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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Rape opponents push pot to replace alcohol
Written by Matthew McGowan   
Friday, 29 April 2011

A Colorado-based initiative to open dialogue about what impact, if any, marijuana’s legalization would have on sexual assault rates could soon plant roots in Lubbock.

Shannon Drew, 20 and a Texas Tech sophomore from Amarillo, is using April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month to drum up local support for the Women’s Marijuana Movement, or WMM.

The year-old effort aims to spark what national organizer Mason Tvert in Denver called “public dialogue” on how marijuana legalization could prevent alcohol-related crimes against women.

WMM advocates have yet to frame the theory as grounds for the outright legalization of pot, but they are calling for a more open discussion about whether the taboo of marijuana drives many party-goers to drink more alcohol, which Drew says is “the No. 1 date rape drug."...

Read the entire article at: http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2011-04-29/rape-opponents-push-pot-replace-alcohol


 

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