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Coalition runs full-page New York Times ad to dispute pro-marijuana editorial

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By The Washington Post
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 5:36 p.m.
 

A coalition of groups is running a full-page ad in The New York Times this weekend, advocating against the maturing movement to legalize marijuana.

The ad was prompted by the newspaper's editorial board advocating for an end to the federal ban on the drug.

The ad features a businessman with the pasted-on head of a hippie, a visual metaphor for what the groups warn is the disconnected perception and reality when it comes to legalization.

“The legalization of marijuana means ushering in an entirely new group of corporations whose primary source of revenue is a highly habit-forming product,” the ad reads. “Sounds a lot like another industry we just put in its place. Many facts are being ignored by this and other news organizations. Go to GrasslsNotGreener.com to see why so many major medical associations oppose marijuana legalization.”

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