Perils of Pot Press Release: MMJ Doc TV Spot Dropped

NEW JERSEY:  This is a yarn about how a single press release about pot misled dozens of major media outlets.

The press release in question was published Monday on behalf of, a company that says it helps connect patients with doctors who prescribe medical marijuana.

The release stated that was buying television ads through a division of Comcast, marking — its words here — “the first time that any ‘major’ U.S. network has ever allowed the advertising of a medical marijuana service.”

Turns out that was a false claim — the ads never actually aired.

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