Welcome to our Annual Summer Grow Issue. Inside these pages you'll find information valuable to both beginner and expert growers. My esteemed colleague Jorge Cervantes has compiled a list of seed companies you can trust from Holland, Canada, Switzerland and the World Wide Web.
Awesome magazine! As I was drooling over the most recent Cannabis Cup winners (Apr. '01), I couldn’t but wish that it was a scratch’n’sniff. I realize it’s pretty expensive, but wouldn’t it be cool to smell the buds, and look at them too? (Especially with Cannabis Cup issues!) Chef via Internet I was disappointed not to read anyone's description of the winning seed strains in the April issue.
AFTER SUFFERING A SERIOUS STROKE LAST SUMMER, JACK HERER, THE GRANDDADDY OF THE MODERN HEMP MOVEMENT, BATTLES HIS WAY BACK TO FIGHTING FORM.
Think of one of those massive, octopus-like freeway inter-changes with multiple off-ramps and on-ramps, overpasses and underpasses, plus countless signs announcing the exits speeding toward you. You're barreling along at 70 MPH as the maze nears.
Supreme Court Hears Fourth Amendment Case SAN DIEGO, CA—The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Feb. 20 in a case involving the use of “thermal imaging” devices to detect heat emanating from private property without first obtaining a search warrant.
US APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS PUBLIC-HOUSING EVICTIONS
SAN FRANCISCO—On jan. 24, tenants of public housing and civil libertarians alike applauded the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals’ 7-4 ruling barring the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) from evicting four tenants for other people's drug use.
GENEVA, IL—A judge in the Chicago suburbs has made it his mission to get dietary supplements that help users pass drug tests pulled off store shelves and banned in the state. James Doyle, an Illinois 16th Circuit Court judge and founder of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court, began his quest last November, when a defendant in his court admitted to using the products to pass a court-ordered drug test.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ecstasy, the new poster pill for the "just Say No” industry, rides on a wave of media attention. It’s the newest bust of choice for police across the country, and its long-term health effects are disputed. Chemically MDMA, it's caught in a schism between those who believe it’s "penicillin for the soul” and those who call it the worst new drug on the streets since crack.
IQUITOS, PERU—As we go to press, Colombia's President Andres Pastrana has just met for the first time since November with Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). It is possibly the last chance at the peace table for the rebels before Pastrana unleashes his US-trained-and-armed jungle fighters on them, and follows four extensions to the peace-table-or-else ultimatum he originally set for early January.
As America’s premier distance-jump motocross daredevil, Seth Enslow aims high. Since launching himself from upstate New York to Los Angeles at 18, he has routinely maneuvered his motorcycle over spaces most people buy airline tickets to cross.
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.
New York takes a fresh look at the Rockefeller laws.
NEW YORK CITY—New York Gov. George Pataki has asked the state legislature to ease the draconian mandatory-minimum sentences of the state's Rockefeller drug laws, which ordain 15 years to life for possession of more than four ounces of cocaine or heroin.
ATLANTA—In the largest seizure ever of plant materials that could be used to make ayahuasca, a joint task force of Atlanta police and DEA agents raided a home in a suburban area here on Jan. 31 and took more than 1,500 pounds of banisteriopsis caapi vine, psychotria viridis leaves and wild black tobacco.
May 5, 2001 “2001: A Space Odyssey“ Over 70 cities worldwide Successor to the Million Marijuana March, rallies for pot legalization in over 70 cities around the world. Contacts include: New York and general info: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website, cures-not-wars.org; Atlanta: Paul, (404) 522-2267, e-mail, pcorn email@example.com; London: Chris, (011) 44207-637-7467, Website, schmoo.co.uk/may2001.htm May 12 Thomas Jefferson Birthday Jubilation Six Tower Grove Park, St.
This month I came back to NORML as director of publications after an 18-month absence. Reflecting upon my return, it is apparent that the political landscape facing drug-law reformers today is remarkably different than the one we faced just six years ago, when I began my career with NORML. Fortunately, these changes have virtually all been for the better.
Since the unprecedented success of last year’s TV hit Survivor, the world has witnessed an epidemic of similarly themed events. But what happened to the original Survivor cast? Naturally, they're surviving. Kelly Wiglesworth just signed a four-year contract with the E! Entertainment Network and will be hosting Celebrity Adventures.
