When cocaine and heroin were first introduced to the public, they were hailed as chemical solutions to problems like alcoholism and drug addiction. Cocaine proselytes, such as Sigmund Freud, thought the drug might hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
First of all, what is a go-go girl? Without even looking at the sexually implicit photograph, the mere title implies a masculinely-dominated magazine’s insult to the mentality of its readers. “HIGH TIMES believes in personal freedom” (January’88, page 14), yet displaying women as mere sex objects completely contradicts this image.
PIONEERS IN THE MODERN ERA OF RESEARCH ON THE MINERAL NUTRITION OF PLANTS.. .ONE OF THEM WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
LUTHER BURBANK lived from 1849 to 1926, and not before or since has there been a greater contributor to plant development. Every domesticated fruit or vegetable or flower has been produced by Mr. Burbank directly or by his methodology. Mr. Burbank's methodology was extremely simple: (1) First he would GATHER the most extensive seed stock of a particular species from all over the world.
Focusing on only those third world news events that are currently and directly related to the United States, American media tends to present a lopsided view of the news from developing countries. Usually, screaming headlines announcing the final destruction of the political infrastructure are the first inklings we insulated North Americans get of the armed conflicts that have been fought—albeit without the U.S. Marine Corps—for many years.
If you're stuck with a drug testing program, one like that of Control Data Corporation is probably the fairest and the best way to go. Unlike Motorola's policy, which we looked at in the April HIGH TIMES, it does not single out drug users for discrimination and let alcoholics slip merrily along—it seems more designed to actually help those with a drug or alcohol problem, rather than extend the long arm of the law.
Witchcraft and mind drugs have always gone hand-in-paw. After the Middle Ages, when Catholic lnquisitors and Protestant Reformationists alike were obsessed with determining who The Witches were so that they could be burned, the Flying Broomstick came to be universally acknowledged as tell-tale witchcraft paraphernalia.
As a child, the young conservative learns to identify different types of minorities and what type of firearms to use when dealing with them. The youngsters receive additional training when playing such neighborhood games as "smear the queer," "rape the poor," and "tie a rope ’round ol’ black Joe."
In February of 1988 the Attorney General of Colombia suggested that legalizing cocaine might be the only way to put the black market in cocaine out of business. I disagree. I provided El Herald, the Spanish edition of the Miami Herald, with the following statement: “Legalizing cocaine is not the answer.
According to a recent report in the extremely reliable Weekly World News, South American drug lords are fighting a losing battle against swarms of butterflies that have gobbled up $37 million worth of local coca plants. Crusading police officials are planning to unleash more of the coke-crazed bugs soon.
Right on to the letter by the Coca Bolas! White powder coke is the biggest ripoff—unlike marijuana, which is a fair value. I have nothing against cocaine per se, and have always wondered that if its weird white powder form and use was so great, then how come caffeine users don’t snort crushed up Vivarin pills?!
Alaska firefighters are racking up a better record than local cops when it comes to uncovering this state’s proliferation of indoor pot plantations. According to Wasilla Fire Chief Jack Krill, faulty amateurish wiring jobs are responsible for many of the fires that burn down electricity-intensive grow rooms here in the Land of the Midnight Sun. “Guys go in and they splice, cut, and piece the wiring together,” the Chief told reporter Julie Sullivan of Alaska’s Frontiersman.
THEY'RE USING "IRON MAN" TO SELL WATCHES!!! What the hell is going on here? Using the Beatles to sell sneakers is bad enough, but heavy metal to sell watches? Heavy metal music has always belonged to the fans. After all, who's kept it alive all these years?
Whether it’s stunt flying or sensory deprivation tanks, I’ve always craved cerebral stimulation, and I’ve always been fascinated by how drugs affect the brain. And how tiny amounts of matter can trigger such precise cerebral reactions— replace lethargy with energy, insomnia with oblivion, sweaty anxiety with cool nonchalance—all more or less instantly.
Using the Synchro-Energizer is like a trip into the Twilight Zone: it’s a journey not only of sight and sound but of mind. More than 100 people make this journey every week at Tranquility Center. But who are they? Why do they do it? And why do they keep going back?
Picture yourself on a beautiful tropical island. Palm trees sway in the breeze, crystal clear water laps the golden sand, and bare-breasted Scandinavian women play volleyball in the sun. Meanwhile, you’re toasted on the psilocybin mushroom omelette you had for breakfast, contentedly sighing, wondering which one of your poor slob friends is stuck shoveling out the driveway back in Minnesota.
A few words on smuggling: Thailand is notorious for its heroin trade, and there are big bucks to be made in smuggling. The temptation is great, but HIGH TIMES must warn you: Don’t do it. The penalties are extreme if you’re caught in Thailand, and Southeast Asia in general.
Most of the articles about cultivation talk about hi-tech rooms with water whooshing around, CO2 tanks with computer controls, and digital meters regulating temperature and humidity. This must sound like bad news to the novice grower, who just wants to grow a little dope in her/his closet, basement, or attic and doesn’t realize a $5,000 investment is expected.
