The Marijuana Policy Project be allowed to air a pro-marijuana legalization ad outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400. Since they are going to paying for the ad time and the ad itself then they should be allowed to air it if they want to. I think companies should be allowed to advertise if they want to
If they have the money to post it, I don't see the problem. Marijuana advocates are kind of the worst thing marijuana legalization has going for it, but if that's the target demographic they think will help them out and the money is good, they shouldn't be barred from putting an ad up.
There is no reason that there shouldn't be a pro-marijuana legalization ad outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400, or anywhere else for that matter. While freedom of speech for advertisements exists in a sort of legal limbo, with courts ruling this way or that, putting out a message about wanting a change in policy shouldn't be controversial. If you don't like pot, then don't use it.
If the NASCAR Brickyard 400 is going to air ads for any other mind altering substance, alcohol for example, they should allow the Marijuana Policy Project to air an ad favoring the legalization of marijuana. The Marijuana Policy Project is willing to pay for and create an ad which is within the guidelines set forth for an ad to be aired so they should be considered just another advertiser.
If ad space is sold, then any organization can buy it as long as the ad doesn't contain profanity. If the NASCAR has a problem with the message of the ad, the organization can make it clear that they don't endorse the message of the ad in any way. They can also air a competing "Don't do drugs" ad to counter the message.
Yes, they Marijuana Policy Project should be permitted to air an ad outside NASCAR Brickyard 400. Putting aside the fact that I am pro legalization, this ad has just as much right to be there as any other ad that takes any sort of political side. Just because legalization is just now starting to be more accepted, doesn't mean that it would be uncalled for to have an ad in support of it.
The Marijuana Policy Project should not be aired at the Nascar Brickyard 400 despite of their claims in helping people medically. Marijuana has done enough damage to our country, the last place we need it is in public places where more people can see it. The pro-marijuana legalization ad should not be aired; furthermore, it should only stay in places where kids cannot see them and are not encouraged to take marijuana.