Skip to comments.There Could Be a Pot Commercial During Next Year's Super Bowl
Posted on 09/19/2013 11:48:42 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Every year, millions of Americans watch the Super Bowl, some just for the fabulous new commercials.
Next year, it's quite possible there's going to be an ad for marijuana.
This bizarre story begins with the company Intuit. USA Today reported in July:
The minuscule budgets of small businesses often hinder their marketing power. But now, one small firm will join mega marketers on the biggest advertising stage of all: the Super Bowl.
On Wednesday, software provider Intuit kicks off a contest that will award one small business with a 30-second Super Bowl XLVIII commercial. The third-quarter ad will likely be seen by more than 100 million viewers.
The contest was called Small Business Big Game.
Now enter the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws which submitted an entry last week and announced this week that it is now in first place in the voting.
But the fight has just begun. Future rounds of the contest include Intuit employees voting for the four finalists in late October, and then the world voting on the winner.
As such, coming in first in the opening round doesn't ensure victory, particularly as the Intuit employee vote could be a hurdle.
In 2011, Intuit revoked the merchant services account of an Oregon medical marijuana clinic for what it deemed "unacceptable business practice."
But things may have changed since then.
An Intuit spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday, “We have no stance on medical marijuana as a company...By design, we’ve had a diverse range of businesses entering Small Business Big Game and sharing their unique stories with the world.”
With that in mind, you might be watching a pot commercial with your family and friends this February.
As a humorous aside, the picture above comes from a blog at the San Francisco Chronicle website sfgate.com.
Pictured inside the marijuana leaf is a Miami Dolphins player.
Makes you wonder what that author was smoking!
Rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll another one
Just like the other one . . .
followed by a food commercial? I’m hungry man.
I won’t be watching if that is the case.
I bet the Frito Lay people are paying for it.
Nanny State PING!
It will still be outnumbered 100 to 1 in advertising by that other, far more dangerous, drug.
Dave’s not here, man.
A pot commercial during the Super Bowl?? That’s insane! Why would they want to corrupt a game between two opposing sets of millionaires, most of whom have felony arrests, that is being watched by a half-billion drunk people gorging themselves on huge quantities of food and a halftime show filled with booty-shaking women and/or angry black rappers? Is nothing sacred anymore? They need to keep pot away from wholesome fun like that!</sarc>
Here I am!!!
golldamn libertarian anti-prohibitionists!
Marijuana legalization will turn a nation of idiots into a nation of HUNGRY idiots...
Hopefully they’ll displace lame godaddy ads.
Well, just think - re-legalization will be good for the economy. Start buying stock in Doritos, pizza places, etc.
With the added bonuses there will be one less thing Government won't be able to tell people to put in their own bodies & cops might have to start doing actual police work.
Unfortunately these morons have kids and they will drag their kids into it.
A pro-pot ad? I can see that.
A Christian themed anti-abortion ad or an ad pointing out the moral/social/even the medically dangerous health risks of queer sex?
Never in a million years. Someone could offer the networks a BILLION dollars to air a commerical like that. They would turn it down.