Pubdate: Fri, 09 Jun 2006
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
Copyright: 2006 Madison Newspapers, Inc.
Author: Gary Storck
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


It was disappointing to read in Tuesday's paper that the landlord of 
a local all-ages alcohol-free music venue yanked its lease in 
response to allegations of off-premises cannabis smoking and other reasons.

What Madison really needs are alcohol-free, adult-only venues where 
cannabis can be consumed on site. Hardly a day goes by when we don't 
read of some alcohol-fueled incident that caused injury, death or 
destruction. The same day this article appeared there was an update 
on the case of a man with a lingering brain injury from an unprovoked 
attack that was likely alcohol-related.

While alcohol may help fuel our economy, it is also fueling a lot of 
mayhem for which we all pay. And while our society has basically 
designated alcohol as our official recreational drug, a significant 
segment of society reacts poorly to it. Regulating adult use of 
cannabis as we do alcohol and tobacco would make Madison safer.

Gary Storck, co-founder

Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 
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