Pubdate: Tue, 03 Mar 1998
Date: March 3, 1998
Source: San Diego Union Tribune (CA)
Author: Greg Handevidt

You're right -- kids can see through hypocrisy.

That is the problem with the arbitrary way we criminalize certain 
substances. Telling kids that marijuana will ruin their lives rings 
hollow when they see people who've smoked marijuana as gold-medal
winners in the Olympics, successful athletes and entertainers,
president of the United States and Speaker of the House of 

We cannot avoid hypocrisy, because the drug laws in place in this 
country are founded in hypocrisy and hysteria.

Greg Handevidt
San Diego