Chicago Seed (1971)
purple & green blotters…$25/100…50¢/hit
clear lights…grey dots…$1.50/hit…$80/100…good shit…no speed…limited supply
orange sunshine…300 mics…$1.50 to $2/hit
…that organic mescaline on the north side ($2/hit) is acid cut with thorazine
Mediocre Special…fairly clean lbs in the north & northwest…$150/lb
Jamaican…far western suburbs…$225/lb…very good but very limited supply
Mexican…dynamite shit…hyde park…$190/lb
From the Rumor Mill: There are supposedly pounds of dynamite Mexican tea going for $125/lb in the northern suburbs…there might be some killer organic psilocybin on the north side.
“Most dealers use crude presses made out of automobile frames in order to make the harvested marijuana into bricks, or kilos. A large hydraulic jack is used to push the marijuana down into the press.”
“The finished kilo—2.2 pounds of gold—is shown here. Many dealers soak their grass in a sugar solution before bricking—here Pepsi-Cola is being used. The sugar helps bind the weed, but destroys some of its potency. Gringo smugglers try to avoid sugared marijuana.”
Artwork by Mark DeVries
“Bom bom mahadev!” the mantra yogis cry as they raise the ganja pipe to inhale means “boom boom great god,” according to Allen Ginsberg, who tells of having smoked it with Shaivite worshippers, devotees and yogis at Nimtallah ghat in Calcutta, where it is considered the beginning of the yogic path of Saddhana and, of course, is legal.
Ganja is a very superior grade of Indian hemp much stronger than the best marijuana available in the United States. Allen was in India for a long while, and his “First Manifesto to End the Bringdown” is perhaps the best source of reasons why marijuana smoking is one of the most beneficial things a person can do, and not a little holy. — Harry Monroe, San Francisco Oracle (1967)