On June 25 , 1971, I was 16 years old, cutting my teeth on the tail end of the psychedelic revolution. I had just finished high school and as a graduation present received tickets for the Allman Brothers Band, who were headlining the final weekend at the legendary Fillmore East.
The Bob Marley articles in the March ’95 issue were great! Excellent info, except for the centerfold, which had some sweet pictures, but the top said “1944-1981”?? Guys, come on. He is the king of reggae, a legend in his own time, and everyone in the world knows he was born in 1945.
Every August for the last 55 years, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts have attended the country’s largest annual counterculture event—a tribal gathering held on sacred Lakota land in South Dakota. HIGH TIMES reporter Chris Simunek (a.k.a Gene Christian) goes to Sturgis looking for the pure, unadulterated America.
Maybe it’s the sudden appearance of the psycho killer in your kitchen or the way your legs and vocal cords refuse to work. Maybe it’s the fact you’re out on the street wearing only underwear. Whatever it is, SOMETHING makes you realize, “Hey, this is just a dream.
In an episode of last season's North. ern Exposure, a Brit rock star swept into town and tried to stage a local concert using "authentic" native musicians, but was finally told by Cicely's residents, after several exasperating rehearsals, to go take a hike.
Each year the Whole Earth Festival takes place in Davis, CA, and hundreds of amateur percussionists gather. Many of the players live in Davis or nearby Sacramento, but others travel from as far north as Humboldt County and as far south as Santa Cruz.
On Feb. 15 in Raleigh, NC, after a search of more than two years, the FBI swarmed all over 31-year-old Kevin Mitnick in an elaborate and costly exercise in law-enforcement overkill. Though they constructed a laundry list of accusations against the alleged computer-crime wizard, he has been charged with only two as we go to press: illegal use of a telephone access device, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and computer fraud, up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine.
Greenlands Hemp Eco Store in Amsterdam has a huge picture window where you can view a large interior filled with fashionable hemp clothing and other accessories. Located on upscale Utrechtstraat, the store carries a large variety of hemp products, from paper, cannabis shampoo and conditioners to candy bars, hats, rope and hempseed oil.
Last December, the Dutch cannabis magazine High Life held the second annual Netherlands Weed Cup at the Marcanti Plaza in Amsterdam. The Dutch Cup featured an expo with a dozen booths, a lush Dutch buffet and an evening of entertainment highlighted by the awards presentations.
The very "newspaper of record” that ran A.M. Rosenthal’s hysterical antidrug broadside, "The Cruelest Hoax,” in January, featured a juicy indica plant on its Sunday magazine cover in February. "Marijuana in the ’90s: High Tech, High Crime, High Stakes” by Michael Pollan (with photos by our own Andre Grossmann and Gabe Kirchheimer) went great lengths to chronicle the American and Dutch home-growing boom.
QUEER AND LOATHING: RANTS AND RAUES OF A RAGING AIDS CLONE
David Feinberg’s 1986 semi-autobiographical first novel, EightySixed, balanced elegance-amidst-sleaze wit ("Miss Letitia Thing’s Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior Concerning One-Night Stands”) and tragedy, as AIDS claimed ever-closer acquaintances and friends.
THE LIVING THEATRE by John Tytell (Grove, New York, $30.00)—The story of the legendary radicai/countercultural theater troupe led by Rainbow Gathering founder Garrick Beck’s parents. WOW by Almish Nelterson (Re-Fryed Media Productions, 25-6 NW 23rd Place, #179, Portland, OR 97210, $10.00 plus $3.00 s&h)— This story of a time-travel drug and the capers it inspires is so bongwater-drenched the pages should be stuck together with resin.
Back in the late ’80s, it seemed like hard rock’s heyday would never end. When the boom went bust and alternative, grunge and punk bands began sweeping the charts, many formerly gold and platinum artists were taken by surprise. Suddenly, their fist-in-the-air, slicked-up raunch became hopelessly outmoded.
Hey, how about Dave’s World and its tentative step in the direction of truth! A recent episode saw the sitcom’s star, Harry Anderson, Jr., purchase a tract of land on the rumor that Disney was interested in acquiring the acreage for development.
On Friday, February 10, the Reverend Tom Brown, one of the founders of Our Church, rural Arkansas' civil-disobedience-oriented cannabis cult, was sentenced to 121 months incarceration by federal Judge H. Franklin Waters for manufacture of marijuana.
172 PLANTS NET MISDEMEANORS IN KANSAS CULTIVATION CASE
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February 2, 1995. In a case which defense attorney William K. Rork described as a “stunning victory which turned on the expert testimony of HIGH TIMES’ Ed Rosenthal,” a jury in Topeka, KS, acquitted Nancy Hadley and Michael Wyman of multiple felonies in a federal marijuana-cultivation case involving 172 plants.
