Pubdate: Wed, 18 Sep 2002
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Dave Marston
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


WHAT FASCINATES me about the marijuana debate is the hyperbole. Let's take, 
for example, Tammy Schoep's letter from Sept. 16. Tammy wonders if she'll 
be subjected to pot smoke at bars and restaurants. Not likely. If we ever 
do see the day marijuana is decriminalized (not legalized) you might see 
Amsterdam-like coffee houses. And if Tammy doesn't want to go in, she won't 
have to. And one more thing. If there are moms out there "hot-boxing" in 
the car on the way to school with little Johnny, they're not going to wait 
for pot to be decriminalized.

Dave Marston

Niagara Falls, Ont.

(We wonder where the Non Smokers' Rights Association stands on all this?)
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