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[–] Doctor_Pooh 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

This is utterly fucked and shouldn't be allowed for the simple reason that its commercializing cannabis. Here in Australia that has lead to a massive reduction in strain availability especially in regards to anything with a hint of sativa in it because they're not as high yielding or as quick to mature. Throw in some plant growth regulators and you not only massively bump up the yield but you also shorten the flowering time and drastically reduce the amount of leaf that needs manicuring too. Unfortunately PGR use comes at the cost of taste, smell and potency essentially making the product no better than grass clippings but when growers see a $120 investment making thousands of dollars in profits no fucks are given. Now in an ideal world people would advertise as being the best quality at the lowest prices but people don't really care about quality as much as they do price so eventually the growers with the lowest prices will come out on top and you can be damn sure they'll do everything they can to maximize their profits which applies doubly so if they are also needing to pay for advertisements and other PR. You'll see strains killed off until only the more commercially viable ones remain, PGR use will be limited but never eliminated, weight retaining products like cellobind will be sprayed all over them, etc. and home growing will be outlawed for a variety of reasons like black market access for children, tax evasion, legal availability, etc.

Now lets assume you guys don't chuck an Australia and have the cannabis market go all fucked up over this. At the end of the day advertising like this is about profiteering and when it's over a plant that was called a weed by growers because of how freely it grows everywhere that's pretty fucking evil. It shouldn't really cost more than 10c a gram for the absolute best quality flowers in a legal market and that is at the high end of the scale. When you bring in advertising and other PR bullshit though you simply can't have prices that low and if we can't grow our own you and you want to consume cannabis you will either need to be a criminal or support legal ones. That means the war continues and nothing changes except for the average person who just wants to buy a joint from 7/11 once in a while and I hate to say it but for cannabis's sake I'd rather the shit remain illegal than live in a legalized world like that.

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[–] madfellow ago 

That's capitalism for you. There's no way around commercialization when you legalize it in a capitalist country, unfortunately.

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[–] comet4popeye 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, except that we've already seen a few up here in Aspen. On the same Denver stations. A month ago.

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[–] AberdolfLincler 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm actually really surprised by this, because I was thinking, well, you can't advertise tobacco, why can you for marijuana. Then immediately after that thought about how it's probably more comparable to alcohol, which leads me to my next question, are there pretty strict rules around what they can do in the commercial? I'm pretty sure with alcohol they can't even show them drinking. Also, for the record, I'm in favor of legalization, but this is pretty groundbreaking in terms of the regulations placed on it.

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[–] comet4popeye ago 

Yeah, it was just an ad for a dispensary. It just showed people interacting at a counter, without much emphasis on showing all the products.

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[–] Shark_Bait 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

One small step for stoners, one giant leap, for stonerkind.

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[–] Lucious_The_Limp 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Nah, one small step toward corporate weed. I mean really what do you think commercials eventually lead to?

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[–] Shark_Bait 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Won't that be hard b/c of the self grow laws though?

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[–] sachianakatoni 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, history in the making. Washington does not televised ads.

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[–] fight_the_power 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

although I think that the legalization of cannabis was a good decision, I don't think that most drugs should be promoted. What's probably okay is coffee/energy drinks.

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[–] kravitzz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There's millions of things more harmful than drugs promoted everywhere.

Fast food is a billion dollar industry shifting things much more dangerous to the populace than drugs are.

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[–] fight_the_power ago  (edited ago)

sure the ads for fast food and possibly other unhealthy things are dangerous (ads for joining the army is another thing that I absolutely despise), but i don't think it changes my opinion that promoting drugs is unethical.

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[–] datjedi [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

No dangerous drugs are being promoted here