Pubdate: Fri, 27 Dec 2002
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Jim White
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


In spite of the tough talk from the American drug czar John Walters, many 
states have already decriminalized marijuana, The state Ohio issues a fine 
for possession of less than 100 g of marijuana.

Ohio is still here, the state legislature isn't full of stoners and society 
hasn't collapsed. 30 grams is just a tad over an ounce (28 g), and about 
20-30 "joints" a carton of cigarettes contains about 10-12 oz. 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 g seems a little harsh, but 
take it from Ohio, a little doesn't hurt, not even a little bit.

Jim White

Oregon, OH

(We can believe it) 
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