like baseline on a dirt diamon Legs McNeil's "Major League Loaded" toured the contemporary annals of dope lore professional baseball,` football, basketball and boxing. Jo stoners were left unturned. With the torch about to be lit to commence the Summer Olympic Games, we thought it fitting to bundle up a package of stoner sports stories.
Tim Kenneally and Steve Bloom are geniuses. I give you a huge amount of credit for publishing the article on Kurt Cobain. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this story. Please do everything you can to get the police to reopen the case. J.C. Carol Stream, Illinois I like to hear that Kurt is still remembered and want to thank you for the article on him.
THE GREAT BOOK OF HEMP SEEKS A MAINSTREAM AUDIENCE. SARAH FERGUSON The Great Book of Hemp is the first procannabis book you could give your mother. Billed as The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant."
Guitarist James “Wild Jimmy” Spruill suffered a fatal heart attack near Fayetteville, NC on Feb. 3, making him the latest of rock’n’roll’s first generation to pass on. Spruill was on a Greyhound bus en route to New York from Florida where he had been visiting friends.
You no longer have to imagine what it would be like to have Lily Tomlin and Alan Alda talk you down from a bad acid trip. It's one of the more bizarre scenes in writer/director David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster the followup to his critically acclaimed debut.
Providence, RI’s first-ever hempfest was held on Feb, 23 at The Strand. Copromoted by NORML, MASS CANN, HIGH TIMES, Pastie Productions and “Stumpy” of Herbal Nation, the nighttime event drew 800 people. Herbal Nation, the Ravers and Dowdy Smack performed until the show ended at 2 AM, amidst a massive cloud of pot smoke.
Reggae’s new dancehall king is as conscious as they come. STORY AND PHOTO BY GABE KIRCHHEIMER Where There Is Life is no ordinary dancehall-reggae album. Because Luciano is no ordinary singer. Through his religious Christian upbringing in Jamaica’s Manchester parish to stints with various Kingston producers, Luciano (meaning bearer oF light) has maintained his Firm spiritual vision.
For those of you who love sports collector cards and also happen to be reggae Fans, Island Vibes Publishing has recently issued a series of gorgeous cards devoted to none other than the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley himself. With 50 numbered cards to the set, they Feature candid, rarely~ 1 seen photos of the Tuff Gong on one side and informative Facts about him on the Flip under headings like “Bob on Tour,” “Bob Headlines” and “Snapshots” (written by Roger Steffens).
The lifecycles of the music industry can positively get you down. Two years ago—at my first South by Southwest Music and Media festival in Austin, the counterculture hub of Texas—a band named Pariah seemed destined for big things. They headlined the Austin Music Awards on the festival’s opening night, bashing out heavy-metal chords that offset the evening’s lighter offerings.
As a female living in a large metropolitan wl area, my life is constantly in danger. Not that I think about it much. Since I've lived ) | i under the threat of being raped, mugged or ; murdered all my life ( and been lucky to escape with only minor skirmishes ).
.FORFEITING OUR PROP ERTY RIGHTS: IS YOUR PROPERTY SAFE FROM SEIZURE? by Henry J.
TIlE FIRST NAN by Albert Camus (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, $23.00)
BURY NE STANDIN6: THE GYPSIES AND THEIR JOURNEY by Isabel Fonseca (Alfred A. Knopf, New York $25.00)
Richard A. Cooper
FIVE DAYS OF BLEEDING by Ricardo Cortez Cruz ( Fiction Collective Two, Normal, IL, $ 7.95 ) Ricardo Cortez Cruz's power-packed prose is a frenzy of references to Public Enemy lyrics, Bruce Lee movies and spaghetti Westerns. The Southern Illinois University professor's first novel.
HIGH TIMES has recently determined that Scott Jones, the owner of a York, Pennsylvania hydroponics store called Great Bulbs of Fire, has been acting under compulsion as a confidential informant for various law-enforcement authorities for more than five years, and is directly or indirectly responsible for approximately 15 criminal indictments during that time.
FREEDOM OF ASSEMBL ILLEGAL FOR RAINB$ 25TH ANNIVERSARY
STORY AND PHOTOS BY GABE KIRCHHEIMER For the first time in US history, it is now illegal for persons "peaceably to assemble" in national forests without obtaining a special use permit. Although the new regulations are clearly aimed at the Rainbow Family, they apply equally to Boy Scouts, church outings and militia groups.
A routine car stop last February led investigators to the largest psilocybin mushroom-growing operation ever discovered in Nevada A Nevada County, CA sheriffs deputy pulled over Roger Denault of Portland, OR, on February 28 about 1 AM after he was allegedly driving on the side of the road, says Nevada State Police spokesman Gordon Absher.
