Pubdate: Sat, 08 Apr 2000
Date: 04/08/2000
Source: Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
Author: Julie Thompson

I am 38. I have smoked pakalolo most of my life (since 14). I was an
A-B student and I am a college graduate running a major department in
a large company, earning good money and raising a fine son. I own a
home and am saving for my son's college education. And all this
despite the fact that I've been 'stoned' most of my life and choose to
spend about $200 a month on pot. To me, pakalolo is not an escapist
drug. It's a way to relax.

Julie Thompson

Note: The Advertiser received nearly 200 responses from readers to its
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