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Watch NJ’s First Medical Marijuana Commercial

Medical marijuana ad showing on A&E, Bravo, CNBC, ESPN, Fox and—of course—the Food Network.

Medical marijuana has officially hit the airwaves in the Garden State.

A website that purportedly connects medical marijuana doctors to potential patients has begun airing a commercial on one cable provider in New Jersey.

The MarijuanaDoctors.com spot began showing on select Comcast cable networks between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.—an insomniac-heavy timeslot typically rich with phone sex ads and infomercials.

The minute-long ad equating sushi and pot was produced in 2011, according to The Daily News, but hadn’t hit the airwaves until now. The CEO of the for-profit company told the Daily News that they were waiting for “populous East Coast states such as New Jersey and Massachusetts” to enact medical marijuana laws. 

The ad wouldn’t be shown on family-oriented networks, according to the report, but channels such as A&E, Bravo, CNBC, ESPN, Fox and the Food Network.

Advertising of tobacco and alcohol is a controversial topic that has been debated for decades in both the media and consumer industries

While cigarette ads on TV and radio were banned outright in 1970, marijuana's medical uses will likely align the future advertising of the drug with prescription medications ubiquitously hawked on television—a more recent advertising concern.

Dee Buli March 08, 2014 at 08:17 PM
Denial is not just a river...
DD March 09, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Visit a blog if I want to know more about something? LOL!
jim March 10, 2014 at 08:14 AM
@ Michael Kinzig- if marijuana was legal adults would be able to purchase it in oil form, or use a vaporize which removes the harmful smoking practice which makes marjuana even less harmful than alcohol and cigarettes. "sir"- Ask any hard core druggie if they started with weed. Case closed stoners. Bam!... actually sir the most common answer would be alcohol was the first drug they used, however that drug is legal. here's the problem when debating whether marijuana should be legal. the anti marijuana people start bringing up stuff that is completely irrelevant. such as marijuana being harmful, children, and driving. no pro marijuana people say it is not harmful for you, everyone can agree that done often smoking marijuana is harmful to your health and not usually productive. however the same can be said about alcohol, cigs, and fast food. the second thing is bringing up kids. no pro marijuana people are saying kids should be able to obtain it, it would be the same laws and restrictions as alcohol. you educate kids about the harm of alcohol, cigs, marijuana, and hope they make the right decisions if it is ever offered to them. the same goes for driving, the same laws as drinking and driving will be applied to marijuana. the one thing no one can answer is, if alcohol and cigarettes can be legally enjoyed by adults why cant marijuana? they are all harmful products that can potentially lead to other drugs. why as americans are we free to harm our body with one substance but not another ?
louisemyrealtor March 10, 2014 at 01:10 PM
right on jim!

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