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Virginia Postrel

Marijuana Smokers Should Be More Considerate

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. Just somewhere else, please.
To be fair, it is the University of Colorado.

To be fair, it is the University of Colorado.

Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

I support marijuana legalization, but I wish pot smokers would stop stinking up the sidewalks.

I’m not alone. In places where using marijuana no longer carries the threat of a jail sentence, the pungent odor of ganja is increasingly infiltrating daily life -- and annoying nonsmokers. “It used to be kind of neat smelling pot occasionally on a weekend, but now Toronto smells like weed all the time,” complains writer Liza Herz, who says she supports legalization.