Sunday, October 30, 2005

Rick Steves Key Note Speaker At Wonders of Cannabis

Fairfield firefighters get hefty federal grant for fitness training: "Travel writer and public television star Rick Steves is in the Bay Area this weekend with a special tip: Lay off marijuana smokers.
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Steves, whose European guides have made him a near-household name in the Bay Area, is also a board member of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He'll be making an address in that role at this weekend's Wonders of Cannabis Festival in Golden Gate Park.

'Society has to make a choice to tolerate other lifestyles or build more prisons,'' Steves told us in a phone interview from his Seattle office.

Citing what he called the 'European perspective,' Steves said decriminalizing weed doesn't necessarily mean that use goes up. "

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