Pro-marijuana ad to appear outside big NASCAR race

Less harmful than alcohol, and time to treat it that way

INDIANA: A pro-legalization message will be displayed outside the Indianapolis racetrack.

But the video ad isn’t just pro-marijuana. While it’s made to look like a beer ad, its tone sounds anti-alcohol. Unlike beer, a narrator in the video says, marijuana has “no calories,” “no hangovers” and, the ad says, “it’s not linked to violence or reckless behavior.”

The video ends with this tagline: “Less harmful than alcohol, and time to treat it that way.”

NASCAR has no affiliation with the advertiser or the company selling the inventory, and the ad will not appear anywhere on track property. NASCAR executives declined to comment.

Even then, it makes for a potentially uncomfortable pairing for NASCAR. Crown Royal Whisky is a major sponsor of the race. Miller Lite also is a sponsor.

Read full article @ USA Today

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