Yea, someone is smokin' alright...

carey carey@tstonramp.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2002 14:41:54 -0800


Sometimes I really fucking wonder about people trying to advocate a
position. I read that and wanted to smack them.

FIrstly, they have a much better chance of getting people to buy the
argument if they accentuate pot's actual proven qualities (allowing the mind
to forget -- via canabanoid receptors, always good for those painful crampy
cramps), plus the general relaxation and release of endorphins and good
stuff.  Instead they have to go after a very limited (and as Adam pointed
out) unrealistic side note.  I dunno about you folks, but when I get high, I
go for the munchies.

Perhaps the most bothersome bit about this article was that my MOTHER sent
this to me.

Oy.

-BB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam L. Beberg" <beberg@mithral.com>
To: <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 2:10 PM
Subject: Yea, someone is smokin' alright...


> 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
>
> -----------------
>
> 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.''
>
>
>
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