Jul 26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick pulls into the garage area after running laps during practice for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Pro-marijuana ad removed from Brickyard 400

Unchill, man. Like…way unchill.

So you know that whole story about how the Marijuana Project Policy was going to run an ad outside the upcoming Brickyard 400 about the safety of marijuana use when compared to alcohol use? Yeah, that story that we just shared five minutes ago? Turns out the ad was pulled.

(Damn, the folks in charge sure acted fast. Probably because they weren’t high.)

Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert said his group paid $2,200 to run the ad, which was supposed to appear 72 times during the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. He was clearly upset by the news:

I certainly hope we get our $2,200 back. We think it’s rather hypocritical for these folks to pull an ad highlighting the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol, yet welcome with open arms the copious amount of alcohol use taking place on the premises (USA Today).

It is interesting to note that Crown Royal Whiskey and Miller Lite are sponsors of the race.

A spokesman from Gracie Media talked about the debacle, saying that the Marijuana Policy Project would “probably” be refunded. He continued: “At the end of the day, it made it more of a discussion. They got their money’s worth. They got their message out.”

Yep, a $2,200 discussion. Think of how many nachos that could buy.

What’s your take on all this, FanSiders? Leave two comments and pass.

[Source: USA Today]

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  • John Doe’s Father

    Pot is a personal choice that involves no one but the user. People that smoke pot don’t go rob a bank, they sit in a chair and eat chips and pizza. How the hell does that rise to a criminal level. I think now the government is so invested in the illegality they can’t back out of it. We spend billions on it and get nothing in return. What’s the problem with someone growing a few plants in their back yard and smoking a joint after dinner. I don’t think they should drive, but that’s not a reason to criminalize it. We can drink as much as we want, and then can’t drive. Where’s the problem ? Of course the taxes raised, added to the decreased spending on law enforcement, would be a good shot in the pocketbook . I think it should be subject to the same laws as alcohol.