A Boycott I Can Support
The Marijuana Policy Project is encouraging people to boycott the Kellogg's Company for the silly action they took in regards Olympic swim champion Michael Phelps having been supposedly caught on film smoking pot. Sounds like a good idea to me.
I've sent my letter to Kellog's using MPP's action center. I encourage all of you to do the same and go ahead and actually boycott Kellog's products, too. That's easy for me to say and do since I don't buy Kellog's products anyway.
Here's MPP's action alert:
Dear Fred Mangels:
As you probably know, cereal gianthas announced that it won't renew Olympic swim ' endorsement contract because he was photographed smoking marijuana.
If Phelps had been photographed hoisting a Budweiser, no one would have said a word. In fact, Phelps was arrested for drunk driving in 2004 — which could have resulted in someone being hurt or killed — and Kellogg's never took issue with that. Alcohol is far more toxic and addictive than marijuana and tends to make users reckless, aggressive, and violent.
Would you take a minute to speak out against this hypocrisy, by adding your voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who are pledging to boycott Kellogg's products until the company changes its decision? Just visit MPP's action center here and fill out the easy online form.
Meanwhile, MPP has been all over the news to point out the hypocrisy of the situation.
For instance, check out this video of MPP's Bruce Mirken discussing the issue on CNN last week.
Please join me in rejecting the farce of the condemnation of marijuana users — one that has already long been abandoned by the general public.
Marijuana Policy Project