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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Somerset store pulls marijuana cookbook

Detroit Free Press

Looking to add Trippy Krispy Treats to your holiday hors d'oeuvres list?

Until this week, you could find a recipe for the marijuana-laced sweets in a cookbook sold at the newly opened Urban Outfitters at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

But the hip store -- which caters to the trendy high school and college crowd with cool clothes, edgy books and games, and funky home decorations -- pulled "The Marijuana Chef Cookbook" by S.T. Oner after a Troy group complained.

Teenagers and other shoppers "didn't go there specifically to be exposed to that," said Ann Comiskey, executive director of the Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the group that raised concerns to Urban Outfitters' local managers.

"They went there to buy clothes or a handbag. They went to buy a T-shirt and, 'Oh, by the way, here's a book on marijuana.' "

Coalition members were pleased that Urban Outfitters removed the marijuana cookbooks, but some shoppers didn't understand the controversy.

"If you don't like something they're selling, don't buy it," said 15-year-old Jay Savage of Clinton Township, who visited Urban Outfitters for the first time Wednesday with his mom and 18-year-old sister Natalie.

Mary Ann Solberg Deputy Director of the White House
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Prior to this confirmation, she served as the Executive Director of the Coalition of Healthy Communities and the Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Troy, MI.


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