Here it is. The last HIGH TIMES of the 20th Century. And what a century it's been. Not one, but two world wars. Two nuclear bombs. Vietnam. Korea. Afghanistan. Israel. Palestine. Serbia. Bosnia. Shiite Muslims. Protestants. Catholics. Cars.
In reference to 420 being the greatest time to stop and smell the greens (Letters, Sept. ’99): Bull. So is 8:09. The best time to smoke is when you have no worries or duties to do and 420 certainly ain’t my best time. Smoke it when you can. Peter via Internet I want to comment on Ice Tiger’s view of 4:20 as being stoner stupid.
I was the night before Christmas And all through the shop, The elves were all chillin' The work had all stopped. No toys were assembled No playthings were built, Elf Chong lit a joint up That made everyone wilt. What will Santa Claus say? He'll probably be pissed!
L7’s lead singer isn't shy about showing her bong technique or dissing the Lilith and Warped tours.
Omitted from the summer festival tours. L7 decided to tweak two of them back in July. On successive days, they hired airplanes and had banners flown overhead. One was in California during the Lilith Fair: BORED? TIRED? TRY L7. The next day. they went after the Warped Tour in New Jersey: WARPED TOUR NEEDS MORE BEAVER...
Detroit Rock City hilariously chronicles a day in the life of a high-school garage-rock band willing to do anything to get out of their humdrum small town for one night to see Kiss play the Motor City. Starring Kiss. Edward Furlong and newcomer James De Bello as the hard-talking yet lovable stoner.
Fans of the plant will note the exquisitely crafted marijuana embroidery on the cover of the new Gram Parsons tribute CD, Return of the Grievous Angel (Almo Sounds). Parsons wore the famous Nudie suit and, even more importantly, virtually created country-rock with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers and on two seminal solo albums featuring a young Emmylou Harris before dying in 1973.
If the movie version of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting sometimes came off like a rock video, Paul McGuigan’s The Acid House (Zeitgeist Films) is grittier, perhaps truer to Welsh's vision. Set mainly in the Edinburgh housing projects, it’s full of black humor, brutality, class conflict and drugs, the staple themes of Welsh’s writing.
Soul sister Toshi Reagon lays down a cross-genre cornerstone on The Righteous Ones (Razor & Tie), defying the gravity of categorization. This tasty soul-pastry is frosted with kind rootsy grooves, stuffed with creamy harmonies, sprinkled with mandolin and good ol’ punk/funk rock attitude—timely for the '90s fade.
Named after the last song ever played by the Grateful Dead live in 1995, Brokedown Palace (Twentieth Century Fox) is not about Deadheads or the music that inspired the title. But the story of the main characters in the movie parallels the sad escapades of Deadheads currently serving long mandatory sentences in US prisons for LSD. High-school seniors Alice (Claire Danes) and Darlene (Kate Beckinsale) take an ill-advised trip to Thailand and within days find themselves in jail, charged with attempting to smuggle a load of heroin to Hong Kong.
It’s harvest time for Captain Beefheart fans. While the man himself remains ensconced somewhere in the desert painting pictures of crows (and selling them for 20 grand a pop), the shelves of your local CD emporium floweth over with new Beefheart packages featuring key outtakes and killer liner notes.
Blue Skies, Mild Temperatures and Big-Bucks Funding for a New Marijuana Initiative Produce Record Crowds
SEATTLE—A record-breaking crowd of 90,000 hempsters jammed Myrtle Edwards Park downtown here on Aug. 22 for the 9th Annual Seattle HempFest. Their hopes were high too: Four days before the event, activist Paul Stanford, director of the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp in Portland.
BRONSON, FL—Joe Tacl has eight four-inch titanium rods in his spine and spent much of his trial in a hospital bed, but a Levy County jury here last July rejected his argument that his use of marijuana as a painkiller is medically necessary. Tacl, 46, and his son Michael, 20, were found guilty of manufacturing cannabis, possession of paraphernalia and possession of over 20 grams of marijuana.
SACRAMENTO, CA—Medical-marijuana grower B.E. Smith, forbidden by a judge to cite California’s 1996 “Compassionate Use Act” in federal court, was sentenced last August to 27 months in prison for growing 87 plants. His lawyers charge that the well-known “Emerald Triangle” firebrand of Trinity County was fingered for selective prosecution because of his activism.
WASHINGTON—Pennsylvania Freedom Fighter Diane Fornbacher gripped the microphone in the stultifying Fourth of July heat in Lafayette Park, and proclaimed that she was proud to smoke marijuana with the crowd gathered for the annual Rally, March and Concert to End Marijuana Prohibition.
The world’s biggest rave, Berlin’s enormous Love Parade, has transformed the city into a global love-in every July since the Wall fell in 1989. This summer’s production drew a cool million techno-heads from as far away as the US and Australia—and two chartered planeloads from Beijing, China!
A truck bomb ripped through the headquarters of a Colombian army anti-kidnapping unit in Medellin, killing 10, injuring 30 and nearly leveling a whole block, the deadliest blast in Medellin since cocaine baron Pablo Escobar’s 1993 death.
SAN DIEGO, CA—In 1986, Steve McWilliams was involved in a horrific auto accident, followed by a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1992. He suffered massive head, neck, shoulder and back injuries. His doctors prescribed a litany of pain medications, antidepressants and antipsychotics.
CALGARY, ALBERTA— Medical-marijuana activist Grant Krieger, 44, has a big vision. The founder of Calgary’s 30-member Universal Compassion Club, Krieger wants to see similar cannabis co-ops in every electoral district in Canada. And if the list of hurdles he has already faced is any indication, neither cops nor courts nor rip-offs will deter Krieger from his crusade to provide high-quality pot at a reasonable price to those in pain.
