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Author: Ascalon Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 222  
Subject: Re: legalize marijuana Date: 10/26/2001 8:22 PM
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Interestingly, marijuana's status as a hard drug looks likely to be reclassified in the UK following a Government announcement. And possession will no longer be an arrestable offence.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/011024/140/cc7mr.html

This follows a police chief in one of London's hard crime areas ordering officers to stop arresting people for possesion of the drug back in July:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/011024/80/cc83d.html

Most people are aware of Holland's rather looser laws regarding marijuana, but did you know Canada became the first country in the world to legalize its use for medical conditions (also in July this year):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1463000/1463923.stm

And apparently Alaska, California, Colorado, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Maine, Minnesota, Ohio, and Oregon decriminalized possession in the seventies:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01.n276.a05.html

So, it looks like it all depends on where you live.

Ascalon
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