Andre Grossmann’s work has appeared many times in HIGH TIMES. His photos of the Mind’s Eye in the August issue, Chef Ra in November, and the Miss Kali centerfold in January have been some of his most popular work. Andre’s work appears all over the place.
Morton Downey Jr. has the biggest mouth and tiniest mind on TV. I just saw this living pile of shit call for totalitarian police state measures against heads, while PUFFING AWAY ON A CANCER STICK! What a hypocrite! Downey is a serious menace.
TV's most infamous slapper takes on the Wacky-Weed Weirdos in a 5-round main event.
Morton Downey is proof you can make money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Since last November, Downey has hosted a talk show on WWOR-TV in Secaucus, New Jersey. Unlike most talk shows, which attempt to air several sides of an issue (however boring that may be), Downey eschews fairness in favor of grandstanding rightwing theatrics in the Joe Pyne tradition.
Let’s hear a group moan of sympathy for Christopher Aaron of White Lake Township, Michigan. That’s him in the picture up there, standing proudly in front of a pretty healthy-looking pot plant, said to be about ten feet tall. People send snapshots like this to us all the time, and apparently suffer no unpleasant repercussions.
Last spring, when a siting study done by a New York consulting firm failed to pinpoint a single “suitable” location in Oklahoma to potentially host a low-level radioactive waste facility for the Central states region, citizens in four other states within the compact arrangement were outraged.
In an unprecedented crackdown late last November, Dutch police moved against the popular Bulldog Coffee House chain, Holland’s largest string of dope-and-caffeine dispensing emporiums. Mounting a DEA-style entrapment operation, Dutch undercover cops arranged for a large-quantity hashish buy at the Bulldog warehouse and then dropped in for the bust, hitting both the storage facility and the five Bulldog public premises simultaneously.
Public debate about marijuana laws focuses on marijuana, and how dangerous it is supposed to be, rather than a straightforward discussion of why people ought to be jailed for something they do at home. Recently a new twist has been added to the suppression of marijuana smokers—denying them jobs on account of off-the-job marijuana use.
Canadian Terry Parker’s life has been marked by a series of horrible misfortunes. He has suffered from almost all possible types of epilepsy, from grand mal (the horrifying seizures one usually associates with epilepsy; eyes rolling back, violent physical jerking), to petit mal (also called absence—where the epileptic suddenly becomes completely unaware of his surroundings and may or may not go on to pass out), to “myclonic Jacksonian” seizures (where the victim acts “robot-like”).
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I keep reading letters in THMA, and if the assholes would spend their bucks on hydroponic gear, they wouldn’t cry anymore. I’ve been hydroing for two years, and I ain’t had nothing short of three-toke shit. Maybe you can hook me up with The Watcher in the Ring (Boca Raton, FL, November THMA).
In light of some of the more serious issues we face these days—nuclear arms build up, the mid-East crisis, AIDS, famine in Africa, apartheid, and the stock market crash, not to mention the fervor with which we’re destroying our environment—the marijuana issue is pretty tame stuff.
No Problem is the unofficial motto of Negril, Jamaica. No Problem is the answer to all problems. Nothing is a problem when you come to Negril. Everything is laid out for visitors to have a hassle-free, fun vacation. Anything goes. Want ganja?
Maurice "Red" Lynch, the first Rastafarian in Negril
“I used to be a professional dancer. I used to live in Kingston for years, and did a lot of dancing on the stage. I knew Bob Marley back then when he was a young singer. I used to win a lot of first prizes for rock’n’roll music. I didn’t like Jamaican music.
Ian Masters, publisher of Sports And Arts magazine
“They have started this massive drive to send personnel and equipment to various countries who they know are totally dependent on American aid, like Jamaica. You can see helicopters flying all over the place, and I have seen American personnel in the copters.
“If you notice, a lot of reggae groups are being killed or being shot. You know, it’s mainly because reggae’s the way of our people to express themselves. And talk about the things in Jamaica they don’t like. There’s a lot of people who would like to see reggae go down.
“Listen to this. I've been in the hills, mon, and seen people running with their babies from fuckin’ Reagan’s helicopters down here, dropping those fuckin’ bombs, thrown by Americans. And people in their houses—most Jamaicans who have a field don’t live in a house.
Although there are plenty of native crafts, t-shirts, pot, food, and reggae records for sale everywhere, some of the “necessities of life” are unavailable. These things make good tips for maids, guides or whomever. If you want to have a hassle-free vacation while in Jamaica, don’t forget the...
