Where were you on 9/11? That is the question. A native New Yorker, I remember the blackout of 1977. For years everyone always asked, “Where were you during the blackout?” but now that date eludes me. I don’t think 9/11 ever will. It’s our Pearl [12/7] Harbor.
I have searched the Web for a grow mix mentioned in “The Spice Brothers" by Kyle Kushman in the Aug. 2001 issue. MJR is described as a "Pacific Coast” brand growing mix. Where can one buy MJR? I can't seem to find it on the Net! Any help would be appreciated.
As the US air war against Afghanistan got underway in response to the horrific September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, one lonely voice of protest was raised by the war-torn nation's exiled pro-democracy dissident group.
NEWS SHORTS FROM AROUND THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD
Senate Planning to Broaden Federal Wiretap Powers WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee and the Bush Administration have come to a compromise on a bill that would expand the Justice Department's right to seek evidence electronically in cases involving suspected terrorist activity, it was announced Oct. 3.
Raid Spoils Fun at Britain's First Cannabis Cafe MANCHESTER, England—Once the smoke had cleared, an experiment to open Britain's first “cannabis cafe" was deemed to have ended in farce Sept. 15. Police raided the Dutch Experience cafe in Stockport, Greater Manchester, minutes before a ribbon could be cut in a ceremony involving 50 British and Dutch pro-cannabis campaigners.
Feds Seize Patients’ Files in California PLACERVILLE, CA—DEA agents seized the medical-records files of more than 5,000 medical-marijuana patients Sept. 28, when they raided the home and office of Dr. Mollie Fry, a physician, and her husband, Dale Schafer in El Dorado County, California.
JURY DEADLOCKS ON POT GROWER’S RELIGIOUS-USE CLAIM.
HILO, HI—Constitutional rights are at stake in two Big Island trials, where Hawaii cannabis activist Jonathan Adler claims he was exercising religious freedom by growing marijuana. Adler’s first trial, on charges of growing 89 marijuana plants in 1998, ended in a mistrial last August.
Pressure is growing to decriminalize marijuana in Australia and adopt harmreduction policies towards other drugs, but Prime Minister John Howard’s government remains committed to its “Tough on Drugs Strategy.” In August, a “community drug summit” in the state of Western Australia voted 72-27 to endorse “civil penalties” for adults who possess or grow small quantities of cannabis.
PRESIDENT BANZER RESIGNS; ANGRY COCA GROWERS AGREE TO TEMPORARY TRUCE.
After 16 months of protests by the nation’s coca growers, Bolivian President Hugo Banzer Suarez resigned Aug. 6. Two weeks later, the government and the group representing the growers agreed to extend a temporary truce until December, and the peasant roadblocks that immobilized traffic in the nation's central plateau for months began to come down.
BOSTON—With the stage draped in red, white and blue bunting and organizers passing out black armbands, a subdued but patriotic crowd gathered on Boston Common for the 12th annual Freedom Rally Sept. 15. Organizers from the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition estimated the crowd at 30,000.
ELKHART, IN—In the shadow of the deaths at Rainbow Farm nearby, the police killing of an accused methamphetamine dealer in Elkhart, IN has raised questions in the town’s activist community and sent the victim’s mother on her own quest for "justice."
It can be safely said that stoners are smarter than drunks. Drunks get sloppy, incoherent, violent and basically stupid. Plus they wake up feeling like shit. But stoners get high, never hung over. So there's no need to conduct research on our mornings after.
THE DEEPER AGENDA TAKES US BACK TO VIETNAM AND LAOS
Michael C. Ruppert
The Western economies are so close to collapse that only a massive infusion of drug cash will prevent implosion. It sounds insane. "We are going to fight this new war against terrorism in a similar fashion to the way we have waged the War on Drugs and against organized crime," says Attorney General John Ashcroft.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA—But for a few puffs while in high school, Paul Burke has never been big on smoking ganja. However, over the past 20-odd years, the firebrand politician has been a leading advocate for the legalization of the embattled plant in Jamaica.
January 1 is traditionally a time for reflection, but it is also a time for looking forward. As we march into the New Year, take a moment to resolve what you can do in 2002 to help reform America’s excessive and antiquated marijuana laws. It may be more than you think.
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.
