Some famous music venues face closure if managers don’t comply with strict new anti-drug legislation.
New laws passed by Congress this month targets dance clubs, concert halls and outdoor festivals – demanding promoters and venue managers stamp out drug-use or risk spells in prison.
According to a new bill, those who own or operate a venue where audience members use drugs could be sent to jail or subjected to fines.
William McColl, director of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, says, “This isn’t just a threat to the rave community, but to any community that isn’t liked by the majority – hip-hop events, even rock shows like the Grateful Dead or Phish.”
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