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Marijuana group wants NASCAR fans to choose pot over alcohol
Sporting News ^ | 7/26/13 | Bob Pockrass

Posted on 07/27/2013 9:13:57 AM PDT by umgud

INDIANAPOLIS — Where’s the best place to market marijuana to people already buzzing from alcohol?

At a NASCAR race, of course.

The pro-marijuana advocacy group has a video billboard promoting marijuana as an alcohol alternative. That ad — which boasts “Marijuana: Less harmful than alcohol and time to treat it that way" — is being shown outside the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway the next three days as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes to the track for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.

(Excerpt) Read more at sportingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: marijuana; nascar
NASCAR and track officials weren't exactly welcoming the ads on the brink of one of the sport’s biggest events—the Brickyard 400, whose title sponsor this year is Crown Royal.
1 posted on 07/27/2013 9:13:57 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

Those fans that are indecisive are free to choose both...


2 posted on 07/27/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT by donozark (BEWARE THE IMPOSTER FROM MOMBASA!)
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To: umgud

NASCAR fans are beer and hard liquor drinkers. The marijuana group would be better off advertising at the ultimate frisbee or disc golf championships.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: umgud

“NASCAR and track officials weren’t exactly welcoming the ads on the brink of one of the sport’s biggest events”

Seems like NASCAR is forgetting the roots of auto racing. Surely NASCAR is aware that the early races were by drivers whose real jobs were running moonshine.

Pot growing is the South’s biggest cash crop, and surely there’s a NASCAR fan or two in the trade.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 9:18:45 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: umgud

>>NASCAR and track officials weren’t exactly welcoming the ads on the brink of one of the sport’s biggest events—the Brickyard 400, whose title sponsor this year is Crown Royal.

I think that’s the point. They want to expose the hypocrisy since it was the alcohol and tobacco industry that lobbied to make pot illegal in the first place. Now, we can’t have the Winston Cup because of limitations on tobacco advertising, but we can have an alcohol company sponsoring a CAR RACE.

Tobacco may kill you one day, but alcohol destroys lives and families and leaves you alive to suffer for a lifetime.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 9:19:56 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: umgud

This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.

6 posted on 07/27/2013 9:22:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

>>NASCAR fans are beer and hard liquor drinkers. The marijuana group would be better off advertising at the ultimate frisbee or disc golf championships.

Most NASCAR fans were pot smokers (experimenters, not full-blown potheads) in high school and the only reason they aren’t now is that 1) it is illegal, and 2) EMPLOYER PISS TESTING (they like to receive a paycheck).


7 posted on 07/27/2013 9:22:55 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

So typical.

Drive tobacco out, push dope in.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: umgud

Last week, the FOX Sports NASCAR page was pimping homosexuality and asking its readers, “Is NASCAR Ready For A Gay Driver.” It’s pretty sick. The commie libs are trying to turn everything into a freak show. It’s that “fundamental transformation” BS I guess.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Bryanw92

And 3 they grew the hell up.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 9:24:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

>>And 3 they grew the hell up.

And started slamming back a 6-pack or two every weekend??


11 posted on 07/27/2013 9:26:48 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: umgud

I wouldn’t expect too many Nascar fans interested in joining the ranks of hippie, gun-grabbing, Obama-voting, degenerate, dopehead scum.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 9:28:53 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Bryanw92

I don’t know I don’t drink.

Some of us are actually strong enough to cope with reality all by ourselves.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 9:29:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

>>I don’t know I don’t drink.

>>Some of us are actually strong enough to cope with reality all by ourselves.

Me too. I have never smoked pot (even in high school) and I have never been a drinker. I’ve had a total of 5 beers in my entire 50 year life and am not starting now.

But, I hate hypocrisy and I’ve seen the destruction caused by alcohol time and time again by alcohol, so I hate alcohol and just dislike pot.

I also attend NASCAR races, and there is nothing more disgusting than some shirtless drunk redneck screaming “June-YERRR” once per lap. I would much rather sit in the pothead section (if there was one) where everyone just sits and says a quiet “duuuuuuuude” every lap.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 9:33:39 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

The last thing I need to hear about is hypocrisy from the pro drug crowd. Not treating it like tobacco was in NASCAR is nothing but hypocrisy.

