Dean Latimer is a HIGH TIMES original. He met publisher/founder Tom Forçade back in '67 and actually worked on the debut issue 21 years ago. Remembering Forçade, Dean says, "I was never even sure whether he liked me. He looked like he'd stepped out of a Sergio Leone movie.
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"I'm gonna tell it to you off the cuff like brothers and sisters. Today is the one day we can do without a joint. Let’s show those suckers up at City Hall that the First Amendment of the Constitution that provides free speech and public assembly is not about to be trashed.
It took a couple of days, and some industrious orchestrating on the part of his stoic wife, Kathy, but HIGH TIMES was finally able to speak with Arlin Troutt on a conference call from the El Reno, Oklahoma maximum-security federal prison, where he is currently being held on marijuanaconspiracy charges relating to his full-time business operation and political cause.
Cannabis Cup 1995 was kicked off with a bong last April when HIGH TIMES hosted a party to celebrate the May issue’s Cannabis Cup ’94 coverage and to make some exciting announcements about November’s upcoming event. The bash was held at Coney Island High, a multilevel entertainment mecca in New York’s East Village, and in addition to wild and crazy HT staffers, contributors and assorted hangers-on, Stephen Gaskin of the Farm and visionary artist Alex Grey (Sacred Mirrors) were in attendance.
Call them crazy, but Lee Skaife and Loch Phillips like to make films revolving around conversations as opposed to car chases. On the rise in the nebulous but increasingly competitive realm of independent film, this innovative directorial team recently finished filming their latest project, Use Your Head—a humorous and refreshingly thoughtful look at the interaction between participants in a marijuana study.
You can imagine the uproar if highway planners decided that the best route for a new interstate was through the heart of the Gettysburg battlefield. Catholics probably wouldn’t be too pleased either if, during Easter Sunday services, rock climbers decided to scale the spires of New York’s St.
Just about everything ever written by anyone on the subject of UFOs is now available on the Internet. The following sites are rich with information and provide links to hundreds of other files: The World Wide Web Virtual library: Unidentified Flying Oblects (http://ernie.bgsu.edu:80/-jzawodn/ufo/) Vi Enterprises' Home Page: Contains links to New Age informa~on, including crystal healing, ancient prophecies and lJFOs.
In the nastiest Brit-lit tradition of Martin Amis, Roald Dahl and J.P. Donleavy, who’ve all shown a penchant for wrapping devastating social satire in acerbic black humor, Irvine Welsh delivers a disturbing, vicious world of bleak angst and nihilistic depravity in which comedy and fantasy only heighten the hopelessness of the brutal realism at work.
Steve Neill says he’s always known he was a little bit different. He also remembers having an awareness of UFOs from an early age and now talks freely of his lifelong encounters. His connection to the alien world motivated him to start Dreamland Effects to produce serious UFO-related artwork and sculpture.
the '70s revival has now outlasted the original decade itself, which is not a bad thing as long as the music of those 10 years is the main thing being revived. With a return to the Reagan/Bush era staring us right in the face. ifs good to lose oneself in the wealth of '7Os reissues currently flooding the market.
Hearings on Capitol Hill have revealed that the husbands of American human-rights attorney Jennifer Harbury and innkeeper Carol DeVine were killed by US-trained Guatemalan soldiers under the command of a paid CIA “intelligence asset.”
Washington Bureaucrats and Harlem Activists Debate the Controversial "Cure for Addiction"
Top-level federal researchers and bureaucrats, as well as grass-roots activists in drug-ravaged urban communities, have discovered ibogaine, the controversial drug that advocates tout as an “addiction interrupter” and one scientist calls a “probe into the inner workings of the human brain.”
It’s the United States government’s most secret base. Freedom-of-information activists say the public has a right to know what’s going on there. UFO buffs say the Air Force is hiding alien saucers there. Environmentalists say the highfalutin secrecy is just a cheesy scam to cover up illegal toxic-waste dumping.
At a remote Alaskan outpost 140 miles north of Prince William Sound, the Pentagon is quietly erecting the world's most powerful “ionospheric heater.” The $30 million HighFrequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) would ultimately beam in excess of one gigawatt (1 billion watts) of radiated power into the Earth’s ionosphere—the band of electrons and ions lying from 50 to 500 miles above the planet’s surface.
