Mike Madriaga 10:30 a.m., May 26
U.S. Attorney To Target Media Outlets For Printing Medicinal Marijuana Ads
U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy is all fired up about the state's medical marijuana law.
Earlier this month, Duffy and other federal attorneys announced that they were sending letters to property owners who rent commercial space to dispensaries. And now, according to California Watch, the attorneys are set to inflict another blow to the industry. This time on media outlets that run medicinal marijuana ads in their papers.
"I'm not just seeing print advertising," U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy told California Watch. "I'm actually hearing radio and seeing TV advertising. It's gone mainstream. Not only is it inappropriate, one has to wonder what kind of message we're sending to our children, it's against the law."
In recent years, more and more publications throughout the state have grown accustomed to printing ads for local dispensaries, of course, The Reader being one of those.
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