Category Archives: Drugs

High on the Field / Bernie Carbo

When the Pentagon liberalized their policy on gays in the military under ‘Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask’, President Clinton was excoriated by the right for homoficating the ranks, while sexual liberationists accused him of a sell-out. Two decades later President Obama favored scrapping his Democratic predecessor’s measure for a service-wide acceptance of gay military members. While […]

A Painter Painting a Picture

Hitchhiking was a good way to travel between Boston and Montreal in the early 1970s. The 400 miles of I-89 was one of the East Coast’s most scenic highway, slanting across New Hampshire and Vermont to Lake Champlain then into Quebec. It was a great trip from start to finish. In August of 1971 I […]

Free The Weed

The war on drugs has been lost by the governments of the world. Reefer dealers make house calls in New York City and I’ve done cocaine in Thailand. Both act are criminal under the present laws, however the time has come to legalize drugs. Not decriminalize. Legalize as suggested in Ben Elton’s HIGH SOCIETY a […]

4:20 4/20 2017

Police and parents demonized Marijuana during my youth. Reefer smokers were condemned by the courts. John Sinclair, the MC5 radical, was sentenced to ten years of prison for the crime of ‘giving’ an undercover agent two joints. The severity of his punishment did not deter the millions of marijuana smokers of the 60s from becoming […]

War on Drugs Victory

I was a good boy throughout the 1960s. I did no drugs. I drank beer, fought in senseless brawls, and drove my 68 VW Beetle like it was my father’s Delta 88. The summer of 1970 was my baptism into the drug culture. Coming back from the Surf Nantasket after seeing the Chosen Few I smoked a […]