Argentinian Politician in Hot Water After Tweeting Photo of Pot Plant in Her Home
Argentenian politician Gabriella Curetti is in trouble for tweeting a photo of a pot plant in her home. Curetti tweeted the photo below with the caption, “One was given to me by my mother, the other by (gay rights activist) Alex Freyrem, can you can guess which is which?” and quickly set off a Twitterstorm of "drug pusher" criticism. But the center-left New Encounter official for Buenos Aires may have employed the stunt for more serious reasons than you think. Curetti says it was all about advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana. Indeed, Cerutti's tweet is only the latest example of Latin American leaders' paving the way for reform.
Cerruti said,"I thought it would be nice to publish the photo, but I will not play the innocent. I think we have to discuss the decriminalization of marijuana," adding, “When I was just posting pictures of my orchids, nobody was shocked.”