CLINTON, MT—Engulfed in a thick cloud of smoke with a couple of kamikazes in your gullet, you might just end up on stage, naked, with a hot blonde whose name does not matter. The huge mass of bikers, stoners, college kids, hippies and partiers hoot and holler as the water squirting out of a wooden penis drenches the bodies which are passionately grinding against each other.
HIGH TIMES COVER MODEL GETS POPPED FOR GINGERSNAPS.
VANCOUVER, BC—She calls herself “the only nudist pot-dealing comedienne” in the world. Watermelon, who has graced the cover of two issues of HIGH TIMES and who offered up a host of holiday pot recipes in last year’s Christmas issue, is an outspoken marijuana activist in Vancouver, as well as a popular entertainer.
WHEN YOU GET HIGH AT WORK, DO YOU THINK ABOUT MAKING MISCHIEF? IF YOU DO, HERE ARE SOME GREAT TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BUZZ BETTER.
ANONYMOUS EVIL ACTS
GETTING EVEN WITH THE BOSS
GETTING YOURSELF FIRED
THINGS TO DO JUST ‘CAUSE YOU’RE HIGH
Post a list of the Communists in your company on a conspicuous bulletin board. If you’re not sure who the Communists are, take your best guess. Call phone-sex numbers and transfer the calls at random. Dial the phone number of the guy in the next cubicle whenever he walks away from his desk.
SANTA RA IS COMING TO TOWN ON A SLED FILLED WITH GANJA GOODIES.
SANTA RA'S NUTTY GANJA GOODIE
You don’t need another shirt or tie or watch or Chia Pet. Listen to yourself lie— "Oh, this is sooo nice.” Santa Ra knows what you really want—a fat bag of stinky, green buds glistening in the glow of holiday lights! Plus a dinner table full of treats, loaded with massive amounts of ganja-laced, fruity/nutty favors.
“I quit chewing tobacco after 30 years thanks to HempDip,” says Mark Daly, founder of the Wyoming Snuff Company. "I place the dip in the traditional manner between my cheek and gum, then gnaw on the hemp for a burst of hemp oil and flavor to get over those strong cravings for nicotine.”
Strange messages are appearing on the sidewalks of New York City. It began last autumn. Pedestrians began finding the proclamation "WEED” stenciled nearly everywhere they trod. The four-letter word is now absolutely everywhere. So eerie—one word, so many meanings.
AFROMAN WINS THE DOOBIE FOR HIS CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT WEED AND BEER.
“This to me is like a marijuana Tyra Banks,” says Joseph Foreman, a.k.a. Afroman, holding up a long, green sticky bud. “Here's what you jack off thinking about." The 27-year-old rapper from Mississippi by way of Los Angeles can thank the kind bud for the overnight success of his Pot Song of the Year, “Because I Got High.”
THANKS TO MTV, WEEZER'S POT SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEE SOARED RIGHT UP THE CHARTS.
It seems a little surprising for a company making its coin by hawking the nearly inseparable trinity of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll to get squeamish about the word “hash.” But as the video for Weezer’s single, “Hash Pipe,” ascended to the top of MTV's Total Request Live, it did so as "H*** Pipe,” with host Carson Daly reduced to calling it “Pipe.”
In 1999, Macy Gray came out of left field with a fresh spin on a decidedly retro sound. One of the year's most agreeable surprise successes, On How Life is earned Gray the dubious Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her solid follow-up, The id [Epic], should help her avoid one-hit-wonder status.
Narcocorridos, Mexico's controversial music rage, are traditional ballads—corridos—glorifying the contemporary outlaws of the drug-smuggling underworld. The form is basically unchanged since the days when corridos praised revolutionaries like Pancho Villa.
Bob Dylan’s Love and Theft [Columbia] is a new and powerful high. America's greatest living singer-songwriter bolsters his imperious narratives with a lucid mix of guitars, a rock-solid rhythm section and the keyboard flourishes of Tex-Mex veteran Augie Meyers.
Goose bumps crawled up my spine in 1996 when an a cappella group at the posh Taft School in Watertown, CT honored alum Trey Anastasio with a rendition of “Bouncing Around the Room.” I remember thinking how Phish covered dozens of songs, and how natural it seemed that other musicians would delve into Phish’s eclectic body of work.
