Friday, April 10, 2009

Weed Reads; News: The Antidrug Campaign Tries a New Message

The Antidrug Campaign Tries a New Message

With stoner holiday 4/20 rapidly approaching, the bad guys are stepping up their game with increasingly illogical arguments. My favorite part?

... [R]esearch suggested the ads did not work. A federally funded study released in 2006 [...] found that antidrug ads by the ONDCP during that time had no effect on the kids who'd seen them, and in some cases actually made them more interested in marijuana.

"Our best guess is that the more kids saw lots of ads saying, 'Don't use drugs,' the more they came to believe that all their peers were using drugs," says Robert Hornik, one of the study's lead investigators.
I knew I wasn't the only person who saw the girl melting into the couch and thought to myself "Awesome."

Monday, November 3, 2008

NORML on Twitter

NORML, aka the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (in case you're here yet somehow don't know), has an account on Twitter that not many people seem to know about. I'm proud to say I was one of the first followers, and even now, their numbers are very low. If you're looking to keep up with the newest marijuana law reform news, or just to boost your Internet stoner cred, go add NORML on Twitter now. They only have 46 followers on Twitter right now, which I know is no indication of the number of people who support their cause!

NORML on Twitter