Filliped Letterset, sculptor, was born in Sweden in 1955. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Lima, Peru, where he was raised. The sculptures pictured starting on page 35 are from a series he is doing on the native peoples of the Americas.
I want to compliment Steve Hager for his appearance on The Ron Reagan, JR. Show [Sep. 2, 1991]. I’m well aware of the disinformation campaign the government has waged on the American people regarding hemp. The readers of HIGH TIMES represent a small army of potential voters.
One of our first stops in Amsterdam during this year’s Cannabis Cup festivities was at the canal-side home of Adriaan Jansen. As a faculty member of the University of Amsterdam’s school of economics for the last 25 years—and an unashamed pot-smoker—Dr.
The shake-up at NORML, which began last April when Don Fiedler was relieved as National Director, continues. In September, John Zwerling resigned as chairman of NORML’s Board of Directors. Dan Viets—a lawyer, activist and longtime board member—was chosen to replace Zwerling.
Greg Porter, NORML's interim national director, will not be replaced by a permanent director until late 1992. "Some people are under the mistaken impression that we're looking for a new National Director," says Dan Viets, NORML's new chairman of the board.
Democrats and Republicans were falling all over each other in the rush to take credit for the self-described tough Crime Bill passed by the Senate in July. The bill was being debated in the House at presstime. The key issues in the Crime Bill were gun control, the death penalty, habeas corpus reform, the exclusionary rule, criminal penalties and assistance to law enforcement.
Two Augusts ago, “Fish Head” Fred Cole, a 42-year old fishing guide from Washington state, was busted for growing a marijuana patch in his backyard. This past September, Cole—who smokes marijuana to relieve the pain from debilitating and chronic back spasms—was found guilty of marijuana posession in a non-jury trial.
Nearly a year and a half after New Haven Police Chief Nicholas Pastore became the first major police official to go public with a call for decriminalization of drugs (see Aug. ’90 HT), he continues to be vilified locally and honored nationally.
A woman's right to control her own body has, incredibly, become an increasingly fragile privilege. With the addition of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court (he replaced liberal Thurgood Marshall), Bush will undoubtedly push for the repeal of Roe v.
Brett Kimberlin’s contention that he sold marijuana to Dan Quayle was kept alive by US District Judge Harold Greene. The judge ruled that the prisoner’s freespeech case—Kimberlin claims the Board of Prisons stopped him from talking about his alleged pot and hash dealing to the vicepresident 20 years ago— must go on.
Percussionist John “Mambo” Trenor is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for growing marijuana in his garden. As he tends the grounds at the Oklahoma Federal Prison Camp, industrial polluters continue to reap huge profits from their lethal yet legal endeavors, and violent crime continues to flourish across the US....
Environmentalists and advocates of cultural survival for native peoples have joined forces to fight North America’s largest hydroelectric project—the James Bay II complex in the remote wilds of northern Quebec. The mammoth project would flood an area equal in size to the state of Vermont in the last great stretch of pristine wilderness in eastern North America.
I was pretty passive about marijuana legalization until the Ginsburg Incident stirred me up. On November 6, 1987. Supreme Court nominee Douglas Ginsburg admitted he smoked marijuana “on a few occasions” in the '60s and '70s. Despite initial support from the Reagan White House—Attorney General Ed Meese said, “It certainly does not affect his qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court, and he should be confirmed expeditiously”— Ginsburg was out of the running exactly two days hence, a particularly chilling casualty of the War on Drugs.
When Ahmed Khan first arrived at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, he made it known to the other men in the jail that before his arrest in England he had been the biggest dope dealer in Pakistan. Khan, a distinguished-looking silver-haired man who spoke with a British accent, was a class act.
David Wojnarowicz (Vintage) It’s so easy to review a bad book. You can be bitingly sarcastic, caustic, patronizing and condescending. Once in a while, however, a book comes along that is so moving and brilliant it just makes you sputter and bang your head against the wall in frustration for knowing you’ll never write this well.
Driven by a desire for fame, power and gold, Christopher Columbus set sail 500 years ago, linking two worlds that had grown apart through centuries of isolation. Is the anniversary of his voyage a cause for celebration or sorrow? Columbus is no hero to Native America.
“Dutch society has never recovered from the hippy follies of 1968; from flower people and all their drug-induced flight from reality. Whereas other Western societies have been brought back to earth, Dutch society has stayed in the clouds.
