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There Could Be a Pot Commercial During Next Year's Super Bowl
NewsBusters.org ^ | September 18, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

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!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: ads; dontbogartthatjoint; marijuana; nfl; potheads; superbowlxlviii
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Don't bogart that joint, my friend . . .
1 posted on 09/19/2013 11:48:42 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; pax_et_bonum; ...

Rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll another one
Just like the other one . . .

DANG!


2 posted on 09/19/2013 11:49:39 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

followed by a food commercial? I’m hungry man.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 11:49:44 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I won’t be watching if that is the case.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 11:50:10 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: showme_the_Glory

I bet the Frito Lay people are paying for it.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 11:50:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...
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.

Nanny State PING!

6 posted on 09/19/2013 11:50:43 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It will still be outnumbered 100 to 1 in advertising by that other, far more dangerous, drug.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dave’s not here, man.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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>


9 posted on 09/19/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

10 posted on 09/19/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Bender2
They best keep their hands off me lucky charms

x=http://homeseasonsdecor.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/pot-of-gold.gif

11 posted on 09/19/2013 11:59:31 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
For those old enough to remember:


12 posted on 09/19/2013 12:00:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Here I am!!!


13 posted on 09/19/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


14 posted on 09/19/2013 12:01:37 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: gdani

golldamn libertarian anti-prohibitionists!


15 posted on 09/19/2013 12:04:50 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: gdani
That does not excuse it for mind-numbed idiots who worship the "weed"...

Marijuana legalization will turn a nation of idiots into a nation of HUNGRY idiots...

16 posted on 09/19/2013 12:05:06 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Nothing does more damage to the left than an honest election.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hopefully they’ll displace lame godaddy ads.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
Marijuana legalization will turn a nation of idiots into a nation of HUNGRY idiots...

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.

18 posted on 09/19/2013 12:09:12 PM PDT by gdani
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Unfortunately these morons have kids and they will drag their kids into it.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 12:09:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 12:12:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GeronL
It will eventually happen as there is no limit to social degeneration. Eventually we will be privileged with the release of movies depicting the actual sodomizing of 12 year old boys. Such filth will be in the name of "art" and "love."
21 posted on 09/19/2013 12:19:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

bump

I have had debates with libertarians online who proposed “decriminalizing” kiddie porn.

Seriously.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: gdani
..they can't show evil cigarettes but they'll show weed which when smoked is just as harmful if not more so to your lungs as cigarettes...

roll on down the slippery slope America...

and part of the reason is because we have people...freepers...thinking weed use is just peachy...

same dopes who voted against Romney and then complain day and night about the creep in chief...

23 posted on 09/19/2013 12:32:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: gdani

Don’t you mean, “one less thing government WILL be able to tell people NOT to put in their bodies”?


24 posted on 09/19/2013 12:36:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: GeronL

Kiddie porn should remain illegal, as it involves people who cannot legally consent to it. Any sane libertarian would agree with me (emphasis on “sane”).


25 posted on 09/19/2013 12:38:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I imagine the tobacco companies are pretty steamed that pot can be advertised but cigarette commercials are verbotten.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 12:42:06 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: cherry

I’m not sure weed use is peachy, but right now, its manufacture is mainly in the hands of people who would cheerfully chop our heads off and cut our tongues out for a spot of turf. There are also small growers, who have to risk having their crop forcibly appropriated by the gangs. Legalizing it would give us a chance to defund the gangs by having legal manufacture, production and sale for much less than “street value.” The THC content could be regulated, so as not to be above a certain level or intensity (pot currently has a THC content about 100 times that of marijuana in the 1960s, meaning that one joint can send you to the moon).

(Such manufacturers would do well to be heavily armed, however, as they would have to compete with the gangs, mafia, etc.)


27 posted on 09/19/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

and then there are the ones who want to abolish the age of consent


28 posted on 09/19/2013 12:45:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yes, there could be. BUT don’t go advertising, say, pizza or chicken nuggets to children. MO is ALL upset about that kind of stuff lately.