Death in Wisconsin Drug Bust Neighbors say 29-year-old Scott Bryant was killed in cold blood when police raided his trailer home in Beaver Dam, WI. 'They didn't say anything—they just kicked in the door. And I heard like a popgun sound, and I heard someone scream," says neighbor Kathryn Patroelj.
The first signs of a crackdown on the Western Hemisphere’s reigning drug mob, the Cali Cartel (see “Kill for the Love of Cali,” June ’95 HT), emerged this spring during the annual controversy over Colombia’s “certification” by the US Congress as an eligible recipient of aid money.
In December 1994, Thomas Eddy was one of four prisoners granted clemency by New York’s outgoing governor, Mario Cuomo. He had served more than 13 years under the state’s harsh Rockefeller drug laws. In 1979, as a 21-year-old student at Stony Brook University on Long Island, Eddy was arrested for selling two ounces of a substance that tested as 17% cocaine.
Citing a need to “develop communication and cooperation in the international cannabis reform movement” and “a hope that my departure will lessen the zeal of those in the movement who seem to have developed such an obsessive hatred of me that they have lost their moral compass,” on May 30 Richard Cowan handed in his resignation as NORML’s National Director.
It starts like an average traffic stop. The law-enforcement officer has your license back in his squad car and you are sitting there feeling like an opossum in a trap. The red lights are flashing and people are passing you by, rubbernecking at the goon who’s getting his groove crushed, and they are all thankful that it is not them in your driver’s seat.
A glossary of 67 words and definitions to improve your SMOKABULARY. 1.ALICE B. TOKLAS—The lesbian lover of Gertrude Stein and a good friend of Pablo Picasso, she had a recipe for killer marijuana brownies. 2. BALE—A compressed brick of marijuana, usually ranging in weight from 10 to 40 pounds.
The 10-millionth marijuana arrest since the Feds started keeping track in 1965 will take place on July 20, 1995. By amazing coincidence, this will also be the last day of a Washington conference on marijuana sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Rob Meyer is tinkering with his camera. It’s on a tripod and positioned skyward. Rob has been taking shots of the night skies ouer the canyons since October and the photos he’s been coming up with are remarkable. The motion recorded on his film is puzzling.
I saw a red, huge red ball shoot straight out ot the canyon into the sky, and it had a comet tail on it. And when it got so high, it disappeared.... And while I was sitting on the hill, I felt like someone was watching me from behind. So I turned around to look, and on a bush about twenty feet from me, right above the bush—it was about four foot high, it was a huge ball of light.
GREEN GOLD, THE TREE OF LIFE: MARIJUANA IN MAGIC AND RELIGION
SCYTHIANS [OF ANCIENT RUSSIA]
DRUGS AND RELIGION ARE SUBJECTS THAT, BY THEMSELVES, ELICIT TREMENDOUS CONTROVERSY. HUMANKIND’S QUEST FOR SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH THE POWER AND AID OF MIND-ALTERING SUBSTANCES BRINGS TOGETHER THESE SEEMINGLY DISPARATE PURSUITS IN A COMBINATION ATTRACTIVE TO SOME AND REPUGNANT TO OTHERS. HOWEVER VARIED OPINIONS MAY BE ON THE VALIDITY, AUTHENTICITY AND IMPORTANCE OF THIS EXPERIENCE, ONE THING IS CERTAIN: SINCE THE DAWN OF RECORDED HISTORY MEN AND WOMEN HAVE INTEGRATED MAGICAL SUBSTANCES WITH RELIGIOUS RITUAL, CONSECRATING THEIR USE AS OFFERINGS TO THE GODS. IN CREEN COLD, THE TREE OF LIFE: AAARIJUANA (ACCESS UNLIMITED, PO Box 1900, FRAZIER PARK, CA 93225), CHRIS BENNETT, LYNN OSBURN AND JUDY OSBURN PRESENT PERHAPS THE MOST IN-DEPTH SURVEY TO DATE OF THE ROLE OF HERB THROUGHOUT THE AGES. CRAMMED WITH FOOTNOTES AND ANNOTATIONS AND QUOTES FROM JESUS TO BOB AAARLEY, CREEN COLD IS A SATISFYING, IF NOT QUICK, READ. ORTHODOX SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS MAY TAKE ISSUE WITH THE AUTHORS’ IMPLICATIONS THAT PIVOTAL SANSKRIT TERMS SUCH AS AMRITA (DIVINE NECTAR) AND 50M4 REFER EXCLUSIVELY TO PHYSICAL SUBSTANCES REQUIRING INGESTION, AND HIGHBROW READERS MIGHT OBJECT TO THE OCCASIONALLY DISJOINTED AND REDUNDANT PRESENTATION. BUT IF YOU WANT ESSENTIAL HISTORICAL SCIENTIFIC AND SCRIPTURAL RESEARCH INTO THE SACRED USE OF CANNABIS, AS WELL AS MUSHROOMS AND OTHER BOTANICALS, THIS BOOK IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST. FOLLOWING ARE EXCERPTS FROM THE INTRODUCTION AND THE SECOND THROUGH SEVENTH CHAPTERS, COVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD. Dr. Carl Sagan proposes evidence showing that hemp was the first plant cultivated by man, dating back to the time of primitive hunter-gatherers.
