The staff of HIGH TIMES is proud to present our long-awaited interview with Jerry Garcia. Not only does this mark the first time that any member of the Grateful Dead has allowed an interview to be published here, but the topic of the conversation—saving the rainforests from destruction—is an important aspect of the marijuana protest movement.
I ordered a marijuana seed catalog from Holland out of your mag, and received a note from customs saying “the article inside the envelope was found to be in violation of 21 Usc 881 (a) (5) and 21 Usc 841 (a) (1).” What does it mean? Will I be questioned?
Four days before J. Danforth Quayle was elected to the second highest office in the United States, a convict named Brett Kimberlin stepped forward and accused Quayle of purchasing pot from him “anywhere from 15 to 20” times during an 18-month period from 1971-73.
AIDS doesn’t make many headlines anymore. It’s old news. Since HIGH TIMES last examined the crisis (May ’88 issue) several thousand people have died and a multitude more new cases have been reported. The AIDS epidemic is centered in New York and San Francisco and its history in those cities is a study in contrasts.
loco cultus Right-Wing Loonies gather in small flocks to rid America of the Anti-Christ forces of Jews, Blacks and sales clerks who refuse to honor Hitler Youth discount coupons. The typical Loony is an acne-ridden geek or muscle-bound half-wit who collects weapons and Nazi memorabilia as an alternative to normal interaction with other human beings.
The new money going into drug treatment this year is finding some interesting new venues. Readers of the New York Times' "B" section on a typically ugly weekend in the everlasting crack plague last autumn may have been impressed with the photo decorating that weekend’s routine crack story: the back of the head of a large young black man, both ears bristling with acupuncture quills, and a burly bearded professor-type in the middle distance, exhibiting this recovering crack casualty and his therapy to State Senators Roy Goodman and Guy Velella in a government hearing room off City Hall Park in lower Manhattan.
The third weekend in October saw 250 members of the loyal opposition to the “War on Drugs” gather at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland for the Drug Policy Foundation’s International Conference on Drug Policy Reform. The conference’s theme was “Practical Models of Peaceful Drug Policy Reform.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration is currently standing in the way of one of the biggest breakthroughs regarding marijuana legalization. Though the DEA’s chief administrative law judge Francis Young recommended in September that pot be legalized for treatment of multiple sclerosis and nausea suffered by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the DEA issued a 75-page document in November recounting the standard government exceptions to medical-marijuana usage.
On November 18, 1988, President Reagan signed the "Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988," despite the urging of the Wall Street Journal that he pocket-veto the bill to preserve the imperial presidency. The Journal was upset that civil-rights advocates had succeeded in watering down some of the more stringent provisions of the bi-annual congressional Drug Bill—including the “proposed reform of the exclusionary rule,” which would have let police conduct illegal searches if they were acting in good faith, and the death penalty for drug kingpins who order murders.
Duke White is a member of the Ghost Clan of the Native American Church. To join the church, White explains, one must believe that “cannabis is an appropriate medicine for use in religious ceremonies and meditation.” The Church, he says, is incorporated to “preserve and practice the faith of the Lipan, the Tepecano and the Rastafari.”
In this case, old news is bad news. On August 8, two growers were found murdered in Questa, New Mexico. The Taos News reported the deaths of Michael Riddle and Keith Landemeyer after having been informed by Duke White (see accompanying article), who went to visit his friends and discovered their bodies.
An acquaintance recently said to me, “it’s a good thing that we won World War II. If we didn’t, we’d all be forced to drive German cars and listen to Japanese sound equipment.” Axis production facilities were destroyed by the end of the war. But the two countries’ ruined factories did not represent their wealth.
I’m sick of all the assholes who mix the legalization of marijuana with the legalization of coke, crack, heroin, etc. Most people who smoke pot don’t want the other drugs, either. As for the marijuana issue, what gives legislators the right to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol or coffee when I can’t even have a toke ?
