1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Burned if you do, burned if you don't

  1. RoboCodeine7610

    Ted Kindos faces two choices: Continue to be called a bigot or break the law. Either way, he risks going bankrupt.

    Kindos owns Gator Ted's Tap & Grill in Burlington. Four years ago, he asked a marijuana smoker to step away from his front door.

    The medically licensed toker complained to the Ontario Human Rights Commission of discrimination against a disabled person. He won. Kindos was about to pay the fine and post obligatory signs saying, "We accommodate medicinal marijuana smokers," when a different government agency told him he could lose his liquor licence. Serving anybody possessing a controlled substance - prescribed or not - is against the law.

    "Heads I win, tails you lose," Kindos said yesterday.

    Kindos must continue to fight the complaint or lose his business, he says.

    Legal bills could also bankrupt him but a lawyer has agreed to assist and take the next stage without charge. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will hear the case this summer.



To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!