Not really, but those crazy kids in Denton did set up a little cardboard shack promoting the benefits of cannabis at a recent Habitat For Humanity fundraiser on the campus, reports Toke of the Town. The effort was launched by the UNT outpost of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, led by chapter president Danielle Farley,Â to highlight their push to change the school’s policy towards marijuana possession:
UNT NORML meets this week with the Student Government Association in an effort to change the UNT Policy for first-time possession of marijuana to the same punishment as the first-time possession of alcohol.
“Marijuana has been proven, after all, to be a safer alternative to alcohol,” Farley said. “It’s time that North Texans learn the truth about marijuana.”
“Every objective study on marijuana has concluded that it is FAR safer than alcohol,” Farley said. “Yet most of the nation’s colleges and universities punish students far more for using marijuana than for using alcohol. In doing so, they are sending a dangerous message that fosters and perpetuates a ‘culture of alcohol’ on campuses nationwide, and drives students to drink rather than make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead.”