When the magic day finally arrived, I met Rodger, Freedom Fighter of the Year, early at JFK Airport so we could partake of some nice indoor green. I'd been saving it through this year's drought for our send-off to Amsterdam and the 1991 Cannabis Cup.
[Freedom Fighter Dan, a computer-systems manager from the Midwest, won his coveted spot on the Cannabis Cup judges panel in the Freedom Fighters’ annual “Win a Trip to Amsterdam” contest. Freedom Fighters are invited to submit copies of letters received from public officials in response to queries about their position on hemp relegalization.
During general council of the Freedom Fighters in Ann Arbor, MI, last April, Rodger Belknap was elected Freedom Fighter of the Year. This honor included the right to attend the Cannabis Cup as a judge. Unfortunately, after arriving in Amsterdam, Rodger quickly came to the conclusion that the restrictions placed on this year’s contest were so severe that they “seriously infringed upon the integrity of the Cannabis Cup.”
[Any way you measure it, Simon Vinkenoog was the perfect choice to be this year' s Dutch Cannabis Cup judge. Poet, raconteur, bon vivant, social evolutionary and a man of immenselycharming goofiness—see accompanying photo—Vinkenoog is a well-known countercultural figure in the Netherlands, who could be described as the Dutch incarnation of Allen Ginsberg.
This is a Northern Lights bud grown indoors. The cola was 26" long and weighed 2-3/4 ounces dried. Buds of a Different World North Carolina This plant is ¡ so strond yet fluorescents, slowly reduö and had a nice harvest in J Then they reverted back to My regenerated plants were more potent and offered a higher yield than their earlier versions when repotted in a 50-100% larger pot.
Post-Green Merchant Growing: Making Sinse of the 90's
MEL FRANK When Operation Green Merchant went down, I was at the Red Eye Press. We didn't have a problem there, really. Red Eye protected its mailing list—kept it safe and secure. Overall, though, Operation Green Merchant very seriously hurt the indoor-growing scene.
There are criminals and then there are outil laws. Criminals, motivated primarily by greed, prey on the weak, the naive, the desperate; yet their crimes may not always be illegal. The CEO of a corporation whose factories pollute our air and foul our waters is a criminal.
Excerpts from The Pennsylvania Crime Commission’s 1991 Annual Report on Drug Use in Pennsylvania: Growing cannabis indoors is becoming more popular. This type of cultivation has traditionally been more common on the West Coast than in the East.
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Agricultural expert Richard Alan Miller claims to have been among the world’s first cannabis cultivators to have used modern, indoor growing methods. More astoundingly, Miller also claims that he took part in a secret experiment conducted by a major aerospace company to determine if hemp could be grown in outer space.
Hey, HIGH TIMES! Here’s a bong for Bong of the Month! All my works are original, but I’m a “prison grower,” so I have no funds. How ’bout a free subscription? Hemp me! Joe Norberto, #39286 L.C.F., Lansing, KS Got a photo of your favorite bong? Got an idea for the ultimate bong?
I’m the “Treasure Maker” and here’s a shot of my best-selling pipe, which I call a “submarine” on account of its hatches. These compartments keep their contents safe when the pipe takes a dive in your pocket. Thought you’d like to see it! Bruce A. Captain Cook, HI How about you?
Chef RA I have this image of what my New Year’s Eve should be like that’s right out of an old Hollywood screenplay: I’m Natty Dread, dressed to KILL with a beautiful woman on my arm—the foxiest, most intelligent and certainly the most politically-correct woman on earth.
REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND• INTERNATIONAL GROUPS DEDICATED TO PERSONAL FREEDOM, SOCIAL CHANGE AND DRUG LA W REFORM The groups listed below all have a common goal: hemp legalization. Many of them are on the front lines of the War on Drugs, doing all they can to put an end to police state policies.lf you are fortunate enough to live in a country or state where there is an activist group, we urge you to support them.
Specialty Records of Hollywood may have been the greatest R&B/gospel/ rock’n’roll label of the ’50s. Its talent roster read like a Who’s Who of stompdom: Little Richard, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, Terry Williams, Roy Milton, Clifton Chenier, Jimmy & Joe Liggins, the Swan Silvertones, John Lee Hooker, Percy Mayfield, Aaron Neville, Jerry Byrne—and our subjects today: New Orleans R&B man Lloyd Price, blues-guitar misanthrope Guitar Slim and the most crazed of all rock’n’roll duos, Don & Dewey.