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The Origins of Skunk – Rodkill, Uncle Fester, and Sam in the 1960s

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The skunk is a breed of cannabis With notorious origins. Skunk #1 is attributed to a breeder referred to as Skunkman Sam, although the Roadkill is an older Skunk phenotype that was bred by the more obscure Uncle Fester. (1)

In the 1970s, in Santa Cruz, Sam (David Watson) began raising Venus Skunk under the pseudonym Jingles. Skunk is simply a term for wet cannabis common during that era. Meanwhile, his supposed friends R. and J. lived a few hundred meters along the road and had Original Haze. (2) This was after returning from the Hippy Trail a few years after leaving Sam Hollywood HighThe school Not listed as a graduate in class yearbook. (3) Sam has started smoking Before he tried the hash at that time, (4) it is clear from the pictures of the class.

Skunkman Sam 1965 | Pointetta. (3)

Burning out of New Orleans at Bucket au Nasties – 1959-1969

There are rumors that Roadkill Skunk, a different breed, existed before Watson left high The school. Part of the early story is a breeder known as Master Thai who claims to be his ageThe school The Skunk pheno comes from Uncle Fester. With no known connection, the prankster was born in 1914, and New Orleans was also known as Uncle Pfister. However, the web page by Toni van Dorsten holds the only historical account of the man. (5)

Born Dr. Pfister Hermes LaBeoufs and was credited with living in California from 1959 to 1969, before leaving for Something festering in New York. After many reports that mention the old-The school Skunks on the East Coast during the 1980s. People still blame Sam for losing Skunk’s punk. Instead, no one wanted a weed spread like a siren. And if Roadkill Skunk’s origins are with this Uncle Fester, it is possible that he simply took the old-The school Stinky East genetics.

His nickname Pfister earned early in childhood, given to him by Louis Armstrong after Lil Pfister’s joke on a jazz musician. Dr. Pfister eventually joined a hippie community in California known as the pig farm that was affiliated with Merry Pranksters and The Grateful Dead Crew.

A promo tour of the Uncle Pfister Bucket Tour sometime between 1965-1983.

Hippies & Bikers – Roadkill & Strange Story

Despite the misconceptions, Steve Pressler – aka Uncle Pfister – has nothing to do with Skunk. The surviving Preisler was a former LSD and meth-cook author and occasional author. He was also inclined to make bombs which gave him the nickname Uncle Pfister after a character of the same name appeared in the Adam family. However, Roadkill Skunk is often referred to as Hell’s Angel’s breed.

Master Thai’s OG Skunk is credited with a chapter from Angel’s along with the days of Orange Sunshine and beatniks. Likewise, the late Dr. Pfister is only survived by Van Doersten who was less involved with Ken Kesey and Merry’s prankster. And when there was acid and drivers at one California estate in 1965, Kesey definitely hosted him.

Hunter S. Thompson attended one of Kesey’s legendary parties on his first project, Hell Angels: A Strange and Terrible Story. 30 or more Angels from the Frisco branch partnered with Merry Brankers at the Casey cabins and acid test spots in La Honda. unlike Marijuana, LSD was legal in California and the USA in 1965.

And while Thompson did not mention any man named Pfister, and countless individuals were present from professors and criminals to Ram Dass and Allen Ginsberg. Example of Kool-Aid electrical tests. La Honda quickly became the Angels’ sole source of LSD, a new drug for normally more violent cyclists until Kesey escaped on marijuana charges the following year. But Thompson remembers little Marijuana On block 7000 of La Honda Road during the two-night affair.

Uncle Pfister's motorcycle
Biker Pitnick, Rocky, with Wednesday and Bogsley Adams. 1965. (7)

Uncle Pfister’s motorcycle

Van Doersten claims that Pfister may have also met or influenced the Adams family cartoonist, Charles Addams earlier in his life. (3) Pfister was only two years younger than Adams. While it still sounds like a fairy tale by a former legend friend, we have to remember an episode of Adam’s Family. Uncle Pfister, the cartoon character who finally got a name in 1964 for television, also got a motorcycle.

And most importantly, Mortica’s uncle Adam was given a motorbike by a Bitnik In an episode that aired in 1965, she was filmed in Louisiana. (7) If the culture had not been general, the director would have paid tribute to the biker known by his name rather than Charles. After all, the director was a jazz musician, Sidney Lanfield, who could easily have known Louis Armstrong.

