Duchein, Savon 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US AK: PUB LTE: Marijuana Is A Natural Substance, Unlike MethTue, 09 May 2006
Source:Anchorage Daily News (AK) Author:Duchein, Savon Area:Alaska Lines:47 Added:05/09/2006

I am appalled that Gov. Frank Murkowski is chiseling away at our rights again.

What better way than to outlaw marijuana than to classify it with methamphetamine?

It doesn't take a genius to see that marijuana (a natural substance) is nothing like the devastating methamphetamine epidemic.

Meth users look like the living dead. On the other hand, it is hard to pick out a pot smoker. The truth is that you probably know at least five people who smoke marijuana; it may be your doctor, the waitress at the restaurant or even a relative.

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2 US AK: PUB LTE: Legalize It - Don't Criticize ItThu, 24 Mar 2005
Source:Anchorage Press (AK) Author:Duchein, Savon Area:Alaska Lines:49 Added:03/28/2005

The state of Alaska is trying to make possession of marijuana a federal offense. The Senate Health, Education, and Social Services Committee is holding a hearing on Governor Murkowski's anti-marijuana bill, seeking to overturn the Alaska Supreme Court's holding in Ravin v. State, which recognized the constitutional right of Alaskans to possess small amounts of marijuana in the privacy of their homes. In addition to curtailing privacy rights, Murkowski's proposed legislation would make possession of four or more ounces of marijuana a Class C Felony - on par with incest and child pornography. The bills would also increase sentences across the board and create several new marijuana-related offenses. Passage of these bills would be a tragic failure of reason and an inappropriate use of state power and resources.

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3 US AK: PUB LTE: Legalize It--Don't Criticize ItThu, 24 Mar 2005
Source:Anchorage Press (AK) Author:Duchein, Savon Area:Alaska Lines:47 Added:03/27/2005

The state of Alaska is trying to make possession of marijuana a federal offense. The Senate Health, Education, and Social Services Committee is holding a hearing on Governor Murkowski's anti-marijuana bill, seeking to overturn the Alaska Supreme Court's holding in Ravin v. State, which recognized the constitutional right of Alaskans to possess small amounts of marijuana in the privacy of their homes. In addition to curtailing privacy rights, Murkowski's proposed legislation would make possession of four or more ounces of marijuana a Class C Felony - on par with incest and child pornography. The bills would also increase sentences across the board and create several new marijuana-related offenses. Passage of these bills would be a tragic failure of reason and an inappropriate use of state power and resources.

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