video: Anti-Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches TV in MA
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The ads will also air on broadcast television this week in the greater Boston area. The "No on Question 4" ads, made possible through major funding from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Action, feature people speaking out against corporate-friendly marijuana regulations that prioritize profits over the public health.
"Passing Question 4 would mean the advertising and sale of highly potent marijuana candies, an increase in drugged driving on our roads and marijuana retail stores popping up in our neighborhoods," says Nick Bayer, Safe and Healthy Massachusetts Campaign Manager.
SAM Action's President, Kevin Sabet, warned, "Question 4 would allow pot candies to be sold and promoted by an industry relying on addiction for profit. The commercialization threatened by Question 4 puts our roads, and even worse, our kids, at enormous risk." Former RI Congressman Patrick Kennedy serves as Chair of the Board of SAM. He is the son of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
The official marijuana legislation on the ballot in Massachusetts this November makes no restrictions on marijuana advertising during prime time television. Furthermore, it establishes no legal standard for drugged driving, for which there is also no effective field sobriety test.
The No on 4 campaign is centered in Boston, with the support of both community members and political officeholders from both parties. The campaign is well-organized on the grassroots level.
Related Slideshow: The Highest Marijuana Prices in 2015 in New England by State
Forbes.com recently released a graphic that looks at how much an ounce of marijuana costs in every state in America, as well as the District of Columbia. The national average is $324.
Below is a look at where New England states fall in the rankings, as well as where marijuana is the most expensive and least expensive nationally.
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