What's your opinion? God is A. love. B. dead. C. in all of us. D. everywhere. E. not interested. Smoke a joint and sooner or later the conversation gets around to the question of who's responsible for all of this. How did I get here? Where am I going?
I’m writing to comment on “Woodstock Meltdown” by Steve Bloom (Dec. '99). I just don’t know where to begin. I’m a hippie at heart. All through elementary school, high school and college I figured I did not belong in my generation. I am so ashamed of my generation, especially because of Woodstock '99.
Jason Mewes is a comic book hero, a toy action figure and the stoner star of the sacrilegious film comedy, Dogma.
Kevin Smith wasn’t sure what to think about Jason Mewes when he first met him. Here was this hyperkinetic kid about five years younger than him, a nonstop mouth who was beginning to hang with his crowd. Smith was a senior for Chrissakes and pretty fuckin’ funny in his own right.
HIGH TIMES goes on the set of the sequel to Friday and chills with Ice Cube, whose Craig character is now a bona fide weed smoker.
Sequels can be a bitch. In the case of Next Friday, the follow-up to the 1995 Stoner classic Friday, I can’t help but wonder that if the first one was “the joint,” then won’t the sequel be more like “the roach”? Especially without the now red-hot Chris Tucker, who starred in Friday as the constantly-high Smokey?
From the ashes of Bad Brains, Washington, DC's most famous hardcore band are born again as Soul Brains. But are they back to stay?
“Take your mother to a jail cell and then cut her hair, then brush her teeth, then teach her to act like a human being and while you are at it, get her a badge, but make sure my name isn’t on it. This is what you get for not doing shit. Sorry I couldn’t be the next Mandela.”
As the executive producer of the two HEMPILATION albums, I know how hard it is to bring big-name talent to a benefit cause. So when I saw the recent MOM 3 collection (Surfdog/Hollywood), I couldn’t help but be jealous. Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brian Wilson, Smashmouth, Ben Harper, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Beck, Snoop Dogg, James Taylor, several members of Rage Against the Machine!
Burn another down with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals.
SILJA J.A. TALVI
“Life is a struggle, but life is to be lived as well,” cautions Ben Harper. “I try to struggle on my own terms and still live a life.” A veteran of the HORDE tour and several Tibet Freedom shows, Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, recently issued their fourth album, Burn to Shine (Virgin), a complex and highly charged collection of 12 fundamentally flawless tracks.
WASHINGTON—The Cato Institute here might seem an unlikely venue for a pro-legalization speech. But they delivered more than that at a Webcast conference last October calling for“an adult approach to drug policies.” No pot-smoke aromated its glass-enclosed atrium as the academic/lobbyist hybrids of the capital’s libertarian and drug-policy worlds sipped white wine, upstairs from a rack of pamphlets advocating privatizing Social Security.
FEDERAL APPEALS-COURT RULING MAY OPEN DOOR FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
SAN FRANCISCO—A unanimous 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision could pave the way for the distribution of medical cannabis in accordance with federal law. The unprecedented ruling orders US District Court Judge Charles Breyer to amend his October 1998 injunction against the Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative (OCBC) for allegedly violating federal drug laws.
Those who have experienced it compare the activation of a 50,000-volt stun belt to the pain of a long needle inserted up through the spine and into the base of the skull. It leaves its victims temporarily paralyzed or writhing in agony. Stun belts deliver high-pulse currents through a person’s left kidney region, which then travel across the body through blood channels and nerve pathways.
SYRACUSE, NY—If ReconsiDer can help end the Drug War, members say it will become a forum for another big issue. Until then, the capital “D” stands for drugs. “I think prohibition is the seminal issue of so many problems we have in this society,” says ReconsiDer cofounder Nick Eyle.
Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock announced 14 new personal “compassionate” exemptions from federal marijuana laws, added to two exemptions granted last June. “Fourteen more individuals will be exempted so they can use marijuana for medical purposes because they're very sick or they're dying,” he said.
