On the 200th anniversary of our U.S. Constitution, it's time to remember a couple of very important facts: Our Founding Fathers, in their infinite wisdom, guaranteed many individual rights to Americans—among them the right to party! (That's one vital definition of "the pursuit of happiness"!) Now, it seems like the fascist party poopers who are temporarily in power are trying to clamp down on this constitutionally guaranteed right.
I have just read “Activist News” in the June issue. I agree completely that we have waited long enough for legalization. To my dismay, however, I noticed that no address for NORML was given with the article. Can you please send me the address so I can join?
In four recent court cases, federal appeals courts have upheld the constitutionality of rules subjecting public employees to random drug tests, even in cases where there is no reason to suspect drug abuse. These appeals courts rulings have reversed previous decisions in state and lower federal courts over the last 18 months which had affirmed the right to privacy as spelled out in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution (protections against "unreasonable searches and seizures") as a barrier to such testing.
Over 44 arrested and more indictments expected soon.
Crackdown on Pot
Pot: Big Business for Hawaii
The already crippled marijuana business in Hawaii has suffered another devastating blow, one delivered by a recent state law enforcement sting dubbed "Operation Rabbit." Kona Coast Supplies, a supposedly legitimate fertilizer store, began operating in 1986.
The legendary Keith Stroup, founder of the National Organization for the Repeal of Marijuana Laws (NORML), made a rare appearance at the organization’s annual convention on May 8th and 9th in Washington, D.C. Although the conference was sparsely attended, morale was high.
NEW YORK ART MUSEUMS—non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that receive government funds—have been charged with racial and sexual discrimination by a subversive, underground protest group. At a recent informational show called The Guerilla Girls Review the Whitney at the Ciocktower Gallery in downtown New York, the Girls offered statistics showing that, from 1973 to 1987, 71% of the artists selected for the prestigious Biennial shows sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art were white males.
XXX-RATED!—Charges of news censorship by the military in the European and Pacific editions of STARS AND STRIPES, the official newspaper of the armed services, were brought up recently by Sen. William Proxmire of Wisconsin, who called for an investigation.... SATELLITE SPOTS POT — (Rio de Janiero) An estimated 30 million marijuana plants went up in smoke at the hands of Brazilian police on a pot plantation pinpointed by satellite photographs.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT in the June issue of GLAMOUR magazine, increasing numbers of male college students are being forced into having sex. A survey taken at the University of South Dakota showed that, while 22 percent of the females reported that they had been “forced” to have sex, a surprising 16 percent of the males also were victimized by “date rape.”
A FEDERAL JUDGE has ruled that the U.S. government has to pay $700,000 to the family of a man who died of a drug overdose in a secret chemical warfare experiment. On December 5, 1952, Harold Blauer voluntarily entered the New York State Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan, suffering from depression.
SHOULD BE HITTING THE SHELVES OF YOUR FAVORITE SUPERMARKET OR LIQUOR STORE SOON. THE GIMMICK IS, IF YOU SCRATCH THE BIKINI OF THE WOMAN ON THE BOTTLE, YOU GET A CHEAP THRILL. STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE WRESTLING WITH THE QUESTION OF WHETHER PREVENTING ITS SALE IS A VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR PRESS.
IN ITS APRIL 22ND EDITION, the New York Times ran two stories side-by-side. One read “U.S. Courts Allows Use of Drug Tests,” and reported that a federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. Customs Service could require applicants to submit to piss tests.
SUSANNA HOFFS is the lead singer for the Bangles, whose influence on the current music scene has yet to be appreciated. Let’s put it this way — a lot of different artists and musicians have attempted a ’60s revival over the years. But until the Bangles, who adopted the hippie fashion look of 1966 and 1967, put it all together, no one took a psychedelic-revival seriously.
THOMAS CAVE, a prominent judge in Fort Worth, Texas, went on trial for allegedly engaging in sexual orgies with hookers and other female defendants in exchange for lenient sentences. Monica Cozby (no relation to Bill) and Dedria Nelson gave testimony that they had sex with Cave, his 31-year-old son Paul, and other women, all at the same time, after being told he’d help them with their cases.
A MAN who drove up to a church and fired a shotgun into the windshield of a parked car, killing a woman inside, was arrested while calling the police to confess that he’d just shot his wife. The killing, which took place on Mother’s Day afternoon in Rochester, New York, was a classic case of mistaken identity.
Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, citizens of Alaska: My name is Jon Gettman and I am the National Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Founded in 1970, NORML is an educational organization dedicated to the review and study of marijuana use, marijuana laws, and their effect on our society.
I have only smoked the best indoor grown indica around, but I cannot wait until the magic field shrooms come out. I know where the best shrooms grow, and they are right under everybody’s noses, when in season. As far as LSD is concerned, I have eaten a lot of acid that has been going around.
YOU GOTTA FIGHT, KILL AND MAIM FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY!
get up! stand up! get wrecked! throw up! fall down!
kill and main
america has always had to fight for what it wanted— freedom, bra-burning, and getting high. It's about time we start fighting for the right to party! A lot of creeps, parents' groups, and bores are trying to take away our most basic right the right to party We should have the right to get as high as we want.
