Michael Ehrlich: Ban pot ads
May 21, 2011
Much has been said on the pros and cons of banning dispensaries. A middle of the road approach would be to ban only the advertising. This would clean up our newspapers and airwaves, yet still guarantee patients' access to providers.
The recommending physician could provide a list of these providers. Recreational use has always been around, that is unlikely to change from a ban, but it used to be more discreet.
Additionally the local newspapers should be discouraged from displaying front-page photos of plants and grow rooms. This also promotes the image that we have accepted recreational use, and along with the advertising, makes it appear acceptable to our kids.