Compare and contrast the media response. First this:
Are you even aware this took place, in Chicago where smoking grass is illegal? And then there was this:
This you will remember although it happened fifteen years ago [!!!] because the news reporting went on for days at the highest level of intensity. And she was 19 at the time so in any sensible country there would have been nothing illegal about it. And the effects of grass are much greater than the effects of drink, specially on young children. But that’s not the point. It is what is reported and turned into scandal and what is not. And it is not so much “what” as “who”.