Pubdate: Wed,  4 Dec 2002
Source: Rocky Mountain Collegian, The (CO Edu)
Contact:  2002 Rocky Mountain Collegian
Author: Danny Hadley


To the Editor:

Why was Rebecca LaPole's article ("Mary Jane" Thursday, Nov. 21) in the 
newspaper? To inform us? To be controversial? To show how many pot-related 
terms Rebecca knows? I couldn't figure it out. Perhaps the article would 
have been more effective if it: a) had a point; b) contained sentences that 
made sense; c) used correct grammar; and d) didn't make outrageous, 
un-attributed claims. My favorite ridiculous claim was that pot is 
"America's favorite illegal activity." My "favorite illegal activity" is 
poaching llamas; what makes Rebecca LaPole the authority when it comes to 
recreational law-breaking? And the point of this article? I already know 
that a lot of people smoke pot. I already know that drug policy is lax. I 
learned nothing from this article, and the only thing shocking about it is 
that it made its way to the pages of a respected college newspaper.

Danny Hadley

Sophomore, Technical Journalism
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