Last year, I organized the Millennium Marijuana March in Lansing, Michigan. This is what I would have liked to know before I started, First, you will need some money, a phone and reliable transportation at your disposal. If you have worked for organizations like Families Against Mandatory Minimums or the November Coalition, you have experience and connections that may be useful now.
sandee burbank: oregon's mama MAMA has 'put a human face on drug policy and made it a family issue.'
Constance Emerson Crooker
MOSIER, OR—As a doggedly persistent drug-law-reform activist, Sandee Burbank has logged more travel to more cities than a presidential candidate. She educates anyone who will listen, founds new organizations at the drop of an injustice and spends more time lobbying and testifying before legislators than a hired gun for big business.
Prologue: Here I am, a professional skeptic among 700 true believers ($435 each, plus airfare, hotel and meals) at the three-day Prophets Conference, a neo-New-Age event being held in December 2000 at a glitzy hotel in Palm Springs, California.
Once again, Star magazine has reached new heights in getting the story wrong. In a recent feature on Hollywood actor-couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, the supermarket tabloid’s headline screamed: “Brad & Jennifer Hooked on Drugs!” The “drugs” turned out to be pot.
Veteran basketball star Charles Oakley recently claimed that marijuana use in the National Basketball Association has skyrocketed: “You got sixty percent of your league on marijuana. You got guys out there playing high every night.” The NBA has a drug-testing policy in place, but the Toronto Raptors forward scoffs: “You test a guy, he gets high the next day.
Kate Hudson, star of Almost Famous and daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, recently announced that she has “no problem” with marijuana. In a short interview with the World Entertainment News Network, Hudson assured the planet that “she has lots of opinions about drugs.”
HIGH TIMES' first feature film, the eponymous pot caper HIGH TIMES’ Pot Luck, is complete. The offbeat comedy, which has been described as "Cheech and Chong meet The Sopranos,” was shot on location in New York City this past summer with additional footage being picked up in Amsterdam, where "some crucial bud shots” were filmed.
Last winter in New York City, the Cynthia Broan Gallery held an art exhibition titled: The Viewer’s Choice: 11 Artists, 30 Days, 1 Survivor. During the competition, gallery visitors voted on their favorite piece and every three days eliminated the least-liked.
I dig Stanley Kubrick's epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but you know what powers my personal spaceship engines? Give me that skunky green kind bud and I blast off into deep space! But in the year 2001, the struggle for mariwanna liberation continues.
EVERY YEAR THE LIFE OF REGGAE LEGEND BOB MARLEY IS CELEBRATED BY HIS FAMILY AT A MIAMI GANJAFEST.
Every February it seems all people care about is Bob Marley. He was born on Feb. 6, 1945, and his life is celebrated each year with a number of tribute concerts, the most significant of which is the Bob Marley Caribbean Festival, run by the Marley family and held each year in Miami's Bayfront Park.
Black Uhuru legend Michael Rose still has a stalk of sinsemilla in his backyard.
Silja J.A. Talvi
With a long, majestic crown of locks intricately wrapped 'pon his head, Michael Rose commands respect even before he’s had a chance to utter a word—or sing a single note. And when he does, that respect is only magnified. The 43-year-old Jamaican, who sings powerful, searing melodies but speaks in a near-hushed and intensely focused cadence, is one of reggae music’s most enduring and bona fide stars.
TWO BLIND MELON ALUMNI (BRAD SMITH AND CHRIS THORN) A FORMER PEARL JAM DRUMMER (DAVE KRUSEN) AND AN UNKNOWN SINGER (CHRIS SHINN) EQUAL UNIFIED THEORY.
Six years ago, one of stoner rock's favorite bands was ripped apart, Not long after Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon died in 1995, guitarist Christopher Thorn swore off band life. "We tried for a while to find a singer and move on,” he says. “But every time we got into a room with a different singer, it felt like somebody was missing.
Nobody played guitar like Stevie Ray Vaughan. While his hero Jimi Hendrix pioneered an elemental style fusing high-decibel blues power with kick-ass rock and soul, Vaughan invigorated his version of the cosmic blues with indomitable Texas spirit and incredible guitar technique.
Daring to take rock music and psychedelics seriously-as if they really meant something—Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s (University of Chicago Press) by Nick Bromell shows just how their fated convergence in the ’60s comprised a potent ontological cocktail that helped make life what it was back then and has been since.
On first listen, there’s nothing particularly ingenious about the Pharcyde. With raps about dissing your mama and waiting on the pot man, or just plain old-school rhymes, the discriminating critic might not get the intellectual humor behind the group’s music.
Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra) pays homage to the Doors in a unique way. The people selected to play on this album are bands that have been influenced by the Doors, artists who influenced the Doors and former members of the Doors themselves.
Test Drive Le Mans Platform: Dreamcast Developer: Infogrames Entertainment Publisher: Infogrames Entertainment The annual race at Le Mans, France is the pinnacle of high-performance racing, and attracts the world’s best teams. That said, you may be asking yourself, "Does this game live up to the standards of the Cannabis Cup of racing?
In the early ‘80s, marijuana commerce was revolutionized when a pot-delivery service known as “Weed-Deliver"—whose phone number was (800) WANT-POT—began serving New York City. There are now hundreds of outfits, serving the city’s five boroughs and many suburbs.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, WHEN THE HIGH TIMES QUALITY-CONTROL BOARD CHOOSES PRODUCTS THAT HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTION TO sINSEMILLA HORTICULTURE OVER THE YEAR. THESE ADVANCED PRODUCTS HAVE ALL BEEN TESTED AND PROVEN TO BE SUPERIOR. SOME ARE NEW AND SOME ARE TRIED-AND-TRUE FAVORITES.
By far, the most-asked question we get from growers at HIGH TIMES is, Dude, where can I get seeds? It's not easy, and it's also illegal. Here’s a short list of available dealers, along with some words of caution. More varieties of marijuana seed are available today than ever before.
ln 1964, I assigned Robert Anton Wilson to interview Timothy Leary at his LSD research center in Millbrook, New York, for my countercultural magazine, The Realist. That was also the first time Wilson met Ram Dass, who, at the time, was still Richard Alpert, the psychologist who, with Leary, had been fired from Harvard University for their acid experimentation with students.
You can tell a lot about a man by the people around him. In the case of our new president, George W. Bush, his inner circle of policy makers—the US Cabinet and his closest advisors—appears to be a group as diverse as the country they will serve: men and women who are white, black, Latino, Japanese and Middle Eastern.
Todd McCormick is in jail. Our most visible spokesperson for medical pot is serving time for cultivation and conspiracy. While the California cannabis-buyers’-club community flourishes, McCormick has been imprisoned for doing exactly what countless other people do daily—providing pot to sick people.
Every morning after I smoke my breakfast, I tend my garden of kind. Closet Man Curedonia Grow America is reader-driven. Your submissions make all the stoners of the world dream of kind nugs. Send pictures (no Polaroids), tips, questions and stories to: Grow America, HIGH TIMES, 235 Park Ave.
Grown in a bucket with dirt and organic fertilizers. The only thing man-made was the electricity. I sleep so well with my beauty safely hidden in my bedroom closet. Bandit Bud Boy California I grew this myself. The best buds are always free buds.
Every once in a while, I take a break from grow products to talk about something different. Two brand-new products I've found are truly unique and functional, with an emphasis on fun. Most heads I know enjoy the whole process of examining, smelling, preparing the herb and choosing a smoking method.
This new power tool will “trim your buds five times faster than hand-trimming,” says the manufacturer of The Big Red Shredder. It’s set up like a lathe, with a spinning bit surrounded by aluminum housing. The housing is made so that the hose from any shop-vac fits snugly.
Ladies and gentlemen (drum roll please...), here are the winners of the HIGH TIMES 2001 Reader Budshot contest. We picked these three photos out of nearly 100 entries. Some folks sent in pictures of their buds posed elegantly in a pastoral setting with fruit and grains, others sent photos of their stash being held up by their naked girlfriends, but in the end it was the buds and the buds alone that won—no pretense, no frills, just good old-fashioned THC-covered cannabis.
I am growing two strains. This is my seventh crop. My buds are tight and dense, but they could be a little tighter. I thought maybe the roots are pot-bound. When the plants had been budding for three weeks, I cut the bottom off their three-gallon pots and found a wall of roots with nowhere to grow.
Plant seeds directly in ground. Seeds planted now require more care and water to become established. Plant them where they will receive regular care. Transplant well-rooted seedlings and clones outdoors. Bury them all the way up to their first set of true leaves.
HIGH TIMES goes to the movies! Get a sneak peek backstage at the nd annual Stony Awards when we honor Cheech and Chong in a rollicking salute to this year's crop of reefer reels. Mad Cow disease is now recognized as a worldwide epidemic. The US claims Mad Cows don't exist in America, but the government's own data prove they do.