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Watch the first major TV ad for medical marijuana | The Verge

Medical marijuana has become legal in an increasing number of states (most recently Washington DC!), but many major advertisers still haven’t been comfortable with it. Comcast doesn’t seem to have a problem.

Comcast began airing a commercial for MarijuanaDoctors.com a couple of days ago that the site says is likely the first spot to ever run on a major television network. The commercial appeared on Fox, CNN, ESPN, Comedy Central, AMC, and Discovery, among a number of other networks throughout New Jersey and Chicago. It will appear in Massachusetts next week.

The ad riffs on buying marijuana from a drug dealer by placing an eccentric man beside a dumpster and having him talk about his fine sushi offerings. “This area’s dry, man. You know that. I know that. Ain’t nobody selling but me,” the dealer says. “I got tuna, I got salmon, I got sweet shrimp. I got the finest sashimi this area has seen in years.” The commercial tells viewers that instead of buying marijuana from a dealer like him, they can instead be matched with a doctor who legally prescribes the drug to patients.

Marijuana and Sushi.. who would have though!?

Watch the first major TV ad for medical marijuana | The Verge.

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