Medical Marijuana Commercial Rejected for Super Bowl
|Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Acerage Holdings' medical marijuana ad
Source: Javier Hasse, "Acreage Cannibas Ad Rejected for Super Bowl by CBS," youtube.com, Jan. 24, 2019
CBS rejected a 60-second Super Bowl ad promoting the federal legalization of medical marijuana submitted by the cannabis investment firm Acreage Holdings. The ad features three people with health issues who say that medical marijuana helped them: Austin, a Florence, CO, boy with Dravet syndrome (a type of epilepsy); Greg Kazmierczak, a man from Buffalo, NY, who has had three back surgeries and was on opioids for 15 years; and Ryan Miller, an Oakland, CA, former Army infantry officer who lost his leg due to a combat injury. Acreage Holdings recruited former Speaker of the House John Boehner to its board of advisors in 2018.
|1. Do you think CBS should have approved the medical marijuana commercial? Why or why not?
2. Should CBS allow ads for beer, liquor, and cigarettes to air during the Super Bowl? Why or why not?
3. Should the federal government legalize medical marijuana now that 66% of US states have legalized it for medical use? Why or why not?
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