Perhaps it's due to the fact Hempfest is in the air. Or maybe it's because nearly everyone loves to either smoke and/or debate weed. But we've been getting an above average percentage of pot-related commentary lately on The Daily Weekly. (Or maybe it's simply because we write about it a lot.) A post by Nina Shapiro about New Approach Washington's pro-I-502 ad campaign targeted toward women, naturally, garnered some feedback in this regard.
As the post from Aug. 8 notes:
This morning, New Approach Washington, the campaign behind marijuana legalization Initiative 502, begins a $1 million TV advertising blitz. The 30-second spot features a local actress who is also a mother of four. The campaign is deliberately trying to reach women, says manager Alison Holcomb. And there's a reason why.
There's a gender divide in the pot legalization movement.
"Women tend to support reform less strongly than men do," Holcomb says. She points to a statewide SurveyUSA poll (scroll down to no. 15) that came out in July. Overall, the poll showed a majority supporting I- 502. But only 49 percent of women said the initiative should be enacted, whereas 62 percent of men gave their blessing.
Whether specifically in reply to Shapiro's post or just part of the tapestry of comments that have attached to it, commenter Resistant decided to chime in yesterday.
Quotes from the TV advert -
"What if we regulate it?" Failed at that for decades.
"Stiff penalties for selling to minors." See response #1.
There is no hope to control and get any compensation from pot - it literally grows like a weed anywhere.
And the Feds still look down on this practice.
I do believe that there are some who use it for valid medical problems...but the majority of supporters are just druggies.