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1995 Fools: CUBA LEGALIZES MARIJUANA!
Path: bigblue.oit.unc.edu!concert!rutgers!psinntp!psinntp!psinntp!cmcl2!panix!bloom-beacon.mit.edu!news2.near.net!das-news2.harvard.edu!oitnews.harvard.edu!news.sesqui.net!news.worldcom.com!emerald.oz.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.clark.net!news.clark.net!not-for-mail From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Murple) Newsgroups: alt.drugs,alt.drugs.pot,alt.hemp Subject: CUBA LEGALIZES MARIJUANA! Date: 1 Apr 1995 18:04:43 -0500 Organization: Yes. No. Maybe. Lines: 14 Message-ID: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: clark.net Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Newsreader: NN version 6.5.0 #6 (NOV) Xref: bigblue.oit.unc.edu alt.drugs:119943 alt.drugs.pot:11023 alt.hemp:16723 HAVANA (AP) - In an afternoon session today, the Cuban legislature passed a law legalizing the growth, sale, and possession of marijuana. The new law allows unlimited use of marijuana in the Communist nation, and establishes government run marijuana farming cooperatives. According to Castro spokesman Javier Bienfumar, the new law is hoped to stimulate the failing Cuban economy. Economic planners are hoping that the legalization of marijuana will attract American tourists and dollars. Officials are also hoping that by encouraging marijuana use, they can keep the general population too intoxicated to notice the lack of items such as food, medicine, and gasoline. When asked for comments, spokesmen for the White House said only, "We always said Communism was a pipe dream."