Marijuana Ad Pulled From Outside NASCAR’s Brickyard 400Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 08:37
Based in Washington, D.C., Marijuana Policy Project is the nation’s largest pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group. The ad emphasizes pot has “no calories, no hangovers” and “it’s not linked to violence or reckless behavior.” The narrator concludes, “Less harmful than alcohol, and time to treat it that way.”
Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert said his group paid $2,200 for the ad. It was scheduled to appear 72 times through Sunday.
“I certainly hope we get our $2,200 back,” Tvert said. “We think it’s rather hypocritical for these folks to pull an ad highlighting the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol, yet welcome with open arms the copious amount of alcohol use taking place on the premises.”