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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

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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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