New York Times Runs First-Ever Full-Page Medical Marijuana Ad




Leafly, an app that enables users to find, rate and review medical-marijuana dispensaries in their area, ran a full-page ad in The New York Times on Sunday — the first-ever cannabis company to do so — after the newspaper recently came out in support of legalizing marijuana

In an editorial published last month, the Times’ editorial board endorsed federal legalization of marijuana, saying there is little evidence that suggests moderate use is more harmful than alcohol or tobacco. The paper added that people under the age of 21 should be restricted from smoking marijuana.

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