Police OK British Soccer Fans Smoking Pot
June 17, 2004
To prevent violence and promote calm, Portuguese law enforcement decided to allow fans of England’s soccer team to smoke marijuana before a major match against France held in Lisbon Sunday.
Local cops were given orders to crack down on drunken fans while letting pot smokers be. A similar policy used at the Euro 2000 soccer match in Holland is said to have been successful in calming England’s “football hooligans.”
A Lisbon police spokeswoman said, “If people cause a problem through drugs and become a menace then police will take action. But when this doesn’t happen why should the police be the ones making the fuss?”
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