*No person with the name ‘Fester’ or ‘Lebeouf’ is found in meeting notes from Stanford University for the years 1958, 1959, or 1960 for any newly appointed professor or member of the university listed with any credible grades (inside or out of salary.) Evidence of Van Dorsten’s accounts is found to date. However, “Lebeouf” and “Hermes” were frequently used names in Louisiag.

Roadkill Skunk has its origins in Uncle Fester from The Hog Farm
Skunk #18, genetics from The Nature Farm, photo by familytrees. Presumably, this skunk came from a seed in 1969 from scraps born Uncle Pfister. Although a genetic report by Phylos Biosciences It is suggested that it is related to the Pakistani heritage of the farm which seriously questions its authenticity.

Mel Frank Comes To Cali With Afghani #1 – 1976

Little was known about the Skunk breed for a few years after Dr. Pfister left the West Coast; After Sam exchanges seeds with the Haze Brothers. But Mel Frank traveled to California in 1976 after earning a degree in biology in New York. Mel went west with the successful intention of documenting cannabis cultivation. (8) That’s the year Sam claimed he was able to get rid of the fog and started selling Skunk seeds for the first time. (2)

Soon after, Blotter magazine published an article in 1979 penned by adoptive Skunk breeder (David Watson) under the pseudonym Sam Selgnij. (9) If you pay attention, you will notice that Skunkman Sam is simply the opposite of his previous name, Jingles. Sam eventually fled to Europe but not until the early 1980s. The pressure was building by then when the DEA began approaching breeders and farmers in California and Hawaii by 1979. So the origins of the phenotype, Skunk #1, lie amid a torrent of raids on farmers in California. (8b, 12)

So stay tuned for the next part of the Skunk story when Sam officially bred his original Skunk #1 style before the mystery bust DEA.


  • 1959 – New Orleans-born Dr. Pfister (Hermes) LeBeouf begins teaching at Stanford University in California.
  • Sixties – Skunkman Sam, already a bud smoker, tried hash.
  • 1965 – Pitnick gives a motorcycle to uncle Adams, during episode 15 of season two.
  • 1967 – Sam left Hollywood HighThe school.
  • 1969 – Dr. Pfister leaves the West Coast, heading east to New York.
  • 1969 – Sam’s neighbors, brothers Haze, R. and J., give birth to the breed known as Haze.
  • 1969 – Working under the name Jingles, Sam begins breeding Venus from the Skunk weed.
  • 1976 – The Netherlands passes the Opium Law and cannabis is decriminalized.
  • 1976 – Mel Frank travels from New York to Berkeley, California.
  • 1976 to 1980 – Mel Frank gave his book on Durban poison and Afghan genetics to Sam.
  • 1976 – Sam claims he kept the fog.
  • 1976 – Sam raises Skunk #1 ((Afghan x Columban) x Acapulco Gold).
  • 1979 – Skunkman’s first publication, coined under the name Sam Selgnij, is published by Blotter Magazine.


  1. Several anecdotal reports as well as documents by Todd McCormick et al.
  2. Toxic. Forum Posts IC Mag.
  3. Poinsettia. 1965. 1966. Los Angeles.
  4. Hash Church. The world of bubbles. Episode 73. 4b. Hash Church. An hour with Skunkman.
  5. van dorsten, a. Who is Doctor Pfister? Fast’n’Bulbous.
  6. Thompson, Hunter S.; 1966. Hell’s Angels, a terrible and strange saga. random house.
  7. Adam’s family. 1965. Adam’s family meets Petnick. Episode 15. Uncle Pfister, Merchant. Episode 16.
  8. Personal communication with James (Mel Frank) Goodwin. 8 b. Melfrankconsulting.com, about.
  9. Sling, Sam. 1979. Sun, Seeds, and Soils. Issue #4, Blotter Magazine
  10. Kochka. 2018. A History of Cannabis – Chapter 1: California and the First Hybrids. Dina Vim. 10 b. Kochka. 2018. Wernard Bruining: “We decided to make Holland the Jamaica of Europe.” Dina Vim.
  11. Personal communication with Mila Janssen.
  12. Documents from Enemy, Drug Enforcement Administration.
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