Vice Squad
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Legalizing Pot as a Harm Reduction Measure

The harm to be reduced? The public nuisance created by those hard-drinking college kids. Here's one old fogey's take:

"I'm all for young people and partying. But I tell you what, that kind of thing didn't happen in my day. No, sir. When I went to college, we smoked pot when we partied. That kept us mellow and quiet. The last thing we wanted to do was go outside, make a lot of noise, annoy the neighbors and have them call the cops.

We need to get back to those days. We need to legalize marijuana." And we used to walk five miles to classes and back, too, uphill both ways.

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