New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk was suspended for one week and fined about $300,000. It was given by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week after pleading guilty in July to misdemeanor marijuana possession charges. The marijuana reform group SAFER (Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation) is not going to just sit on the sidelines and watch.
SAFER, whose primary argument is that marijuana is safer than alcohol. And weed should not be treated more harshly. Announced Thursday that it would deliver an online petition and letter calling for changes to the NFL’s marijuana policy to Goodell in New York City. According to the group, the fine is total slap in the face. Especially when you consider that the NFL accepts hundreds of millions of dollars in alcohol advertising.
SAFER is stuff stoners like
Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation is a harm reduction program that aims to promote safe and responsible drug use including marijuana. The program provides education and resources for individuals who choose to use drugs, with the goal of reducing the negative consequences of drug use, such as overdose, addiction, and the spread of infectious diseases.
The group promotes harm reduction strategies such as using drug testing kits, starting with small doses, using with a trusted friend, and having naloxone on hand in case of overdose. The program also offers support and referrals to treatment for those who need it. The group is based on the principle that people will continue to use drugs, and that it is therefore important to provide them with the tools and information they need to use drugs as safely as possible. That’s why we love them so much.
“The NFL has no problem with players using alcohol and it accepts hundreds of millions of dollars to promote booze to football fans of all ages,” said executive director Mason Tvert.
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