The Campaign For DA

6.06.2006

4/20 Silliness

I didn't know that possessing a "small amount" of marijuana in Alaska had been legal due to a 30 year old Alaska Supreme Court decision holding that the right of privacy trumps the government's need to outlaw pot. I also didn't know that a new law has been passed in Alaska re-criminalizing pot possession of any amount. (How a new law can overrule a court decision based upon constitutional grounds is beyond me, but I leave that alone). And why Alaska is going back in time is beyond me as well. In Texas: Under 2 oz. is a Class B misdemeanor (up to 180 days in jail) 2 to 4 oz. is a Class A misdemeanor (up to one year in jail) 4 oz. to 5 lbs. is a State Jail Felony (up to two years in a "state jail")