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Prediction; The Return of Televised Cigarette Commercials, but this time for Marijuana!
Lee Martell

Posted on 01/24/2014 6:40:53 PM PST by lee martell

I'm making a prediction that, judging by trends, may happen this year or within the next five years. I recall in 1973 or so, when tv commericals for cigarettes were outlawed. There were some very creative ads back then, but times and expectations change. Now, it is illegal to show cigarette commercials on TV. However, we are living in a time where things that were once exceedingly clear-cut and unambiguous have become flexible. Somethings have almost taken the opposite meaning compared to in the recent past. If a time traveler walked up to you in 1973 and said in a little over 40 years, gat marriage will become a highly discussed concept, ruled legal in some states, not legal in others. Careers will be made and unmade based on the political fight to write this into law. I would not have believed them, but here we are. I personally do not agree with the concept of gay marriage, but nonetheless, this topic is being seriously discussed, maybe even overly discussed.

The same with Marijuana. Some states are in stages of decriminalizing it, hoping to use the taxed income for other projects. I also hear some major cigarette makers have already designed a marijuana cigarette for public consumption. It would not surprise me to see the potential profits sway legislative minds across the states. State policies could be changed enough to allow for advertising of these pot smokes. I am not advocating or condemning the pot smokes in this writing. This is not about what my opinion is. I'm describing to you the force of current trends. The idea of charity or altruism has fueled many changes on what is considered acceptable speech and communication today. Think of the walks for Breast Cancer research that go on today. Who would have thought you could get a professional football player to wear something bright pink on the football field, but it has happened many times. The notion of working for a worthy cause allows many people to accept the unusual. I can easily imagine a whole new spin on cable shows, information or holestic health advice. This may even overtake the Cooking Network in ratings, at least for a while. We all shall see how close this comes to reality. If not this year,within the next five years, unless there is some huge health scare, scary enough to push that Genie back down into the bottle.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: marijuana; pot

1 posted on 01/24/2014 6:40:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

“No stems no seeds that you don’t need....Acapulco Gold is *psssssssss*......bad ass weeeeeed.”


2 posted on 01/24/2014 6:41:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: lee martell

It’s the Woodstock, Man!


3 posted on 01/24/2014 6:45:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: lee martell

Marijuana loses potency when it is ground up.

No pot smoker would buy marijuana that is not fresh & the buds intact.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 6:46:16 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: lee martell
They could pay NFL quarterbacks to mention their names during the count.

'Hut! Joe's Weed Shop in Denver! Hut-one, hut-two!

5 posted on 01/24/2014 6:47:38 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

You mean “Joe’s Weed Shop in OMAHA.....Hut”.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 6:48:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: lee martell

It is interesting(to say the least) to see how regular cigarette smoking has become anathema but marijuana smoking is “wonderful”.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 6:51:06 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: dfwgator

Six to ten years from now, there will be a Medical Marijuana commercial televised during The Super Bowl, The announcer will be wearing a long white Lab Coat, bearded, balding and looking very serious. The ‘patient’ will be some dainty little fuzzy haired lady sporting Pince Nez/ John Lennon glasses on a chain wearing a Lilac Cardigan sweater with a Cameo Brooch, who ‘just wants pain relief, but has a pre-existing issue not covered’. Don’t laugh! Just remember where you first read about the very idea.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 6:52:47 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell
In the 1960's, we figured that Acapulco Gold would be a brand name for marijuana cigarettes once the drug was legalized.

That Acapulco Gold--The Rainy Daze (1967)

9 posted on 01/24/2014 6:55:56 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: lee martell

Cheech and Chong - Acapulco Gold Filters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_4SRhlnJI


10 posted on 01/24/2014 7:05:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mister Da

MaryJane loses potency when ground up you say? Not a problem to those determined to get their ‘fair share’ of THC. There are many pills, mucous membrane sprays, chewing gums, ointments, and The Mother’s Earth Big Pot Recipe Book. There are Time Release Brownie mixes. Some of these desserts and concoctions have been around for decades, just sort of behind the scenes, for various and sundry purposes.
All this will be regulated and taxed. There will be roughshod confiscations for unlicensed producers, such as those raids on farms today for the heinous crime of selling raw milk.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 7:05:09 PM PST by lee martell
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To: dfwgator

LOL... my first thoughts exactly.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 7:30:11 PM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Mister Da

I’m actually kind of glad I didn’t know that.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 7:32:14 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: lee martell

TV ads for weed will be here a lot sooner, IMO. But they’ll air first during the Super Bowl, this is true.

