DENVER – When President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney arrive in Colorado tomorrow, they will be greeted by newspaper ads highlighting their past troubles involving alcohol. These ads (see attached) have been placed by the Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative Committee, the issue committee behind Colorado’s Amendment 44, which would make the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults under state law.
As the President will be in Greeley and the Vice President will be in Colorado Springs this weekend, the ad with the President will appear in the Greeley Tribune and the one with the Vice President will appear in the Colorado Springs Gazette.
“Our campaign is based on the simple premise that society would be better off if adults were allowed to make the safer, rational choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol,” said SAFER Campaign Director Mason Tvert. “Using the leaders of our country as examples, the ads point out a couple of ways in which alcohol can increase harms in our society. The ad about the President, in particular, underscores the fact that the use of alcohol dramatically increases the likelihood of violent behavior. Everyone is aware of this fact, yet we punish individuals who use marijuana instead of alcohol. It is time to change our laws.”
Visit www.SAFERColorado.org for more information!
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