29 posted on 09/19/2013 12:59:44 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dream on.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 1:02:38 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Travis McGee

Well, if we are going to have a Brave New World, we will certainly need lots of Soma.


31 posted on 09/19/2013 1:03:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little Sgirl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

won’t matter to me... i won’t be watching.

i haven’t watched a ‘game’ ever since the NFL went fag friendly


32 posted on 09/19/2013 1:21:37 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Don’t you mean, “one less thing government WILL be able to tell people NOT to put in their bodies”?

I knew that didn't look right when I typed it....

33 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:22 PM PDT by gdani
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If so, this viewer will not watch the game.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 1:26:38 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: cherry
..they can't show evil cigarettes but they'll show weed which when smoked is just as harmful if not more so to your lungs as cigarettes...

Indeed, inhaling anything that is burning is unhealthy & should be discouraged.

roll on down the slippery slope America...

Meh. I'm much less concerned about marijuana than alcohol. It's mostly decriminalized in my state, has been for years & no one cares. You sound like people who yell that CCW expansion will ruin the U.S.

and part of the reason is because we have people...freepers...thinking weed use is just peachy...

As for me, I don't care what adults put into their bodies. But then, I'm for small government.

same dopes who voted against Romney and then complain day and night about the creep in chief...

Well, I know I don't for liberals in any party.

35 posted on 09/19/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by gdani
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I thought that's what the Doritos ads were.

-PJ

36 posted on 09/19/2013 1:30:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You mean a CRAPPER ad?


37 posted on 09/19/2013 1:31:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yet another reason I am glad I do not watch the Super Bowl.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

............... (pot currently has a THC content about 100 times that of marijuana in the 1960s, meaning that one joint can send you to the moon).
***************************************
You must have never run into Maui Wowie or Alaska Thunderf***. You can still get the 1960’s trash ,, it’s brought in by the truckload from Mexico.


39 posted on 09/19/2013 2:40:17 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: GeronL

Did you watch in the past with all the beer commercials?


40 posted on 09/19/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Pictured inside the marijuana leaf is a Miami Dolphins player. Makes you wonder what that author was smoking!

I believe the player pictured is Ricky Williams. Heisman winning RB who quit the NFL to smoke weed. He came back but I'm not sure if he is on a roster this season.

41 posted on 09/19/2013 4:19:03 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: GeronL

The Libertopians will enjoy this..


42 posted on 09/19/2013 4:39:30 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Gunslingr3

is beer banned in the vast majority of the country?

No, in Colorado they are too busy bringing their kids to pot festivals to watch football anyway


43 posted on 09/19/2013 4:43:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

You didn’t answer the question, does that mean you did watch when the advertisements were for other intoxicants?
If you lived in a dry county would majority opinion on the ability to legally obtain alcohol in the jurisdiction guide your viewing habits?


44 posted on 09/19/2013 5:17:39 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3

Stop asking dumb and irrelevant questions. Not everyone is as dim as a pothead.


45 posted on 09/19/2013 5:21:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

You suggested your viewing habit were guided by majority opinion. That is dumb, but its your decision. I was just curious what logic drove that decision and how else it was applied.


46 posted on 09/19/2013 6:16:15 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3

I didn’t say or suggest anything about majority opinion


47 posted on 09/19/2013 6:38:20 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Gunslingr3

I could not care any less about majority opinion. I don’t care if I were the only one who believed what I believe, I will still be telling everyone else they are wrong.


48 posted on 09/19/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 09/19/2013 6:48:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GeronL
I didn't say or suggest anything about majority opinion.

Incorrect. To wit: "is beer banned in the vast majority of the country?"Maybe you think majority opinion has nothing to do with how laws are created, and as importantly changed, but that would be mistaken.

50 posted on 09/19/2013 6:55:06 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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