Famous women stay mute when it comes to their relationship to weed, but their voices could be of the utmost importance.
The only way famous women talk openly and politically about pot use today is if they are using it “medically” — as in the case with Melissa Etheridge, who spoke openly about her pot use during the chemo treatments she underwent during her 2005 battle with breast cancer.
What we don’t hear is celebrity women who are willing to advocate for the legalization and taxation of weed, aka cannabis sativa. But they should, because it’s better for the economy, for the sick and ailing and prescription-addicted, for farmers and for the environment.
Twenty million-plus Americans use marijuana recreationally. And here’s where things get tricky for potential high-profile women advocates. Women have not been shown “what’s in it for them” if they endorse re-legalizing marijuana and industrial hemp. Subsequently, they still feel there’s too much at stake both personally and professionally to publicly stand up for drug policy reform. Even as much of our history as a nation included this plant — it served us as rope and masts in the ships that won our wars, as the medium for our founders’ message when the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper — f amous women stay mute when it comes to their relationship to weed.
3. It will probably make you a pop cultural icon. If you are a famous hot female, what’s more rad than getting photographed smoking a blunt in a Bob Marley bathing suit in Barbados? Rihanna could change lives if she would just come out and say, “I smoke pot. I like it.”
Dr. Andrew Weil, the guru of alternative medicine, has called cannabis sativa the dog of the plant world. In other words, the pot plant has been growing loyally since the dawn of mankind, making itself useful to us as fiber, food and medicine. This war on weed is being sustained by a self-interested government that has never figured out how to properly profit from legal marijuana production, and is afraid of its power to put so many big oil and pharmaceutical companies out of business.
Famous women can help change this by arming themselves with the facts and being fearless in the conviction of their choices. Theirs are the voices that are missing from this important struggle, and they need to step up. It’s high time.
Greta Gaines is a singer/songwriter who lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and two young sons. She serves on the national board of NORML and on the NORML Women’s Alliance. She has been named in Skunk Magazine’s “100 most important marijuana activists.”
When did things change?
When did the prospect of friendship become so undesirable while the ideas of hopping in the sack become the first and only intention while “getting to know someone”?
You meet, find a common ground/ spark….does that mean you should focus on what’s in his or her pants and how they “fit” together?
Just because you’re attractive, curse like a sailor and happen to be so comfortable with your sexuality and previous experience – enough to talk about it – everything from ideas, to actual describing graphic physical experiences, fantasy, rape, or just plain possibilities; has no connection to getting naked with each other and doin the dirty, dirty.
People get so worked up they don’t want to understand it’s just sharing, through words, the human experience.
Not an invitation to suck a twat and taste the flavor.
It’s not to say that, in that moment, you’re “attracted” to the person you’re in conversation with or at all interested in them penetrating you. It’s not to say that you’re trying to make things awkward, while they speak of ideas about rape and you say, “well, I was raped at 15 & this was my experience”….Never with the intention of “clearing the room” from discomfort of “conversation” or truth. Only sharing from experience an actual real time perspective…
Shouldn’t perspective be valued, not shunned?
People baffle me, all the time.
The discomfort of the moment you find yourself needing to disclose, you’re “in a relationship”, & that your excited to become friends. While in that same moment, the person on the other end has just, at that moment, become complacent and is now disinterested because the prospect of fucking you or even just being comfortable to be ones true self around you has then escaped them.
Now there on to the next one.
Is friendship obsolete in the realms of “chance/ first time attractions/meeting new people?
At any age, with any shape or color of creature…this occurs.
What is attraction, if not the chance to “get to know” one another first. What about the times you both don’t “fit together” well enough to stay together or even maintain the continuing “interest”. What about the moment you’re kissing passionately and you have to stop them to say, “let’s talk about where we are going with this and talk about our personal physical conditions? Does your current physical condition match with mine and are you going to judge me because we are different?” While it may not be in your best interest to literally fuck with me ~fuck me. As the truth comes out, the other flees in discomfort from the truth, your consideration for those who may not want to share the other intricacies of what is physically shared while sharing each other - the after math.