IT WAS JUST A MANGY SCATTER OF SEEDY SKANKWEED OUT IN THE WOODS, BUT AFTER DAYS OF STAKING IT OUT IN ALL WEATHER, THE US FOREST SERVICE WAS DESPERATE TO BUST THE FIRST HIKER WHO MOSEYED ALONG FOR "CONSPIRACY" TO GROW "SINSEMILLA." HERE'S WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO THAT POOR GUY, EXCEPT FOR A LAWYER IN ELKINS, WV NAMED M o JAMES FOX. OH, AND I ALSO FOX'S EXPERT CO MARIJUANA CONSULf < TANT, WHO ALSO * HAPPENS TO BE HIGH 1 TIMES' WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT. Raymond Wezik knew poaching was wrong, but as soon as he discovered the marijuana growing in the George Washington National Forest he knew it would be nothing but trouble.
The Reverend Tom Brown, founder of Arkansas’ Our Church (see HighWitness News, Sept. ’94 and June ’95) has had his 121-month federal marijuana sentence reduced to five years under the new weight-per-marijuana-plant sentencing guidelines that went into effect late last year.
DEA AGENT IN THEFT CASE Ex-DEA agent Lisa McBride faces charges of stealing $5,000 improperly seized in a drug raid. The money was taken along with a powdery substance from the Georgia home of Steve and Lori Buckalew. The substance turned out to be the cremated remains of a Buckalew relative, while the $5.000 disappeared.
An illustrious name added to the roster of federal judges advocating drug legalization could give new legs to a movement that has been moving along quietly for years. Richard Posner, Chief Judge of the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago—one of the nation's leading legal scholars, described by American Lawyer magazine as "the most brilliant judge in the country”—has come out in favor of marijuana legalization.
Last February 15, police raided the 30-member Greater Cincinnati Cannabis Buyers’ Club, headquartered in the apartment of its director, Richard Evans, and seized eight ounces of marijuana as well as cannabis tinctures and extracts. If charged, Evans could face up to ten years in jail.
FREEDOM FIGHTER OF THE MONTH JOHN MARSH FIGHTING TO TAKE OFF HIS MUZZLE
Neither rain nor shine nor court order can keep John Marsh from blazing a path toward marijuana legalization, though that’s exactly what a Whatcom County judge in Washington is attempting to do by threatening Marsh with more jail time if he doesn’t stop advocating the use or legalization of marijuana.
In its latest survey of drug use among teenagers, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that the number of youths smoking marijuana rose significantly between 1993 and 1995—and blames the increase on "increasingly lax attitudes about marijuana” fueled by musicians who make pot look "tempting and cool,” and on the growing number of voices advocating legalization.
My own miserable memories of heroin addiction are what have kept me clean for the past year-not the fact that my probation officer requires me to pee-to-be-free on a weekly basis. Aside from the fact that my court ordered drug tests add nothing to my personal incentive to stay clean, they're also reliably unreliable.
MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE SHOULDNT BE BURIED IN US ELECTION POLITICS
Not since Pancho Villa raided Columbus, NM, and General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing led his punitive force into Chihuahua in 1917 has Mexico been such a hot election issue in the United States. Migration, drug traffic, corruption, justice, financial assistance and free trade-suddenly, for all these reasons, Mexico is a political target.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TELLS SUBCOMMITTEE: “FAR MORE HARM IS CAUSED BY MARIJUANA PROHIBITION THAN BY MARIJUANA."
NORML DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS In a step forward for the marijuana reform movement, Congress invited NORML Executive Director Keith Stroup and two other reform advocates to testify last March on the subject of national marijuana policy.
Last August, ESPN _laid it al on the line with the First Annual Extreme Games, a weeklong event Featuring such underground sports as skate boarding, biking, skydiving, bungee-jumping, kayaking, rollerblading and rock climbing. Teen athletes Formerly considered menaces to society were suddenly on every tube in America.
Down on the corner with the weed-smoking skateteboarders of New York.
n you believe hat this city puts u with?' an elder ly pedestrian grieves as a swarm of skaters makes its way up New York's Lafayette Street one sunny day. `Its disgust ing." an irate yuppie agrees. Whether it's the loud wheels. the wanton destruction of personal property.
Is athletic performance enhanced by cannabis or does physical activity just feel better with a buzz?
“I was in an exercise physiology class in college," recalls triathlete Kristin Benoit. The teacher, this big fat guy, spent about half the semester talking about how bad pot was for the lungs. We were in the training room on the treadmills, so I challenged him to a race, and he was gasping in a few minutes.
Ultimate Disc now numbers some 5,000 collegiate, high school and club teams nationwide. It’s the granddaddy of alternative sports, but unlike its telegenic counterparts such as snowboarding and mountainbike racing, Disc (formerly known as Frisbee) is still hovering at the grassroots level, in more ways than one.
