Since Time magazine bestows a person-of-the-year award around this time every year, we figured it was appropriate to inaguarate the Counterculture Hero of the Year Award. Time’s prize winner is selected by the management of Time-Life, Inc., but in the future we’d like our winner to be chosen by the people.
In September of 1988, the Green Party of Canada resolved to support the decriminalization of marijuana. After much deliberation, the party’s members came to the conclusion that the present laws and penalties are both unrealistically harsh and unjust.
ALBERT HOFMANN FOUNDATION INAUGURATED; CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH LIBRARY PLANNED
On October 2, 1988, the Albert Hofmann Foundation was inaugurated with a benefit in Los Angeles’ Scottish Rite Temple. The Foundation is a non-profit educational corporation whose primary objective is to establish a research library and information center devoted to the study and exploration of human consciousness.
The Parasite has flourished in the Reagan era, feeding on abundant public funds and excreting stockpiles of nuclear weapons across the countryside. In addition to consuming as much of the federal budget as possible, the military industrial can be heard continually whining that taxes are too high.
The detectives of romantic Midtown North in Manhattan may never set a fashion trend that occupies the cover of Gentleman's Quarterly for four issues running, but I, for one, have been ravished wholly over to their style of dressing. On the next page you may see my beautiful Strict Suit for 1989.
The United States Government refers to their anti-marijuana strategy as a policy of “suppression.” Isn’t it time we came to terms with that word? One of my dictionaries defines “suppress” as follows: to put down by force or abolish by authority; to keep from appearing or being known, to conceal.
The week before Bill C-264 passed—nearly unanimously—in Canada’s Parliament last August, the Toronto Globe and Mail, spoonfed a carefully-worded misrepresentation of the Bill’s provisions by its sponsors, observed: “The legislation is aimed solely at retail outlets that supply the prohibited goods.
FOR ISRAEL, A PALESTINIAN HOMELAND IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Since its birth more than 40 years ago, Israel has lived in uneasy stalemate with its hostile neighbors, punctuated by a few short wars. Perhaps justifiably, the populace has a siege mentality: “If we win a war it’s just another battle, but if we lose, it’s our death.”
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Ganja green has hit the scene! You know, the leafy buds with red hairs growing all over. It’s light, too, which makes the quarters BIG! Ah yes, summer’s sweet scent—oddly similar to skunk (use the baggie it comes in for an oxygen mask; great smell, wild rush)!
Removing Marijuana From Current Drug Prohibition Would Help Solve The Nation’s Drug Problems.
Marvin C. Miller, Esquire
On September 28th, The House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, headed by Congressman Charles Rangel, heard testimony from a variety of sources regarding the pros and cons of legalizing drugs. Pro-legalization speakers included Mayor Kurt Schmoke of Baltimore, Arnold S. Trebach, and Senator Joseph Galiber of New York.
If you’re a cannabis consumer, you probably don’t realize the extent of your repressed anger over this country’s insane drug policies. Most of this anger is the result of the persecution you have suffered from family, police, and the court system.
Ben Masel is the organizer of the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival, the world’s biggest pot protest (see related story, page 36). Ben has been politically active since he was a teenage Zippie, organizing the Pee-In and getting arrested for nonviolently protesting the Vietnam War at the 1972 Republican Convention in Miami.
• Set The Date—Before you commit yourself to printing up flyers and contacting the press, make sure you have the right location and date, as well as a rain date. Remember: Lead time is the biggest draw there is. • Find a sympathetic lawyer—This is important, not only if there are busts, but also for dealing with the authorities and anyone else who would be reassured by the presence of a lawyer.
In 1976, Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal collaborated on a feature length article, the “Spring Homegrower’s Planting Guide, for HIGH TIMES. Although articles on pot growing techniques had been previously published in underground newspapers, their guide popularized the idea of growing pot to a massive readership, and became a watershed event in the home-growing movement.
Dear Ed, I have been growing for a couple of years now and after several crops containing Thai plants I have decided not to grow them anymore. They flowered weeks after the other plants, matured more slowly, and ended up slowing up my harvest.
Smallpox has been a scourge of humankind since the dawn of history. It is caused by a virulent virus which is transferred by infected people and contaminated articles. The movement to end smallpox got a boost in 1796, when Edward Jenner, an English physician, scratched the skin of a little girl with a needle infected with cowpox, a much less virulent virus.
Art, as most of us know it, has something to do with expressing one’s subjective inner reality. The truly high art, however, is something more. The Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time” sand mandala, may well be the most perfect, wise and meaningful work of art that any of us will ever know.
Da2ryl (the 2 is silent) prepares for the ’60s return by using his renowned Acid Theater to give pot growing lessons. Tonight’s trip is “The Seed”. While Sea of Green (See HIGH TIMES Sept. ’87) and Perpetual Harvest (Feb. ’88) are the best way to go, you still have to return to seed periodically.
“The California Buds” are going on tour! To commemorate this historic event, COOL BREEZE is offering you, the HIGH TIMES reader, the official “California Buds Skunk Tour” t-shirt. This four-color screenprinted design is offered on high quality 50/50 blend tanks, t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and sweatshirts in white, tan, or green. T-shirts are $12.00, tanks $11.00, long-sleeve t-shirts $15.00, and sweatshirts $18.00. Add $1.50 per item for shipping. Send check or money order to COOL BREEZE, 1251 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 364, Torrance, CA 90502. Phone 1-714-847-5815 to use your Visa or Mastercard. Wholesale inquiries invited.
Northern Lights and Hydroponics present the new Hassle-free Hydroponics system. This system features a new corrugated flow-through tray design that allows your plants the maximum amount of air and nutrients. Easy maintenance and assembly are just a few of the advantages of this indoor gardener’s dream. Expandable up to 12 trays, this system can hold as many as 36 plants in an 8' x 8' area. Prices start at $129.00. To order yours or just get a free catalog call: 1 -412-654-8383 (N. Castle, PA), 1-216-922-0777 (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), 1-412-824-8446 (Pittsburgh, PA), or 1-814-456-3962 (Erie, PA).
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Starring James Woods, Leslie Ann Warren and Charles Durning. Directed by James B. Harris. (Paramount) Finding the body of a mutilated woman hanging by her feet in her sunny California apartment, LA cop Woods gets hooked on the case. James Ellroy wrote the novel Blood on the Moon on which this is based.
Surely one of the oddest aspects of the music industry is the "solo album". It can be tremendously hyped (remember the KISS solo album campaign?) and still be incredibly disappointing (remember the KISS solo albums?). The primary question which comes to mind upon hearing news of the impending release of a "solo album" is: Why would a member of a commercially successful and critically acclaimed rock 'n' roll band want to get out from under the security blanket of a built-in audience and almost guaranteed sales?
We all have our own fixed cliché ideas about what past eras were like, especially the '50s and '60s. The '40s makes people think of World War II, but a post-war year like 1949 has always seemed like a drab, forgettable time when nothing important happened and even the entertainment world was in limbo.
Last year Sony paid a whopping two billion dollars for Columbia Records and its subsidiaries. Fine you say, send Mikey Jackson, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon to Japan for good. I feel pretty much the same way, but aside from the one good thing about this latest corporate takeover—we'll finally get digital audio tape (DAT) machines in America (something infinitely more useful than those lousy CD's they're shoving down our throats)—it means that much of the great stuff in Columbia's vault may never become available.