Dear Mrs. Bush, In recent weeks, your son, Texas Governor George W. Bush, has faced questions regarding his youthful drug use. Recently, you responded to the media onslaught regarding the matter, saying that possible illicit drug use by your son or any other candidate for political office in their youth is largely “irrelevant.”
Keeping in touch with the “higher spirits” while explaining the “three-post offense" may be more difficult for new Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson this season. Although smoking marijuana off the court may not interfere with rebounding or hitting the three, the National Basketball Association seems to believe it does.
TYLERTOWN, MS—It was a flawless Labor Day for six city dudes visiting rural Mississippi. The icy Bogue Chitto River chilled their beer as it carried their tubes far from the concrete and car exhaust. The ganja smoke curled between the fragrant pines like a sacred offering, disappearing into azure above.
Lenny Bruce was in mock shock. “Do you realize,” he asked rhetorically, “that they’re busting kids for smokingflowers?" But Lenny was an optimist. It was in 1960 that he said, “Now let me tell you something about pot. Pot will be legal in ten years.
The 20-Ton Birdseed Bust and the Hemp-Oil Urinalysis Glitch
The Hemp-Oil Urinalysis Glitch
Builds Strong Bodies, THC and All
Scene Five in the Making
“We have done but greenly in hugger-mugger,” King Claudius bleats to Queen Gertrude around the end of the fourth act of Hamlet. The mad young prince has uncovered their plot against him. Polonius has been assassinated, Ophelia is flagrantly crazy.
Here's a new cloning method that will make your old humidity dome obsolete.
Buying AT Sprays
The conventional way to raise clones is to root them under a “humidity dome,” where they are sprayed frequently with water to prevent wilting. The major drawback of the dome method is that the humid, stagnant air inside is the perfect environment for mold and fungus to grow.
Switzerland is a real trip. Everything runs like a clock. The farms, homes and buildings are all well kept and there is not a scrap of garbage or a weed on the sidewalk. Everything appears to be perfect, pristine and intrinsically efficient.
I love good pot. I can stay stoned all day and still get on with my life. In fact, I have a good job as a brain surgeon (just kidding) but I do have a good job, support my family and get to do all the usual things. The fact remains, I love good pot. It has to be fresh, too.
HIGH TIMES: When I first heard about you in the early '80s, it was on the front pages of newspapers reporting Earth First!'s radical environmental actions. They called you "poet philosopher," "Merlin" and "shaman." Jesse Wolf Hardin: And worse!
How small can you grow? Here's a few ways to get big yields from small places.
THE MICRO GROW ROOM
For the home grower with a limited amount of space, micro-gardening can provide a means to achieve maximum yields in the available area. With the right lighting, good climate control and some planning, the most unlikely places can be turned into miniature growrooms.
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When growing from seed it is necessary to determine the sex of your plants before placing them in your flowering chamber. This is done to keep any stray pollen from the male plants away from your female plants, insuring sensimilla status. One method of sexing is done by cutting your lights back to 12 hours on and 12 hours off; this will flower your seedlings, but at the same time it will add weeks on to your schedule.
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.
I followed instructions from an article in HT, which outlined how much fertilizer to give and when to give it. On both occasions I don’t think the plants reached their full potential, but suffered fertilizer burn. (The leaves were very dark green, with brown dead tissue at the edges and the tips curled under.) The plants started growing buds rapidly in the beginning of flowering, but gave up and stopped growing.
A good friend recently had a nasty fight with insects. This forced me to do some research and find the most effective totally organic pesticide. Planning can usually eliminate the chances of insect infestation indoors, but if one does occur, use Einstein Oil.
What bulbs are best for your plants? Jorge Cervantes provides his most in-depth study of HID lights ever. If you’re looking for the perfect light for perfect plants, don’t miss this story. If you smoke sensational weed, then you want sensational smokeware to smoke it in.