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!?