April 20th Marked With First Ever Pro-Legalization Ad

April 20, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Once again 4/20, the holiday for pot smokers everywhere, is upon us, and with it comes a new television ad (below) that is set to call for the legalization of marijuana.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has long since been advocating the legalization, taxing, and easy access to marijuana for years. But for the first time a television ad has been released to the public, making it the only pro-weed commercial in the history of the U.S.

It’s a refreshing change from the public service announcements demonizing the plant. For instance, I think we have all seen the commercials meant to increase fear of the drug, such as the men in the smoky car who hit the little girl riding her bike, or the toddler who drowns in the swimming pool as her babysitter sits getting high in the living room. Or who could forget the two teenage boys in the basement, where one is so high that he shoots his best friend in the head with his father’s gun?

Now, I am not standing on either side of the issue as I write this. However, I think we can all agree that the other side deserves a chance to be heard at this point, and now, on this day that celebrates those that choose to smoke pot, it finally can be.


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4 Responses to “April 20th Marked With First Ever Pro-Legalization Ad”

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  2. Cru on April 20th, 2009 5:07 pm

    YES WE CAN!
    Seriously, how is a shortage of burritos going to hurt anyone?

  3. Christian on April 20th, 2009 10:41 pm

    What an exciting day, the first ad ever, it’s about time, maybe some of the closed minded could start to understand the truth.

  4. Concerned Parent on April 21st, 2009 11:43 am

    The debate about the morality and safety of marijuana is unlikely to end. A more important question is whether we continue a system in which all of the money flows to criminal drug cartels, or do we legalize and tax marijuana so the money can flow to the public treasury and rebuilding America? The gang violence and destruction of public lands are caused by criminals operating outside of the prohibition laws; both would end if individuals could legally grow a few plants of their own at home. Support a personal use and cultivation permit: $100 for twelve plants. Let’s let ordinary Americans grow a little marijuana in their own backyards and put the criminal cartels out of business.

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