If Tobacco can be erased.....


15 posted on 07/27/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AtlasStalled
Seems like NASCAR is forgetting the roots of auto racing. Surely NASCAR is aware that the early races were by drivers whose real jobs were running moonshine.
Pot growing is the South’s biggest cash crop, and surely there’s a NASCAR fan or two in the trade.

I like to see facts show up now and then. It amazes me the feral government, which loves free money as much as power, hasn't legalized pot, taxed it, and put all those fighting forces from the vaunted "War on Drugs" to work gathering free tax dollars.

16 posted on 07/27/2013 9:39:35 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: umgud

Alcohol is the reason NASCAR exists.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 9:40:24 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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To: umgud

Well, I doubt many NASCAR fans will want to trade in their beer for pot. But, never fear... if the marijuana won’t fuel many NASCAR fans, it may still be able to fuel NASCAR cars...

http://www.hempcar.org/ford.shtml

smile
smile


18 posted on 07/27/2013 9:40:51 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: AtlasStalled

Oh .. WOW, man .... a fireball ....


19 posted on 07/27/2013 9:42:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Standing Wolf
I like to see facts show up now and then. It amazes me the feral government, which loves free money as much as power, hasn't legalized pot, taxed it, and put all those fighting forces from the vaunted "War on Drugs" to work gathering free tax dollars.

Facts like the drug sodden bitches in Colorado screeching over the plan to tax pot. LOL
20 posted on 07/27/2013 9:43:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Hacky Sack crowd


21 posted on 07/27/2013 9:43:41 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Bryanw92

What’s the difference between a drunk driver & a stoned driver?

A drunk driver will blow right past a stop sign. A stoned driver will stop & wait for it to turn green.

;^)


22 posted on 07/27/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Yup. Years ago I pulled up to a stop sign higher than a kite and couldn’t figure out why the car was shaking.

Then I remembered the clutch.

My friend who was with me said “That’s why they call it dope”.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: umgud

Perhaps the drivers should both drink and smoke. In fact, let us have a couple of teams who drink and a couple of teams who smoke and see who performs better. Now that would be entertaining and useful.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT by rey
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To: cripplecreek

>>The last thing I need to hear about is hypocrisy from the pro drug crowd.

That’s the point. Alcohol is a drug. Nicotine is a drug. Pot is a drug. All three are natural. The beer and cigarette fans are pro-drug too. At least the pot fans are honest.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 10:12:20 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: umgud

Those who attempt to spread vice should be suppressed. However, that would require a strong people who desire to have themselves as a Free People survive. Our culture is now in love with death.(See Livy as he describes his people as of the time he wrote his history, same thing as today.)


26 posted on 07/27/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: umgud

Who could get stoned and sit through 3 hours of left turns?
boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring


27 posted on 07/27/2013 10:44:49 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: umgud

Good luck with that. Meth, maybe, but not MJ.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 10:47:23 AM PDT by expat2
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To: rey

I’d watch that.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 12:07:44 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: umgud

This potheads are idiots


30 posted on 07/27/2013 12:08:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jeff Chandler
Alcohol is the reason NASCAR exists.

Alky got her started and RJ Reynolds (Winston) put her on the front page of the sports section.

31 posted on 07/27/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Standing Wolf
It amazes me the feral government, which loves free money as much as power, hasn't legalized pot, taxed it, and put all those fighting forces from the vaunted "War on Drugs" to work gathering free tax dollars.

They may figure they're taking in more in assest forfeitures than they'd be able to collect in taxes.

32 posted on 07/27/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: umgud

NASCAR is boring enough as it is, I can’t imagine every lap taking ten minutes.


33 posted on 07/27/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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NASCAR is boring enough as it is, I can’t imagine every lap taking ten minutes.

No kidding, the cars will all be driving 32 m.p.h., painted in psychedelic colors. Grateful Dead music will be blaring out of the speakers.

34 posted on 07/27/2013 3:33:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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