As video game systems go, the N64 has been one of the more conservative and youth-oriented consoles on the market. It has become notorious for its multitude of children's titles and generally squeaky-clean image. The release of Conker's Bad Fur Day has placed that perception firmly in the past.
Sodaplay.com Get lost for hours on end playing with the most entertaining interactive wire-frame vectors on the planet. Take a toke, then click, yank and pull three-dimensional critters around rectangular limits. Don’t like throwing the triangle frame around anymore?
Staind are the new Pearl Jam. Led by a sensitive frontman and fueled by nu-metal pyrotechnics, Staind speak to a generation of damaged youth, like Pearl Jam did before them. Discovered by Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst in 1998, Staind stood on their own the three previous years, self-releasing Tormented in '96.
It was not meant to be. The 2nd Annual HIGH TIMES Doobie Awards for Conscious Music were scheduled for Sept. 12 at Wetlands in New York. But, just one day before our event, a greater event took place: the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
The Quebec scene is thriving, in spite of an all-out biker war over, among other things, the marijuana business. Our resident grow guru tours four growrooms and shows you what went right and what went horribly wrong! Two biker clubs, the Hell’s Angels and the Rock Machine, have been Fighting turf wars over Montreal, Quebec real estate For years.
IN AN INDUSTRY DOMINATED BY MEN, A FEW FEMALE PIONEERS BLAZE THEIR OWN TRAIL IN THE WORLD OF GLASS.
JI JI LATORE
Thousands of glass artists create the supply of high-end smokeware sold internationally through shops, shows and glass distributorships. Some Internet glass distributors actually see monthly sales in five figures. But despite the cash some are making, the modern glass industry is rooted in the counterculture.
Brian Howie has resided in the hills overlooking the Santa Cruz, CA coastline for the past 25 years. The inspiring seascape is what has kept him here for so long. He refuses to call himself an “artist,” yet the myriad ways in which he can manipulate glass, creating lobsters, frogs, seahorses and several different kinds of fish, reveal his modesty.
Rainbow Farm is a beautiful place in September. The rolling fields are green with clover and wild grasses, and the late-afternoon sun glows warm and gold on the wooded hillside. It’s easy to envision the fields filled with people, the forest dotted with tents and campfires.
For the average John Q. Citizen who picks up The Conspirators, who has little or no knowledge of Iran-Contra, what would you like them to get out of the book? I would like people to understand that the very euphemism "Iran-Contra" was thought up by the US government to control the liability of what our country was involved in at that time.
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. South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003.
My crew and I will always keep this secret. Fragrant flowers make us free to be whatever we want to be. Death Weasel Films San Clemente, California I'm a patient belonging to OMMA, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Association. My latest creation is a Jack Herer x Sellwood Thunder.
'YOU CAN SHORTEN THE FLOWERING CYCLE AND STILL HARVEST MATURE BUDS.'
TIP OF THE MONTH
GROW FOR FREEDOM
Someday, we hope, marijuana will grow tall and wild on no one’s schedule but nature’s. Until then, gardeners need every advantage possible. In the never-ending search for ways to grow more, better, faster and cheaper, several unorthodox growing strategies have come to my attention.
Meet Luc, the Dutch seedmeister and master grower behind the award-winning Paradise Seed Company.
On this typically dismal-weather day in Amsterdam, we have the pleasure of puffing with Luc, the proprietor of Paradise Seeds. Paradise Seeds has won top awards in two cannabis events, the 1999 Highlife magazine blindfold competition and HIGH TIMES’ 1999 Cannabis Cup, in the category of “Best Indica.” It also scored a second-place medal at the 2000 Cannabis Cup in the seed bank indica category.
Economics aside, which lighting configuration would be best for my 5’ × 5’ × 7’ closet garden? I have a 4’ × 4’ ebb-and-flow system; the ballasts would be outside the garden and the reflectors would be air-cooled. J.T. Central Texas Dear J.T., A 600-watt high-pressure sodium lamp generates 92,000 lumens, while a pair of 400w high-intensity discharge lights put out about 90,000 lumens while consuming more electricity.
Make plans for outdoor crop. Order seed catalogs and surf the Net for new varieties and deals on old reliable strains. My favorite search engine is Google. The best searches include "marijuana seed,” "cannabis seed” and “ganja." Start outdoor seeds if you live in a warm climate.