Not all dust clears.
Anxiety spawns from fear.
The fear of un-acceptance and judgement.
Who is anybody to judge or be judged.
To judge and jury someone speaks of immaturity and a dangerous existence in this day and age.
So because you don’t match up and maybe, JUST maybe, you shouldn’t “get down”, in order to be responsible and keep order in the jungle…they flee.
Are you not even eligible for friendship anymore?
When in reality….you saved them and yourself the guilt from spreading the disease(s) ~depending on your situation.
Ignorance shan’t be tolerated.
Disrespected, because of respect for others, while disclosing important information regarding the physical condition & keeping health prevalent! Why?
Just like the “ew” face response to circumstances the other party obviously doesn’t even have the knowledge to make an educated decision about…is unacceptable. End of story.
On the other side of the coin there’s chemistry and the “internal clock” or expiration date we all seem to pay attention to. “Your eggs are drying up”. SO WHAT. In the pursuit of a future family endeavor, does that mean you should just plow through people, while going through the motions of “finding the one”?
This “plowing” that occurs helps to create all these wild insecurities and fears.
Treat people with respect, because they deserve it, no matter what your inclinations or desires.
Take a fucking cold shower already or go jerk off. That’s why masturbation exists, so rape, the spread of disease and the utter demolishment of integrity and positive interaction can be upheld. Going back to the basics. Keep your dick in your pants and your vaginas under lock and key, like in high ranks of the government, until clearance is confirmed.
We would all be friends if we all respected the order of the jungle.
I think in my heart of hearts, this is one of the main reasons why I’ve created my company and my toy…to encourage people. Be open, be honest with yourself and with others.
There’s no harm in honesty. There’s no fowl.
Love yourself enough to be honest. Beauty and Love are in NO EYES of NO BEHOLDER, they just ARE. Jerk it folks, JERK IT! Or Fuck with Abandon!
~Shooting the Bird
It may seem a short-sighted solution but blurred glasses are their latest tool available to ultra-orthodox Jewish men who want to stop eyeing up beautiful women.
The specially-designed out of focus glasses are proving popular among so-called ‘Charedi’ men in religious areas of Israel.
The anti-ogle goggles can be snapped up for just a few pounds and feature a sticker on the lens which makes them poorly focused when looking anywhere except for the space in the immediate vicinity.
Focusing in: Specially-designed out of focus glasses are proving popular among so-called ‘Charedi’ men in religious areas of Israel, who want to avoid impure thought
The glasses provide clear vision for a few metres, but anything anything further away becoms blurry.
The glasses are on sale in religious neighbourhoods of Jerusalem such as Mea Shearim.
According to some reports, the glasses are just one item in a range ‘modesty’ accessories on offer in the area.
Orthodox men can also purchase blinkers or vision-impeding hoods – as famously worn by Sephardi Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira.
The Committee for Purity in the Camp also supplies portable screens that can be erected in an airline seat to block passing women from views and prevent men from inadvertently watching in-flight movie with scantily-clad women.
The eyes have it: The glasses provide clear vision for a few metres, but anything anything further away becoms blurry. They are on sale in religious neighbourhoods of Jerusalem such as Mea Shearim
Wearers may fear they look a bit of a spectacle, but according to a report in the Maariv newspaper, the products come with a message saying they should be proud rather than embarrassed when using the items in public.
In an effort to maintain their strictly devout lifestyle, the ultra-Orthodox have separated the sexes on buses, sidewalks and other public spaces in their neighborhoods.
Their interpretation of Jewish law forbids contact between men and women who are not married.
Walls in their neighborhoods feature signs exhorting women to wear closed-necked, long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. Extremists have reported confronted women they consider to have flouted the code.