If you’re on the Web right now, you can have two or three or four or____(filt in the blank) people writhing all over your monitor in every variation of sexual intercourse in about 30 seconds flat. Plus, it’s free—open 24 hours a day, every day, holidays included.
Tonight was my brother's birthday and he received your magazine, HIGH TIMES, for a present. I picked it up and read it cover to cover and fell in love. Thank you! Landon Marie Via Internet I've spent some time lately checking out quantum mechanics and have been alerted to the fact that the so-called "top quark" and "up quark" are quite interesting for stoners.
On July 12, two-time HT cover girl Watermelon was arrested for the second time on Wreck Beach, a popular clothing-optional beach in Vancouver, BC, for selling cookies that allegedly contained pot. In addition, her new Baked and Baking cooking DVDs and copies of the popular 2003 HT calendars that featured Watermelon as a model were confiscated as "evidence.”
Hard to believe, but that sinister-looking cop hat on the head of Jack Herer is made of 100 percent hemp. That’s right. In fact, a number of companies—like the Law Enforcement Equipment Company, from whence this hypocritical use of cannabis sprang—are marketing hemp law-enforcement headwear.
Good nurses know what good medicine is. At their July convention in Washington, DC, the American Nurses Association adopted a resolution calling for safe access to medical marijuana for patients under appropriate doctor's supervision.
"The most visitors used to worry about [was] running into a grizzly bear. Now there is the specter of violence by a masked [illegal] alien toting an AK-47," National Park Service spokesman David Barna told the Christian Science Monitor in June.
On the March ’99 cover of HIGH TIMES, Ozzy Osbourne posed gleefully with a pile of buds. Inside the mag, Ozzy and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony lommi sat down with our own Chris Simunek and warmly discussed their drug-addled pasts. In particular, Ozzy declared "I'm all for the legalization of pot.
Last year we snatched a paparazzi type photo of two-time covergirl Nicole at the Cannabis Cup as she raced to a date at an Amsterdam coffeeshop. But this year, the stoner goddess (whose lovely torso graces this month's cover) will pass up the Cup in order to celebrate the birth of her first child— due in December.
According to a study released in July by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, using pot long-term and daily does not appear to cause permanent brain damage. Lead researcher and psychiatrist Dr. Igor Grant said, "I suppose we expected to see some differences in people who were heavy users, but in fact the differences were very minimal.”
Jim and Lynn Wood might not have become two of Canada's leading pot activists if police hadn't busted into their home and shot their dog in an early morning pot raid in 1998. The couple were living quietly in the backwoods of New Brunswick when six Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in SWAT gear broke down their doors.
Meow Mix—yes, the cat food—has created a show for cats, and a show for cats means a show for stoners. Cats will probably pass the show up, but stoners won’t: They’ll be glued to their sets, laughing their bongs off. Annabelle Gurwitch (ex-host of TBS’ Dinner and a Movie) hosts Meow TV along with her cat, Stinky.
Portland Trail Blazer basketball star Damon Stoudamire was arrested on marijuana charges after he allegedly tried to pass through an airport metal detector with about 40 grams of pot wrapped in aluminum foil. Arizona Cardinals fullback Dennis McKinley was busted as the alleged head of a pot ring that trucked thousands of pounds around the country.
If you ever had a question about sex, no matter how strange or unusual, the man to ask is Dan Savage. Savage writes Savage Love, a sex advice column syndicated in more than 50 publications worldwide. His quirky answers to questions about sexual positions, condoms, and everything in between has given him a huge fan following.
David R. Ford, former CBS news correspondant and author of Marijuana: Not Guilty as Charged, sure loves his pot. Ford recently finished another book, Good Medicine, Great Sex! about the trials and tribulations Ford has experienced in his 60-odd years of cannabis use.
After a dull, gray start to 2003, the silver screen has begun to develop a greenish hue. Though Laurel Canyon and Old School displayed Stony qualities in February and March, the onslaught of sequels during the spring and summer created catatonia as moviegoers stayed away from theaters.
If you'd rather stay home, I urge you to tune in to Showtime on Wednesday nights for Street Time, the best dramatic series currently on TV. Created by Richard Stratton and directed by Marc Levin (Brooklyn Babylon, White-boyz, Slam), Street Time is about parolees and their parole officers.
(HED) PLANET EARTH’S JAHRED SHAINE CANT COMPLAIN ABOUT LIFE AS LONG AS THE WEED IS TOP-NOTCH AND PLENTIFUL.
