Taken from MPP:
WASHINGTON D.C. — A potentially controversial new ad campaign from the Marijuana Policy Project names prominent public officials, including President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Vice President Al Gore, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as having admitted to using marijuana. The ad then asks, “Is it fair to arrest three quarters of a million people a year for doing what presidents and a Supreme Court justice have done?”
A fair point.
The spot will hit the airwaves on July 3 on 141 radio stations nationwide, and will air through the summer during Jim Hightower’s syndicated “Common Sense Commentary,” carried by Air America and other stations, as well as the “Downsize DC” radio show. To listen to the advertisement, click here, or contact MPP Assistant Director of Communications Rebecca Greenberg at 202-462-5747 ex. 115.
This is the kind of outreach we’ve gotta be funding and doing. This is the stuff that changes minds. Granted, they’re kinda preaching to the choir on this… but still, it’s a good start and it’ll help mobilize the pro-pot “base” against the Drug Warriors in Congress.