When I first met Malcolm MacKinnon in 1977, he was still new to NYC, fresh from earning a master’s degree at the University of Michigan. He was acting then, working the New York theaters and touring the country with his one-man mime show. Photography was just a hobby for him at that time.
We feel that the three-part series on the Native American Church by Peter Gorman was excellent and sensitively written. However, it was unfair to your readers and to our Church to give our address for individuals wishing to experience Peyote.
HIGH TIMES: What was your childhood like? Leonard Peltier: I was raised in a two-room log cabin on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa reservation in Bellecourt, North Dakota, which was high in poverty and defeatism. We had to haul our water [and had] no electricity.
As Andean Cocaine Wars escalate and US intervention looms, it is the Indians who pay with their lives....
Is the US eyeing a “new Vietnam” in the Andes? Faced with a growing insurgency by the Maoist Shining Path guerillas, or Sendero Luminoso, Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori suspended the constitution on April 5. But with the capital, Lima, nearly surrounded by zones of guerilla control in the country and threatened with internal urban revolt as well, it seems that the draconian move may not be sufficient to prop up the government.
The Earth Summit’s Global Forum was an ecological carnival, with over 200 environmental organizations from around the planet renting booths in Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo Park to plug their causes. Richard Marcella and Ron Tisbert of Los Angeles HEMP (Help Eliminate Marijuana Prohibition) simply strung their banner with 100% hemp twine and borrowed a table from a nearby pizza stand.
The idea of tackling the twin problems of environment and development in one international conference was at best unwieldy. The UN Conference on Environment & Development (UNCED) held in Rio in June brought world leaders together to hash out how to lift the “Third World” South out of poverty while halting the pollution that industrialization has brought to the North.
Insurance adjusters call it the fifth largest “disaster” in US history. The Los Angeles riots were the nation’s most destructive rebellion since the Civil War, with damage estimates at a half-billion dollars in LA alone. The rebellion was sparked by the verdict to acquit four LA police officers of using “excessive force” in the beating of Rodney King, the black man whose brutalization was caught on videotape and stunned the nation.
Sex Abuse in Michigan DARE Michigan state trooper Clyde Carpenter, a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) teacher in local schools, lost a bid for a Fennville Public School Board seat following his indictment on charges of sexual misconduct with an adolescent girl.
The life of Indian Nations is closely tied to their lands. It is an integral element in the economic, physical and spiritual survival of Indian peoples. Of all the unresolved issues related to the mistreatment of Native Americans by the US, the question of land rights looms as the most vital.
The Israeli Antiquities Authority has discovered hashish was used to aid childbirth during the Roman Empire. In an A.D. 4th-Century tomb, a 14-year-old girl who died during childbirth was found with a concoction of hashish, grasses and fruit on her abdominal area.
James Bell, the man who organized the Great Atlanta Pot Festival last April, has resigned from his post as president of Georgia NORML following his arrest for selling marijuana. Bell was picked up in his Lithia Springs home at about 1:00 AM on June 27, after he allegedly sold a quarter-pound of marijuana to an informant working with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
“There is nobody in this case who believes in their hearts that this sentence was appropriate,” he says. “Not the judge, not the court stenographer, not even the DEA agent who arrested me.”
A New York attorney convicted of growing marijuana has vowed to fight for change in harsh federal pot laws that have cost him his house, his law practice and a five-year jail sentence. In the eyes of the law, growing a few pot plants, even for personal use, is worse than robbing a bank with a gun.
The annual July 4 Washington DC Smoke-In was five times bigger than last year, with 15,000 gathering in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House to openly toke and rally for free weed. Speakers included Maryland Libertarian Party Senate candidate Tom Estrada and activists such as Green Panther Terry Mitchell, who spoke about the Cease-Fire Demand to end the Drug War recently presented to President Bush; Greg Scott of ACT UP, who spoke about the importance of medical marijuana for AIDS patients; and Mary Lou of NYC’s Fifth Avenue Pot Parade Coalition, who spoke about how the Drug War serves as a front for racist police repression.
Okay, I confess: I'm a packrat. I save stuff. Not used dental floss or anything like that—mostly media. Piles and piles of newspapers and magazines. You wanna know what was on television April 9, 1985? I have a box of TV Guides for your convenience.
Earth as a living goddess is a primeval concept that is regaining popularity nowadays. The Old Ones, from the dawn of history when mankind first began to leave records, believed that the mother of all, Gaia, gave birth to the heavens, the hills and the sea.
ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO REFORM MARIJUANA LAWS AND END THE DRUG WAR
In the rural community of Chandler Heights, in the heart of central Arizona’s cattle country, the Coalition for Hemp Awareness (CHA) publishes their newsletter, Cha-Cha-Cha!, and networks with hemp activists nationwide. CHA organized the San Antonio Counter-Summit during George Bush’s Drug Summit in February, in cooperation with Texas NORML and HEMP (Help End Marijuana Prohibition).
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse was first published in 1983 by the Viking Press in New York and, immediately upon its publication, author Peter Matthiessen as well as Viking were sued for libel by former governor of South Dakota William Janklow and by agent David Price of the FBI. After eight years and a Supreme Court decision, the book was reissued and is currently in its first paperback edition.
Nearly forgotten amidst this year's hype and hoopla over the 500th anniversary of Columbus' arrival to these shores are the people whose land this was for tens of thousands of years before the Europeans ever set foot upon it. The price extracted from these Native Americans for the creation of the United States can hardly be imagined: thousands of their nations were destroyed and millions of their people killed.
Ever have trouble determining the right time to harvest? Ever lose THC by pulling up a plant too early, or by letting a bud go past its prime? As author/photographer Mel Frank explains, knowing the right time to harvest means knowing when a plant’s THC-rich resin glands are at their height of potency. All you need to get started is a magnifying glass.
RESIN GLANDS & THC
Harvest nears and you’re full of anticipation. But you need patience now, not haste. This is the time you must use to examine and then carefully evaluate each plant. If you harvest too soon, your plants may not reach full size and potency. If you wait too long, the plants will develop past their prime and progressively lose potency.
This is a picture of Skunk #1 x Big Bud and Skunk x Northern Lights #5. I bought the seeds from the Seed Bank in ’89. The plants are 28 days into bud. They were 60 days old when I cut the light back. Need Seed USA This is a picture of my seven-month-old 9' Thai-cross plant, which yielded 2-1/2 lbs.
As a gay person who smokes marijuana, I can’t help but consider the similarities between the gay rights movement and the marijuana movement. Both deal with the basic issues of justice and personal freedom. So why is it that the gay rights movement has made so many gains in so many states, yet the struggle for marijuana rights has gone back into the closet?
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THE HIGH TIMES INTERVIEW: BRETT KIMBERLIN The man who claims to have been Dan Quayle’s pot dealer in the '70s won’t go away. In a jailhouse interview with HIGH TIMES Senior Editor Steve Bloom, Kimberlin talks about selling buds to the future VP and explains why he’s been behind bars for the last 14 years.
Is the appropriation of the pot leaf as a band’s most visible symbol merely a clever ploy from crafty potheads who crave free weed, or a courageous act of defiance, a meaningful response to an unjust law? In the case of Pantera, those don’t-fuck-with-us metal superheroes, one suspects it might be a little of both.
He’s a menace, that Dennis Miller. Early in The Dennis Miller Show’s all-too-brief run, the former Saturday Night Live anchorman couldn’t resist needling VP wanna-be Sen. Al Gore about his admitted marijuana use. “Who rolled a tighter joint, you or Tipper?” Miller prodded the Tennessee pol who’s married to rock-censorship tightass, Tipper.
Lenny Bruce was a crazy, meshuggah nut. Equal parts comedian, social critic and jazzman, Bruce emerged from the nocturnal netherworld of smoky strip joints and jazz clubs to the glaring limelight of international controversy. The government made his life a Kafkaesque nightmare, busting him coast to coast.
MELLOW MAN ACE The Brother With Two Tongues (Capitol)
HOWLIN’ SEN DOG
WIDESPREAD PANIC Widespread Panic (Capricorn)
One of my favorite quotes (to paraphrase Dennis Hopper) goes: “Taking acid is like ingesting a microchip; taking mushrooms is like eating a flower.” An important point when considering the Screaming Trees. Singer Mark Lanegan and both guitar-playing Conner brothers (Van and Gary Lee) grew up in Ellensburg, WA, a dot nestled in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.
The native peoples of this country have not vanished, though the United States government from its inception has tried to provoke their unconditional disappearance. Indian people have been asserting their self-worth in protestation to whites for hundreds of years; however, the sounds of their calls to consciousness and earth-wisdom seem at present more pervasive than ever before.
How did Las Vegas get that way? How did Jerry Lewis get that way? Why did Steubenville, Ohio have more action on a Saturday night than Paris saw in a month? What did T.S. Elliot think of Amos & Andy and vice versa? How did Dino Crocetti, a card dealer for two-bit mafia joints, end up as Dean Martin, an alcoholic junkie with half of LA county in his real estate portfolio?