(Video) The first marijuana commercial to hit major TV stations
On March 3, a company called MarijuanaDoctors.com began airing a commercial on major TV networks for the first time ever.
The spot began airing in New Jersey and is believed to be the first time that any major television network in the U.S. has allowed a commercial addressing the controversial subject matter and advertising the first ever medical marijuana service.
Channels the commercial will air on include A&E, AMC, FOX, CNBC, CNN, COMEDY CENTRAL BRAVO, DISCOVERY, ESPN, FX, FOOD NETWORK, HGTV, HISTORY, and several others.
“Securing the airtime for our commercial on a major network was extremely difficult and at the same time, extremely satisfying,” stated Jason Draizin, Founder and CEO of MarijuanaDoctors.com, Inc.
“We recognize that the sale and use of marijuana is still considered very controversial and we are pleased that Comcast understands that there are legitimate businesses providing legitimate and legal services to people who have legitimate needs. The goal of MarijuanaDoctors.com is to bridge that gap between the patients who have a need for marijuana recommendations, and the doctors who write medical marijuana recommendations. Our company bridges that gap by allowing a patient to visit our website to fill out a form to find a certified physician near their location. To date, we’ve helped thousands of patients connect with proven and trusted doctors who can recommend medical marijuana,” continued Draizin.
The commercial draws a parallel between a “shady” street dealer attempting to push “unsafe” sushi to unsuspecting buyers, and medical marijuana patients being forced to obtain their medication in a similar fashion. MarijuanaDoctors.com draws this parallel in an attempt to prove the severity of consulting physicians in order to obtain medical marijuana for terminal & debilitating medical conditions where the doctor may recommend that the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks of in order to improve a patients overall health.
“We felt the viewing public would agree that in the states providing safe access, continuing to obtain medicine illegally is as absurd as purchasing raw fish from a drug dealer.” Concluded Draizin.
Watch the commercial below.