Marijuana Ads to Run During DNC

CNN and MSNBC to run the ads


Colorado drug reform activists said Tuesday that they're launching the first television ad in support of the state's ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol, set to air repeatedly in Colorado media markets on CNN and MSNBC during this year's Democratic National Convention.

The 30-second spot, titled "It's Time," puts a spotlight President Barack Obama's well-known love of beer, and what they called President Richard Nixon's "false" reasons for launching the drug war in the first place. "We're not looking to end beer summits at the White House or change the way people behave on the campaign trail," the ad says, showing photos of Obama enjoying cold mugs of beer. "We just believe adults, in the privacy of their homes, should be allowed to use marijuana instead of alcohol if that's what they prefer."