This comercial is sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project. It shows a California marijuana consumer who wants to pay tax on her pot.The commercial emphasizes the point that marijuana users are consumers just like beer drinkers and they should be treated and taxed as such. The fact that it is banned is not surprising and probably gives it even more publicity. This commercial and others like it are a real sign of progress for the anti-prohibition movement. One commercial is not going to undo decades of rhetoric but will get people thinking.
“We Want to Pay Our Fair Share”
KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles are among the stations that boycott the commercial. According to LA TImes it is still going to air 200 times in the next week despite the boycott.