CRAIG RU BIN, HOST OF CABLE TV'S "HEMP 4 VICTORY" TAKES US ON A TOUR OF THE WEALTHIEST CITY IN AMERICA AND REVEALS BEVERLY HILLS' BRIGHT GREEN UNDERBELLY
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"Just Say Grow" reads the bumper sticker on the Cadillac in front of us. Bill Bridges and I are stuck in rush-hour traffic on Santa Monica Boulevard. We've photographed the Beverly Hills City Hall and are back in the truck on our way to shoot another Beverly Hills garden.
IN THE LATE 1960S, THEN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY DR. CHARLES T. TART, TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS, DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING FEW OTHERS HAD THE COURAGE TO DO-CONDUCT UNBIASED RESEARCH ON MARIJUANA. THE OUT COME OF THAT PIONEERING RESEARCH, A 1971 BOOK CALLED ON BEING STONED: A PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF MARIJUANA INTOXICATION (SCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR BOOKS, PALO ALTO, CA), IS STILL THE SINGLE BEST STUDY OF MARIJUANA’S EFFECTS AND USERS. TART, WHO STUDIED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT M.I.T. BEFORE EARNING A DOCTORAL DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, HAS AUTHORED 12 OTHER BOOKS AND NUMEROUS ARTICLES WHICH FEATURE UNIQUE, OPEN MINDED AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO DRUG USE, ALTERED STATES, PSYCHIC POWERS, AND PSYCHOLOGY. HE IS ALSO A LEADING THEORIST, RESEARCHER AND PROPONENT OF TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY, A SUBFIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY WHICH COM BINES HUMANISM AND SPIRITUALITY. TART’S WRITINGS OFFER A RAY OF HOPE AND TOOLS FOR CHANGE TO PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, IDENTITY CRISES AND OTHER AFFLICTIONS OF THE LATE ?0TH CENTURY. A PRACTITIONER OF WHAT HE PREACHES, HE HAS EARNED A BLACK BELT IN ÄIKIDO, STUDIED MEDITATION AND BUDDHISM, AND CONTINUES TO TEACH AND WRITE. DR. TART, WHO RECENTLY RETIRED FROM UC DAVIS AFTER 78 YEARS, IS CURRENTLY A CORE FACULTY MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY IN PALO ALTO, CA, AND A SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES. HIGH TIMES: Why did you write On Being Stoned?
If you hang out long enough on the white sand beach of Florida’s Central Gulf town of Clearwater, you’re likely to hear locals and tourists alike talk about the “Windsurfer Girl” who rides the wind and waves in the warm Gulf of Mexico. Pretty soon, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the girl herself, cavorting hundreds of yards offshore on her windsurfing board with its vivid purple and green sail.
Jim Wilson stands perfectly still, eyeing an 80-pound canvas-covered training bag hanging by a chain from the rafters of his garage. He is 12 feet from the bag, which is painted with the profile of a human’s upper torso and head. With only a sharp intake of breath as warning, Wilson suddenly pivots on one leg, raising the other as his body spins counterclockwise.
Summer has always been the time of year to hit the road and explore the great outdoors. But this summer will be the first one in decades that won't find me on the road following the GRATEFUL DEAD. What the FUCK am I going to do with myself? None of my world-famous RASTA PASTA to feed my hungry acolytes.
Build a campfire by digging a small hole in the ground and lighting a couple pounds of charcoal in the pit. Let the coals turn white and you are ready to go. Use a DOUBLEBOILER and cook 1/8 OZ OF GANUA in butter over the hot coals. Make sure not to burn the butter; heat distribution with a campfire is harder to control.
Sam Cooke is best remembered for a string of pleasant, if somewhat lightweight, pop hits, beginning with "You Send Me" ( a Number One hit in 1957 ) and ending with “Shake," which landed at Number Seven in 1965. He was a huge star: an urbane, controlled, cool, sophisticated entertainer who played the Copa, wore continental clothes and drove a Ferrari.
I started reading HIGH TIMES in college. Upon reading the grow section of your magazine, it struck me. Why can't I do this myself? I purchased a copy of Ed's Closet Cultivator and as I paid for it the cashier looked at me and said. "This is the best fifteen bucks you'll ever spend."
Even experienced gardeners can overlook fundamental principles. Here are a few ways a cultivator can increase yield. I know a person with a very observant eye and a keen sense of the possible. One day we were walking through a commercial area where men were unloading boxes.
R. Ottawa CANADA H and H Santa Barbara, California Hot Bog and Chuck Chillout USA Where is it legal to cultivate marijuana? David Hackensack New Jersey It is illegal to cultivate marijuana any where in the USA because federal laws treat it as the felony of "manufacturing drugs."
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WOO-HAH: HIGH TIMES SUMMER HIP-HOP SPECIAL! WU-TANG & BUSTA RHYMES Wu-Tang Clan are coming out with a new album in July and Busta Rhymes is currently in the Top 10 with “Woo-Hah: Got You All in Check,’’ making our weeded coverage all the more timely.