Controversy erupts over bus billboards promoting marijuana as safer than alcohol

October 04, 2013 / Written By The Five Staff
  • Controversy erupts over bus billboards promoting marijuana as safer than alcohol

Controversy erupts over bus billboards promoting marijuana as safer than alcohol

Buses and bus shelters in Portland, Maine, now carry ads in support of Question 1, a measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the city.  

The fight to legalize marijuana is now being waged on the buses of Portland, Maine. An advertising blitz promoting pot as “less harmful” than alcohol went up on buses and bus shelters in Maine’s largest city Wednesday, angering anti-drug crusaders.

"It's highly inappropriate to be promoting Pro Marijuana message in a place that has a large audience of people under the age of 21", Kate Perkins, a spokesperson for 21 Reasons, a drug prevention group, told WCSH News.

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