Young happy couples out rollerblading while toking, Sixties burnout duos with matching grey ponytails & granny glasses enjoying doobie, the ads will be wholly multigenerational.

Like wow, man.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 7:42:15 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: lee martell; GeronL

Taco Bell is already airing ads aimed at dope heads.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 7:55:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: lee martell

mark my words, in less than 20 years there will be a study showing smoking weed causes cancer.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 7:58:19 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hopefully they will see a drop in sales as normals seek sustenance elsewhere


17 posted on 01/24/2014 8:04:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hopefully they will see a drop in sales as normals seek sustenance elsewhere


18 posted on 01/24/2014 8:06:02 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Taco Bell satisfies even your most uncontrollable case of the munchies, man! Try our Santa’s Pack Post Midnight Special (pre-order while we can still understand you)!!”


19 posted on 01/24/2014 8:07:59 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: lee martell

Advertising is banned by the new Washington State pot law.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 8:09:32 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: lee martell

Dave’s not here.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 8:10:02 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s how Taco Bell survived the Franchise Wars.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 8:10:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: lee martell

All the good trade names for Marijuana were copyrighted forty years ago.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 8:15:08 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: lee martell

You got it. The e-cig vaporizers will eventually be regulated by FDA as drug delivery devices, and that paves the way for “safe” pot. Extract the THC, regulate and tax it. Bypass all the smoking risks and get the good stuff in whatever concentration you’re willing to pay for.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 8:16:57 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lee martell
Not to mention hash oil. There's a guy in the Seattle area that has a machine that extracts the THC and another compound (called CBD) that is claimed to be the true 'medicine' in marijuana. The leaves are packed in a small cylinder, compressed, and then butane is passed through the leaves, extracting a liquid that is kind of amber-colored. The liquid is put on trays, put through a vacuum dryer, and the final substance is a semi-hard resin that they can cut up and sell.

Here is a link to a story on it.

25 posted on 01/24/2014 8:33:52 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Smoking weed causes cancer. I could tell ‘them’ that right now, and in no way am I a Doctor. It just stands to reason, if you ingest hot fumes repeatedly, I’ts going to damage you if done to excess. The level of what is excessive differs from person to person. The risk of ingesting carcinogens is present due to the liquidity of that plant resin, which coats and accumulates on the throat like smoke billowing up from a fireplace into a chimney.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 9:54:14 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

When the EXACT same people telling me that I can’t smoke a cigarette anywhere, including my own home, are the same ones demanding the total legalization of weed, I have to question the motives.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:44 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf
Yeah, where's Drango? He needs to be out here fighting in favor of "The Kind Herb".

Guess he's too busy telling tobacco smokers what HE will "allow" them to do.

28 posted on 01/24/2014 11:19:10 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: lee martell

Have Justin Beiber star in a few. Also Snoop Dog Lion.

Great examples of marijuana smoking/s


29 posted on 01/25/2014 12:22:31 AM PST by RginTN
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To: steve86

No advertising is needed.
There’s a Pot shop on every block here in Pierce county.
Like Starbucks, they are not going to need it.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 12:35:53 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Drango

My first though... “It’s me, Dave!” LOL


31 posted on 01/25/2014 2:34:30 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: lee martell

Why isn’t the anti smoking crowd all over this. What about second hand smoke, what about nonsmoking areas...smoke is smoke..where are they?


32 posted on 01/25/2014 5:44:59 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mister Da

LOL.

YOu see in all the film in denver pot houses how they pick the buds up with tweezers. Don’t want to lose the oils that make kind bud so kind.

A grinder with a keif (sp?) catcher is apparently the way to go. Grind only what you intend to smoke in the moment, no loss of freshness plus you catch the crystals that we all used to leave on the insides of our album covers.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 9:04:16 AM PST by dmz
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To: bigbob

Vaporizers are already readily available.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 9:05:52 AM PST by dmz
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To: boop; Drango

Is it still considered appropriate etiquette to ping someone when you mention them by name?


35 posted on 01/25/2014 9:08:14 AM PST by dmz
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