Every protest movement needs an anthem, and we’ve been working on one up at HIGH TIMES to mark the official Year of Protest. So far, the best one we’ve got is “Don’t Tread on Me” by the Soul Assassins. A 45 single of the song is being sent to public-access FM stations across the land, along with a list of dates for upcoming protest rallies.
Upon being fired for a piss test the other day, a question occurred to me: Will piss test labs ever become the targets of frustration that abortion clinics became a few years ago? —J. Falwell St. Augustine, FL Hey, gang, J.F. has got a great idea.
Millions of marijuana smokers have experienced the “munchies.” But for Rick Morris, a cancer patient in Staffordsville, Kentucky, pot before dinner has become a matter of life and death. After two years of radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain tumors, lung and liver cancer, Morris, 32, says pot is the only thing that turns on his appetite.
Shortly after teenagers Kevin Ives and Don Henry of Bryant, Arkansas were found dead on the tracks of the Union Pacific railroad on the morning of August 23, 1987, Arkansas state medical examiner Dr. Fahmy Malak concluded that the cause of death was marijuana intoxication.
On December 8, the NORML Legal Committee convened its winter conference in Key West, Florida. The conference was held to exchange information regarding the defense of drug cases, not legalization. My impression was that the majority of attorneys present spent most of their time defending cocaine defendants, mafia families and rapists.
For all us natural-born drug-research drudges, the issuance every other autumn of the latest juggernaut Omnibus Anti-Drug Abuse Act has become a feast to look forward to—with avid anticipation—and back on afterward—with fond, smug, full-bellied gratification and repletion.
Back in June, John Eder told HIGH TIMES readers that Karl Most is serving a long jail sentence for drug smuggling in Thailand. Eder asked people to write Most at the Bangkwang Maximum Prison in Nonthaburi. On Christmas Day, Most penned the following letter to HIGH TIMES: This prison is a very depressing and sad place.
George Bush, our new President, likes talking about “a thousand points of light.” In his inaugural address he expanded on this election theme and praised the thousands of Americans involved in community activism—volunteers and public servants who give America her self-worth and dignity.
The man who equated getting high with an extraterrestrial trip has recently been paired with the woman who said, “If you’re a casual drug user, you’re an accomplice to murder,” to write her memoirs. The woman is former First Lady and leading anti-drug crusader, Nancy Reagan.
The devastation in Jamaica caused by Hurricane Gilbert is hardly a thing of the past, but, according to Toots Hibbert, of Toots and the Maytals fame, the island is slowly getting back on its feet. Despite the fact that Toots’ own roof was blown off, and many friends and members of his family were affected by the storm, he’s maintained a positive outlook.
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Here’s the story from Berwyn, IL (a suburb of Chicago). The grass scene here is really dry. If you look hard enough, you’ll find some good shit. Just got some kick-ass Thai for $50 a quarter-ounce. There’s a lot of camouflage blotter going around, too, at really good prices.
April 19—Hash Wednesday on the Quad at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus. April 1—at the Federal Building in Salt Lake City, continuing on to the State Capitol. April 12—Hash Wednesday on the Quad at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus.
R. B. Wilk, editor and publisher of Burning Issues, was arrested on January 9 when police discovered a designer drug lab being operated by her landlord in the house where she rents a room in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Police charged Wilk with “maintaining or operating an illegal drug laboratory.”
It was the last week of May, and I had finally come to the decision of where and when to start my first attempt at “guerilla growing.” Weather was the biggest determining factor. Where I live it’s good, but I was after the best possible climate.
The summer of '68. There had been a shortage going on for months, and all we had to smoke was this crappy Mexican weed that they cut with sugar for weight, and which was so sticky and gooey that you could scarcely light it, much less smoke it. Then one day Ace came in and told me, “Hey man, I got a line on some genuine Acapulco Gold!
Standard and Plant-Gro Incandescents and Spotlights
Where to Use Supplemental Lights
Types of Bulbs and the Light Spectrum
Fluorescent Lamps (Tubes)
HIDs—Metal Halides (MH) and Sodium Lamps (HPS)
Fluorescents (Modest Indoor Gardens) Fluorescents are common, inexpensive, cheap to run, and effective in illuminating modest indoor marijuana gardens. Fluorescent fixtures contain a ballast and two end sockets in which the tube (bulb or lamp) is held.
Last month, Liz transplanted into 6-inch containers. Liz’s closet garden took off. In 30 days, the plants were 18" tall and growing very rapidly. Liz changed the fertilizer solution in the trays every 10 days and kept the light about two feet above the plants.
