Umass Daily Collegian
Larry Shaffer does think Amherst is more accepting of an event celebrating an illegal substance than other towns would be.
"Amherst does have an independent streak," he said. "We really don't want to be in anyone else's business. I see it as a matter of personal preference."
Shaffer also mentioned that marijuana is nothing new to him, and it wouldn't surprise - or bother - him to see someone enjoying the herb at an event like Extravaganja.
"Young people may find it hard to believe, but there was marijuana a long time ago," he said.