The Hookah: A legalise cannabis campaign publication -#8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13




London, Legalise Cannabis Campaign, 1988 – 1994

Staple bound, 18 x 14 cm, #8 23 pages + #9 14 pages, #10 44 pages, #11 34 pages, #12 32 pages, #13 34 pages

Issue #8 contains a Cannabis in History Quiz, international news, Netherlands news, letters, a cannabis themed crossword puzzle and a catalogue for ‘ Ye Olde Legalise Cannabis Campaign Shop. Set in BBC wordwise
Issue #9 contains news, a few comics and editorial pieces. The publication is now referred to as “The People’s Pot Periodical”
Issue #10 contains essays, news cuttings, a letters page and various pieces on legalisation. A tipped-in free poster seems to be missing (page 23). The free hemp sample is a piece of string stapled to the colophon.
Issue #11 contains a text on Howard Marks, a small L.L.C. sex survey on the effects of pot on sexual performance and various newspaper clipping.  Cover printed on cannabis!
Issue #12 contains a voting for cannabis poster on page 16.
Issue #13 contains anonymous cannabis related poems, a text on Christiania, various advertisements for home growing, a poster on page 18/19, a hand drawn guide for making an apple bong and a rear cover drawing by D. Jarvis and S. Maloney. Printed underground on cannabis paper using couloured cannabis ink

A nice set of this periodical from the London Legalise Cannabis Campaign. None of the surveys, crosswords or other tidbits have been filled in and only the poster from issue 10 seems to be missing. Most issues in good to very good condition, with issue 12 once folded and thus creased and issue 10 with a small tear to the rear.

No complete holdings on worldcat, with an incomplete run at Harvard University Library (from the notorious Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection) and a single first issue at the British Library.