People come up to me all the time and say, "General, how can I throw a party like yours?" Allow me to demonstrate why they call me Mister Party. I'll show you how anyone can be a great host, and how to turn an ordinary get-together into a wild party no one will be able to forget.
DOCK ELLIS was never your typical baseball player. He took numerous illegal drugs, wore curlers in his hair, and was frequently involved in shouting matches with his manager and stadium personnel. Controversy was never far from him. • Born into a poor black family, Dock was raised in the Watts ghetto of Los Angeles, where he was known as "Peanuts.”
According to a recent article in the Village Voice, nightlife in New York is dead. The truth is that Voice writers have spent the last two years hanging out in pretentious Yuppie discos like the Palladium, the Tunnel, and similar clubs that charge $20 admission and cater to posers, preppies and assorted Euro-trash.
Psychedelic art today is not just imitative of the late ’60s “look”: It must be true to psychedelia itself. By definition, psychedelic means “mind-expanding,” and it is this inner awareness, with its force of enlightenment, that separates the true art of psychedelic essence from the uninspired mass of nostalgic fashion.
THE 10 WORST THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO POPULAR MUSIC
1 THE PAYOLA SCANDAL
2 THE BIRTH OF MULTITRACK
3 THE BEATLES— “YESTERDAY"
4 DYLAN & THE SINGER SONGWRITER THING
5 CHET ATKINS & COUNTRYPOLITAN
6 CREAM/LATE '60'S BRITISH BLUES
7 MILES DAVIS’ "BITCHES BREW"/MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
8 PINK FLOYD/ENGLISH ART ROCK
9 DAVID BOWIE
10 PHILLY INTERNATIONAL SOUL/GAMBLE & HUFF
Fragmented as music fans are these days, everyone can agree on one thing: Popular music sucks. Sure, you like this record and I like that one, there'll always be a few good ones around; but in terms of popular music as culture, it's never been any worse, and it may never get any better.
I have been growing marijuana for three seasons. Having my first two crops ripped off, I decided to try something different. I planted ornamental flowers a month early to cover up the weed. I grew the cannabis in my front yard in view of cops and neighbors.
Beginning indoor growers always have more enthusiasm than ability. The temptation to run out and buy some hi-tech equipment hoping the advertised promises will replace experience leads to all sort of expensive disappointments, including a mediocre crop.
(2). Power company employees and records of power consumption by the defendant: Many indoor-farm investigations are initiated by power company employees, either in response to high electric bills or to their observation of suspicious conduct or suspicious buildings, such as those with large ventilators and no windows.
Things you can do at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, every spring).
1. Yell “Burn, K-Doe, burn” over and over for about five minutes as Ernie “Mother-in-Law” K-Doe plays the second of his one and one-half hits. 2. Not laugh when Ernie “Mother-in-Law” K-Doe tells all and sundry that he is often imitated, never equaled, and the greatest musician ever to come out of New Orleans.
The real surprise is how long it took for someone to release this chilly, dark comedy on tape. Tuesday Weld has never been more appealing or as lethal as she is here playing a demented majorette in a small Massachusetts town who seduces a neurotic local boy (Anthony Perkins) into multiple murder.
"Simply the place to be," claims Summerset Village in Negril, Jamaica, and we couldn't agree more. At Summerset Village, located in Negril's west end cliff area, 14 cottages and bungalows surround a freshwater pool. Prefer the ocean? Summerset Village is a mere 300 yards from the Caribbean and 2½ miles from Negril Beach. All rooms come complete with ceiling fans and hammocks, kitchen facilities and utensils, and daily maid service to make your stay as laid back as possible. For more information, contact Vacation Network (800) 423-4095, or write or call Summerset Village, P0 Box 4, Negril Jamaica, West Indies (809) 957-4409. •
Can you afford not to call (312) 544-BUDS? Learn more about the ultra high-tech component growing system called Phototron II. Designed under laboratory conditions by Pyraponic Industries, the Phototron II is a high-output growing chamber. Each unit is a self-contained growing system (17 lbs.) that you can build upon (adding units) to make up the full hexagon Power Pack. Requiring one-third the service area as a single halide, the Power Pack will produce 36 plants with an average internodal length of one inch. That means over 36,000 budding sites can be produced in 45 to 60 days. This is the first system to allow reflowering and rebudding of the same plants every 45 days (up to nine times per year), to never kill the plants, and to guarantee female sex. Pyraponic also provides a special Phototron II telephone service line. The Phototron II is 200% more efficient than the Phototron I, drawing only one-half the watts (102) while doubling the lumen output, thereby producing 30% more fresh and dry weight. Call (312) 544-BUDS for more information, now!
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COMING NEXT MONTH IN OUR ANNUAL INDOOR GROWING SPECIAL ISSUE!
Secrets from state-of-the-art Dutch indoor growers. Sixty plants on one 400-watt halide? You won't believe it till you see it!! Plus, LIGHT STUDIES by Jorge Cervantes, QUEEN'S DAY by Rob Clarke, SEA OF GREEN primer by Kyle Roq, an excerpt from Bram's DR. INDOORS, and an expanded ASK ED by Ed Rosenthal.