Important Notice

Nothing in this book should be construed as recommending or condoning illegal activities of any kind. The information contained herein is solely for educational purposes and is not to be used as a substitute for medical or legal advice. The reader should consults a physician in all matters pertaining to health and an attorney in all matters- pertaining to legality of any activities described or the possession and/or use of any substances contained herein.

Copyiiglil © 1978 by Trans-High Corporation Published by.The Stonehill Publishing Company, a division of StonehiU Communications. Inc., 10 East 40 Street, New York, NX 10016. No pari of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer wlio wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review wriuen for inclusion in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast...

ISBN: 0-88373-082-0


Special thanks to Michael Aldrich. T» Courtney Brown Susan Coder. Lynn Cummings. Tom Forcade, Michael Horowitz Melody Johnson. Richard Lasky. Penny C. Layne. Beme-Metz, Maijee Meyer. Sebastian Orfali, Robert Sacks. Annie "Ibglia^ Paul Tonietta and Susan Wyler.

Grateful acknowledgement to And/Or Press for permission to reprint the following: From The Psychedelic^ Encyclopedia by Peter Stafford, copyright © 1977 by And/Or Press. P.xii, Reefer Club; p. 74. photo of Kava root from the Squibb Handbook and photos of Kava ceremony and bowls by Ste»met2; p. 130. drawing ofWm. B. O'Shaughnessy from the Ludlow Library; p. 134. drawing of Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. 1876; p. 18L chemical formulas drawn by Marly n A maim in consultation with Dr. Alexander Shulgin; p. 197. photo of moring glories by Dr. Richard Shulles from Harvard Botanmcal Leaflet; p. 204. photo of peyote seekers from Flesh of the Gods by Peter Furst; p. 209. photo of Quana Parker copyright © by United Native Americans, distributed by the Printmint; p. 236. photo of J. J. Moreau de Tours from Et}mophani\ac.olog\c ^ Search. From Cocaine by PitigriUi, drawings by Jim Osborne, copyright © 1974 by And/Or Press pp. 109. 159 and 173. From SinsemiUa Marijuana Flowers copyright © 1976 by Arik Woods p. 153. photo of a female planL From The Indoor/Outdoor Highest Quality Marijuana Growers Guide copyiiglil © 1974 by Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal^, drawings by Larry Todd, photos by Mel Frank, pp. 145-158, adapted for this edition by Candice Jacobson and Ed Rosenthal

Editur-in-Chtef: Andrew Kowl

Executive Editor Robert Lemma

Designer Robert Kingsbury

Cow Designer. S. Noil Fujita

Project Director, Esther Mitgang

Production Staff; Pater DavU, Denis Shields, Heather

White and Denis*'ScWtf Editorial Production: Carol Ryder Editorial Consultant: Ward Darnio Resource Coordinator Tbrese Coe Copy Editors: Susan Boyle, Gary Putka, G. Ross-Brandt and Allen J. Sheimnan editorial assistance by Peter Beren, copyright © 1977 by Ed Rose ill lial and Mel Frank. From The Cocaine Consumers Handbook by David Lee. drawings by C> Sc Una be I copyright © 1975 by And/Or Press, p. 178. From Laughing Gas. cartoons by Larry Todd copyright © 1973 by WaNechin&kL Salyer. Sheldin, p. 249; photograph of William James p. 251, From Black Opium by Claude Faurer copyright © 1974 by And/Or Press, p. 213. drawing by de Dalny from Le Livre de Fume by LaLoy; p. 105. illustrations by Alexander King.

Grateful acknowledgement to Gilbert Shelton and Dave Shed dan for permission lo reprint the following: From the Further Adventures of Those Furry Freak Brothers, copyright © 1972 by Gilbert Shelton; published by Rip Off Press. Inc.-pp. 1.250, and 262. Copyright © 1971 by Gilbert Shelton; pp. 30 and 60. From Brother, Can You Spare 75c For The Fobulous Furry Freak Brothel's, copyright © 1974 by Gilbert Shelton and Dave Sheridan; (Rip Off Press, Inc.) pp. 99, 162 and 257. From The Colleci ed Adveniwes of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers* copyright © 1971 by Gilbert Shelton; (Rip Off Press, Inc.) pp. 149, 254 and 270. From Feds V Heads Comics, copyright © 1968 by Gilbert Shelton; published by The Print Mint* pp. 240 and 313. From A Year Passes Like Nothing With The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, copyright © 1972 by Gilbert. Shelton; (Rip Off Press. Inc.) pg. 231. From Zap #5, copyright © 1970 by Gilb<yt Shelton; (Apex Novelties)! pg: 298.

Front cover photo of Afghani hashish and pp. 16-19 in the color insert, and text p. 137 copyright © 1978 by Laurence Cherniak from The Great Book of Hashish (Ajttl/Or Press). Front cover photos of cocaine and gold buds and pp. 12-13, 24 in the color insert copyright © 1978 by John Farrell.

Back cover photo of Vin Mariani and pp. 4-9. 14-15 in the color insert copyright © 1977 by Steve Cooper. Front cover photo of Amanita Muscaria and all of the photos on the back cover courtesy of High Times archives.

The Pill Finder's Guide" designed and illustrated by Denis Shields Color insert: pp. 1,18,19 copyright© i978by Progressive Designers, Victoria Horn, and Susan Coder;pp. 2-3,22-23 copyright © 1978 by Steve Cooper; pp. 6-9 copyright © 1977 by Steve Cooper; pp. 10-11 copyright © 1976 by Pato; pp. 12-13 copyright © 1977 by Bob Harris; pp. 20-21 copyright © 1976 by R T. Oil

Founded in 1974, High Times has been something of a publishing sensation since the first issue. Prcxdaiming itself "the magazine for high society" that first glossy issue was greeted with bewildered but intense interest.. A magazine dedicated lo getting and staying high? Although by now High Times has well established its importance in the media mainstream, back in 1974 this was considered unusual, to say the least 3 What scored for High Times from its first issue (which sold out the entire printing - a highly unusual accomplishment for a magazine) was its determination to present reliable, informed and positive reportage on a complex and frequently misunderstood subject, one which to a remarkable degree has been inflicted with massive doses of misinformation, disinformation, myth and cateiiiated distortion.

In putting together this encyclopedia, then, the editors of High Times have set out to separate the facts from the fantasy, returning with their research to thousands of original sources, some of which date back more than 4000 years, and correcting the misapprehensions and mistakes that have been cemented into the very foundation of nearjy all the previously accepted texts on the subject of drugs and the human mind and body. With the enormous and unique resources which High Times brought to bear and after more than three years of research, editing, collecting, sifting and selecting, the editors of High Times have prepared the first comprehensive, authoritative and unbiased sourcebook and guide to all of the so-called "recreational drugs." These include cannabis and its derivatives, psychedelics, cocaine, pharmaceutSeals, herbs (legal and contraband), alcohol,, tobacco, coffee and many others.

Dozens of editors, writers, photographers, designers and illustrators have been brought together for this mammoth assignment, all of whose contributions have in one way or another benefitted this project.. Therefore, the publishers would like to take this opportunity to thank all of these people as well as the staff of High Times magazine for its cooperation in this long and complicated effort..

Grateful thanks to the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, San Framjsco, California for the use of their collection, assistance and expertise.

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