MTV is between rock and a hard place. In order to protect itself from FCC inquiries, the music-video network now owned by the entertainment conglomerate Viacom/Paramount maintains strict standards and practices regarding what words and images they deem acceptable for repeated viewing.
This letter is in response to "Cop of the Month" (Hemp Times, Apr. '94 HT). How nice of the police officer to give us some insight on his gallant bravery and zeal in attempting to drive a harmless plant species into the realm of extinction! The Bennington PD shows great wisdom in purchasing the finest publication of modern-day civilization (HT, of course), as it is the bible of the movement.
Twenty-five years after “three days of fun and music” in Bethel, NY galvanized the hippie generation, two commemorative festivals are competing for fans’ attention. Phil Farber provides the skinny on Woodstock ’94 and Bethel ’94. Two HIGH TIMES editors dig way back to their teenage excursions to the New York State festival in 1969.
Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling first shared a joint in the parking lot of a dance pub during his band's break on a hot night in the summer of 1967. "I can remember it like it was yesterday. When we went back in to play, I felt like I was drifting out over the dancers on the floor and engulfing them with our music.
It starts out as one of those junkets that corporate America is notorious for: a hundred-foot yacht, a lazy tour of the Caribbean, and a whole lot of sun and fun for a group of Fortune 500 execs. But things go very wrong. A shipwreck strands them on a desert island.
The idea for a newsletter came to Mari Kane while in the midst of writing an article for Entrepreneur magazine on the hemp industry. She was interviewing a half-dozen hempsters and realized that, often, each did not know what the other was doing.
At last, an airline after our own heart. United Airlines is currently running an enticing ad for daily nonstop flights to London which promises to make "your time fly so very, very comfortably." Considering the ad's headline ("Bong! Bong!
ZAPATISTA SOLIDARITY ACTIONS SPREAD THROUGHOUT MEXICO
GUERRERO INDIANS MARCH 300 KILOMETERS ON MEXICO CITY AS REVOLUTION GATHERS SUPPORTERS
Cuernavaca, Morelos—Mexico, Feb. 28—Nearly 2,000 Indians arrived here today, having marched all the way from Chilpancingo, the capital of the Mexican state of Guerrero, to the south. Organized by the Consejo Guerrerense de 500 Años de Resistencia, the march is intended to express solidarity with the demands of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), now engaged in dialog with the government in the southern state of Chiapas.
An abandoned bong spotted along California Highway 139 near Susanville caused quite a scare recently. A Caltrans worker mistook the 14-inch pipe bong for a pipe bomb and alerted the California Highway Patrol, who then called the Explosive Ordinance Disposal.
Legislation currently before the Canadian House of Commons regarding controlled substances "includes a provision that would give the Minister of Health the authority to issue licenses for the cultivation of hemp under controlled circumstances," says JoAnne Ford, spokesperson for Ottawa's Department of Health.
On April 2, 1994, the annual Freedom Fighters Council was held at Dominick's Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI. Council agreed to move its national headquarters to Jack Herer's offices in California. The group also plans to initiate a major new project in 1995, National Turn Yourself In Day.
AFTER DOGS ON NABILONE STARTED HAVING CONVULSIONS AND DROPPING DEAD, THE FIRST ATTEMPTS AT PRODUCING SYNTHETIC THC WERE SCRAPPED. ENTER MARINOL, A DRUG NEVER INTENDED FOR HUMAN USE AND ONE WITH MANY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS.
Sam Skipper is a handsome man with black hair, blue eyes and a theatrical style that is well known in La Mesa, California. But in 1991, two years after the freelance gardener was diagnosed with HIV, his famous energy began to wane. "From August to December, I lost nineteen pounds," says Skipper.
South Hackensack Police Chief Arthur Montenegro was arrested following accusations that he ordered one of his patrolmen not to file charges against two men busted for cocaine possession. He is also accused of ordering the officer to falsify the arrest report and omit mention of the coke.
MARIJUANA PATIENTS ASK JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR AMNESTY
ELVY MUSIKKA, LYNETTE SHAW, VALERIE CORRAL MEET WITH RENO'S AIDE
GRANDMA MARIJUANA BLASTS FDA
Highwitness News Team
A subtle but important change took place in the medical marijuana debate this past March, thanks to a visit by medical marijuana recipient Elvy Musikka and others to the Justice Department to advocate amnesty for doctors and patients so they may tell of their experiences with medical use, and allow the government time to study the issue.
POPE WEASEL GOES INCOGNITO TO DRUG TESTER'S CONVENTION
Eleven Best Tips for Urine Tests
On March 4 and 5, intrepid HIGH TIMES journalist, High Priest and reverse counterrevolutionary Pope Weasel went to learn the latest techniques of the urine-testing industry. Traveling anonymously as a suit-wearing, drug-testing professional, I endured three nights at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Diego, CA while attending the intensive conference.
MICHIGAN'S DRUG CZAR LABELS MEDICAL MARIJUANA A SCAM!
The HighWitness News Team
The state of Michigan recently labeled the medical marijuana movement a "scam" in a four-page report condemning medicinal pot and its leading public advocates as frauds. The document, authored by the Michigan Office of Drug Control Policy, declares that "The marijuana-as-medicine issue is a carefully orchestrated campaign by an organized and well-financed pro-drug culture lobby, primarily supported by aging hippies, lawyers and marijuana users who are imposing a cruel hoax on sick and dying people to gain support for their drug of choice for selfish, personal use."