WASHINGTON—Rejecting calls for a hearing from HIGH TIMES and Virginia public-policy expert Jon Gettman, the DEA last July down-scheduled the THC pill Marinol, making it immensely more profitable for pharmaceutical companies. HIGH TIME5 and Gettman, who have a federal petition pending to reschedule marijuana and all other cannabinoid drugs, had called for a federal review of the status of all cannabis preparations before changing Marinol’s classification.
It is often said that the cure can be worse than the disease. Nowhere is this analogy more apropos than to describe Florida's new proposal to enlist biological weaponry in the war on marijuana. At the urging of new state drug czar Jim McDonough and Rep.
Benefit featuring Nobody From Nowhere and other local bands, an auction, vendors and a raffle, beginning at 1 PM. Contact Kira Rutherford, NFN Enterprises, 1509 Orwood Rd., Batesville, MS 38606 (662) 563-4429; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The 6th Annual Cannabis Freedom Festival Wickham Park Pavilion, Melbourne, Florida Sponsored by the Cannabis Freedom Coalition, this free event runs from noon to 11 PM on Nov. 20, and noon to 9 PM Nov. 21.
On the 30th anniversary of Woodstock it didn't rain. So much of the fable and lore around the two previous Woodstock festivals (1969 and 1994) had been built around precipitation, and the muddy conditions that ensued. At the Rome, NY Woodstock '99 festival, the crowd cheered wildly on Sunday during Jewel's set, but it wasn't for the yodeling performer, it was for the moisture that ever so slightly sprinkled the overheated fans.
During a summer marked by record heat and the fires of Woodstock '99, WHEE3 offered a bit of solace for the Peace Tribe. The three-day event at Buckeye Lake Music Center in Ohio drew upwards of 5,000 high-andhappy campers. A natural amphitheater like the original Woodstock site, Buckeye Lake has hosted Grateful Dead shows in the past.
Any good trip starts with the driver. Carlton's a chef for some of reggae's biggest stars—Jimmy Cliff, Chinna Smith, Sugar Minott—and a devout Rasta with brethren across Jamaica he can contact at a drop of the spliff whenever certain lifestyle accouterments are running low.
For young people of the 1960s and 1970s. marijuana use was a rite of passage. To the young, smoking the illegal drug was the boldest way to rebel against parental and governmental authority. The term "groves of academe" took on a new meaning in universities, where the spiky-leaved plants grew vigorously and covertly under ultraviolet lamps in dormitory closets.
Our list of living legends in the battle for legal cannabis
1 Jack Herer, widely hailed as the father of the modern hemp movement and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. "It will come to pass that marijuana will be seen as the savior of mankind and the politicians will be demonized. They just about outlawed the only natural thing on Earth that can save the planet.
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New micro-size voice disguiser even works with pay phones.
New laser is unlike any other, paints a perfect horizontal line for any job.
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HIGH TIMES: Let’s talk about Emperor of Hemp. How did the movie come about? Jack Herer: [Producer] Jeff Meyers wanted to do something on the marijuana movement. He contacted me and asked if I was interested in making a movie. He and [director] Jeff Jones made a deal with Anita Roddick to back it.
Grow America is reader-driven. Your submissions make all the stoners of the world dream of kind nugs. Send pictures, tips, questions and stories to: Grow America, HIGH TIMES, 235 Park Ave. South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003. For every picture we put in the magazine, we'll send NORML 25 bucks!
Dense, pungent Juicy Fruit. Kent Sea On the Road Masked Marauder Unknown Unknown indice sham with loads of swollen resin glands. Anonymous Unknown An ocean of assorted hybrid Females that are just beginning to bud. How many pounds of kind will this be?
AGGRENE NATURAL FERTILIZERS makes some unusual liquid fertilizers that I have seen nowhere else. They make a liquid bonemeal, actually very fine ground bonemeal in water suspension; a liquid lime; and a combination liquid of natural kelp and sulfate of potash, with an 0-0-8 N-P-K ratio.
I’m sending a plea to all marijuana cultivators who choose to grow herb for commercial use and financial profit. First off. I. plus millions of other potheads. thank you for putting your asses on the line to grow us marijuana, but herb needs to be priced fairly.
If you think of wind as just a way of removing heat, then you’re missing out on a chance to pump up your plants. Positive wind stress is a simple, effective and commonly overlooked way to beef up your buds. The stalks and branches that flex in the wind grow stronger, just like your arm would using a dumbbell.
Welcome to Trans-High Market Quotations, the premier authority on marijuana prices for the last 25 years. You, the faithful and loyal HIGH TIMES readers, are responsible for the quotes that are placed into the THMQ column. So, do your duty, fire up a monster spliff, rip a few bong hits, read THMQ thoroughly, then grab a pen and paper and write out a list of pot prices in your area.
Why don't mercury-vapor lamps ever come up as a light source for growing marijuana? The Farmer Auburn, Michigan Plants use light to power photosynthesis, in which sugars are synthesized from water and carbon dioxide. The spectra of light which plants use most efficiently to power this chemical reaction are red and blue.
High-yield farming in indoor soil requires a lot of work. This little invention can save you mucho time, while improving the overall condition of your soil. Polymer crystals look like chips of plastic, but are actually cross-linked polymers that expand when moistened.
Snoop Dogg blazes his way onto the cover of HIGH TIMES. The original Indo Smoker keeps kickin' new releases, from the recent Top Dogg solo album to The Chronic 2000 reunion with Dr. Dre. Pat Charles tails the Dogg around New York puffin' blunts wherever they go, such as at the Russell Simmons Rap Roast.