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is weed just illegal because it’s actually the cure for PMS and because patriarchy?
I have a Flavors.me page that I link to through my twitter page.
I’ve gotten a few contacts from people I’ve never had any contact with that page… but mostly people contact me about one thing.
Well, a few months ago, I wrote an article for Louisville.com about the Gatewood Galbraith medicinal Marijuana bill presented to the Kentucky State Senate on January 31st of this year (My birthday!).
Evidently, pot advocates are on their a game, because I got a bunch of positive responses about my article, and have consistently gotten contact about legalizing weed for medicinal use about once or twice a month.
I’m just a freelance writer who thinks that it’s absurd that a harmless (helpful!) plant is still prohibited. I don’t have any political sway, and I only wrote one article on a local website about a bill that wasn’t even passed. Clearly people are passionate about seeing medical pot offered within the borders of the Bluegrass State.
The prohibition of marijuana is especially baffling considering that not only does it help people with acute and terminal illnesses like cancer, AIDS and MS with their symptoms, a bunch of studies have been completed showing that THC fights malignant cells (cancer) without harming healthy cells. I am personal friends with women who say that pot helps calm their PMDD symptoms. My friend who works as a therapist says that she has a lot of bi-polar clients who smoke two joints in the morning to, “Feel normal.”
Uh, no brainer, or what?
Also, while I was in Philadelphia, I had an opportunity to talk with a guy who works for High Times Magazine. We engaged in a heated debate with some libertarians and conservatives about what constitutes civil rights in regards to drug testing. I’m on team, “Stay away from my hair, pee and other bodily functions.” If a cop wants to smoke some weed over the weekend, that’s his deal, but no big whoop unless officer Jones gets down with drugs on the job.
Anyway, I just thought it was interesting that I’m still getting emails about legalizing pot months after a bill was introduced. Good on you, marijuana advocates.
Keep up the good work, and pass the dutchie to the left hand side.
Louisville is number 3 on the CNBC’s list of “top marijuana destinations”.
Besides Justified, NPR’s national coverage of the death of Gatewood Galbraith may have contributed to our city’s weed cred. Do local Louisvillians agree?
So, yesterday I was on a Tarc bus, here in Louisville. It was pretty packed, so I was sitting in the back.
This older guy with some gray in his fro gets on the bus, sits across from me and pulls out a blunt paper. He starts licking it, you know, preparing it for rolling a blunt, but I just figured he was getting off the bus soon.
This dude proceeded to PULL OUT A BAG OF WEED (A PRETTY BIG BAG) AND STARTED BREAKING IT UP, ON THE BUS. THIS MAN ROLLED A FUCKING BLUNT ON THE BUS IN FRONT OF ME AND GOD AND EVERYONE.
It was really hard for me not to burst out laughing and say. “Really? Right here? On the public bus? Is where you’re gonna do that??”
And not only did this dude roll a blunt on the bus— some other guy engaged him in conversation asking him how much he got his quarter bags for, because HE COULD PROBABLY GET HIM A BETTER PRICE, AND DID THIS DUDE WANT HIS NUMBER.
I said several times, out loud, that I really just wanted a bunch of weed for my birthday. This didn’t happen, but I didn’t feel parituclarly bummed out about it.
The proposed bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky was introduced to the Kentucky state senate on January 31st.
January 31st is my birthday, you guys!!
Legal pot in Kentucky?? Kentucky Senate Bill 129 could make it so!
From the Article:
A bill that could potentially legalize the medicinal use of marijuana in the state of Kentucky was introduced in the Kentucky State Senate two weeks ago.
Considering that Blue is not the only color grass that grows in our fine state, the introduction of this act is considerably overdue.
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Smoking a joint a week for up to seven years doesn’t hurt lung function, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. They came up with that number after following more than 5,000 people for 20 years. The results were just published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Are they gonna do this study again? Do they pay for the weed???
Okay, I said I’d stop writing about pot on the main blog, but I think that this is an important thing to talk about.
I have some anxiety issues now and again. Sometimes it’s not a big deal, and I just go, “Fuck your bad vibes bro,” and other times I’m literally not resting and/or chewing my own face off.
I know for a fact that if I smoke a little bit of pot when I am stressed out, my anxiety symptoms tend to fade. It’s easier for me to handle shit.
The same thing with PMS. When I’m a raging Cuntface McWhere’sTheChocolate, I know a pot cookie could be my savior. It could be the very difference between me screaming obscenities at people who just can’t get to the fucking point and just chillaxing and addressing an issue like a grown up.
Plus regarding Recreational use: Pot is better for you than beer, and all the other reasons everyone who ever lived has probably addressed ever in life (paper, fuel, cloth, etc).
I’m just saying, if you say you’re gonna legalize pot, you’ll probably get a vote from me.
 But not if your last name is Paul, or you’re on some libertarian shit. Ron Paul can toss a salad, no jelly or syrup included.