarthyism" (a term coined by Dr. George Lundberg, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association), a high school senior was accused by another student of doing cocaine. Although there was no evidence that the girl had used coke, this allegation was sufficient to have her pending college scholarship revoked.
Ask any baseball fan or scout who bird-dogged the hotstove league last winter, and they'll probably tell you that you could have seen the future of Major League Baseball watching the diamonds in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic—and we don't mean promising young players who might become stars.
Sexpot Changelist's 17-Year Tryst with Drugs & Satan
From The Gospel According To The Christian Broadcasting Network
1. And it came to pass in early 1987 that the beautiful Tammy Bakker was not seen on the PTL television program of the Christian Broadcasting Network; and all the congregation wondered. 2. And even three months furthermore passed, and yet the beautiful Tammy Bakker was not seen on the television; and all the congregation waxed in uneasiness, and rumor went abroad in the land.
I just got through reading your February '87 issue—it was high quality as usual. I can't give you a harvest report because in my area (South Bay, Redondo Beach) we can't grow plants. Overpopulation means lots of ripoffs, which makes growing a hassle.
While NORML will be working to publicize the victims of marijuana prohibition, we are also working to prevent new ones. Without a doubt, state officials are taking a cue from Mr. Edwin Meese, Attorney General of the United States, and are issuing a call for tougher penalties for possession of marijuana.
On September 16, 1986, Howard Smith, a selfemployed building contractor, was traveling east on Highway B—a two-lane road linking Plain and Sauk City, Wisconsin—when he accelerated to pass a pickup truck. Normally, Smith would have paid little attention to the pile of green plants in the back of the pickup, but this was two days after President Reagan’s nationally televised address on the war on drugs, and the plants looked suspiciously like marijuana.
KATHLEEN THOMAS makes sculptures so "out there" that you'd expect to find them in outer space rather than in an art gallery.These objects might look like the latest products of NASA technology but in fact, they are the combination of assorted contraptions that Thomas picks up in hardware and five-and-dime stores and the artist's imagination.rri a~he artist's Imagination.
1974 Shortly after the fall of Nixon at the hands of the Watergate scandal, a new, 52-page, black-and-white, underground magazine, HIGH TIMES, "The Magazine for the High Society," debuts on newsstands across the country. The name is inspired by a rap off the heaviest, kickass album by the most radical '60s punk/hippie rock 'n' roll group: the MC5.
I HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL POT FARMER FOR TEN YEARS, GROWING MY FIRST OUTDOOR SINSEMILLA CROP IN 1976. MY OPERATION WAS ONE OF SEVERAL LOCATED IN A MOUNTAIN RANGE WHERE, ACCORDING TO INDIAN LEGEND, THE SOULS OF THE DEAD DEPART THIS WORLD ON THEIR JOURNEY TO THE GREAT SPIRIT.
The Earth First! environmental movement is an unorganized, nonpolitical, nonviolent, grass-roots "tribe of direct-action, no-compromise environmentalists" It was dreamt up by five former mainStream environmentalists who found themselves disillusioned and frustrated in their attempts to save the American wilderness by the usual means—legislation,lobbying, letter writing—and yet still impasioned by their beliefs that the country has reaced a point of no return in its reckless destruction of what remains of that wilderness.
Interview with Dave Foreman, Co-founder of Earth First!
HIGH TIMES: It seems that in your book, Ecodefense, and in the Earth First! Journal you concentrate on illegal or shady government activities. True? DAVE FOREMAN: Well, not really. A lot of government agencies like the Forest Service and the Road Builders operate in a fairly sleazy way, but I think that they are doing their job, which is basically to destroy the wilderness, to make tree farms out of diverse and wild ecosystems.
DURING THE EARLY 1980s, THE FOREST SERVICE DEVELOPED ITS DARN (Development Roadless Non-selected) list outlining specific projects in specific roadless areas. The implication of DARN is staggering. It is evidence that the leadership of the United States Forest Service consciously and deliberately sat down and asked themselves, "How can we keep from being plagued by conservationists and their damned wilderness proposals?
In his "Forward!" (read it as a command) to Ecodefense, Edward Abbey likens the continuing destruction of our national wilderness to a stranger battering down your door and looting your home. "Self defense against attack is one of the basic laws...
This is a clone garden from the best plant of a handful of hybrid seeds (unknown origin). The garden has a 1000 watt MH lamp, shuttle, negative ion generator, foiled walls, and CO2. The plants were grown in a 50/50 mix of vermiculite/perlite.
Farming is among the most hazardous professions in America. Accidents with farm machinery, herbicides, pesticides, and even the dust kicked up when the soil is worked take their toll. Marijuana farmers have an even tougher time: They must also contend with crooks and the law.
The Dutch Information Agency states two important points with regard to law enforcement and Dutch drug policy: "First, in order to have any effect, the (preventive) message must be absolutely clear to the recipients. When drug information is placed in the broader context of hazardous consumptive habits (alcohol, tobacco, fat, sugar, etc.) and healthy conduct, it is very difficult to explain why one is free to moderately drink alcoholic beverages and why the use of drugs cannot be tolerated.
Doff the Wayfarers, get a running start. Protect your manhood, and dive right in. Nothing to it but to do it. He who hesitates is a stone loser. Every fuckin' breeze seems to whisper Louise. Talking of course about early spring bathing and its aural equiv, the abrasive dub of Englishman ADRIAN SHERWOOD.
HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (Prism) Not half as horrible as what the fiends behind this edited video release have done, and certain to enrage anyone who fondly remembers their young minds being warped by this 1964 monster musical. It used to be about nuclear mutant fishmen attacking beach bunnies to the accompaniment of rock and roll, but thanks to the scissors-mad Republicans at Prism video, we're left with a little over 60 minutes of people chatting about things we didn't see.
If you buy the kinds of records and books that aren't on the current best seller charts, and you don't live in a big city (or even if you do), the only way to keep up with and find what's available is through MAIL ORDER. Even the best specialty stores can't afford to stock all the great reissues and small label/press products now available.
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It's the best thing to happen in growing since earthworms! Urban Plantation, the best in indoor growing when discretion is your concern, introduces the new CLOSET FARMER SYSTEM II. The System II combines all the advantages of the original Closet Farmer with the Mini-Might 175-watt halide (15,000 lumens), or 150-watt High Pressure Sodium (16,000 lumens) light systems, highly efficient in time and energy (average electricity cost: $4-$6 per month). With Urban Plantation's new System II, your harvest can come out of the CLOSET FARMER quicker, cheaper, and safer than ever before! Whether you are a novice or an old pro, you can soon be a cloning expert with Urban Plantation's advanced cloning system, designed to fit into any CLOSET FARMER —harvest 12 to 20 clones in sixty days! U.P. has a variety of options, such as the AQUAFARM, CO2 enrichment, and lots more. Each CLOSET FARMER SYSTEM comes with a year's supply of nutrients and a free Urban Plantation T-shirt. Send for Hydro Willie's free catalog. To order, phone (800) 332-7555 [in CA: (415) 258-9226].
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