An anti-drug advocate asserts that marijuana activists are
trying to make pot culturally acceptable with pot clubs that allow
for indoor use.
Two pot clubs in Colorado that opened up after the state's
governor signed recreational pot use into law are said to be the
first legal venues in the nation. The pot clubs give marijuana
users a place where they can smoke legally. The state's marijuana
amendment does not allow for public use of pot, but attorneys for
the pot clubs say these clubs are legal because they do notsell pot
and it is not considered a food item or a drink.
James Lambert is an author and spokesman for MarijuanaHarmsFamilies. He says that such
venues are only the beginning of a very harmful trend.
"This is going to be
happening more and more, sad to say. It's an open endorsement of
the whole culture of pot -- people sharing various forms of pot.
It's bad enough having pot, and then when you have people say,
Oh, we should openly legalize heroine and cocaine like they do
in the Netherlands, it's very destructive."
Lambert asserts that since several states legalized marijuana in
the last election, more of these pot clubs will follow.
In addition, the Denver Post reports that another pot
club recently opened in the town of Del Norte.