2. The NORML Women’s Alliance believes that marijuana prohibition violates states’ rights, and improperly expands the reach of government into the families and personal lives of otherwise law-abiding citizens.
3. The NORML Women’s Alliance advocates for an open, honest conversation about marijuana with America’s youth that is void of all propaganda and misleading information.
4. The NORML Women’s Alliance endorses the science-based evidence regarding the therapeutic applications of medical marijuana as well as the continuation of research into the subject.
5. The NORML Women’s Alliance strongly opposes the sexual exploitation and objectification of women in pot-culture and business marketing."
'marie claire' has also taken an interest in the topic, and published an article called 'stilletto stoners' in october 2009 - i'm not 'enamoured' with the terminology they use in the article, but the gist of it makes for interesting reading... you can read it here or watch an interview on NBC featuring the editor-in-chief of the magazine...
According to David Ford, author of 'marijuana: not guilty as charged'
"In ten thousand years of use there is not one recorded death from the overdose or toxicity of cannabis. Compare that with alcohol, which kills more than 100,000 American's each year. Or with nicotine products that kill more than 400,000 annually. Or with the FDA-approved, so-called "safe drugs" listed in the physicians' Desk Reference, (PDR), which cause the death of another 100,000 each year, and put one million Americans in the hospital annually as a result of toxicity or overdose."
surely with marijuana having no attributable deaths to it - compared with alcohol (and closer to home according to the the south australian government's alcohol-related statistics over 3000 Australians die each year as a result of harmful drinking) - and with a growing list of medical uses and clinical applications of cannabis and its constituents - one of them ironically being the treatment of alcohol abuse - the 'war on cannabis' can't really be sustained any longer...