In honor of U.K. "Drug Czar" Hellawell's proclamation that
the British government would not legalize cannabis at any time in the next
decade, despite a growing national debate on the issue, we hearken back
this week to the days of American Alcohol Prohibition..
"There is as much chance of repealing the Eighteenth Amendment
as there is for a hummingbird to fly to the planet Mars with the Washington
Monument tied to its tail."
- Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas, September 23, 1930. The Eighteenth
Amendment was repealed in 1933.
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Issue #21, 12/5/97
British Correspondents Needed for The Week Online | Harvard Study Finds Mandatory Sentences Wasteful | Study Finds Racial Disparities in Drug Sentences in Alabama: Really? Hmm | Clinton Backs UN Drug Czar's Plan to Give Economic Aid to the Taliban in Exchange for Opium Eradication | New Hampshire Legislator Introduces Medical Marijuana, Hemp Bills: "It's time to discuss these issues" says lawmaker | Prohibition-Induced Gang Warfare on Native American Reservation: 50 shots fired between children battling over drug turf | Colombia Passes Extradition Legislation... But it Won't be Retroactive | Mexico: Gun Battle at Border Kills Guard, and Newspaper Editor Shot by Cartel. More Prohibition-related violence | UK's New "Drug Czar" Rejects Legalization of Cannabis | Quote of the Week: Mr. Hellawell should hear what was said about the possibility of repealing Alcohol Prohibition in America! | Drug Policy Institute Accepting Applications | Editorial: Supporting barbarians in the drug war
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