New York Times runs first-ever marijuana ad

New York Times runs first-ever marijuana ad

SEATTLE– When many Americans open their Sunday paper, a historic moment will be staring back at them.  For the first time, an advertisement for a cannabis company has been approved to run in The New York Times.

The full page ad right will be in Section A of the New York Times.  It reads in part: “Just Say Know. Congratulations on the passage of the Compassionate Care Act New York.”

“It’s great. In this industry there’s going to be a lot of firsts and it’s great we’re one of them,” said Seattle-based Leafly co-founder, Cy Scott.

The company helps marijuana patients and consumers learn about 800 different strains, their effects, and the best dispensary, store or clinic near you.

“We take a more mainstream position to cannabis and our ad reflects that and for the history books, it’ll always look nice,” Scott added.

The ad comes on the heels of New York’s medical marijuana law passing in July, making it the 23rd state to do so.

“It’s  really emblematic of a sea change in the conversation of marijuana law reform,” said primary author of Washington’s I-502, Alison Holcomb.

She said this ad just adds momentum to a wave of change already heading for D.C. Read More…