Pubdate: Thu, 13 Feb 2003
Source: Independent  Florida Alligator, The (FL Edu)
Copyright: 2003 Campus Communications, Inc
Author: Marc Caswell


Editor: The intent of NORML is to raise awareness about an important
political issue, and we are extremely happy that Joseph Benson and others
were interested in our cause and, hopefully, they learned something.

After our nationally touring guest speakers, we began discussing the
organization's structure and future plans. Benson was the only member
of the crowd to speak publicly and the only member to interject his

At the time of Benson's interruption, we were not discussing
marijuana, and because we are a political group, were not discussing
religion. His testament was inappropriate by content, timing and context.

Consider how you would feel if a NORML member attending a Chi Alpha
meeting disrupted the meeting saying, "You don't need Jesus -- just
smoke pot!"

Marc Caswell

Secretary NORML
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