SAFER Unveils New Billboard 

SAFER Unveils New Billboard 
Posted by CN Staff on October 26, 2006 at 08:00:39 PT
By DDN Staff Report
Source: Denver Daily News 
Colorado -- Pot proponents unveiled their second Denver billboard yesterday, which revealed a bikini-clad woman who touts the relative benefits of marijuana over alcohol. “Marijuana: No hangovers. No violence. No Carbs,” the billboard states above the sprawled out bikini model.The billboard will appear at two locations in Denver — 1381 W. Alameda Ave., and a separate location which was not immediately announced yesterday.
The billboard serves in support of ballot initiative Amendment 44, which would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults, 21 years of age and older.The billboard on Alameda Avenue is positioned just steps away from the Great American Beer Store. Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), the amendment 44 proponents, contend that marijuana is relatively safe compared to alcohol.“We will continue to do everything in our power to make people think about the fact that our laws irrationally drive people to drink and prohibit the use of marijuana,” said Amendment 44 campaign director Mason Tvert. “Many members of the public seem willing to accept the fact that laws pushing people toward alcohol increase the likelihood of family and community violence and even death. Maybe the fact that Americans are being driven to higher carbohydrate intake will finally cause people to reconsider the value of our current laws.” Source: Denver Daily News (CO)Published: October 24, 2006 Copyright: 2006 Denver Daily NewsContact: editor thedenverdailynews.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:Safer Colorado Choice Voters Left Holding Baggie on Pot at Heart of Pot Debate Logical Reason To Punish Adults for Marijuana
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Comment #12 posted by whig on October 26, 2006 at 17:36:54 PT
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on October 26, 2006 at 15:25:10 PT
Now that would be a billboard that I could hoop and holler about.
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Comment #10 posted by konagold on October 26, 2006 at 15:11:50 PT:
billboard dream
Alohathe billboard I'd like to see one daypicture of a flower top with the caption"this bud's for you" but I bet Budwizer whould not allow itAlohaRev. Dennis Shields
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Comment #9 posted by Sukoi on October 26, 2006 at 14:44:28 PT
There's a better picture of the billboard along with the press release at the SAFER blog:
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Comment #8 posted by Toker00 on October 26, 2006 at 14:06:41 PT
Amen, Truth
This is one of the glaring contradictions of legal alcohol. There is no other legal choice, pharma-sorcery aside. No other recreational drug, legal or not, commercially produced, or home lab produced "drug" is more natural than cannabis, none more biologically compatible, and none more provably statistically SAFER . None! I, and others, could tell the public some awful stories about drunk people that would never be approached, mush less matched, by enlightened, ok, STONED, people. Remember that stupid shit you said last weekend to the woman you claim to love? Well, that wouldn't have happened with cannabis. Remember getting angry and striking your child because the alcohol had made you so depressed that you just wanted to lash out at someone? Anyone? I was never violent with my family or friends, but a few guys could have avoided collisions with me if they had been stoned, and not drunk. And as well, I could have avoided confrontations with these kind of people as well, had I not ALSO been drinking.Experience is still the best teacher. Listen to those who have walked both sides of the issue. Alcohol-ANGER. Cannabis-Calm. This can be scientifically proven, also, by the way. Whether 44 passes or not, this initiative should go national next year. It's an undeniable fact. CANNABIS IS SAFER!Toke.
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Comment #7 posted by Truth on October 26, 2006 at 13:34:42 PT
Death by legislation
I have a cousin that's getting a new/used kidney on the 8th of Nov. He was raised in an alcohol culture, I was a witness. Our government's misguided cannabis policies left him only one choice.
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Comment #6 posted by whig on October 26, 2006 at 10:51:37 PT
I love this billboard, did I mention?
Posted here too.
New billboard campaign in Colorado
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Comment #5 posted by potpal on October 26, 2006 at 10:13:19 PT
Wonder how things have been playing out in Spain where small amounts of cannabis are now legal? Portugal too? Any stats yet?
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Comment #4 posted by Max Flowers on October 26, 2006 at 08:53:07 PT
Infinitely less safe, and they know it
No. they know that won't fly because of the easily available (and staggering) death statistics for alcohol. Instead they just keep on trying to insinuate the "dangers" of cannabis without, in most cases, spelling out what they claim they are. When they do try to trot out fake statistics, like that hapless old lady on the TV debate, they sound totally stupid. They're fighting against mountains of experiential data and just good old common sense.
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Comment #3 posted by thestales on October 26, 2006 at 08:46:47 PT
Actually Safer?
Have any of the prohibitionists come back and state matter of factly that Alcohol is safer than herb? Because it seems like a no brainer, unless you are drunk or brainwashed. I have been following Tvert pretty well, but I don't see where any of his opponents have come out and said that alcohol is safer. It's funny that all the prohibitionists can do is say "use will go up if the law is passed." There is little anecdotal evidence of this anywhere and most studies state that it stays the same or goes down when prohibition ends. Are they still reciting the Alaska "teens use it more when it was decrimilized". What about all the other states that are decrim, what is their record like?
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Comment #2 posted by paul armentano on October 26, 2006 at 08:33:19 PT
NORML/SAFER together tonight/tomorrow
Also scheduled for Colorado Springs tomorrow. Not sure how the blizzard is going to effect these events.----------------------------------------------------------7 p.m. - 9 p.m. -- "Marijuana: The Unnecessary War" 
University of Denver - Boettcher Hall - 2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver
*** FREE & open to the public ***A panel discussion hosted by NORML Board Member and former Washington State Senator George Rohrbacher (DU, '70) featuring: Norman Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief
State Rep. Gary Lindstrom, former law enforcement officerand coroner
Dr. Robert Melamede, cannabinoid researcher, biology professor and former department chair at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Jeralyn Merritt, prominent Colorado criminal defense attorneyand legal analyst
Allen St. Pierre, national director of NORML
Mason Tvert, campaign director of SAFERIf you or anyone you know is still on the fence about the issue of marijuana and Amendment 44, we strongly encourage you to attend the panel discussion at DU on Thursday where you can hear some very prominent folks discuss marijuana in an honest and open environment so that you can make an informed decision when you vote. Supporters are also welcome to attend this FREEevent and encouraged to bring friends, family and coworkers.
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Comment #1 posted by Truth on October 26, 2006 at 08:12:53 PT
If coor's can use sex to sell then it's fair for SAFER to use bikini's, too.
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