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Boy Scouts For Grass

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Day
18
Month
June
Year
1971
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Boy Scouts for Grass

The powerful National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Information - a nonprofit organization that has more than 100 members--will vote on a special resolution Monday which calis for a radical reduction in penalties for marijuana possession. One inside staff member told Earth News that the resolution has "an excellent chance of passing."

The Coordinating Council, which includes among it membership such organizations as the American Medical Associatlon, the Boy Scouts, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Legion, the YMCA and the PTA, will present a resolution that calis for all criminal penalties on grass possession to be dropped. Instead, pot possession would be treated much like a traffic violation is today.

Even more surprising about the push for softer laws from the National Coordinating Council is the fact that the organization's president is none other than Art Linkletter, long a critic of drug abuse by young people. However, even Linkletter has endorsed the resolution calling for the radical reduction in pot penalties.

The National Coordinating Council is expected to vote on the resolution Monday night during its annual convention in Washington, D.C. More than 100 members are expected to cast their ballots. The powerful National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Information - a nonprofit organization that has more than 100 members- will vote on a special resolution Monday which calls for a radical reduction in penalties for marijuana possession. One inside staff member told Earth News that the resolution has "an excellent chance of passing." The Coordinating Council, which includes among it's membership such organizations as the American Medical Association, the Boy Scouts, the International Association of Chiefs of Police the American Legion, the YMCA and the PTA, will present a resolution that calls for all criminal penalties on grass possession to be dropped. Instead, pot possession would be treated much like a traffic violation is today.

Even more surprising about the push for softer laws from the National Coordinating Council is the fact that the organization's president is none other than Art Linkletter, long a critic of drug abuse by young people. However, even Linkletter has endorsed the resolution calling for the radical reduction in pot penalties. The National Coordinating Council is expected to vote on the resolution Monday night during its annual convention in Washington, DC. More than 100 members are expected to cast their ballots. --Earth News