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The ad for, which bills itself as a service through which residents in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana can find certified providers, began airing on Monday in New Jersey and Chicago, and has been seen on networks including AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN and Fox, among others. It is scheduled to begin airing in Massachusetts next week. The commercial is being shown between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and is not being aired on networks like Disney or Nickelodeon, which specialize in programming oriented toward children.

“Securing the airtime for our commercial on a major network was extremely difficult and at the same time, extremely satisfying,” CEO Jason Draizin said in a statement. “We recognize that the sale and use of marijuana is still considered very controversial and we are pleased that Comcast understands that there are legitimate businesses providing legitimate and legal services to people who have legitimate needs.”

This is so huge. I remember doing the news at 10/11 years ago and seeing stories of groups in California trying to get billboards up to work for Prop 215 and other marijuana issues and Comcast was refusing to sell them the billboard space.

So this is huge progress. I simply assume the change has been that Comcast sees the revenue potential now.

The ad may be viewed at the Raw Story link above. I cannot get it to embed.

America's Dimwits Freak Out
However, the ad also has brought America's dimwitted prohibitionists out from under their information-proof rocks:

“This is capitalism at its worst,” Smart Approaches to Marijuana spokesperson Kevin Sabet was quoted as saying. “Comcast is choosing profits over public health.”

Sabet also accused Comcast of trying to attract viewers “staying up late who want to get stoned.”

Sabet is a walking fraud and I am not wating any time debunking the bullshit he spews. If it is from "SMART Approaches to Marijuana" it's a complete lie. Period.

And speaking of inveterate liars....  some lawmakers are appearing tired of the DEA's bullshit

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s chief deputy said marijuana deserved to remain listed as a “Schedule 1″ narcotic — a list which includes severely addictive drugs including LSD and ecstasy — even though he could not identify a single fatal overdose attributable to cannabis last year.

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But lawmakers were dumbfounded at a multi-billion-dollar anti-drug strategy from Washington that leads to thousands of incarcerations for acts that have already been decriminalized in 20 states.

That is so huge. I'm gonna report that:
But lawmakers were dumbfounded at a multi-billion-dollar anti-drug strategy from Washington that leads to thousands of incarcerations for acts that have already been decriminalized in 20 states.
That sounds quite a bit like the reality we have been trying to beat into their pointy heads for 4 years. Sounds like it finally worked itself into their brains!
He and fellow member Steve Cohen said 16,000 people died last year from prescription drug overdoses, and noted how thousands more died from heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine and the legal intoxicant alcohol.

But when asked how many people died from marijuana, the DEA’s Harrigan told the House government oversight panel: “I’m not aware of any.”

That would be because marijuana DOESN'T KILL PEOPLE you effing idiot.

Ah, well.... Freedom IS on the March despite the concerted efforts of it's dimwitted detractors.

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