Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver
Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high.
But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical marijuana.
The Denver ordinance passed Monday night seeks to curb the city’s vibrant and competitive marijuana industry. Council members said the city needs to crack down on the advertising.
“I don’t appreciate folks that are out in front of a creepy old van slinging this dope, and they’re making this industry look bad,” said Councilman Paul Lopez, who voted for the measure. “I’m sick and tired of my neighborhood being overrun by folks who don’t respect it.”
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