Dear Ed, I would like to know if you could tell me the truth concerning a statement by US Customs Commissioner William Von Raab concerning the Netherlands. On September 13, 1988, on the Koppel Report, he said that since the Dutch initiated a de facto legalization, property crime rates have increased, triggering an increase in property insurance rates.
Ed, After reading “Ed’s Complaint” I now realize how right you are. The rights of the marijuana smoker and grower are rapidly dissolving in the wake of blind right-wing conservatism. If the supporters of marijuana do not speak out now, then they have only themselves to blame when someone gets arrested for doing what he or she feels is right, but what an ignorant society has unjustly ruled illegal.
Perhaps it’s just some nostalgic fiction, but it seems that our collective clarity of vision and stability of perspective has gradually deteriorated as the pace of western culture has continued to accelerate. It is just such a condition of dissolving humanistic frameworks and blurred perceptions that Steve Di Benedetto’s paintings address—a sense of creeping corrosion within our technocratic landscape, as well as the sources of disruption behind these malignant effects.
Victor Bockris is best known as a chronicler of '70s alternative culture, focusing on the people who created it. His writing credits include: Ali: Fighter, Poet, Prophet (written with Andrew Wylie, 1974); With William Burroughs— A Report From the Bunker (1981); Making Tracks (with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, 1982); and Up-Tight: The Velvet Underground Story (written with Gerard Malanga, 1983).
The new Hydrofarm Quantum/Two Tray is a closet-sized high perfomance growing system. It has all the great features of the popular full-sized Quantum but fits into a 26" × 42" area! It’s easily expandable with two tray add-on packages and you can convert it to Ebb & Flow or Rockwool Slab options. The Quantum/Two Tray includes 25 gallon reservoir and cover, two grow trays & covers, Rockwool growing medium, pump, irrigation system, nutrients, complete instructions and a five year guarantee! See their ad on pages 8 and 9 and call Applied Hydroponics East for a free catalog at 1-800-227-4567 or Applied Hydroponics West at 1-800-634-9999, or just visit your nearest authorized Hydrofarm retailer.
The Resin-Heaven rolling tray is just one of the many items available through Pype’s Palace’s new Tobacco Pipe Mail Order Service, offering a complete line of tobacco accessories. The Resin-Heaven is portable and multi-purpose resin-sifter. Available in a full line of sizes, this tray is also affordable. See the ad on page 57 or call 1-503-289-9298 for a free brochure.
Ever-Glow (J&R Distributing) is pleased to announce a new line of "Glow-In-The-Dark" t-shirts. Choose one of the existing designs pictured or design your own. The choice is yours. T-shirts are 50% cotton/50% polyester, available in black, red, blue or green with a white silkscreened design (unless otherwise specified, shirt color will be black), and are short sleeved with a crew neck—all sizes available. To order, specify which shirt(s), and send $10 (three for $25) to Ever-Glow, J&R Distributing, PO Box 8067, Holland, Ml, 49442.
Guns, Drugs, and Money: The Triangular Trade and the American Political Merry-Go-Round (text and illustrations by Eric Drooker) · Injustice for All: a state-by-state breakdown of pot laws in the US · An exclusive interview with Abbie Hoffman · Also: The Tale of Two Gardens Part 3, Dr. Lunglife's Guide to Safe Smoking, Swamp Thing, and Reefer Rodent.
Amazing Machine Detects Plant Sex Instantly! Consumer Special: James Marshall on CDs The Shocking Truth Behind the HIGH TIMES Christmas Party! Homecooking with Chef Ra in the Draconian Age Now it can be told! My Dream Affair with Samanta Fox!
While most people were hard at work preparing for the Christmas season, the gang at HIGH TIMES had something more important on their minds—celebrating it! More than 400 friends, fans, and followers of the nation’s leading counterculture magazine came from around the country for an evening of buds, booze, trips, and tunes at New York City’s wonderful Lismar Lounge.
Throughout history, the forces that be have always tried to legislate morality. They have tried to control the flow of free thought and ideas. And above all, they have been successful in most of the societies of the world in practicing what is called “cultural imperialism.”
Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be? Probably right after the HIGH TIMES Christmas party. The holiday celebration was doubly joyous for me, because I had just bought a round-trip ticket to London with my Christmas bonus.
Compact discs—like other realities of the Reagan '80s, (yuppies, AIDS, ultra-conservative teenagers, men with no sideburns, drums that sound like industrial machines, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen), I hate 'em. But now I have my own CD player and a shelf full of CDs which I hate.