Well, readers, it’s that time again, when we ask you to vote for the Counterculture Hero of the Year. This honor was first captured by Ben Masel two years ago. Ben is now a serious candidate for governor of Wisconsin--confirming, I hope, that our humble contest is an effective means for leaders to emerge within our movement.
We are fighting a difficult uphill battle in Kentucky against ignorance and poverty, and believe it or not, we are getting more resistance from the growers than the Baptists. Many growers are afraid that legalization will bring down the price of the state’s number one cash crop.
Evil aliens are trying to take over the earth and they plan to do it by hooking everyone on drugs. To save the day, Marvel Comics' superhero Captain America wants elementary schoolchildren to call the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Hotline or several other anti-drug When San Francisco computer programmer Barbara Luck refused to submit to a random piss test, her company, Southern Pacific Transportation Co., fired her.
HIGH TIMES: Where were you born? Garrick Beck: I was bom right here on Manhattan Island in 1949.1 grew up in Manhattan. Played in the streets with people of different race, language and culture. So, by the time I was nine I had an understanding of racial prejudices.
Nevil Martin Schoenmakers, operator of Holland’s Seed Bank, was arrested in Australia at the request of the US government on July 24. At presstime, extradition proceedings were underway to transport Shoenmakers to Federal court in New Orleans, where he will face charges of violating the Controlled Substances Act.
In the year’s gravest challenge to the marijuana legalization movement, Alaskans will vote on November 8 to decide whether or not to recriminalize possession and cultivation of pot in one’s home. Since the Ravin v. Alaska state Supreme Court decision in 1975, possession of four ounces or less has been legal.
Due to the public’s growing dissatisfaction with the government’s War on Drugs, a steadily growing number of political candidates are featuring drug legalization in their campaign platforms. While some employ legalization or decriminalization as a part of their ideology, others base whole political philosophies around it.
Every member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election, as is one-third of the US Senate. When HIGH TIMES readers go to the voting booth in November, they should know who has worked against them in the War on Drugs. For example, Rep.
When the Tift County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia raided the home of Perry Statiras, who manages the heavymetal band Messendger, on March 2, it was more than just another marijuana bust. Statiras says the group and their fans have been targeted by local police for several months.
If Kerry Lane Wiley is convicted of drug trafficking, he’ll hang by the neck. That’s the law in Malaysia. Wiley, a 38-year-old US citizen,currently awaits trial in Pudo prison in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. Police arrested him in November ’89 for possession of a pound of pot.
Until recently, Sandy Wells lived with her husband, Chris, and their two young children in the house they built together on 20 acres of Vermont land. They worked hard to cover the bills of a growing family, Chris as a carpenter and Sandy boarding horses.
Peruvians elected Alberto Fujimori in a presidential runoff in June. He defeated novelist Mario Vargas Llosa by a wide margin. "It’s a difficult post, probably the most difficult in Latin America because the situation we face is most catastrophic," he said.
Rodger from West Virginia sent us a list of Freedom Fighter actions he’s taken recently in Braxton County: "l) Have run 13 ads in local newspaper with circulation of 6,500. 2) Have given away 85 free copies of The Emperor Wears No Clothes (including copies to State Police, local county sheriffs and deputies, two magistrate judges, many others).
Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland died of a lethal dose of cocaine and morphine on July 26, just three days after the band’s summer tour ended. He joined the Dead in 1979, replacing Keith Godchaux. Brent grew up in the San Francisco-Bay Area.
I got the job of writing about myself and the others on NORML’s Board of Directors in part because I’m "George." That’s Navy slang for the new guy in the group. Since I’m the newest board member and a retired naval officer, George fits. My personal involvement in the marijuana movement began in 1966 when my father, dying of cancer and being treated with chemotherapy, was relieved of his suffering thanks to marijuana.
One of the more telling spectacles of the last year has been the simultaneous unmasking of our "Environmental President" and the Eastern European commie bloc as co-contenders for the coveted world’s-most-heniouseco-criminal(s) crown.
Blank Generation Richard Hell & The Voidoids (Sire) All The Stuff (And More)--Vol. 1 Ramones (Sire) Pal Judy Judy Nylon (ROIR Tapes) Few things are worse than getting a re-release of music you still vividly remember experiencing for the first time, with "classic" or "blast from the past" or "yanked from the attic" slapped all over it.
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The Canadian Shield of North America is one of the oldest land masses on Earth— somewhere between 3 and 5 billion years old. I get my first sight of this ancient land as my rental car climbs the crest overlooking Duluth, Minnesota, at 1:35 p.m., on June 30th, 1990.
Jack Herer’s landmark book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, shows how anti-marijuana laws—ostensibly passed in order to suppress the supposedly insolent, criminal behavior of Africanand Mexican-Americans, and in response to alleged criminal violence and drug-induced insanity by its users—were actually a giant red herring aimed at removing the hemp plant’s resurgence as an agricultural competitor to the emerging petrochemical industry (due to breakthrough decorticating and harvesting technologies) by a few powerful companies.
The plant is a mix between Skunk #1 and Northern Lights. It grew big, yet the branches had tight nodes and were loaded with resin crystals. We grew 30 plants under a 1000-watt MH. The plant was five months old at harvest and yielded one-and-a-half pounds.
Pioneer psychedelic painter Mati Klarwein is best known for lending his hallucinogenic vision to such classic early-’70s album covers as Santana’s Abraxas, and Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Live/Evil. A recent collection of his artwork, published in Germany by Raymond Martin Press (available here in some comic and art book shops), chronicles his career in words and pictures from 1959 through 1975.
This "how to" guide represents 20 years of personal experience in every phase and involvement with pot imaginable. While we in no way advocate the breaking of any laws, we seek to offer assistance and guidance to those who, for their own reasons, desire to "grow their own."
A Rainbow Gathering represents different things to different people. What you get out of it depends on what you put in. There are certain universal everyone should be tuned in on before attending. Most important: think communally, act cooperatively.
ISOMERIZATION TRANSFORMING HEMP TO PRIMO MARIJUANA
WHAT WENT WRONG?
WHERE TO FIND WILD HEMP FOR ISOMERIZATION
Almost forgotten by today, a small industry sprouted, flourished and died. The industry was the manufacture and sale of isomerizers—machines sold through head shops and mail-order houses that supposedly could miraculously transform mediocre marijuana into potent hash oil.
THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS JUDGE THE 1990 CANNABIS CUP AWARDS IN AMSTERDAM!
For the first time in over ten years, HIGH TIMES will publish an all-new Gilbert Shelton/Paul Mavrides comic strip. Join the fun while the cartoonists of the Freak Brothers try to select the finest pot in the world—by smoking 100 different varieties in four days!
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It’s not often that HIGH TIMES magazine gets invited to a press conference that features free food, an open bar, and dozens of national newshounds, so it was a pleasant surprise when Howard Stern invited us to New Jersey for a press conference to promote his new TV show.
CHEF RA RUNS OUT OF GANJA (Welcome To My Nightmare)
CHEF RA’S BIG FART TACOS
The war continues. It’s now widened to include a total war on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Think about it, America. The Babylonian Warlords want to destroy the First Amendment rights of HIGH TIMES magazine, 2 Live Crew, and the next one in line is YOU! The key to protecting our rights is maintaining an awareness of the situation.
There is no performer in rock ’n’ roll today (maybe ever, come to think of it) who has the scope, depth and capabilities of Doug Sahm. In 36 years of recording, he’s cut roaring Texas rock ’n’ roll, heavy blues, R&B, tex-mex border jive, conjunto, folk rock, psychedelia, and more.