Anyone who saw our April issue knows we owe our readers an apology. Among other stories, the issue incorrectly reported that cannabis had been legalized by the Supreme Court, a story based on information provided by Ed Hassle, who had just returned from the Cannabis Cup Awards in Holland (see story page 32).
I think the things your magazine says about Ed Meese are a moral outrage! Ed Meese represents everything the Reagan administration stands for, namely: integrity, honor, and morality. I think his record clearly indicates that, and I think you people know it.
AIDS PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK: THE POLITICS OF SYRINGE-SWAPPING
This is probably the last thing you want to read—another depressing story about AIDS. There is one aspect of the epidemic, however, that hasn’t been given enough attention, at the cost of thousands of lives: No one has been willing to speak for intravenous drug users.
On December 2, 1987 the Oregon Supreme Court decided on the hotly contested wording of the new petition put forward by the political activists of the Oregon Marijuana Initiative. John Sajo and Laird Funk are the chief petitioners on the proposed measure, which is titled The Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1988, and they are well on their way to gathering the 100,000 signatures required to put a proposed law on the Oregon ballot.
At this stage, the conservative is too young to help lynch blacks, burn synagogues or dump toxic wastes into American rivers and lakes. However, the toddlers soon begin mimicking their elders by giving their playmates plastic bags to wear on their heads and taking the asphyxiated child's toys.
“The British Navy issued a ‘tot of rum’ to its seamen,” archaeologist Honor Frost friskily reminded the readers of Natural History in a recent issue, “perhaps the Carthaginian Navy issued a ‘tot of pot' to its seamen.” This risqué speculation, based on Frost's morphological examination of a few bushels of plant stalks that had been dredged up from the belly of a Carthaginian galley which had foundered on a shallow reef off Sicily around 300 B.C., was clearly intended to raise eyebrows in historical academic circles, where the Carthaginians still have their admirers.
NORML has a national conference every year. Men and women from all over the country join with us for a few days of learning, discussion, and fun. This is where we formulate the devious strategies and plans that exasperate our opponents and otherwise further our agenda to end the war of attrition the government wages on marijuana smokers.
Send quotations to: THMQ, 211 E. 43rd St., New York, NY 10017. THMQ is intended solely for informational purposes. All entries should be typed or neatly written: If you are unable to compose a legible entry after testing your samples, please wait until you have control of your penmanship before sending us your information.
HIGH TIMES is planning an excursion to Alaska soon. If you currently operate a legal grow room in the state, and would like to be interviewed for the article, then send photos and a cover letter to Ed Hassle, HIGH TIMES, 211 East 43rd St., NY, NY 10017.
During the first week in January, 1988, HIGH TIMES sponsored the first annual Cannabis Cup Awards in The Netherlands. The event was an unprecedented success: the four most prominent seed clubs in Holland donated some spectacular samples, and a panel of three "experts” flew in from the States to select a winner.
No one knew what to expect when Bram (aka Dr. Indoors), Jiffy Schnack, and I flew into Amsterdam last January for the Cannabis Cup Awards. Word had filtered back to the States that several seed companies had decided not to enter. During the flight, the judges (none of whom had been to Holland before) discussed what we were likely to find.
Though the musical contributions of ’60s greats like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Byrds, to name just a few, is beyond question, there were other groups from that era who made little impact at the time, but whose influence has endured, growing steadily to this day.
We traveled for three weeks in a long wooden dugout known as a curiara, following the currents of southern Venuzuela's Ventuari, Manaviche, and Rio Negro rivers. Lush green vegetation spilled over us from the banks, often concealing the sky from our view.
This was my first attempt at growing anything. It yielded 4 oz. of the best herb I have ever smoked. My garden is approximately 35 square feet illuminated by 800 watts. After growing for about 2 months, the garden was getting crowded so I added a 400 watt HPS, maintaining the 18-hour light cycle.
Before I tell HIGH TIMES readers the secrets of the Dr. Indoors garden, let me make something very clear: I’m giving up these secrets in the hope you will all grow your own, which means you will never buy cannabis again, thus killing the black market.
Dear Ed, This is my first time growing indoors. It was unbelievable. My partner and I invested about $500 each. We bought a 400 and a 1000 watt HPS, a 400 watt MH, a Hydrofarm system, 2 rolls of mylar, Peters 20-20-20 and 15-30-15 and enough dirt to fill a house.
In our hyped-up, maniacally trendy culture, some things are a lot better when everyone says they’re dead. Graffiti is a good example. Jumping from the subways to the galleries to the headlines, graffiti went from the commercial to the marketable in a chic, soulless world too insensitive to ever really understand or give a fuck about the artists and their work.
GEOTECHNOLOGY, the company who brought you the Tandem IV lighting system with its combination of 400 watt high pressure sodium and 400 watt metal halide light, is pleased to announce their latest breakthroughs in quality lighting. First, their innovative dual light system is available in a new FLYING M design (pictured). This new setup gives 17% more light than a standard horizontal reflector to promote shorter, thicker growth, and heavier flowering without the need for moving light systems. Second, this light comes in a dual 1000 watt setup for the brightest, most mixed lighting available anywhere. With the FLYING M design, the Tandem IV is $378; the Tandem 10 is $525. For more information, including light test results, contact GEOTECHNOLOGY, 303 Arden Ave, Ben Lamond,CA 95005 or call toll free (800)-346-2321 USA or (408) 336-2321 in CA.
With the return of tie-dying to the world of fashion and popular culture, it’s only natural that HIGH TIMES is eager to show you the best of the current crop of tie-dyed clothing. You might have seen our very own Chef Ra wearing some tie-dyed apparel from DYE WORKS in our November 1987 issue. Most of DYE WORKS’ creations are made on 100% cotton stock, with bright, beautiful colors that can be machine washed with other colored clothes. All items are preshrunk, and they use brand name clothing for their designs so they will last for years. For a full color catalog, send one dollar to DYE WORKS PO Box 179 Summertown, TN 38483 or call (615) 964-2475 for more info.
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After ten weeks of strenuous labor under a blazing tropical sun, Pat's skin was tanned, his muscles toned. He kept pace with the stampede of sailors crossing Shit River Bridge. In the bridge's shade, Philippino children stood in wooden canoes, begging for pesos and American coins.
You asked for it, you got it. First up will be our metal round-up, covering the history of heavy metal music over the last twenty years, from Iron Butterfly to iron Maiden. Also. . . An in-depth feature on the drugs of the future—the Synchro-Energizer, the Graham Potentializer, and the Brain Tuner.
Every Ohio schoolkid learns that Ohio is "the mother of presidents" and that its Indian burial mounds are visible from outer space. They forgot to tell us that, although it supposedly became the 17th state in 1803, due to a "Congressional oversight," Ohio didn't officially become a state until 1953!
When Bob Gruen (the famous rock photog, best known for his John Lennon portraits) told us he'd snapped a pic that would make a great Go Go Girl, we couldn't wait to see it. As usual, Bob did an amazing job. Koy Adison is an artist ("I paint pictures that people think are psychedelic") and rock musician.
A kissin’ cousin to Blue Velvet though made a year prior to Lynch’s miasmic comedy. John Paizs, a Canadian wonderboy, not only stars in, wrote and directed, but supervised the art direction (stylized suburbia and some astonishing matte work) and music score (50’s sit-com and cocktail lounge) as well.