PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.
The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to get hold of the drug and smoke it -- as long as they are out of public view -- despite a federal ban.
"This club represents personal freedom, finally, for our members," said Madeline Martinez, Oregon's executive director of NORML, a group pushing for marijuana legalization.
"Our plans go beyond serving food and marijuana," said Martinez. "We hope to have classes, seminars, even a Cannabis Community College, based here to help people learn about growing and other uses for cannabis."
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to loof around and be high.
How does one "loof"? It sounds intriguing! I always thought loofing had to do with a loofa sponge and was a bathing practice. Would legal access to pot make people cleaner? Well then, damn--legalize it now!
Of course1/2 of your argument can be applied to alcohol and cigarettes also--and both are legally acquired at legal age. Applying the same controls would not create potheads (they already exist--just as legalizing alcohol did not create alcoholics), it would remove much of the negative stigma attached by ignorant anons.
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