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In Georgia a first offense for the transfer of marihuana from an older person to one below the age of 21 carries the penalty of life imprisonment. A second offense carries the penalty of death. There is no provision, as the author notes, for a third offense.
Today, nearly everybody, from the President on down, views such laws as excessive—even Draconian, a favorite word of the author. The hysterical mood of the 1930's that led to passage of such legislation is now being matched by a promarihuana evangelism that favors not merely repeal of such laws and replacement with more
Marihuana Reconsidered.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:483–484. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-483_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):483-484.
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