Pubdate: Fri, 17 Jan 2003
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Jim White


Dear Editor,

In spite of the tough talk from the American Drug Czar John Walters, many 
states have already decriminalized marijuana.

Ohio issues a fine for possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana. Ohio 
is still here, the state legislature isn't full of stoners, and society 
hasn't collapsed.

Thirty grams is just a tad over an ounce (28 grams), and about 20-30 
"joints." A carton of cigarettes contains about 10-12 ounces, and in the 
U.S. about 200 cigarettes; each much larger than the average joint.

 From my point of view, a fine for a mere 30 grams seems a little harsh, 
but take it from Ohio, a little doesn't hurt, not even a little bit.

Jim White Oregon, Ohio, USA
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