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The Secret to Legal Marijuana? Women


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Tierney
- 3474 days ago - alternet.org
In September, ladymag Marieclaire ruffled some feathers when it published a piece about women who smoke weed. But its most interesting effect was not the "marijuana moms" chatter it unleashed, and instead the fact that it brought to the mainstream media



   

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Jelica R (144)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 4:59 pm
"In 2005, only 32 percent of polled women told Gallup they approved legalizing pot, but this year 44 percent of them were for it, compared to 45 percent of men. In effect, women have narrowed what had been a 12-point gender gap.
Women are also smoking more weed. The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that current marijuana use increased from 3.8 to 4.5 percent among women, while there was no significant statistical change for men...
Every woman I spoke to referenced cannabis' medicinal properties as a major reason they are so personally impassioned by the marijuana reform debate..."

I don't use weed, but I am aware of medical properties. Also, the plant is used for textiles, and as isolation material in construction. I watched TV documentary few years ago and thought it is pity to condemn a fast growing plant with many positive applications.
 

. (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 10:12 pm
Thannxxx... it may have it's medicinal uses, but on the other side it still causes the same effects as cigarette smoking and more... it also has been known to cause mental problems... so the benefits are definitely negated even more by the negative side effects of this..
 

Joel F (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:33 am
Marijuana has been used by humans for a long time...it is helpful and not a big deal......
 

Beth M (46)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:08 am
..interesting*....*Thanks!...
 

Daniel Gauthier (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 4:28 am
Joel, people have been smoking for ages too and that doesn't mean it's okay for your health.

Wonder who the pot smokers will run after to get their millions when they find out?
Won't be the tobacco companies...
 

Gloria L (58)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 4:55 am
Chaz: Do you have evidence for what you are saying?, "same effects as cigarette smoking and more... mental problems?
 

. (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:03 pm
Legalize it
 

Jesse C (2)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:07 pm
well it has helped with period cramps in the past !!! its all in how its used annd how often ... like anything,,,, alcohol should be illegal ... smoking too!!!! vaporize it all the way!
 

Tierney G (381)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:28 pm
Thats the trouble with us humans we don't know how to moderate anything! If we did none of this would be an issue. Just breathing the air is harmful too where does it end ? Anyone who has a compromised immune system is going to be more sensitive to toxins and pollutants such as cigarettes. Some people have lived into their 90's and still smoke so who really knows. Quality not quantity of life should be the issue. Why suffer needlessly if we don't have to.
 

mary f (200)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 12:17 pm
thanks tierney you put it so well
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 12:48 pm
There is "so called" proof on each side of this debate,yet none of the "Government" supported claims seem to be true, but many people were fed these myths as kids, as well as, their parents in the DARE programs and brainwashed into thinking the marijuana plant is and only ever was and used as a drug..

I do smoke and I am a mother, who thinks it is safer to light up a joint before taking any medication, from any so called medical professional, who is paid by the pharmaceutical companies.
 

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 1:00 pm
I heard that marijuana was used in cookies for children with weak appetite, and also, they made tee with marijuana leaves.
 

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 1:31 pm
Yes Jelica, and those darn good brownies too LOL! It also helps with glaucoma lessens the pressure on the eyes. Like many herbs it is very useful when used properly. :)
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 13, 2010, 4:59 pm
Hello , ladies. please come through and sign my petition to decriminalize marijuana . The petition is small but it is growing with your help YES WE CAN make a difference . so please. .. copy and paste address into browser and sign. . http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/decriminalizemarijuana/
 
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