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1969 Timothy Leary pot conviction overturned...

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May 22, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, May 22, 1969

* Dr. Timothy Leary - American psychologist
* Leary v. United States - Supreme Court decision
* Marijuana possession conviction overturned
* Lysergic acid diethylamide - lysergide - LSD fame

The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "Leary Ruling May Ease Pot Laws" (see images)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
wikipedia notes: On December 26, 1968, Leary was arrested again in Laguna Beach, California, this time for the possession of two marijuana "roaches". Leary alleged that they were planted by the arresting officer, but was convicted of the crime. On May 19, 1969, The Supreme Court concurred with Leary in Leary v. United States, declared the Marihuana Tax Act unconstitutional, and overturned his 1965 conviction.
On that same day, Leary announced his candidacy for governor of California against the Republican incumbent, Ronald Reagan. His campaign slogan was "Come together, join the party." On June 1, 1969, Leary joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their Montreal bed-in, and Lennon subsequently wrote Leary a campaign song called "Come Together".

It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 72 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.
Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century