This month’s profile of Dan Quayle, "Potsmoking Party Animal," might be bad news for the readers of HIGH TIMES. The allegations that Dan Quayle, the man George Bush wanted for "drug czar," smoked pot and dropped acid in the '60s and '70s should indict the whole War on Drugs as the hypocritical sham we all know it is.
Your October issue was great as always, but one story left me curious. Is betel nut legal? Where can it be found? And hey, is HIGH TIMES coming to the Ann Arbor Hash Bash this year? We ought to organize a large protest this year. People WILL be there.
One of the first things William Bennett, now the Drug Czar of the Bush Administration, said upon being appointed in 1985 by Ronald Reagan as Secretary of the Department of Education (DOE) was: "I do not think that the Department of Education is necessary for the education of the nation’s children."
Tom and Terry Hoyt seemed the typical Midwest couple. Terry was enrolled at the local university in Decatur, Illinois. Tom, an electrician with a 43 percent hearing disability, collected guns. Both Tom and Terry possessed valid Firearm Identification cards required by the state of Illinois.
status inheritas The Twit leads a secluded life. It prefers socializing with other members of its inbred species within the confines of yachts and country clubs. Away from the common folk, it enjoys whacking wooden balls through wire wickets and chasing scruffy forest animals on horseback without fear of being laughed at.
DEA’s claim that it rarely engages in deception won’t wash, not after all the clear evidence of a pattern of deception. Credibility is our most important commodity, and the DEA has blown that. We’ve always had to instinctively deal with exaggeration on the part of government agencies.
A marathon concert staged at New York’s Palladium on December 4 lured more than 1500 spectators. The show was organized by Refuse & Resist—a new political umbrella group for "the many strands of resistance already in the field, strengthening and encouraging them, while targeting the political program of oppression, repression and clampdown.
Every Congress two passes years legislation the United designed States to win its members reelection by addressing drug-related social problems. The 1988 Drug Bill, which you'll be hearing about for the next 18 months, has already been touted as the new tool with which to get tough on the user of drugs and provide better treatment and rehabilitation for drug abusers.
This has been building up inside of me for twelve years, and now I must make a confession: I smoked pot the night before I won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics. I’m a swimmer. At the time, I was among the top ten swimmers in the country. But nobody ever thought I would win a medal.
"How," people continually ask, "do I get to the NeuroConsciousness Frontier?” “You can’t get there from here,” is the correct reply. Here meaning the land of Ordinary Consciousness, and there denoting that other embedded world of non-ordinary consciousness, the one Aldous Huxley described as “the Antipodes of the Mind”—a “psychological equivalent of Australia” where “we discover the equivalents of kangaroos, wallabies and duckbilled platypuses—a whole host of extremely improbable animals, which nevertheless exist and can be observed.”
Party hardy Rock and roll Drink a fizz And smoke a bowl Ripple my fudge And bone my berry Smoke some weed To make you merry Cocaine business Is a way of life Someday Snow White Will be my wife Too Drunk To Fuck That is my song Take a nice hit Off a big beer bong Listen to my rhyme And mark my words Just have fun Don't act like nerds So if you're Brian, Jeff, or Marty Ya’ll should know That life's a party!
It’s October 7, 1966, the day after the California law criminalizing LSD has taken effect. A delegation of hippies arrives at San Francisco’s City Hall. They carry an offering of morning glory seeds and supermarket mushrooms, which, they tell a bemused press corp, they hope to use to expand the consciousness of Mayor Shelly.
Liz started a garden to keep herself supplied with primo buds. She wanted an efficient low care system which would produce high quality buds without much effort. Since she did not have a lot of space to spare, Liz emptied a closet and prepared it to serve as a garden.
James Danforth Quayle the 3rd is the kind of person David Letterman likes to call a "weenie." In fact, the "Late Night" host, who hails from Quayle's home state of Indiana, together with Johnny Carson, dumped on Quayle a total of 52 times during the 11-week period prior to the election, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs.
HIGH TIMES: First I’d like to discuss garbology. There was a recent court decision in New York that allows police to check a person’s garbage. Do you think you set a dangerous precedent by popularizing the idea? A.J. Weberman: That was a Supreme Court decision based on a California case.
The computer revolution began at the same time as the counterculture. At the time, computers were seen as a technological, dehumanizing threat to humanity, or as a tool to keep the death tolls high in the Vietnam War. Since the first personal computers appeared on the market in the '70s, however, their potential as a democratic or anarchistic tool are being realized.
By now anyone who is a regular reader of High Times should know well the differences between indica and sativa. But sometimes these differences are not always so pronounced in a particular product. Why should the average consumer care? Well, when you’re laying out between $200-$300 (and even more) per ounce you should know what you’re getting or at least have a pretty good idea of it.