Jahred Shaine, lead singer of (hed) Planet Earth, and his band are road warriors. They've earned their fans over the span of three albums, with a bruising guitar sound backing Shaine's thunderous growl and a touring schedule that's taken them from West Coast to East and back again repeatedly.
Jacob Sullum, an editor at the libertarian magazine Reason, begins his Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (Tarcher/Putnam) by examining the treatment of alcohol in the Bible, since the 19th-century Prohibitionist movement's religious arguments against the "demon rum” anticipated the 20th-century crusade against drugs.
Superjoint Ritual’s Live in Dallas, TX, 2002 (Sanctuary) presents the band in the format in which they are meant to be seen and heard. The group, led by Pantera/Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, is an extreme rock outfit in the spirit of Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Brains, and S.O.D. Recorded in Dallas in 2002, the DVD is a no-frills documentary.
THE WILD THING GETS WILDER WITH A DOSE OF STRAWBERRIES.
Sexy Ganja-Dipped Chocolate Strawberries
After Bob Dole lost the 1996 election to Bill Clinton, he turned up on TV as a pitchman for Viagra, which offers the opportunity for males to bring back the boner. Of course, these prescription drugs don't work for sisters—and they can be expensive.
FEDS APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT TO PUNISH POT DOCTORS.
WASHINGTON, DC—The Bush administration did not take a summer vacation from its war on medical marijuana—rather, it escalated it. On July 10, it was announced that the US Department of Justice had filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to strike down a 2002 appellate court ruling that protects physicians who recommend medical pot from being investigated and having their federal prescription licenses revoked.
SAN FRANCISCO-In a narrowly defined but important decision, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 against the DEA in its attempt to ban the sale of hemp food and cosmetic products in the US. The ruling, which effectively stalls the DEA’s bid to outlaw hemp food and cosmetics, was delivered June 30 in the case of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) versus the DEA.
THE MARIJUANA PARTY OF CANADA IS GAINING MOMENTUM.
MONTREAL—Canada is due to elect a new prime minister sometime next year, and Marc-Boris St. Maurice, leader of Canada’s most grassroots political party, will take his pro-pot message across the increasingly receptive country. He says that if elected to the highest political seat in Canada, he will immediately enact legislation legalizing marijuana—and then quit.
Despite the documented success of Proposition 36, the California law that diverts certain drug offenders to treatment programs, the state supreme court ruled on July 21, 2003, that the law does not apply to offenders who were seeking appeal when it went into effect in July 2001.
FAIRBANKS, AK—Alaska is reaffirming in court that its constitution protects personal possession of marijuana in the home. Charged with three fourth-degree felonies in late 2002, Scott Thomas was found guilty of just one count of misdemeanor possession.
Gatewood Galbraith, the Lexington, KY, lawyer and tireless marijuana advocate who has run unsuccessfully for governor three times, filed in July to run as an independent candidate in the attorney general’s race. He expects to have no trouble gathering the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the November ballot.
In Germany, nearly all euro banknotes circulating contain traces of cocaine. The Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research in Nuremberg tested 600 euro notes, and nine out of 10 showed clearly measurable amounts of cocaine.
On July 23, the US House of Representatives voted to allow the DEA to continue raiding and arresting seriously ill medical marijuana patients and caregivers in states that allow the medical use of marijuana. But patients and advocates were encouraged by the growth in the number of congressional allies since the last House vote on medical marijuana in 1998.
PINE RIDGE, SD—Just a few hundred yards from the racecourse of the 11th annual Lakota War Pony Races, a field of feral hemp sways in the wind. This is Alex White Plume’s land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Back in 2000, the field was sown with industrial hemp seed.
WHERE THE 2004 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES STAND ON MEDI-POT.
The presidential election may be a year away, but it’s already apparent that the War on Drugs is going to be a prominent campaign issue. Among presidential hopefuls, the political buzz centers primarily on the question of medical marijuana.
AMARILLO, TX—Forty-six-year-old Amarillo defense attorney Jeff Blackburn had no idea he was beginning a journey that would consume three years of his time, nearly all of his funds, and result in his being named Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Texas bar in 2003.
Just a month after he produced the May 23 NORML benefit concert in Los Angeles, Jonathan "Jono" Burchell died in a plane crash in Africa, He was 30 years old. Burchell grew up in New York and was a graduate of the University of Rochester. A budding concert promoter, Burchell had proposed a series of NORML benefits, which resulted in May’s Great American Bowl show in L.A. (see review, Oct. '03 HT).
