Pro-marijuana ad to appear outside big NASCAR race
Category: News | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Fans attending a major NASCAR race this weekend will see a most unlikely video posted on a giant video screen shortly before entering the track: a pro-marijuana legalization ad.
Outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, the same track that hosts the famed Indianapolis 500, Marijuana Policy Project, the nation's largest pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group, has purchased space to air – dozens of times over the weekend – a video that pushes the theme that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol.
It marks the first time a pro-marijuana legalization ad will appear so close to an entrance gate of a major sporting event. The Brickyard 400, in its 20th year, is regarded as one of NASCAR's biggest races.
But the video ad isn't just pro-marijuana. While it's made to look like a beer ad, its tone sounds anti-alcohol. Unlike beer, a narrator in the video says, marijuana has "no calories," "no hangovers" and, the ad says, "it's not linked to violence or reckless behavior."
The video ends with this tagline: "Less harmful than alcohol, and time to treat it that way."
NASCAR has no affiliation with the advertiser or the company selling the inventory, and the ad will not appear anywhere on track property. NASCAR executives declined to comment.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com
Study Finds Marijuana Grow Operations Do Not Significantly Affect Child Development
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study found that the health of children is not significantly affected by living in houses where marijuana is grown, a conclusion that challenges current child care policies.
The University of British Columbia study examined the effects of living in cannabis grow operations on about 180 children and did not find significant differences between the children living with marijuana and the children in a controlled setting, according to The Weed Blog.
The study aimed to analyze the merit of the laws that enable child protection services to strip parents of their children, founded in the belief that the presence of marijuana can harm a child’s health, according to the International Journal of Drug Policy.
Parents have lost custody of their children — both temporarily and permanently — because of contemporary marijuana laws relating to child care, according to the Daily Mail.
Some parents and marijuana rights advocates have claimed that even the possession of small quantities of weed have allowed law enforcement officials to move children to foster care and to entangle parents into child-neglect cases, according to the New York Times.
Advocates have said parents who lose their children to foster care for different time periods sometimes face no criminal charges for possession, just those for child neglect.
Read more: http://www.opposingviews.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
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