Pubdate: Wed, 11 Feb 2009
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2009 Associated Press
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POT LOVERS SLAM KELLOGG OVER OUSTER OF PHELPS

NEW YORK (AP) - Snap, crackle ... pot?

Legions of indignant marijuana advocates are urging a boycott of 
products made by Kellogg Co. after it cut ties with Olympic hero 
Michael Phelps because he was photographed using a bong.

The leader of the Marijuana Policy Project called the cereal maker's 
action "hypocritical and disgusting," and said he'd never seen his 
membership so angry, with more than 2,300 signing an online petition.

"Kellogg's had no problem signing up Phelps when he had a conviction 
for drunk driving, an illegal act that could have killed someone," 
said Rob Kampia, the group's executive director. To drop him for 
"choosing to relax" with a substance the group considers safer than 
beer "is an outrage," Kampia said. There was no immediate response 
from Kellogg.

Last week, the company announced Phelps' conduct was "not consistent 
with the image of Kellogg." The swimmer has been appearing on Frosted 
Flakes and Corn Flakes boxes since September.
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