October 4 Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival
October 6-9 6th Annual New York State Harvest Festival
November 21-28 16th Annual High Times Cannabis Cup
November 22 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards 2003
Redwood Park, Arcata, CA Great music, hemp info booths, and much more. Contact: phone, (707) 445-8981 or 825-9652; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org Library Mall, Madison, WI Presented by Ben Masel, Wisconsin NORML, and IMMLY (Is My Medicine Legal Yet).
Law enforcement is showing increased interest in infiltration, surveillance, and provocation, so it is necessary to maintain a small inner group as your core.
Jim Goettler is a veteran event producer. During the mid-1990s, he was the director of the annual Hempfest in Seattle. In 1998, his final year in that capacity, he obtained the festival’s permit via an unusual route. First, he told city officials that he wanted to have a beer garden at Hempfest-he had scored a sponsorship from a beer company whose beer contained hemp-and they freaked out.
Major historical events, such as revolution, assassination, and war, are usually presented as random events created through chaos and chance. Should anyone suggest these seminal events are more likely the result of plots hatched in secret, they are quickly dismissed as conspiracy-theory crackpots.
Good sex leads to more happiness, and happiness leads to more sex.
Ecstasy is what we are longing for, what we desire, what we search for. It is especially true today. We live in a stressed-out society that is rushed and juggling too many balls. We work for large, autonomous corporations, and we feel the loss of a deep connection with the essence of life.
IAQ stands for indoor air quality, and it's one of the hottest buzzwords in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry right now. Its two primary components are comfort, which involves temperature and humidity control, and quality, which involves odor and pollution control as well as ventilation.
CT-DH-3 COOLING THERMOSTAT AND DEHUMIDIFYING HUMISTAT
GREEN AIR CARBON DIOXIDE GENERATOR
CO2 INJECTOR AND TANK
MOUNTAINAIR CARBON FILTER
THE MASTER CONTROL MCC-1 ATMOSPHERIC CONTROLLER
The MCC-1 is a complete atmospheric controller. With a built-in thermostat, humidistat, 24-hour timer, and a photoperiod relay, it provides complete control of all your heating, cooling, and humidity-control equipment, as well as fans and CO2 devices. Cost is $499.95 from Midwest Hydroponics, at midwesthydroponics.com
UVONAIR OZONE GENERATORS
These compact ozone generators eliminate the source. The Uvonair Jr., which is recommended for spaces of up to 1,000 cubic feet, costs $229. Larger models, which can handle up to 3,000 and 5,000 cubic feet, are available for $249 and $299, respectively. They are available from Homegrown Hydroponics, at hydroponics.com.
CT-DH-3 COOLING THERMOSTAT AND DEHUMIDIFYING HUMISTAT
The CT-DH-3 regulates temperature and humidity through the use of exhaust fans and is made to work in conjunction with CO2 equipment. When the temperature or humidity rises above the dial settings, exhaust fans connected to one side of the unit power up, and the CO2 equipment on the opposite side shuts down. Cost is $154.95 from Midwest Hydroponics.
GREEN AIR CARBON DIOXIDE GENERATOR
$359.95 to $599.95
Green Air offers a number of different CO2 generators that can burn either propane or natural gas to produce carbon dioxide. They range in price from $359.95 to $599.95, depending on how fast the unit is capable of filling a particular area with CO2. They’re available from Alternative Garden Supply, at alternativegarden.com, which also provides a handy chart that makes selecting the model you need a breeze.
CO2 INJECTOR AND TANK
This complete CO2 injection system from Homegrown Hydroponics comes with an injector, flow meter, and gauge, and costs approximatety $369. The tank comes in 15and 20-lb sizes for $70 and $88, respectively. Refills cost $25 for the 15-lb tank and $31 for the 20-lb tank.
MOUNTAINAIR CARBON FILTER
Using Purair7, an advanced activated carbon with excellent odor-absorption properties, MountainAir carbon filters can remove more than 99% of odor-causing particles from the air. There are sizes available to handle almost any garden setup. The 6" diameter unit can handle a garden of up to about 45 square feet and costs $259.95. The 8" model can accommodate up to 65 square feet of garden space and costs $289.95. The 12" model can filter a 120-square-foot garden and costs $359.95. MountainAir carbon filters can be found at Midwest Hydroponics.
