In the opening scene of Patton, the brilliant World War II general, played by George C. Scott, steps out on a flag-draped stage and Lectures the troops: "ALL real Americans Love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big-League ballplayers, the toughest boxers.
Way to go with your choice on hightimes.com for unsigned band of the week. I have been a fan of Muck Sticky since I saw the little note about him published in your magazine. What a funny character he turned out to be. I also see that you've booked him for the Cannabis Cup.
What gives this lovely signorina her glow? Italian Stallion pasta. It’s the creation of Wolfgang Punk, the newest five-star chef in town. Italian Stallion is a luscious fettuccini Alfredo and promises to make dining a highly satisfying affair.
Joseph Hill, the founder of the roots-reggae group Culture, unexpectedly passed away on August 19 while on tour in Berlin. Keen social insights, lyrical humor, marijuana advocacy and consistently excellent music were the hallmarks of Culture over the course of three decades and 30 albums, which include the apocalyptic Two Sevens Clash as well as International Herb, One Stone and Stoned.
Memphis's Lucero are bringing back Southern rock, one gig at a time.
The guys in Lucero tend to pick and choose their vices. A quick survey of the Memphis-based quartet’s members uncovers their partiality to a variety of recreational substances: "I smoked [pot] when I was 18,19,” says drummer Roy Berry. "But I never liked it as much as I liked acid.”
Method Man isn't feeling so hot today. The 35-year-old Grammy-winning rapper and actor has a nasty cold and periodically, between hits of Sour Diesel, deposits a long, stringy loogie into a nearby garbage can. In town to support his new album, 4:21...
(December 22-January 21) Your bed's tired of only being used to hide pot and money. Give up that '80s bomber jacket and cut back on quoting Top Gun. You’ll discover that a little style will do wonders for your social life. Maybe your mattress will even see some real action.
At the tender age of 8, I began discovering curious little items between the cushions of the couch: tiny cardboard boxes filled with translucent slips of paper, small metal clips with sharp teeth and red feathers hanging from them. I had no idea what they were (my mom told me the clip was an earring) until years later, when I came to a shocking realization: My parents were potheads.
As the Jimmy Carter ’70s petered out and the Ronald Reagan ’80s descended upon America like a biblical plague, there wasn’t much going on in this country as far as good music was concerned. If you turned on the radio, you were likely to be assaulted by the saccharine blubbering of Kim Carnes, Christopher Cross or Barbra Streisand.
Hop In a helicopter for a ride-along with federal officers targeting cannabis, the biggest cash crop grown on public land.
On a cool late-September morning, two men board helicopter in a dairy pasture on the outskirts of Shingletown, in Northern California. Each holds the title of special agent, but they represent very different agencies. Dave Burns has a goatee and works for the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
After federal agents raided the home of medical-marijuana patient Todd McCormick in 1997, Renee Boje, who was working at the time as an illustrator on a book that McCormick was set to publish, found herself facing a 10year federal sentence for her alleged role in a cultivation operation ostensibly protected by California's Proposition 215.
Usually, the discovery of a seed in your stash is a bad thing, signifying the work of a careless grower who didn't successfully separate the male plants from the females—an oversight that probably made the plants happy but also makes for inferior herb.
Despite Operation Enduring Freedom—the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 that removed the Taliban from power—fanaticism and narcotics continue to dominate the tumultuous region. This trend was clearly reflected in the United Nations estimate of the size of the country's 2006 opium harvest.
Marijuana prohibition specificaUy, law enforcement's annual efforts to eradicate America's domestic marijuana crop— just might be the perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. Back in the '60s and "70s, if someone offered up some "homegrown," most pot smokers ran away like their hair was on fire.
John Cleve “Land" Lucy learned about the war on marijuana at an early age, when a friend of his family was sentenced to jail, where he ultimately died—all for growing a few plants in his backyard. John never accepted the reasons why the government should lock a person up for cultivating a plant, and by the time he was a teenager, he’d decided to study the issue, including the way alcohol prohibition created violent crime in the community, stemming not from alcohol use but rather from the laws that prohibited possession and consumption.
Was Tommy Chong sent to jail because he made movies that poked fun at prohibitionists? And isn't that a violation of our constitutionally protected right to free speech? Jonathan Shapiro is a writer and executive producer of the Fox TV series Justice.
Iconic country singer, marijuana aficionado and alternative-fuel advocate Willie Nelson was busted by state troopers in Saint Martin Parish, LA, during a traffic stop gone bad. The tone of what began as a routine inspection of Willie’s fabled tour bus changed when a trooper, speaking to the driver, caught a whiff of what Willie was burning—and it wasn’t biodiesel (Nelson’s clean, renewable fuel of choice).
Weeds, Grandma's Boy and A Scanner Darkly were the big winners at the 6th HIGH TIMES Stony Awards
BEST STONER MOVIE, BEST POT SCENE IN A MOVIE AND BEST SOUND TRACK: GRANDMA’S BOY
BEST TV SERIES: WEEDS
BEST CABLE NEWS SHOW: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
BEST MOVIE: A SCANNER DARKLY
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE: JENNIFER ANISTON (FRIENDS WITH MONEY)
BEST LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW: LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN
BEST FOREIGN FILM: STONED
BEST REALITY-TV SERIES: MY FAIR BRANDY
A pot-dealing widow. A smoking monkey. An activist TV host. A futuristic addictive drug. A psychedelic-era biopic. A realityTV couple. A hip-hop wanna-be. A beloved TV actress formerly married to Brad Pitt. A Saturday Night Live alumnus.
