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 - Recommend (Continued from page 1) the possessor...
Recommend (Continued from page 1) the possessor were not liable for criminal penalties, The 13 commissioners were not unanimous in all their rec ommendations. Reps. Tim Lee Carter, R-Ky„ R-Ky„ R-Ky„ and Paul G. Ro gers, D-Fla., D-Fla., D-Fla., recommended noncriminal fines for possession of any amount of marijuana in public or In private. Former Illinois Illinois chief investigator Mitchell Mitchell Ware recommended noncriminal noncriminal penalties such as mandatory mandatory drug-education drug-education drug-education classes or civil fines. Sens. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., R-N.Y., R-N.Y., and Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, D-Iowa, D-Iowa, opposed making making marijuana contraband and urged some other points in the direction of greater civil liberty. liberty. There was little advance indication indication how the report would be received by President Nixon, Nixon, who appointed most of the commission's members. He said he would ignore any recommendation recommendation to completely legalize legalize marijuana but said Monday Monday he thinks some penalties for possession are too harsh. The commission's chairman, former Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Raymond P. Shafer, appeared to anticipate a not-entirely not-entirely not-entirely warm welcome in his letter forwarding forwarding the 184-page 184-page 184-page document to Nixon and the Congress. Shafer, a Republican, said the report attempts "to place in proper perspective one of the most emotional and explosive issues of our time." "Whatever the facts are, we have reported them," he said. "Wherever the facts have logically logically led us, we have followed and used them in reaching our rccommenda Lions." During its study the commission commission chartered more than 50 research research projects, recorded thousands thousands of pages of transcripts from formal and Informal hear- hear-

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  1. The Atchison Daily Globe,
  2. 22 Mar 1972, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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