Whatever anger Jamaican people feel about the helicopters or cocaine is directed at Seaga and Reagan. Other than the helicopters, coke, and yuppie scum, it’s strictly No Problem in Negril. The helicopters make it difficult for farmers to grow enough to export overseas, but there is plenty for tourists.
While hanging out at Creative World Records, we couldn’t help but notice the many cartoon images painted on the side of the store. Aside from pictures of Whoopi Goldberg hanging next to Bob Marley, Veronica go-go dancing, and advertisements for magic mushroom tea, the strangest image was one of Archie in Africa.
A woman was standing in a crowded bus holding onto the rail when a Rasta man standing close by detected an odourocious smell and found it was coming from her arm. He shook his locks as if he were about to faint. When he was recovered he asked, “Dawta, wha kine a perfume yuh use?” She answered in a very chirpy voice, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Hidden away on the beach between the center of town and Hedonism. The crepes and omelettes are outasite. Also a good place to check out the topless beach action. At cliffside, on the opposite side of Negril from the beaches. On the expensive side, but worth it.
The story you are about to read happened for one of these reasons—a person was caught by Jamaican police bringing marijuana in or out of the country, buying it on the streets, or carrying it in a car. The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, only had four grams—two joints.
A. You can see the obvious Skunk #1 dominance in appearance. It also went for the taste. Sold as indica, I felt it as a clear, energetic, sativa high. B. A very strong “thick blue smoke” type of indica. Minty taste and narcotic effect made this a full, lusty taste.
Following our senses on twisting and twirling paths and rills, we are in the infinite, meandering gardens of the psychedelic sublime. Brian Spaeth is the gardener with a paintbrush, the caretaker-guardian of this visionary landscape. He builds his pastoral playground in a high place, floating just above mind, memory, and mythology—where anything can grow full and ripe in the rich soils of the expansive imagination.
Charlie’d say, “I’m into it once or twice—but you, you got a jones for it, man.” And Angelo’d snicker and say, “Gives my life purpose, man. Gives my life direction.” You could smell the place, the Hollow Head, from two blocks away. Anyway, you could if you were strung out on it.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Negril is a visit to one of the local marijuana fields. Every other man, woman, or child in Negril will offer to take you on a visit to the pot fields. As with any slightly illegal deal, you’ve got to be careful when dealing with the local hustle—you can get burned.
In order to succeed in growing pot, you must carefully plan for the security and concealment of your garden. You must make it a secret garden. The trouble with many secret gardens is that the people who have them do not keep them secret. The one rule to follow is, “Don’t tell nobody nothing nohow—no matter what!” Time and time again I have seen one too many people told about a garden and then about one day before the harvest some rip-off artist gets the plants.
A connisseur's delight, this sweet spice was like fine point. A soft, astral high came from this indicasativa. It was grown outdoors entirely organically. It was the result of good friends and lots of love. —Mr. Toe & Otis Eureka, Califonia This is a picture of my patch.
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covers the cartoonist’s career from his early days as a side-show tent painter through his travels as a comic strip creator, vaudeville performer, political cartoonist, and pioneer animator. Perhaps even more importantly, the story of McCay the man is well-covered, the unhappy days as well as the joyous.
TRASH MOVIE FANS! Where con you find useful, up-to-date information about the constant barrage of horror/ exploitation/sleaze movies and videos?? Maybe you buy slick national magazines, but Cinefantastique is too mainstream and expensive, and Fangoria spends too much time on gore effects.
People have been singing about fucking ever since people started singing. If Reagan-era repression, AIDS, and evil X-ian evangelists have had any effect on music, it's through the dirty "party disc" comeback. These filthy, crude discs, usually made by blacks and hillbillies (including such respected figures as the father of gospel music Thomas A. Dorsey, who was the co-author of one of the '20s biggest smut-blues ditties, "Tight Like That", and former Louisiana governor Jimmie "You Are My Sunshine" Davis, who began his career howling about poontang in such gritty country discs as "Tomcat & Pussy Blues" and "Red Nightgown Blues"), have been around since the start of recorded music.
Catfish has been a food staple for "downhome" folks in the South and Midwest for many years. Like carp (which was brought from Germany during the '30s), much of our catfish was raised in fisheries and then released into the muddy Mississippi to help feed the starving poor.
I was walking by the Lighthouse in Negril when this beautiful girl walked in front of me, and wouldn't let me pass. The first words out of her mouth were, "You like to marry me? Ah—I might. "Might? I don't want to hear might! I want to hear yes!" Well, ah, that's like proposing.
In the early ’60s if you had a few willing friends, an 8mm camera and a spare basement you could turn out your own “cinematheque”; and with a certain amount of optimism and innocence you tried, of course, to free "art” of its vulgarities and turn it into something pure.