Best known for comedies like Dazed And Confused and School Of Rock, director Richard Linklater took on more serious subjects in 2006 with two films: the Stony Award-winning A Scanner Darkly and the just-released Fast Food Nation. I spoke to Linklater on the eve of his Stony victory and Fast Food Nation’s release.
Two fierce rivals for marijuana mastery battle it out to determine who's the Beast of the East When it comes to coastal kind bud.
The Boston Tea Party
BOSTON TEA PARTY RESULTS
The day began at the HIGH TIMES booth at the 17th Annual Boston Freedom Rally, the second-largest gathering of its kind in the country, held in the heart of Boston Common, the former Revolutionary War battleground now home to statues of George Washington and Mary Dyer, the 17th-century Quaker who was • executed here for advocating freedom of speech and reLigion.
If the Boston Tea Party was informal, the New York City Cup bordered on compulsively casual: a small pot powwow amongst likeminded friends. But keep in mind that the original Cannabis Cup, founded by HIGH TIMES editor-in-chief Steven Hager in 1988, was a gathering of only three people.
Twas the night before Christmas, when I suddenly saw I'd forgotten my uncle, who lives outside the law. I'd forgotten my sister, who bakes twice a night, I'd forgotten my grower, with crystals so bright. I'd forgotten my best friend, who first got me high, I'd forgotten the dealer, who helps me get by.
Where were you born, and where did you go to school?
What was your upbringing like?
What did you do in school besides go to class?
Are comics just born funny, or is there some sort of education process?
What are your favorite and least-favorite methods of smoking?
Do you have a California medical card?
Which is your favorite dispensary?
You do a funny munchies bit about McDonald’s. Do you really eat there?
How did The Marijuana-logues get going?
How often do you still perform it?
Has a woman ever performed in The Marijuana-logues ?
Tommy Chong joined the show, then backed out, then joined again. How are things with him now?
How’s the HIGH TIMES Comedy Night going?
What’s the process like for working on Best Week Ever?
Do you pick your bits, write your own material? Who produces the show?
It was nominated for a Stony.
How do you feel about being nominated for Stoner of the Year?
Who’s your favorite movie stoner— Spicoli, Slater, Cheech or Redman?
What’s on your schedule for 2007?
What question should I have asked that I didn't?
Doug Benson has appeared on Comedy Central, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Friends, but HIGH TIMES readers probably know him best as one of the three creators of The Marijuana-logues, a pot-comedy theatrical show that ran for a year Off Broadway in New York City, from 2004 to 2005.
Pix of the Crop 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: HIGH TIMES, 419 Park Avenue South, 16th floor, New York, NY 10016. Digital photos can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be hi-res for publication.
Trans-High Market Quotations (THMQ) reports pot prices (by the ounce), strain and location. To submit, go to the THMQ link at hightimes.com. CURRENT US PRICE INDEX: $335 (last month: $348) CURRENT KIND INDEX ($350+ PER OZ): $438 ($436) CURRENT MIDS INDEX ($150-$349 PER OZ): $259 ($258) CURRENT SCHWAG INDEX ($1-$149 PER OZ): $75 ($93) Bristol, CT “Covered in crystals and a beautiful green color.
ABCS: HOW to keep the juice flowing and buds Urowiog.
WHY POWER IS IMPORTANT
HOW MUCH POWER D0 I NEED?
240 VOLTS vs. 120 VOLTS
HOW MUCH P0WER DO 0AV~?
POWER BOXES AND CIRCUITRY
ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MORE POWER
Running three 1000-watt HPS grow lights requires more than one 15-amp circuit. Many indoor growers, especially the small-time hobbyist or closet enthusiast, begin their grow operation focusing on strains, systems and lights, without considering one of the most important aspects of the growroom: electricity.
The fungus gnat (sometimes referred to by its Latin name, Goddamnet motherfuckerus) is one of the most common pests that growers encounter. One reason for this is that standing water—even very small amounts—can frequently show up in growrooms, especially ones with hydro systems.
For those without extra rooms or closet space, self-contained grow units provide the simple way to get started now. Grow Cabs feature complete turnkey systems perfect for any application. Everything from the hydroponic unit to the odor and heat control is built in for easy automated monitoring. A digital temperature and humidity gauge ensures proper conditions for healthy growth, and a lock on the outside keeps your secret safe and discreet. So out a personal crop of high-quality cannabis or keep a library of mother i plants available for future grows. Either way, Grow Cabs have you covered.
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I’m a second-time grower. The first time I grew only one plant. I'm going to run one 1,000-watt highpressure sodium (HPS) light this time. What would be the best number of plants to grow? I read the last issue of HIGH TIMES and still have no idea how to clone, and I have just a few killer seeds.
Happy New Year! Smart and fortunate growers who planned ahead will have plenty of high-quality outdoor bud to share with fellow Stoners to celebrate the New Year. Now is a good time to make your New Year's resolution to grow a lot of pot this year.
When it comes to hydroponic gardening, there are hydro do’s and hydro don’ts. Our 8th Annual Hydro Report unravels the mysteries of aqua-farming and covers all the scientific advances, new techniques and innovative products that ensure successful hydro harvests.