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February 12, 2010

CBS BANS BILLBOARD AD ON POT LAWS

NORML - Representatives from the CBS Corporation and Neutron Media Screen Marketing have rejected a paid advertisement from the NORML Foundation, the educational arm of the National Organization of Marijuana Laws, that was intended to appear on the CBS Super Screen billboard in New York City's Times Square.

The fifteen-second asserts that taxing and regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana would raise 'billions of dollars in national revenue.
Representatives from Neutron Media approached NORML in mid-January about placing the ad, which was scheduled to air 18 times per day for a two-month period. The NORML Foundation entered into a contractual agreement with Neutron . . .

Days after NORML's submitted the ad, the organization received the following e-mail, dated February 3, from a representative from Neutron Media stated: "I just received word from CBS and they will not approve your ad. If CBS changes their morals we will let you know."

THE AD CBS WON'T PERMIT


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a reason for a boycott if I ever heard one.

But then, CBS is going to be dead in a few years anyway.

February 12, 2010 11:11 PM  

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