The Reagan years are winding down. But the eight years of institutionalized insanity which we have experienced will affect the lives of everyone on the planet for years to come. At HIGH TIMES we tend to focus on the "War On Drugs". This bitter, quack medicine has been forced on an unwilling patient.
Your magazine is excellent, even though it is as much a guide for narcs as it is for growers. What I am wondering is why the constant YIP/YUP debate? It has been written in High in America, the true story of NORML and the politics of marijuana by Patrick Anderson, that the late, great Tom Forcade often struggled between the dual roles of outlaw entrepreneur and Yippie activist.
Washington, D.C.—Held at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel from June 17th to 19th, the 18th Annual NORML Conference attracted an estimated 120 attendees—35 more than last year, and twice the number that showed up in 1985. This year's theme was "Turning the Corner" and the keynote address was delivered by Ron Paul, Libertarian Party candidate for President.
"Our policy was deliberated on for a while by almost every level of 3M, and it is well-accepted by almost all our employees," says Barbara Perkins, Public Relations Counselor at 3M Corporation, of their urine testing policy. This may very well be the case—these are conservative times—but 3M's program is far from acceptable.
Please be advised that you cannot grow Amanita muscaria mushrooms from spores. The only known way to obtain good viable culture is through tissue cloning. This involves taking a piece of sterile flesh from one of the actual mushrooms.Even when you have a good culture, the fruiting process is another problem.
Respected for their senility, elder members of the species are entrusted. with advancing the intellectual climate of the species. This is done by reaching out to like-minded groups in South Africa, the German Nazi Party, and remote villages in Eastern Europe that still practice feudalism, trial by torture, and lopping off women's feet to keep them in their homes.
And now the black liberal may or of Baltimore is talking about legalizing horrible addictive drugs, entering the company of silk-stocking redneck William F. Buckley, who's been advocating it for nearly three years already. So they both enter company with this magazine, which has been banging the legalization gong since 1974, and with me personally, who apprehended all the starkly simple virtues of legalization one crisp evening in the early spring of 1967, when an Avenue B dope dealer with whom I was haggling over a shoebox full of shiny Nepalese temple balls stuck a .38 in my face.
The 1987 US marijuana crop was bigger and better than ever. US marijuana farmers brought 21.7 million pounds of marijuana to market in 1987 at an average price of $1,525 per pound. The total crop was worth $33.1 billion, an increase of 24% over the $26.7 billion crop of 1986.
In 1987, the US Congress passed a law forcing the closing of the PLO mission to the UN. As a result, on March 2, the United States lost a vote in the United Nations by an overwhelming majority, 147-0. (The US delegation had walked.) Most US allies voted with the majority.
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I was recently discharged (honorably) from the navy here in San Diego, CA. The first order of the day: GET HIGH! Mission accomplished within 72 hours of discharge. I paid $20 for some killer weed, which is fairly expensive for the amount of weed I got.
One million dollars worth of cocaine was found in the lavatory holding tanks of an Eastern Airlines flight originating from Colombia on April 27. The coke-carrying commode was discovered when a mechanic at National Airport checked the plane during a layover in Washington D.C.while en route to Kansas City and unearthed ten kilos of 85% pure blow in plastic packages.
3:54PM.Atop Bald Mountain. Mileage so far today:10.5. Total 91.5. The Illinois River canyon is so steep and rugged here that the "river trail" finally gives up trying to get through at all, and instead detours off the top of Bald Mountain.The sun is blazing as I switchback up this 3,600-foot climb; my T-shirt and socks are soon soaked with sweat.
My first contact with peyote was in 1972. I packed my camping gear and a copy of The Teachings of Don Juan into my battered VW van, and headed to Texas in search of an organic path to an alternate reality. (We talked like that in 1972.) Texas was alien territory for ponytailed Californians driving VW vans in the early '70s, but I arrived in Rio Grande City, Texas, without any serious hassles.
How to Recognize a Non-Commercial Marijuana Growing Operation
Conditions for Obtaining a Divergence
How to Estimate Your Yield
Recognizing a Commercial Operation
Recognizing a Non-Commercial Operation
You're probably asking yourself: Why would anyone want to recognize a noncommercial marijuana growing operation? The reason is the law in California (and some other states) "recognizes" a big difference between a commercial operation and a non-commercial operation.
Indoor marijuana growing has been popular since the '60s.The first indoor gardening book I ever saw was a 3½" × 5½" pamphlet, published in 1968. The author claimed to be a Vietnam veteran who'd come back to the states crazed and regained his sanity with the help of marijuana.
I still remember those first plants. They grew in bathroom cups on my window sill with a fluorescent light over them.I was in prep school, and the plants were my biology project. It was 1967 and Newsweek had just done a story on marijuana. According to the article, cannabis was a Mafia-run business and the mob xrayed the seeds to insure they wouldn't grow.
Here is a picture of my pride and joy,a Skunk/Khyber/Afghani hybrid just about ready for harvesting. Bud samples have proven this plant to be a killer—Kick-ass weed of the two-toke variety!Because of the seemingly never-ending drought conditions here, I though I'd try my hand at home gardening.
Dear Dr. Indoors, My hydroponic system waters my plants all day and all night. Will this throw the plants' metabolism off? If a clone is in its fourth generation will it start to lose its potency as the generations go on? My biggest problem is that when I flower, my plants get a foliage fungus.
