Sound off: Controversial Marijuana Ad

Marijuana adThis controversial ad will appear outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400 this weekend. NASCAR is not associated with the ad.  The video version of the ad that will be shown on the Jumbo-Tron billboard outside the racetrack says, “Pot is the new beer….No calories, no hangovers, and doesn’t lead to violence.”

What do you think of the ad? Our neighbors in Colorado might appreciate it.

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.


The ad is produced by Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group.

  • Yahooserious

    I totally and completely agree with the add. Pot prohibition laws are immoral and punish otherwise lawful people. If a pot smoker is violent, a thief, ect then by all means prosecute for these crimes but pot doesn’t cause one to do such things. Those people are prone to that behavior, marijuana doesn’t induce that in them.

    Man is evil, god is not. Man made whiskey, god made pot.

  • just some guy

    i totally agree with the ad

  • A_citizen_patriot

    I don’t really have a problem with marijuana use. I just hate it when people think that since there state legalized it, that the feds shouldn’t be able to touch them for it.

  • disqus_FnryGhYlEf

    I don’t have a problem with the point they are making…but I do have a problem with advertising it. The advertising of tobacco products has really been restricted and I know they are not the same thing, but I don’t feel that we need to encourage smoking of any kind. If you are an adult you make your own decisions, but to me it’s just another thing we don’t need put in the faces of our children (young kids or teenagers).

    • Yahooserious

      I agree with you. I don’t think the point of the ad is to advertise to kids though. It’s an awareness ad. Geared to educate adults on the issue. Pot legalization is the new “gay marriage”, or it will be soon. Been waiting 20 years for legalization since I first realized the gov. And nancy regan lied about its affects.

      I agree though. No drugs (including alcohol, cause it is a drug) are appropriate for developing minds.

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  • join the club

    There is nothing untruthful appearing on this ad. Why disagree?

  • RobertChase

    You may term the ad “controversial”, but an objective comparison of the harm to public health done by alcohol versus cannabis demonstrates that the latter is very much safer — there is nothing controversial about that statement; it is simply a matter of fact. In their support of Prohibition and the unconscionable, unconstitutional laws which have turned the supposed “land of the free” into the world’s leading jailer, the least free country on Earth in terms of the proportion of the population living free of a cell (see, prohibitionists demonstrate that they are enemies of American Liberty — supporters of Prohibition should be deprived of citizenship and expelled from our country. In that sense, they should not be allowed their opinions, and they certainly are not entitled to their own facts.

  • Shaggy

    So re-enact alcohol prohibition and legalize marijuana. Good luck…

    Zoinks Scoob! I’ve got lung cancer!

    • Yahooserious

      lung cancer occurs even without the person ever smoking anything. I’d check to pollution for that. No doubt smoking causes lung damage. You don’t smoke a pack of marijuana a day though. Maybe some people do but I’d say that’s rare. Also, you don’t vomit on your own puke passed out off marijuana. You don’t die from poising because you smoked to much and your not hungover the next day-or at any point-when you should be doing something more important.

      I don’t think they were saying ban alcohol. They’re saying treat them the same and stop locking people up for it. I think most rational people agree with that.

      • Yahooserious

        I meant you don’t drown in your own vomit. That was probably confusing to some people.

    • RobertChase

      Idiot! You are substituting ignorant assumptions for facts.

  • alexander

    Just another government takeover of honest enterprise.

    The unemployment rate will skyrocket should we choose to put honest drug dealing Americans out of work.

  • alexander

    The ad is confusing.

    Are the young people on alcohol? Are they a representation of why alcohol is ‘more harmful’?

    Or are the young people on weed? Are they a representation of why weed is ‘less harmful’?

    Also, the term ‘alcohol’ as it is used is sort of ambiguous. Clearly rubbing alcohols use as a disinfectant saves more lives than any ‘pain management’ use for weed.

    But then, the ad doesn’t say ‘more useful’, it says ‘less harmful’.

    Terrible ad.

  • junkhacker

    considering how hard it is to stop the stuff from growing wild in kansas, i’d guess that we have perfect soil for growing the stuff. we should legalize/regulate/tax it and have a new cash crop.