Pubdate: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
Source: Herald, The (Everett, WA)
Copyright: 2012 The Daily Herald Co.
Author: Bruce Campbell


The legalization of marijuana in Washington state has the rest of the
world's attention. So it is that Washingtonians need to beware.

Besides federal authorities and those of other states, the
powers-that-be of many other jurisdictions will be watching. If pot
smokers in Washington misbehave, the naysayers will grab hold of this
news like dogs to a bone.

Smoking pot under the Space Needle may have been a steam-releasing
event. But make no mistake -- such displays will be easy fodder for
those who would keep marijuana use a crime.

So while you citizens of Washington have new rights, you also have new
and important responsibilities. Those of us to the north, and
elsewhere, congratulate you on breaking new ground, but ask you to use
your new freedom wisely.

Bruce Campbell

Vancouver, B.C.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Matt