Pubdate: Mon, 07 Oct 2013
Source: Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Copyright: 2013 Sun-Sentinel Company
Author: Juan Palenzuela


The Oct. 3 article, "Medical marijuana changes the image of women and 
weed," was a welcome respite from all of the sad stories dominating 
our attention today. It was a positive overview of the growing 
cannabis industry, tempered by the ugliness of sexism and harassment 
that is the result of our male-dominated society - something that 
negatively affects us all.

Thankfully, as more women become leaders in industry and government, 
society will benefit from their commitment to equality, which I 
believe is more prominent in that gender. If any group in history 
knows inequality, it is females. Let's hope that our country can 
follow the lead of these women and do what is best for society, and 
end marijuana prohibition now.

Certainly worthy of inclusion in this discussion are Cathy Jordan and 
Jodi James, of the Florida Cannabis Action Network. These two women 
are tireless advocates for the medical marijuana movement who fight 
for the rights of veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress 
Disorder and other conditions, and for civilian patients with 
illnesses not treatable with conventional medicines.

We should listen to these voices of reason and change our current laws now.

Juan Palenzuela, Hollywood
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