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A QUANTUM LEAP
Applied Hydroponics is pleased to announce the Hydrofarm Quantum, an incredibly versatile system that will grow upto 600 starts or 20 full-size plants in about an 8' × 8' area or 1500 starts or 50 full-size plants, once expanded with add-on trays. The Hydrofarm Quantum uses your choice of rockwool cubes, slabs, or Geolite in many different layouts, making it perfect for any area. Applied Hydroponics gives you everything you need to get started: a 25-gallon reservoir and cover, four grow tray units with stands, rockwool growing me dium, pump, irrigation system, nutrients, complete instructions, plus a five year guarantee! See their ad on pages 8 and 9, call Applied Hydroponics East for a free catalog at 1-800-227-4567 or Applied Hydroponics West at 1-800634-9999, or just visit your nearest authorized dealer.
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Eco Enterprises is proud to an nounce two new additions to their line of grow formulas: Ecogrow "R" and Ecobloom "R". These two new watersoluble formulas contain all major and trace elements, are pH-adjusted to counteract the natural alkalinity of rockwool, and use chelated trace elements. For a free 53-page Hydroponic Guidebook and Catalog, write to Eco Enterprises, 2821 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA 98105 or call 1-800426-6937 or (206) 523-9300. Check out their ad on page 83 for information on ordering Ecogrow Plant nutrients.
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Few know for sure, since the "Hum boldt Hornet" has never before been in captivity. Now, Artshirts has captured this elusive critter on their new "green sting" crew neck. This high quality, four-color silkscreen print is now available on a red, white, blue, or yellow t-shirt. Select 100% cotton or a 50-50 blend, in all sizes, for $11.95 plus $2 shipping and handling. Add $2 for long sleeve style. Mail orders to Artshirts, 2070 Encinal St., Ala meda, CA 94501. Phone Visa or Mastercard orders at (415)769-9691.
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Before you spend several hundred dollars on a cloning machine, look into UR BAN-TEK Grower Supply's cloning method. Their kit, proven to result in a 90100% success rate, contains one quart of Olivia's cloning solution, 98 1½" × 1½" rockwool cubes, 2 ounces of rooting powder, an 11" ×x 22" minigreenhouse and complete instructions, all for the price of $45 (freight included in the continental US). To order the kit or get further information, write URBAN TEK Growers Supply, 2911 W. Wilshire Blvd.., Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or call 1-800-356-3771 outside OK or (405) 843-1888 within OK.
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As part of their never-ending quest to raise the quality of hydroponic lighting, East Coast Hydroponics proudly announces what they consider to be the best light on the market! A computer-designed, horizontal light, available in both sodium and halide at either 400 or 1000 watts. This magnificent product features the most efficient reflector currently available, with a remote ballast constructed from an aluminum alloy. This rig is designed for the best possible heat dissipation; and the lights are totally sealed for low noise output. It's true that these lights are approximately 10 percent more expensive than most other horizontal lights, but you'll get what you pay for! For more information, call East Coast Hydroponics at (718) 727-9300 in New York or (800) 255-0121 nation wide.
The Problem with the DEA's Handling of the Drug Problem
DEA Tackles MDMA
Newsweek, in the April 15,1985, issue, printed in its Life/Style section an article titled, "Getting High on 'Ecstasy.'" It began: "This is the drug that LSD was supposed to be, coming 20 years too late to change the world. It is called MDMA—or 'Ecstasy'—and users say it has the incredible power to make people trust one another, to banish jealousy and to break down barriers that separate lover from lover, parent from child, therapist from patient.
From ganja-smoking rastas to peyotechewing Indians, mind-altering substances have enhanced religious ceremonies, helped provide psychic healing, and been used to expand metaphysical horizons in a variety of cultures and subcultures.
The function of High Art within HIGH TIMES is mostly to provide a couple of pages every month of outrageously intense art in living, breathing, mindblowing color for you spaced-out potsmoking degenerates to stare at when you're too stoned to do anything else.
Part 2 "Ibogaine can cure drug addiction." Dana Beal, head of the Coalition for 100% Drug Reform, is very active in the Safe Drugs Movement. Last month, he discussed what the Safe Drugs Movement is, and why marijuana is the safest drug of all.
Meet the "Boys from Brazil," who aren't Nazis in South America, but fully rooted Cannabis clones raised by Dr. Indoors. In "Mushrooming's Maddest Hatter," Peter Gorman visits Stephen Peele, director of the Florida Mycology Research Center, whose research on mushrooms and the immune system has been stifled by the DEA.
TAPEWORM............89 ZOË..................90 PSYCHOTRONIC.........93 HOUND'S EYE VIEW.......94 GO-GO GIRL OF THE MONTH.95 TWISTED IMAGE.........96 TOP 100..............97 With Elaine Hudson, John Hamblin, Max Phipps. Directed by Judy Rymer 1983 (Prism) First film version of the most notorious murder trial in Australia's history (redone this year with Meryl Streep, based on the book Evil Angels).
It's no secret that actors usually have giant egos. Many famous/successful stars have decided that they could do a better job of directing than the pros. Other less famous actors have turned to directing out of desperation, after appearing in too many flop movies.
It was one of those silly Country Music Awards TV shows. A bunch of sorry-ass mall-cowboys thanking each other and handing out bowling trophies. So they trot out this year's hotshit young whippersnapper in designer jeans, Dwight Yoakam, who, being a traditional-minded dude and all, brings out his big childhood inspiration to see said hero properly recognized by the gnarly old nazis that run Nashville.