A Baltimore grand jury has endorsed decriminalizing marijuana. “The volume of more serious drug crimes does not allow police and prosecutors time for marijuana simple-possession cases,” declared the panel’s report, issued in January.
George Pataki, New York’s newly elected Republican governor, rode America’s rising anticrime fervor to office last November. But while succeeding in reintroducing the state’s death penalty and working to end parole and work-release for violent criminals, Pataki has surprised his fellow conservatives by promising to abolish the 1973 Rockefeller laws requiring harsh mandatory prison time for drug offenders.
The crime bill pushed through last year by President Bill Clinton massively beefed up police and prison budgets and created 60 new death penalties, including one for large-scale marijuana cultivation. But now the Republican-controlled Congress is peddling a revised crime package that would further erode the besieged Bill of Rights.
It was Ivan Urdinola and his brother Julio Fabio Urdinola who introduced the opium poppy to the beautiful Cauca department of Colombia in the late 1980s. It all started out as an audacious scheme by these two youngsters. They’d been directing a gang of back-country cocaine haulers called the North Valley Boys, struggling to get out from under the thumb of the middle-aged mega-mafiosi of Cali who were consolidating control over the entire cocaine industry of the Western Hemisphere.
There is a notorious photograph of Pablo Escobar standing with some other guys on an airstrip in the middle of the night, examining a parcel which is probably (knowing Escobar) full of dope. It was probably snapped in 1985 by contract CIA dope hauler Barry Seal, who was murdered in Baton Rouge a year later.
SC Town in Police Pot Plague Residents are circulating a petition calling for the dissolution of the South Carolina town of City View after the third police chief in one month was arrested for marijuana trafficking. Atlanta Constitution, Feb. 9, 1995 Illinois Officer in Gambling Scam Rob Hogan, a five-year veteran of the sheriffs department’s drug squad in Illinois’ McHenry County, is under investigation after admitting to using $5,000 in police funds for gambling on riverboats.
From "Kansas, land of empty jails," as the state was described in turn-of-the-century elementary reading primers, to "Kansas, land of forbidden bales" today, the spirit of freedom so dear to this heartland is present and accounted for. In the 1850s, it was John Brown fighting for freedom in "Bleeding Kansas."
CALIFORNIA HEMP INITIATIVE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO STEP UP
The California Hemp Initiative needs volunteers from May 20 through October 20 to collect signatures on petitions to put a comprehensive hemp initiative on the ballot in California in 1996. To volunteer, contact Jack Herer at HEMP, (818) 988-0285.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TOO
Volunteers willing to collect signatures to get the Compassionate Use Initiative on the 1996 ballot in California should contact either California NORML coordinator Dale Gieringer, (415) 563-5858, or Dennis Peron, (415) 864-1961
A federal appeals court’s ruling last September 6 upholding the Constitutional ban on “double jeopardy”—punishing a person twice for the same crime—has opened the door to an avalanche of appeals by defendants who were sentenced on criminal charges and also lost property in separate civil-forfeiture proceedings.
Just out of our Grand Rapids, Michigan high school in the summer of 1971, we decided to celebrate at a Lake Michigan beach: a bonfire, wine, smokes and skinnydipping. Some irate cottager called the county sheriffs department, and we got caught for being minors in possession of alcoholic beverages, trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, etc.
To sticker or not to sticker, what a question. My car is plastered with Grateful Dead stickers and my all-time favorite, “Enjoy Being.” Yet surprisingly, I get more grief about these stickers from some of my friends than from any law-enforcement agency.
THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE (SIC) AMERICA, THE MARIJUANA PROJECT AND NIDA
The Partnership for a Drug-Free [sic] America launched their new “Marijuana Project” last December. You have probably seen some of the ads on television or in your newspaper. One of the more bizarre print ads actually has a (doctored) picture of a gorilla holding a human baby with the caption: “If he were her child she would make sure he never tries marijuana....
GANGSTER RAP MEETS CHEECH AND CHONG IN ICE CUBE'S DOPE NEW COMEDY, FRIDAY.
"Man, that black dog s a motherfucker!" "He just killin' the other one." Two dogs are viciously mauling each other on the TV in the lounge room at Skip Saylor Recording Studios in Los Angeles as anonymous on-screen trainers and bettors egg them on.
MAGIC MUSHROOMS IN INDIA'S ANCIENT ALTO RAINFOREST
my dredlocked Hindu guide, Vijay, began solemnly, while pouring thick coffee and lighting a spliff. "Different types affect different people, but since I am a multiple personality, I have suffered from them all.” I was in Southern India, in the town of Kodaikanal, 7,000 feet up in the Palni Hills, and I was negotiating with Vijay to get him to take me out on a magic-mushroom walk through what remained of the old broad-leafed shoala —Hindi for rainforest—that had once covered the region.