I am writing on behalf of my brother Mark Young, POW 03754-028, who is currently serving a life sentence at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas. Mark has been incarcerated since May 1991, for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana in excess of 1,000 plants, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in excess of 100 kilograms.
Virginia resident Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, is a diligent and successful proponent of medical marijuana. Although she modestly claims that her progress has been slow, her undertakings show quite the contrary. As a registered nurse of 19 years and member of the NORML board of directors for five years, she has endeavored to rationally and methodically raise the awareness of patients and the medical establishment on the medical uses of marijuana.
AND FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END PROHIBITION NOW! JUNE 17-18-19, ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO.
Join Drug War survivors Ron and Vicki Linker (see March '90 HT) on their endangered 86-acre farm in rural Ohio, for a three-day campfest featuring eminent hemp activists and 25 bands from around the country. Speakers include Jack Herer (birthday party June 18!), Gatewood Galbraith, Chris Conrad, Ben Masel and Gary Sweeny.
Italians can't quite make up their minds about prostitution. Not that they have any illusions about its survival. They're sure it's here to stay. But they argue periodically whether it should be legal or not. When the debate is taken up by the Italian Parliament, the ministers put on a virtuoso performance.
There are enough troubling aspects to drug intoxication that one could easily make the argument that inebriation in general is too dangerous to be an allowable state for John or Jane Q. Public to be in, and that our government, established in part to "ensure domestic tranquility" should prohibit drug intoxication outright.
"I don’t know, Rob,” said a friend, who then paused to take a drag from a joint “I don’t think pot should be legalized.” "What?” I asked, incredulous. “Think about what you just said. Does the word 'hypocrisy’ come to mind?” “I know, I know,” she said calmly, passing the joint to the left.
To quit or not to quit, that is the question. It seems as good a time as any to quit, at least here in New York City. There's a new sheriff in town, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who rose to power partly on his sworn pledge to "rid the streets of drugs." Now take that pledge and filter it through one of the most corrupt police forces in the country, and you have a scaled-down version of the Reagan/Bush War On Drugs of a couple years back: Cocaine and heroin remain protected by organized crime, while it's open season on your friendly neighborhood pot-smoker.
Fishbone's vocalist/sax player Angelo Moore is pacing back and forth on the set of MTV's 120 Minutes, furious at the refusal of MTV brass to let him wear his pot-leaf-decorated hemp zoot suit on the show. "It's either I wear it," Moore exclaims, "or we don't go on!" The rest of the band, still visibly exhausted their late-night bus trip from Baltimore, are quietly waiting in the "green room" for the taping to begin.
While they fight off dreaded mainstream acceptance, these Bay-Area bong-hitters belt out home runs for legalization. Observes Les Claypool, "More people have died from eating cheese than smoking pot."
"When crossing borders, don't try to pet the drug dog," advises Primus' bassmeister/vocalizer Les Claypool. "That's a major faux pas." I'm sitting in Larry "Ler" Lalonde's living room in the tranquil Berkeley Hills of California with two-thirds of Primus—ex-carpenter and maker of mean caviar, Claypool, and the floppy-haired, laid-back guitarist Lalonde.
Too High to Die (London) marks a return to the ingenious psychedelic punk-hillbilly sensibility that characterized the Meat Puppets' best work in the mid-'80s—Meat Puppets II, Up on the Sun, Mirage and Huevos, to name a few. The following interview took place at CBGB in New York, during the club's 20th anniversary celebration.
Superunknown is the Physical Graffiti of the '90s. Less urgent and desperate than Badmotorfinger, Soundgarden's latest successfully creates a diverse panorama of sounds and moods and embraces a wide range of dynamics. While odd tunings and time signatures prevail, rest assured Soundgarden haven't become arty poseurs; they remain the hardest of rockers, just smarter than most and obsessed with experimentation.
All over the Pacific Northwest one can see the effects of the massive deforestation that's been taking place out there during the past 20 years. Whole valleys and mountainsides have been clear-cut—stripped of all plant life—to meet our insatiable demand for fiber, paper and wood.
It's summertime, and the Ganja is growing about knee-high by the 4th of July. But this summer commemorates the 25th anniversary of the cataclysmic event known as WOODSTOCK. And I want to smash the media's bullshit, granola-crunching, flowers in the hair IMAGE OF THE '60s.
He has often been celebrated as the originator of the "Bo Diddley beat." He has had his compositions covered by such diverse artists as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds and the New York Dolls. Yet Ellas McDaniel, a.k.a.
I've wanted to share this photo for years! This is a favorite sign in Northern Cal, on US 97 North toward the Oregon border. We will keep our sacred flowers! IL Pacifica, CA I feel comforted when I realize millions of others feel as I do, but lately that has turned to anger by the news of the thousands of brothers going to jail and losing their property over the sacred herb.
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To clarify a few outdated, inefficient and mythical procedures in modern sinsemilla cultivation: This time let's talk about the old ORGANIC vs. HYDROPONIC debate. The information presented here is based on six years of intensive controlled-environment cannabis growing experience in five states and two countries.
It took me over a year to get three clones from a friend of mine, but it was worth it. This sativa had long, thin buds and high, soaring potency. Grow-N Springfield, MO I sow about 150 seeds in one-inch rockwool cubes, wait for 10 days and then transplant 99 of them into one-gallon pots.
Opening its pale yellow flowers only at night or on overcast days, evening primrose actually appears to glow in the dark, creating a ghostly, eerie effect in summer fields. This common native North American wildflower—which can reach six feet in height— grows profusely from the Atlantic to the Rockies, though some related species can be found farther west.