New York Times Runs First Pro-Pot Ad

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the-ny-timesThe New York Times really wants everyone to know that it is 420-friendly. A week after its editorial board came out in support of marijuana legalization, the national newspaper ran its first advertisement for marijuana in its Sunday edition.

The Seattle-based Privateer Holdings took out a full page ad for Leafly.com, a website that helps users select marijuana dispensaries and specific strains. The ad plays up the use of medical marijuana, depicting a woman jogging with the caption “While fighting cancer, Molly preferred a sativa cannabis.”

Perhaps as a counterbalance, the New York Times did run an ad for a group opposed to marijuana legalization on Shabbos. Read more at NBC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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