Wednesday, July 8, 2009

California Stations Reject Ad Calling For Pot Legalization

Three television stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles have rejected an ad promoting the legalization and taxation of marijuana, set to run on consenting stations and cable networks in the state beginning Wednesday. Two ABC affiliates joined one NBC station in the decision to reject the spots.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, has called for a debate on legalizing marijuana. "I think it's time for a debate," he said in May. "And I think that we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what affect it had on those countries, and are they happy with that decision."

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