US Marijuana Party

Friday, January 28, 2005

Metro must accept pro-marijuana ads

Metro officials must accept advertising that promotes the legalization of marijuana now that the Justice Department has opted not to defend the transit agency's ban on such ads.
Justice officials had until Wednesday to appeal a federal court decision that struck down a law recently passed in Congress stating that transit agencies would lose federal funding if they accepted ads advocating the legalization or medical use of such illicit drugs.
Metro has yet to receive pro-marijuana ads since the Justice Department's decision, but a spokesman said the agency would not reject such ads unless they "showcased profanity."



  • I know that with this decision, a propestive advertiser likely need only to present a copy of the decision to persuade a recalcitrant advertising sales department head to accept and place a well thought out ad.
    But I'm curious as to what state and which Metro it was that this decision was prompted by?
    Wodan in Minnesota

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:36 AM  

  • I believe this decision stems from the decision in Boston. The original case was brought by "Change The Climate" in response to Ernest Istook's (R-OK) introduction of a bill that would bar public transportation agencies from receiving federal funds if they accepted any ads that promoted marijuana legalization or changing the current laws with regard to any illicit drug.

    It is a victory for us. I will be looking to place some ads here in Alabama. That would be grand fun.

    By Blogger Loretta Nall, at 2:46 AM  

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