An Exclusive Interview with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
When the rainforests go, so will we. Forget about nuclear holocaust for a second. Imagine what the world will be like when ecological calamity hits—worldwide famine, a lack of oxygen, the complete disappearance of fresh water, and the Greenhouse Effect gone mad.
If the US government had left the cannabis plant alone, we probably would not be facing the perils of the Greenhouse Effect. We owe this remarkable observation to the research of Jack Herer. “I didn’t discover marijuana until 1969, when I was 30 years old,” says Herer.
American farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products.
David Peel has performed at more pot protests than any other performer in the world. That’s not his only claim to fame, however—he’s released dozens of albums, videos, and tapes, including his collaborations with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Female marijuana plants are more desirable than males. Females form the familiar flower clusters (buds) that ordinarily make up the marijuana most of us buy. The female buds are the desired crop; not only are buds the most potent part of either male or female plants, they make up most of the weight of any good crop.
I got the seeds for these plants from Holland. I planted Friesland, Early Bird, and Oakland seeds and let the males stand last year to produce seed. This year we planted second generation and were tickled with the results. I harvested the last of the Early Bird July 13.
Cannabis growing has changed over the years. It has gone from large outdoor gardens to high-tech indoor gardens. These gardens are no longer the realm of the outdoor grower who has moved inside. Indoor growing now belongs to the consumer. Consumers want cannabis and they don’t want to buy it like criminals on the blackmarket.
The Year of the Closet Garden has gotten off with a bang. As I write this, the Canadian Government has made the possession of HIGH TIMES a felony offense. President Reagan has signed a new law making possession of any amount of drugs a civil offense carrying a $10,000 fine, on top of any criminal penalties.
Robert Williams was born with a brush up his butt and a bad attitude in his soul. A product of the deep-fried, oil-slicked, bad-drugged suburban wasteland of mid-century Beaver Cleaver-country USA, Williams is a hot-rodding art-brute whose drool-rich paintings resonate with the howling-beast energy of doggie-style rock’n’roll.
Hi! My name is Floyd. I'm a 37 year old software specialist who had been looking for a unique vacation. When I saw the announcement in HIGH TIMES for the Holland Tour, hosted by Ed Rosenthal, I knew it was for me. I sent in my $200 non-refundable deposit and began counting the days.
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Finally the digital technology needed to scramble and descramble telephone conversations is available in The Scrambler, a compact, self-contained and portable unit from OAI Electronics. Standard wire and cellular phones are essential in today’s high-stakes business world but are easily compromised by bugs, taps, scanners, etc. The Scrambler protects conversations from end-to-end anywhere in the world, works on a standard 9-volt battery and weighs only 10 oz. Over 52,000 different security codes are available using a digitally-controlled spectrum inversion technique—effectively eliminating unauthorized interception. See ad on page 83 or call 1-301-583-9360 for a free brochure.
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Marijuana Grower’s Insider’s Guide
Red Eye Press is proud to announce that Marijuana Grower’s Insider’s Guide, written by expert grower Mel Frank, is now available. Over 300 pages long, packed with 200 black and white photographs and drawings, this book is the definitive guide to cultivating marijuana. To get your copy of Marijuana Grower’s Insider’s Guide, send $19.95 + $3.00 for shipping and handling ($22.95) to Red Eye Press, PO Box 876274, Los Angeles, CA 90087.
Have you ever been to a big party where everyone was jammin’ to the break of dawn? A party where people were hangin’ in the hallways, couples sneakin’ down in the basement for a quickie, the living room full of sweaty dancin’ bodies bobbing around like rubber duckies in a bathtub?
This month we're gonna take a look at LOST WOMEN. Not the kind that are guest victims on the next Donahue or Oprah, I'm talking about entire lost female tribes and civilizations in old movies that used to show up a lot at three AM on local TV channels.
As a teenager I hated the Grateful Dead with a vengeance. At age 14, I was dragged to a Dead show to watch hairy-legged women and hairy-faced men shimmy to the good vibes of the Nixon era. I fell asleep 20 minutes into "Big Boss Man", woke up an hour later and—wouldn't you know it— they were still playing "Big Boss Man".