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This may just be the strangest anti-drug PSA ever.
// May 11, 2007 at 5:44 pm
Clearly the people who made this ad have never smoked marijuana or been around anyone smoking it. The thing I don’t get is how marijuana ever got this reputation for making people do totally off-the-wall stuff as if they had taken five tabs of acid and a dose of ketamine to boot. I understand why PSAs would exaggerate the effects of something they’re trying to criticize, but this is a difference of kind, not degree: marijuana just doesn’t make you forget who your brother is.
// May 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm
What was really strange it wasn’t really even an anti-drug ad. It just said not to drive if your high, which seems like a perfectly reasonable message to me. In fact it seems to be a rather like an underhanded endorsement of smoking. Good for MTV, I guess.
// May 12, 2007 at 4:30 am
Way back when, the people who made Reefer Madness had no clue what marijuana actually did, but the government wanted their strongly anti-pot ad. It’s kind of like how those government ads linked drugs to terrorist funding. If they were about cocaine or opium, that might make sense (Afghanistan and Colombia, after all). However, they were about pot. Am I the only one who thinks that the government seems to think pot is worse than cocaine, crystal meth or heroin?
// May 12, 2007 at 11:22 am
Obviously this ad is promoting marijuana use among incestuous homosexuals.
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