Dear Ed, I have a method of germinating/ planting that your readers might want to try. First find a place to plant, preferably a few miles from town. Don’t plant in your backyard, I’ve known too many people busted for growing there. Till the ground, add nutrients and soak it with water.
Q: When did you start doing The World? A: The World is just the name of the series that Ryko is releasing. I guess it started in the late ’60s. Dan Healy, the sound mixer of the Grateful Dead was actually my mentor. He taught me about Nagra recording, and we went out in the field to record the Inverness Jazz Festival.
Though now something of a household name as a prose horrifier (at least in households where dinnertable discussion regularly veers into examinations of zombie sex habits), Clive Barker actually began adulthood as an illustrator. Before writing novels like The Damnation Game, Weaveworld, and Cabal, the six-volume Books of Blood short-story collection series, and several hack ’n’ hock films (the only one worth mentioning— Hellraiser—being the one he directed himself), this 36-year-old Brit bloodhound attended his hometown Liverpool College of Art, where he refined a lurid, scalpeledged surrealistic illustrative style.
The Anglo-Saxon farmers had scarce conquered foothold, stronghold, freehold in the Western wilderness before they became sowers of hemp—with remembrance of Virginia, with remembrance of dear ancestral Britain. Away back in the days when they lived with wife, child, flock in frontier wooden fortresses and hardly ventured forth for water, salt, game, tillage—in the very summer of that wild daylight ride of Tomlinson and Bell, by comparison with which, my children, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, was as tame as the pitching of a rockinghorse in a boy’s nursery—on that history-making twelfth of August, of the year 1782, when these two backwoods riflemen, during that same Revolution, the Kentuckians then fighting a branch of that same British army, rushed out of Bryan’s Station for the rousing of the settlements and the saving of the West—hemp was growing tall and thick near the walls of the fort.
Green Air Products has just released its newest models of carbon dioxide generators to US dealers. Six times less expensive to operate than bottled C02, the CD-3, 6, 9, & 20 can be used in micro-climates as small as 10' × 10'. These generators are designed for use with a timer and power source for accurate C02 production and do not require heavy awkward tanks. For the dealer nearest you, call: 1-503-663-2000; or write to Green Air Products, PO Box 1318, Gresham, OR 97030.
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Don’t discard those valuable leaves before removing the bare essence of your growing efforts. The Motorized Master Sifter separates and sifts the glands through a stainless steel filter and collects them on a gathering tray. Electronic vibrations do all the work, saving you the trouble of using your hands. Hand-crafted mahogany with a polyurethane finish guarantees a long life. For more information check out HT November '88. The deluxe model, with timer and light sells for $199.95. Order direct from C.J.Enterprises, PO Box 4084, Rockford IL, 61110. To order by phone, outside Illinois call 1-800-356-0296.
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Homestead Book Company has produced an informative, easy-to-understand video on the cultivation of mushrooms. Now you can see professional techniques, first hand, up close in the privacy of your own home. Even beginners with no prior experience can experience the magic of growing mushrooms. The video is over 90 minutes long and comes in VHS format. So all you budding mycologists, simply send $99 to Homestead Book Company, PO Box 31608, Seattle WA, 98103. Or call 1-800-426-6777 and use your Visa or Mastercard.
Mel Frank reveals the mysteries behind which lights to grow with in another excerpt from his new book Marijuana Grower's Insider's Guide. PLUS our annual Special Humor Section with I Smoked Pot with Big Foot by Frank Festag; Acapulco Gold by M.J. McKransky and lots of cool comics by Ace Backwords, Ken Weiner, Flick Ford, Bradley Keough, and Leslie Carlson.
During the early days of rock 'n' roll, fans bought 78s, then 45s. Albums didn't mean much until the late '60s, and double albums were expensive novelty items, rarely released until the Beatles showed how many copies could be sold in '68. Not counting classical sets, show tunes, or adult crooners, the first double album I can find evidence of is Jimmy's Happy, Jimmy's Blue (Ace, 1960), by forgotten teen idol Jimmy Clanton.
The music of Syd Barrett is not the music of madness, depression, or failure. It is music that furrows your brow with its startling images and opens your eyes with its sparsely executed yet densely populated vision. In short, it is the music of wonder.
On November 18, 1988, friends of Tom Forcade, the founder of HIGH TIMES, came from around the country to commemorate his passing. We met to celebrate the fact that he had lived, and to keep his memory alive. For many of us at the party, as well as for the many who couldn't make it, Tom's death left a void that will never be filled.
"It's 1989 okay/all across the USA/ another year for me and you/another year with nuthin' to do"—the Stooges ("1969") America went into this century with unparalleled optimism that science, medicine, technology, and new political and philosophical ideas would move the human race into an era of unequalled peace, equality, and freedom.