Pubdate: Sat, 25 Aug 2001
Source: Seattle Times (WA)
Copyright: 2001 The Seattle Times Company
Author: Thomas Kinnebrew
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


I attended Hempfest in Myrtle Edwards Park last weekend, and really 
enjoyed myself. I couldn't help but note that no one was murdered, 
raped or beaten, nor were any businesses destroyed. Despite the fact 
that a large amount of people at the event were under the influence 
of an illegal substance.

Compare that to the behavior of alcohol-saturated revelers at Mardi 
Gras in Pioneer Square, an event with only a small fraction of 
participants of Hempfest.

How many times do we have to witness the brutality of a drunken mob, 
before we admit to the hypocrisy of imprisoning nonviolent citizens 
who enjoy marijuana?

Thomas Kinnebrew, Everett
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