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40 years ago: AG Vern Miller announces arrest of Kingman County pot farmer

August 15, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 15, 1971:

Kansas Atty. Gen. Vern Miller announced the arrest of a man who was alleged to have been growing “marijuana in a cultivated garden” on a farm in Kingman County. The arrest had come after Miller’s undercover agents had purchased two pounds from the 20-year-old Harper, Kan., grower for $180. Miller said that most cases in Kansas involved persons harvesting wild weed, and that this was the first time to his knowledge that a suspect had been growing marijuana for sale.

Movie theaters in Lawrence this week were showing Charlton Heston in “The Omega Man” and Burt Lancaster in “Lawman.” In addition, an advertisement for the new film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” proclaimed, “It’s everybody’s non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun!”


Shane Garrett 6 years, 2 months ago

The long war on Drugs. Take down those domestic terrorist.

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