THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, December 3, 197!
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Panel rejects eased dope law
LANSING (UPI) - A House'
committee has rejected a .pro-
posal to radically liberalize.
'marijuana laws and scheduled'
a vote for Thursday on a more
The House CivilRights Com-
mittee, on a 3-3 vote yesterday,
defeated a plan. by Rep.: H. Lynn
Jondahl (D-East Lansing) that
Would have made possession of
five ouices or sale of two ounces
a civil offense punishable by no
more than a $100 fine.-
UNDER CURRENT law, per-
sons convicted of possessing
marijuana can be sent to jail,
for a year and fined $1,000.
A vote is expected Thursday
on a proposal to lower the pen-
alty for possession of 100 grams,
about 3.2 ounces, to a $100 fine
and no criminal record, unless
the convicted person violates
Liberalization of marijuana
laws has been supported by ma-
jor law enforcement officials in
SEVERAL county prosecutors
and. sheriffs have advocated no
jail time at all for convicted pot
smokers. The State Police has
gone on record in support of4
lowering the offense from its
current status as a high mis-
demeanor to a low misdemean-
or, which would carry a max-
imum $100 fine and 90-day jail
Law enforcement officials say
current laws are being enforced
randomly across the state and
are not deterring young people
from marijuana use.
A Michigan State University,
doctor and drug expert, David
Yacavone, said yesterday that
decriminalizing marijuana en-
tirely could save taxpayers $25
IN 1974, Yacavone said, Mich-
igan had 19,851 marijuana ar-
rests. The price of each arrest
is about $1,300, he said, which
covers police, court, jail and
Yacavone, who heads MSU's
substance abuse program, said
he supports the lifting of crimi-
nal sanctions against marijuana
users, but does not endorse com-
plete legalization of marijuana
sale and use.
Sponsor calls off
Loch Ness meetin
LONDON (Reuter)-The Great by Dr. Robert Rines, leader o
Loch Ness Monster Conference the Boston research team tha
was postponed indefinitely last had snapped a series of under
night-the victim of too much water photographs-and starte
press enthusiasm. all the fuss.
The symposium had been call-
ed for next week to evaluate The photographs, taken by a
new photographic evidence that automatic camera with a flash
a prehistoric creature was in- are said to depict a marin
deed roaming Scotland's deepest cousin of the dinosaur whic
dera migSolkdsdeet became extinct 70 million year
TE F lake. E w c ago. Sir Peter thinks there is
might have settled once and for whole colony of the creature
all 40 years of argument, was surviving in the lake.
the brainchild of British natu- He stressed that the symp
ralist Sir Peter Scott who told sium had only been postponed
Reuter that he had regretfully not cancelled. "If you wait
decided to postpone it. No new bit longer there is liable to b
date was set. further evidence. Why there'
He said "excessive publicity" film in the camera that hasn
had made it impossible to hold been developed yet."
the conference in an objective
atmosphere, echoing the reasons The idea of the conference
given by naturalists and scien- set for December 9 and 10 i
tific institutions for backing off Edinburgh, was to bring t
from the venture earlier yester- gether scientists from all ove
udy. tn rld to Sm ake aa
"In no sense 'does this deci-
sion reflect in the smallest de-
gree on the nature of the evi-
dence or the integrity of those
who obtained it," he added.
SIR PETER said the post-
ponement had been agreed to
assessment of the controversi
But John Dundas, a spoke
man for Edinburgh Universit
one of the organizers, sai
"Against a background of lea:
and rumors and counter-rumor
it would not have been possit
to take a cool clinical look
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a consideration in the selection Congress' General Accountin
process. Office also would have the po
"THE LAW is the bulwark of er the audit the city's books.
all our liberties,' and the Su- Asked if New York City woul
preme Court must be the pillar have to return to Congress
of the judicial system that the future for more aid, Beam
makes the law work in Mich- said, "I don't think so. Ne
igan. The highest standards York City and state are ta
should be required for mem- ing very strong measures ...
bership on our highest court," we come back, we would co
Milliken said. back, as any city would,
"Judge Ryan meets these have the federal governme
standards. He has served on take its responsibilities, such
the circuit court with great welfare costs, Beame said.
energy, effectiveness and skill, He said the loans will "ke
building a reputation for fair- us going until June 1978 wh
ness and integrity." we ,can get back into the ma
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