JAN. 22, 2019 - CBS TURNS DOWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPER BOWL AD
A proposed Super Bowl commercial advocating for medical marijuana was rejected by CBS, according to recent reports.
Acreage Holdings, an investment company with holdings in the cannabis industry, told Bloomberg News CBS turned down a commercial advocating for legalizing medical marijuana. According to the company, CBS said no after seeing a “rough outline” of the segment.
The ad was supposed to “create an advocacy campaign for constituents who are being lost in the dialogue,” said Acreage President George Allen.
Medical marijuana, while legalized in 30 states (including Georgia), is still illegal under federal law.