A perfectly reasonable, benign ad for cannabis played at the NASCAR Brickyard 400 this past weekend. The spot played on a big video screen near the track’s entrance, and espoused the idea that weed could be the next (possibly even better) beer–no calories, no hangover, no links to reckless or violent behavior. Predictably, some puritanical car racing fans got upset, and the media company that leased the screen decided to pull the Marijuana Policy Project-backed ad.
Above, Bishop Ron Allen, a former crackhead and frequent Fox News guest, addresses the “controversy” in outstanding Fox News style–with more enthusiasm than information, and full of righteous anger. Take a look, and see the original ad below.