Clipped From The Delta Democrat-Times
with State with of be of those fine and jail. which and up He with small friends in the medical profession say are harmful," Fairly said. "But bill I could live with." Fairly stopped short of totally endorsing the bin, but said, "I would wmild recommend it but I would say it is a more realistic approach to problem." He said mandatory stiff penalties for those apprehended with large the drug would make his job easier. He cited a recent case on the Gulf Coast where a group of persons were fined only $15,000 for bringing four tons of marijuana. "We at the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics would like to see some justice..." Fairly said. "I don't want by advocation of this bill push a child who is wavering marijuana use, but it would take the Mississippi National Guard Id laws we have now," he added. State Commissioner of Corrections Allen Ault said he "would be in with the proposed law on marijuana. "I don't condone marijuana, I have three tern-aged children of my I'm not a hypocrite either," he said. "I don't say as I go home and martini we should lock up every kid who smokes a joint." . Harold Armstrong, director of the division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department of Mental Health, said the present system of dealing with offenders is "not so much part of the solution as part of the problem." Dr. W.L. Jaquith, head of the Department of Mental Health, also bill, and in addition called for legislation which would take drug are not addicted out of the state mental hospitals. "We can't be both hospital and a prison," he said.