On May 30, in Montana, the DEA shut down a benefit concert advocating the legalization of marijuana, citing the RAVE act as their legal ground. The local DEA agent threatened $250,000 in fines if anyone at the event smoked one joint.

The law holds venue owners responsible for the drug use of their patrons, and can result in fines and imprisonment.

Critics of the law feared it would be used to stifle the free speech of groups advocating drug law reform.


http://www.utne.com/webwatch/2003_68/news/10599-1.html
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