Maine Effort to Legalize Pot Would Nix Ads Aimed at Minors

Maine Effort to Legalize Pot Would Nix Ads Aimed at Minors 

Public News Service

It has been a long road paved with court battles and compromise, but Maine voters will get a chance to decide whether the state should legalize pot on the November ballot. David Boyer, who manages the Maine chapter of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, says the ballot initiative survived court challenges, but had to make some concessions in regard to protecting minors. That is fine with Boyer.

“We’re not going to be advertising marijuana products to children, just like we shouldn’t advertise marijuana products to children,” he states. “We can learn from the tobacco industry, and the alcohol industry. And I don’t think we should repeat Joe Camel.”

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