Oh, you don’t know? They getting stripes for that.
DEA agents kept a close watch as plastic and burlap-wrapped bags of Colombian pot were unloaded from a van and stacked for burning at a Hancock County barrow pit off Mississippi Highway 43. An agent kept a tally as the sacks were tossed out of the van: the total was 421.—High Times (1976)
For post #2000 I bring you Lenny Bruce’s legendary Stamp Help Out!
In 1962, Lenny Bruce published Stamp Help Out! The Pot Smokers as a brochure to sell at his concerts. He also gave copies to poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti to sell at his City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Stamp Help Out! was a landmark in stoned humor and contains Lenny’s only extended discussion on marijuana.
By January 1963, Bruce was already involved in numerous disputes over ownership of his work and embroiled in narcotics busts and obscenity trials that could hardly be helped by the introduction of an exhibit in which he displayed a liberated, humorous attitude toward drug use. He sent Ferlinghetti a telegram ordering the destruction of all remaining copies of Stamp Help Out! The copies were promptly destroyed: the few remaining are riddled with holes punched through all of Lenny’s famous four-letter words. The following selections were made from the only undamaged copy known to be in existence, in the collection of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library of Psychoactive Drug Literature in San Francisco. — High Times (1976)