For the past six months, I’ve been trying to open a dialogue with William Bennett’s office in the hopes of achieving pot peace. Unfortunately, neither Bennett nor anyone else at the Justice Department wants to sit down and talk to me. They only seem to be interested in driving HIGH TIMES out of business.
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Just wanted you to know that we appreciate all those envelopes stuffed with clips that we receive from you everyday. Once again, we only ask that you date each clip and tell us which newspaper and locality it "Tens of thousands of soldiers came back from Vietnam after being exposed to vast quantities of marijuana far superior to anything from Mexico at the time.
PG: You’ve just taken over NORML. I want to find out about where you come from, what your plans are for NORML—what your priorities are. Tell me how you ended up here at NORML. DF: I’ve been practicing law in Omaha since 1970. I was doing a lot of criminal defense and Fourth Amendment work.
NEW JERSEY DEADHEAD DEATH UNSOLVED; DUELING MEDICAL EXAMINERS CLOUD CASE
FEBRUARY 1990 No. 174 The last time friends of Adam Katz saw him alive was on the night of October 14 inside Brendan Byrne Arena at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex. The 19-year-old sophomore had driven down from the University of Hartford in Connecticut with several friends to attend the Saturday night Grateful Dead concert.
Last October 23, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held one of their forum luncheons at the posh Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The featured speaker was Drug Bizarre William J. Bennett who came prepared with a speech titled, "Washington and Hollywood: It’s Time to Join Forces in the War on Drugs."
Mark Creamer is not your stereotypical hippie drug user. His hair is short. He lives in a pleasant two-story home in an older neighborhood of Lawrence, Kansas. Once a plumbing contractor, Creamer now spends his time sculpting and looking after his six children, ages eight to 13.
Laws were passed in the ’70s which effectively made it a crime to talk about marijuana while purchasing pipes and cigarette papers. Last October, the government took action through Operation Green Merchant to make it illegal to talk about marijuana cultivation in public.
Back in August, I reported here about the efforts underway to shorten the lengthy landfill lifespan of pesky plastic products. The stuff has become a real problem over the last twenty years, as polyethelene has replaced glass and paper as America’s packaging-material of choice—hence placing the junk way up there in the race to be chief offender in our mounting garbage crisis (7.2 percent by weight and 32 percent by volume of the total solid waste stream, and nearly 50 percent of municipal litter at last—1984—US Government count; reigning champ is still paper, by the way).
Def, Dumb & Blonde — Deborah Harry (Warner/Reprise/Red Eye) In a time when you have to sing, dance, and choreograph just to get played on the radio, it’s refreshing that Deborah Harry has stayed true to herself and her fans by doing what she does best and has still been able to adapt to current trends in The Biz.
When Keith Stroup founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in October of 1970, he defined NORML as "the marijuana consumer’s lobby." In an interview in Gallery magazine in August, 1978, the first National Director estimated that there were 15 million regular users of marijuana.
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HT: How does a kid from Paterson, NJ, become an expert on Jamaican music and culture? TW: When I was young, I had a lot of West Indian acquaintances, from both Jamaica and Trinidad, so early on I got a big kick out of calypso and reggae. I always say that everyone should adopt a country, because it gives a good sense of perspective and humility about what goes on in your own world.
FROM THE 1989 REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THE BOOK CATCH A FIRE—THE LIFE OF BOB MARLEY.
"A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall be no sign given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah." —MATTHEW 16:4 "We are told how, in ancient times, Yahweh had commanded the prophet Jonah to go to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and prophesy catastrophe for its people because of their evil behavior."
In which a party of wacky westerners troop through the sacred soma-fields of Nepal, looking for the makings of a magic mushroom omelette. Let’s hope they didn’t oversleep and miss breakfast.
PARABLES FOR PARANOIDS
Getting out of India was imperative. Two weeks of 110-degree dust-bitten dry, brown, and rank-smelling Indian summer and I was well purged of my western civilization expectations. Like at that hotel in Varanassi where I paid plenty for a little relief in the form of an air-cooled room, only to find the power was off.
This month’s featured artist is a painter, comic strip illustrator (see "Bud Green’s Daydream” in the August 1987 issue of HIGH TIMES), co-editor of Magick Theatre (dedicated to film and popular culture, available at Box 523, Lynbrook, NY 11563), claymation designer (Olive Jar Animation), and graphic illustrator (he drew "Rat Fink” t-shirts, among other things, for Ed "Big Daddy” Roth).
These f-4 SSSC skunk/indicas were photographed on 9/18/89. The garden is located on the Canadian side of the border from a New England estate. My reason for placing it there was about as logical as the War on Drugs. I figured there hasn’t been any good imported dope around for a couple of years, so let’s get some.
Part III The Statutes (What They’re Looking For) Criminal Forfeiture
21 U.S.C. Section 881
Real Estate Provision
Many scholars believe that the fairy tale presentation of Alice in Wonderland was an allegorical dodge used by Lewis Carroll to address the real menace of government oppression. One can hardly pick up a newspaper today without reading about an ever increasing cast of bewildered unfortunates, who suddenly find their own government 4has attacked them with "Jabberwocky"-nonsense, spewing forth unfamiliar sounding words from "jaws that bite," stupefying the wretched souls while "the claws that catch" seize possessions—forfeited to the government "Jabberwock."
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VOICES FOR LEGALIZATION What do Jerry Garcia, William F. Buckley, Lou Reed, Milton Friedman, George Shultz, Pete Hamill and dozens of other noted personalities all have in common? They’ve ail voiced support for the idea of legalizing drugs.
If no one has told you by now, I guess Chef RA will have to clue you in... The Shit has hit The Fan!!! The merchants of Babylonian Doom Gloom are here to press their jack boot against our heads. I was always taught that the commies were out to get us but I think we better look a little closer to home.
Make no mistake about it—MUSIC is BUSINESS, ARTISTS are PRODUCT, and YOU are a CONSUMER. A few years ago, the music industry began a campaign designed to hip people to the fact that "HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC (and it’s illegal)." Well, listening to home-recorded music may be illegal, but it’s not a "crime."
It’s no coincidence that the DEA’s newfound strategy to target indoor marijuana growers went into full effect during "Sweeps Month," the time period when the networks desperately vie for ratings. The best tool, of course, to disseminate propaganda amongst the masses is television.
Remember I told you, back in October, about being stuck drinking what the Big Hegemony Boys tell us to drink? Well, there are a few brewers out there who, although small, manage to get their product out of the neighborhood. And their stuff is GOOD! One such beer is Red Stri-pe.