"A man walks the earth two times, and here’s this Johnny-comelately, this big, fat pig with me up against the car like this.” HR leaps to his feet to demonstrate his recent confrontation with L.A.’s finest. I sit and listen with the rest of the Bad Brains in the Hollywood recording studio of Maverick Records.
Whitley Strieber hasn’t spoken to the press since 1989 and it’s no wonder. As the prolific author of a number of bestselling masterpieces of horror fiction, including Wolfen and The Hunger, he had no reason to stick his neck out and announce to the world that he had experienced a number of encounters with beings so utterly strange and puzzling that to label them “aliens’’ would be presumptuous.
Philip Klass has been called the Sherlock Holmes of UFOlogy. He is the author of UFOs: The Public Deceived and UFO Abductions: A Dangerous Game. He also publishes SKEPTICS UFO Newsletter. Klass is at the top of the list when Larry King or Oprah need a counterpoint to a group of true believers.
I don’t think anyone will disagree with me when I say that summertime is the most bitchin’ time of the year. When those seedlings begin to germinate from Jah’s fertile earth, and the ganja grows thicker and thicker as the summer sun drenches its iridescent green leaves with life, an alarm is set off in my hippy dreadhead mind: TIME TO FUCKIN’ PARTY DOWN, CHEF RA!!
Marijuana and jazz have been indissolubly linked in popular culture, and for good reason: Reefer entered the American mainstream through jazz musicians (for an account of this process in New York City, I recommend reading Mezz Mezzrow’s Really the Blues).
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The debate rages on between those who grow organically and those who grow hydroponically. Those who prefer organics claim a certain "earthiness” to the flavor and aroma of their weed that they say is lost with hydroponics. Hydroponics fans (myself included) maintain that as long as you aren’t overloading the plants with fertilizer, hydrobuds are just as tasty as any others.
Northern Lights #1 at its finest. A connoisseur’s delight. Grown by itself in a closet with a 250-watt high-pressure sodium lamp. Jet Oregon These five plants were grown in a 3' × 3' false closet constructed in the back of a large walk-in closet.
Symbolic of wisdom and long life, sage comprises a large genus of plants, numbering anywhere from 700 to 900 species recognized by botanists. The most well known of these, garden sage (salvia officinalis), is a hardy, highly aromatic perennial shrub with furry, silver-green oval leaves, native to the Mediterranean.
This is Trans-High Market Quotations, the voice of herbally aware America since 1974. That’s over 20 years, you stoners! Representative cannabis and psychedelic listings from various sources appear according to a strictly maintained set of criteria, by necessity known only to personnel of the THMQ Statistical Analysis Unit.
Hello Righteous Pope Weasel, oil at HIGH TIMES and fellow tokers worldwide. Here in Granada, Spain, there is plenty of hash available at reasonable prices. Most of it comes from Morocco. Quick-burning blond hash goes for about US $5 a gram.
Got a yen to travel? Don't know where to go? Let HT take you to some of the most exotic locales in the world: Visit Cambodia and try the Happy Soup; smoke a bowl on Maui; try the hash in Morocco, the wild pot in India, a rooftop smoke in Israel and other great places we have herbalized!