Four weeks after finishing the Layla album with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman was in New York, and he sat down for a live radio interview. He was obviously buzzing when he showed up at the station, and the words raced out of his mouth. "Hello, everybody out there in radio land.
In the summer of 1989, I was among a couple thousand rock fans gathered at Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan's staid Lincoln Center. The Aliman Brothers Band was scheduled to reincarnate before our wary eyes, and the room buzzed with speculation.
INTRODUCING BERRY OA KLEY, JR., DEVON ALLMAN AND ELIJAH BLUE.
BERRY OAKLEY, JR.
The Allman Brothers Band’s family tree of couplings with a succession of wives and girlfriends may be gnarlier than one of their convoluted jams, but their seed certainly didn’t fail on fallow ground. Mighty potent genes were encoded into their offspring.
Gregg Allman’s son by his first wife, Shelley—and a dead ringer for Dad— Devon was pickin’ guitar by age 12. But only after he met his father for the first time ever, backstage in hometown St. Louis, did he start exercising his own powerful vocal conte.
Born in the tabloid spotlight of the Cher and Gregg sitcom psychodrama, Elijah Blue is the wild card in the Allman Brothers’ deck. “I pretty much never saw my dad,” says the self-professed 18-year-old “visionary,” who was cranking up Alien Sex Fiend and Type 0 Negative while his brethren were groovin’ on roots-rock.
THE TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONE: Maximizinq the Potential for Emergence
Long before he became a cult legend, I first heard the name of the mysterious and elusive Hakim Bey while spinning the radio dial in New York City. He was mentioned on a WBAI-FM show called the Moorish Orthodox Crusade. But soon, friends were speaking in hushed tones of their quest for the Temporary Autonomous Zone.
Boil ginseng roots until they turn white (about 45 minutes). Crush `shrooms into a coarse powder and add to water. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on lowest heat. Turn off heat and add dried lavender flowers and mint leaves. Let steep for 30 minutes, covered.
An avid swimmer, Chairman Mao regularly crossed China's Yellow River in his 80th year of life. His secret: Chinese tonic herbs. Chinese herbs are divided into two categories: tonics and poisons. While both are used to cure illness, tonic herbs have no deleterious health effects, adding only vital, life-enhancing nutrients to various organs and meridians.
Several days ago, whilst I was minding my drink in a bar, a young lady intent on making my acquaintance offered the somewhat less-than-illuminating conviction that “the 70s were fly.” I kid you not. It was also fairly obvious by her platform shoes and pierced bellybutton that she was too young to properly deem whether or not the 70s were indeed “fly” or not.
CHEF RA'S WAH-WAH WORLD GANJA WAFFLES WITH ICE CREAM
During the early summer in between HEMP TOURs, I always try to get out on the road and feel the pulse of the land. I like to stay in touch with the “everyday” working-class men and women who are the backbone of this great country. Don’t delude yourself into thinking that the “WAR ON DRUGS” is defeating the people’s will to get high.
This bud was flowered under a 250-watt HPS for eight weeks. I have been cloning the same strain for three years. I use the "Sea of Green" method, so I always have fresh bud. I harvest between 1/2-1 oz every week. Bud Gre Sticky Fingers, All submissions, comments and suggestions should be sent to Hemp Times, HIGH TIMES, 235 Park Ave, So., 5th FI., New York, NY 10003.
Here’s some security tips that are good to know: 1) When done using computer files to store data concerning any questionable matters, simply erasing these files using "DEL” or "ERASE” may give a false sense of security. The file is NOT erased!
We think this bud is an NL x Super Skunk cross. It is definitely a Seed Bank original that I have kept cloned for the past four years. We call it Stratavarious bud. This bud was grown outdoors, which was my first adventure into the great unknown.
Attention all you dedicated seed-sowers out there! Growing your own edible and/or magical mushrooms need not be more fraught with failure or technical complexity than the average home hydroponic setup. While home flower-cultivation has steadily advanced in technique and popularity, mycogardening (myco is Latin for fungi) remains shrouded in mystery, the domain of relatively few enthusiasts.
I grow hydroponically in rockwool. I have had good results with both "active systems" and a passive system which I hand-watered. I like the hand-watered approach because there is less chance of salt buildup and smaller amounts of fertilizer are used.
When you grow, you face the threat of arrest every day. Even gardeners with the best security, cultivating in the most inconspicuous and well-thought-out sites, fall prey to the long arm of the law. The risk is even greater in this age of mandatory minimums.
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