This is it. This is why we come home with our legs infested with chiggers, ticks attached to our scalps, and our clothes harboring stickers, burrs and sweat. After it’s all over, my wife and I sit back with a tasty joint, soothe our ears with blasts of heavy metal music, and we watch it snow.
Dear Dr. Indoors, I’m a new grower and my plants are in a 3'×4' closet. There are two gro-bulbs and one 30" fluorescent light over my plants. They grow very quickly. At two weeks old they are 10" tall. Is it too soon to put them into flower? If not, what is the best food to feed them to start the buds and the flowering?
As long as we keep time—that is, measure our history in terms of years, decades, or centimes—its numbers shall always have peculiar resonances that subliminally affect us. Time, as such, is a glib abbreviation, a misleading measurement for an entire emotional, economic, political, and artistic climate of an age.
Even within the weirdness-strained confines of the science-fiction subcontinent, Samuel Delany is an anomaly. I mean, how else would you characterize a middle-class private-schooled black dyslexic homosexual single-father and unabashed intellectual who happily writes visionary fiction for a market generally perceived to be populated exclusively by daydreaming arrested adolescents?
The Oasis/10 is a new hydroponic grow system that offers easy operation, simple assembly, and convenient expansion capabilities. Simply put your seeds or cuttings into Rockwool cubes and place them into plastic cups with openings in the bottoms. Then insert the cups into the Oasis/10 and let nature take its course (with a little help from you, naturally). Made of extremely durable maintenance-free materials, it assembles in less than an hour, and has a removable sealer to provide expansion of up to 40 feet of grow chamber once the need for large-scale production arises. Price is $285.95 per 10-foot section. For more info, write to Oasis, PO Box 1539, Granite City, IL 62040 or call (618) 877-2275.
To celebrate the success everyone is having with Maximum Lights, and to announce new 400-watt metal halide and HP sodium lights and their sealed aluminum-alloy ballast boxes (with 90% reflective hoods), East Coast Hydroponics is offering 100% cotton tie-dyed t-shirts with the Maximum Lights logo. These shirts are available for$12.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling from East Coast Hydroponics, 432 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Join the celebration!
With the KOLAPS-A-TANK storage system, you can store up to 1340 gallons of water in a single collapsible container. This durable tank features a 10-inch flexible sleeve for fast, easy filling and a 1½-inch gate valve so it can be emptied simply. KOLAPS-A-TANK comes in six sizes, ranging from 275 gallons to 1340 gallons, and folds up to an amazing 18×18×18 inch unit for easy transport. KOLAPS-A-TANK can be purchased, along with many other hardto-find industrial products, from Domestic’s 1988 supply catalog. You can get the catalog for $1 ($2 air mail) from DGS, PO Box 809, Dept. D, Cave Junction, OR 97523. For credit card orders call (503) 592-3615.
After years of research, Foothill Hydroponics has developed a complete new line of chemical nutrients. The micro-elements are all chelated so they can be completely absorbed, and their pH stabilized formulas eliminate the need for acid or lime. These 100% soluble nutrients leave no residue and may be used with any type of irrigation system. In addition, they have two Rockwool formulas: one to provide extremely fast vegetative growth, and another for massive floral formation. For free plant nutrition guide and catalog, write to Foothill Hydroponics, 10705 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601.
THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS IN "THE IDIOTS ABROAD"
At last! The Freak Brothers are back-bigger and better than ever! And, like WOW! They're back in style—a full-color, feature length graphic novel! If you've been wondering what ever happened to the Brothers since leaving the pages of HIGH TIMES many moons ago, look no further.
Kim is the lead singer and founder of Girlschool, the best allfemale heavy metal band in history. That may not be saying much, since almost every single all-female rock group from Fanny to the Runaways has sucked, but Girlschool is hotter than most allguy rock groups!
Back in the early '70s, when nobody thought rock'n'roll could get any worse, a lot of teenage mutants around the country spent their time holed up blasting discs by The Stooges and the MC5, awaiting the holy grail of punk rock that would deliver us from Frampton and disco a few years later.
It's the biggest, baddest party in the spring—Kentucky Derby Day in Louisville, Kentucky. Your Cross-Cultural Adventurer Chef Ra is on the scene, cookin' up the best party favors for all the fans. This year, May 7th is the date for the "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs.
When history records the Reagan years it will detail 96 (!) months of life under our oldest president, a man with bad hearing and a worse memory, who slept on the job and helped lower the standard of living for the majority of Americans. We'll remember with disbelief his embarrassing public errors and contradictions, and marvel at his record for least number of press conferences, highest cuts in federal programs and world's biggest military buildup at the expense of an ailing nation.
Lush life. Charles Bukowski adapts his cum-and-blood prose to the screen, and Mickey Rourke plays him like an open sore doing a W.C. Fields impersonation. Faye Dunaway's Wanda is a much more beguiling character: once-goddess floating on a booze cloud that hasn't yet fogged her notions of pride and glamour.
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