$94 to $360
Homegrown Hydroponics offers a wide array of fans. High-volume inline fans are available in sizes ranging from 130 to 636 cfm, priced from $94 to $360. For smaller applications, they also offer muffin fans that come in 4" and 8" diameters and cost $20 and $70, respectively. Also available: duct hose in 4", 6", and 8" diameters, to fit any size fan.
November 21, 1911. Drifting after a long, intense evening of sex and alcohol, Mary Desti muttered that a wizard named Abuldiz had just appeared to her in a vision with a message. Her lover, Aleister Crowley, a bit of a wizard himself, realized he was onto something: Ceremonial magicians traditionally used highly scripted rituals to conjure and converse with angels, demons, and other unearthly denizens; but altered states of consciousness produced by, as Crowley writes in The Book of the Law, "pleasure and purple, and drunkenness of the innermost sense” were far more potent.
As if Aleister Crowley’s intermingling of sex, drugs, and mysticism weren’t controversial enough, numerous urban myths surround "the Great Beast” and the organizations he led. Here are the top 10.
Crowley was a Satanist/black magician. Although Crowley's magickal philosophy did not require faith in Jesus, he wasn't anti-Christian or Satanic. Defending himself in 1934, Crowley described black magick as “not only foul and abominable, but, for the most part, criminal.
Penny Slinger is one of the world’s foremost erotic surrealists, who believes Tantric art to be a vehicle in the evolution of the human being. She has written numerous books on sexual expression, most notably Sexual Secrets (cowritten with Nik Douglas) and Mountain Ecstasy, an erotic fantasy of full-color collages (thousands of copies of which were seized and destroyed by British Customs in 1978). Today Slinger oversees the Goddess Temple outside Santa Cruz, CA, where she has emerged as one of the leading lights of the emergent “goddess consciousness.”
A Taste of Goddess Juice
For many, the notion of “goddess energy” or the “goddess movement” seems to be an outcropping of New Age thought. Can you explain what goddess energy is? How can one say that this goddess energy is new? It’s been here from the beginning of time.
feel like a proud parent. These Mango buds tasted so goad. I'll never stop growing! Buzby Berkely Why-oh-Wyoming Started in June and finished in September. It took a car and chain to remove the stump. This single plant yielded over 2 pounds.
A beautiful flower like this just sweetens a beautiful life. Anonymous Unknown Just thought I’d let you see what we do during the long, snowy winters here. Beauti-licious St. Paul, Minnesota I turned my artificial leg into a bong. When my friends come over, they don't say, "Pass the bong."
Canada’s new laws have spawned a niche for entrepreneurs interested in a kinder type of green. Recently I've featured products from Canadian companies such as Prism (Rush), Advanced Nutrients (Voodoo Juice), and now Higrocorp. What's in a name?
The Sept. '03 issue of HIGH TIMES carried a story titled "What’s the DIF?” In case you missed or overlooked it, and because new techniques that actually improve things are rare, I suggest you go back and take a took. “What’s the DIF?” by Professor Potter outlines two grow techniques that produce plants with shorter internodal spacing.
Just because roots are mean they should be out of mind. A lot of growers seem to forget about looking after and nurturing their plants’ root systems.
High phosphorus in the vegging stage will keep roots growing strong. If you want big, healthy plants with big buds, it all starts with a big, healthy root system. There are a few things you can do to ensure you get the healthiest root system possible.
Welcome to Trans-High Market Quotations, the premier authority on marijuana prices for the past 29 years. You, the faithful and logal HIGH TIMES readers, are responsible for the THMQ column's quotes. So do your duty: Fire up a monster spliff or rip a few bong hits and read THMQ thoroughly, then grab a pen and paper and write out a list of pot prices in your area.
I’ve been growing under a 600-watt high-intensity discharge lamp with plenty of air circulation and ventilation. A thermostat keeps air temperature at 82 ° F. I use organic fertilizer. I have five plants that seem perfect. The sixth plant was a seed from some amazing herb.
Make reservations ASAP with 420Tours (420tours.com tel. (212) 219-7000) for the 16th Annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, Holland. It will be held November 21-28. Get more information about this year’s event at hightimes.com. See you there!
The reports are in. Learn how this year's harvest is going in places as far and wide as The Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, and the gool al' USA. Has the dry Northwest summer decimated this year's crop of B.C. Bud?