Marijuana + Sushi = Bizarre Local-TV Spot For Medical Marijuana Service

NEW JERSEY: Medical Cannabis Network, a website pairing patients with doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana, is rolling out a cable TV blitz in New Jersey starting this weekend.

The ad, which depicts a dealer slinging sushi from his leather jacket, is aimed at doctors and patients, according to Jason Draizin, founder of Medical Cannabis Network. But the nature of the ads, and the time slots in which they’re scheduled to air, could make them more appealing to the late-night set.

In the spot, which Medical Cannabis Network created itself, the slick dealer pulls raw fish from his coat, saying: “I got tuna, I got salmon, I got sweet shrimp. I got the finest sashimi this area has seen in years.”

It’s a befuddling message until a voiceover makes the appeal: “You wouldn’t buy your sushi from this guy, so why would you buy your marijuana from him?”

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