Yea, someone is smokin' alright...

Adam L. Beberg beberg@mithral.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2002 14:10:34 -0800 (PST)


Wait, you mean if we legalize pot women wont get fat? *laughs* what about
that after-smoke pigout?

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
  http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/
  beberg@mithral.com

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Pot: A Women's Issue?

LONDON (Reuters) - Female members of Britain's biggest trade union have
added their voices to calls for the legalization of cannabis, but they have
an unusual argument -- the drug offers women a calorie-free way to relax.

Women members of Unison's eastern region say the decriminalization of
cannabis is a ``women's issue'' because it presents a healthier and less
fattening way to chill out.

``Cannabis can be used for women to relax and de-stress without calories, in
contrast to alcohol or chocolate,'' the women will argue in a motion to the
union's 9,000-strong women's conference in Cardiff next month.

Women lead ``amazingly stressful lives... with many different roles, jobs
and multi-tasking. It is important that women can relax and escape the
stresses of life.''

The group even have a proposal for those who do not smoke: ''Non-smokers can
use cannabis by incorporating it into recipes and cooking with it.'' Though
presumably not in a chocolate cake.

A spokesman for Unison dismissed the motion on Tuesday, saying it was
unlikely to be passed.

``Of course it is up to the members,'' she said. ``But it is not exactly one
of the more serious items on the agenda. It is tongue-in-cheek, so to
speak.''