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Mentions meeting Alan Broughton, a painterpoet who had been visiting with Charles Verey and John Furnival. Also, Houedard provides information in a Sung manuscript that he believes Abrams might be interested in seeing.The name STEVE is typed in red in the sahpe of a six pointed star. Internet: Stephen Abrams was Head of the Soma Research Association and Joint-Managing irector of Avalon Botanicals from 1967 to 1970. He was the author of the Soma advertisement in The Times and a witness before the Wootton Sub-Committee. Up to the mid 1960s, the majority of cannabis offenders in Britain were imprisoned. The law did not distinguish between cannabis and heroin or between use and supply. The schedule of penalties encouraged imprisonment of first offenders. In July 1967, the Times published a full paged advertisement in support of cannabis law reform. The advertisement described the existing law as "immoral" and "unworkable" but stopped short of proposing legalisation or...