NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
20th February, 1969 : Darwin is the last refuge of the pot-smoker, or so the Northern Territory’s Assistant Administrator, Martyn Finger, would have us believe. He told the Territory’s Legislative Council today that hippies were pouring in because laws on the use of marijuana were so lax. He presented a Bill to tighten controls, saying it was impossible to prosecute for possession of the drug unless the person admitted importing it.
[ The laws, as always, successful. ]