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The "Top 100 Women of Weed"

Via CelebStoner: Canada's leading magazine for marijuana reform, Skunk, has devoted its current issue to "lady legalizers." Among the features: "The Top 100 Women of Weed."

Thanks to Skunk for including me in the list. The list is pretty impressive with some names that surprised me: Arianna Huffington, Barbra Streisand, actress Kate Hudson and clothing designer Stella McCartney.

The list is heavier on activists, actresses and singers than attorneys, which makes me even more appreciative to be included. Examples: [More....]

Mary Louise Parker, Alanis Morrisette, Bette Midler, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Melissa Etheridge, and Francis McDormand.

Also making the cut: My good pals Anita Thompson (Owl Farm, where I am headed for Labor Day Weekend) rock star editor Shelby Sadler and conservative activist and Denver attorney, Jessica Corry, who is on the same floor as me and the TL kid in our new office digs.

For women who want to get more involved in legalization efforts, I recommend the NORML Women's Alliance.

The NORML Women's Alliance is a nonpartisan coalition of prominent, educated, successful, geographical diverse and high-profile professional women who believe that marijuana prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government.

Marijuana prohibition makes the difficult job of parenting even more difficult by the state and federal governments not actually controlling marijuana use, cultivation or distribution--notably by American youth.

These diverse women will bring a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and will proudly represent the interests of modern, mainstream women who believe that the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition far outweigh any repercussions from marijuana consumption itself.

The NORML Women present a core group of national spokeswomen ready to interact with the public and the media on the important issue of marijuana legalization.

Allen St.Pierre, NORML's outstanding Executive Director, has this to say about the Women's Alliance:

"The prominent role of women in the effort to end marijuana prohibition is pivotal, necessary, and long overdue. According to recent national opinion polls by Gallup and others, the dramatic rise in the public's support of marijuana law reform is being driven primarily by an increase in support among America's women. The NORML Women's Alliance will bring a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and will proudly represent the interests of modern, mainstream women who believe that the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition far outweigh any repercussions from marijuana consumption itself."

NORML's Women's Alliance was founded in January, 2010. I am one of its charter members. It's goals:

  • The NORML Women's Alliance believes that the fiscal priorities of marijuana prohibition are wasting billions of dollars on a failed policy.
  • The NORML Women's Alliance believes that marijuana prohibition violates states' rights, and improperly expands the reach of government into the families and personal lives of otherwise law-abiding citizens.
  • The NORML Women's Alliance advocates for an open, honest conversation about marijuana with America's youth that is void of all propaganda and misleading information.
  • The NORML Women's Alliance endorses the science-based evidence regarding the therapeutic applications of medical marijuana as well as the continuation of research into the subject.
  • The NORML Women's Alliance strongly opposes the sexual exploitation and objectification of women in pot-culture and business marketing.

You can get additional information about the Women's Alliance here. If this is your issue, come and join us as we contribute our time and ideals to making a long-held dream for many, particularly those suffering from chronic pain, come true.

As Grace Slick would say, "It's a new dawn."

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    So (none / 0) (#1)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:41:17 AM EST
    So, will you favor us with your pic?

    congratulations (none / 0) (#2)
    by Capt Howdy on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:52:45 AM EST
    great company you are in there

    Smokin', Jeralyn! (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:55:45 AM EST
    ;-)

    Is there a luncheon? (none / 0) (#6)
    by ruffian on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 09:44:20 AM EST
    that would be fun!

    Congrats Jeralyn! Glad you are getting recognition for your work on this. The laws really are beyond ridiculous.

    We got to meet, (none / 0) (#7)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:10:37 AM EST
    if that is you up in that pic.

    not Jeralyn (none / 0) (#8)
    by Capt Howdy on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:12:13 AM EST
    mary louise parker

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    not that Jeralyn (none / 0) (#9)
    by Capt Howdy on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:12:48 AM EST
    is not a fox

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    I have known Jeralyn for many years (none / 0) (#14)
    by Peter G on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 05:02:52 PM EST
    (not at liberty to say how many) and can testify that she bears a startling resemblance to Mary Louise Parker.  (Is that what you wanted me to say, TL?)

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    So politically incorrect (none / 0) (#10)
    by CoralGables on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:23:10 AM EST
    but could we have a TL regular volunteer to handle the photo shoot for the Smoketown Hotties?

    Now mind the last... (none / 0) (#16)
    by kdog on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 09:05:16 PM EST
    goal of of the NORML Women's Alliance CG:)

    The NORML Women's Alliance strongly opposes the sexual exploitation and objectification of women in pot-culture and business marketing.

    In all seriousness, High Times magazine for example has slipped over recent years, mostly the ads but still.  Cheesy in the generic selling Product X with freakishly augmented breasts and what not.  I certainly don't object to the appreciation and admiration of the female form, but where's the class?  

    I expect better of pot culture, that stuff is for beer commercials.  

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    Thanks Jeralyn for (none / 0) (#11)
    by JamesTX on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 12:04:14 PM EST
    being willing to stand up. People of your career caliber too often opt to take the few extra millions afforded by simply going along with the standard social control messages. Noam Chomsky explained the role expected of you well. Thanks for not playing it!

    Heh. (none / 0) (#12)
    by huzzlewhat on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 01:16:08 PM EST
    I'm actually surprised that you're surprised by Stella McCartney!

    there was a pretty (none / 0) (#13)
    by CST on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:53:01 PM EST
    interesting article in marieclaire a while back that talked about the rise of pot smoking among business women "stiletto stoners".

    Seriously heavy company, (none / 0) (#15)
    by jeffinalabama on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:32:41 PM EST
    Jeralyn. To think, I've gotten email replies from you. Better than my congresssheep!

    Keep up the good work. I'll keep teaching, you keep doing what you do. I'd be proud to be on any list with you. Again, for those who don't know, I don't smoke marijuana. Not for me. I support your right to smoke, and I support efforts to legalize, decriminalize, and scrap this lost "drug war." When legal, I still won't smoke.

    I don't drink tequila, either. That's for the same reasons, but another story.

    A well deserved honor... (none / 0) (#17)
    by kdog on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 09:07:09 PM EST
    you are a tireless advocate in word and deed, thank you for all that you do.

    heavy company? (none / 0) (#18)
    by czychk on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 07:36:49 PM EST
    Every Women of Weed have to buy some sexy lingerie clothes.