Alaska: Will They Just Vote No?

Will They Just Vote No?

For 15 years, the right of Alaskans to smoke grass at home has been as commonplace as the privilege of watching a moose graze in the backyard. But antidrug crusaders, who expect to be bolstered this week by a visit from federal drug czar William Bennett, are pressing voters to recriminalize the private possession of small amounts of marijuana -- made legal in 1975 by a court privacy decision -- this November. Says Marie Majewske of Alaskans for the Recriminalization of Marijuana: "When a drug is perceived to be socially acceptable, it is used and abused a great deal more."


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