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video: Anti-Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches TV in MA

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

 

The coalition opposed to legalizing marijuana unveiled the first of a series of video ads that posted on social media on Tuesday.

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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#6 Maine

$305

The Pine Tree State is 19 dollars below the national average. 

That is the 38th highest in the country. 

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#5 Rhode Island

$314

The Ocean State is 10 dollars below the national average. 

That is tied for 36th highest in the country. 

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#4 Connecticut

$334

The Constitution State falls 10 dollars above the national average.

That's the 30th highest in the country. 

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#3 Massachusetts

$342

The Bay State is 18 dollars above the national average. 

That is tied for 22nd highest in the country. 

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#2 New Hampshire

$351

The Granite State is 27 dollars above the national average.

That is tied for 12th highest in the country. 

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#1 Vermont

$367

The Green Mountain State is 43 dollars above the national average. 

That is the 2nd highest in the country. 

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U.S. Lowest: Oregon

$204

The Beaver State falls 220 dollars below the national average. 

It is one of four states where marijuana for recreational use is legalized and is home to the lowest price in the nation. 

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U.S. Highest: N. Dakota

$387

The Peace Garden State is 67 dollars above the national average. 

Its price is the highest in the country by 20 dollars. 

 
 

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