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Skip to comments. Airs First Marijuana Television Commercial Ever Shown on a "Major Network"
PR Web ^ | March 3, 2014

Posted on 03/04/2014 1:55:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Today began airing a television commercial that looks to be the first ever marijuana commercial on a "Major Network". The spot began airing in New Jersey and is believed to be the first time that any major television network in the U.S. has allowed a commercial addressing the controversial subject matter and advertising the first ever medical marijuana service.

The commercial will be on the COMCAST system and the networks that will air the commercial include: A&E, AMC, FOX, CNBC, CNN, COMEDY CENTRAL BRAVO, DISCOVERY, ESPN, FX, FOOD NETWORK, HGTV, HISTORY, and several others. With Comcast considered the largest mass media and communications company in the world by revenue, the commercial is expected to bring significant attention to the company.

"Securing the airtime for our commercial on a major network was extremely difficult and at the same time, extremely satisfying," stated Jason Draizin, Founder and CEO of, Inc.

"We recognize that the sale and use of marijuana is still considered very controversial and we are pleased that Comcast understands that there are legitimate businesses providing legitimate and legal services to people who have legitimate needs. The goal of is to bridge that gap between the patients who have a need for marijuana recommendations, and the doctors who write medical marijuana recommendations. Our company bridges that gap by allowing a patient to visit our website to fill out a form to find a certified physician near their location. To date, we've helped thousands of patients connect with proven and trusted doctors who can recommend medical marijuana," continued Draizin.

The commercial draws a parallel between a “shady” street dealer attempting to push “unsafe” sushi to unsuspecting buyers, and medical marijuana patients being forced to obtain their medication in a similar fashion. draws this parallel in an attempt to prove the severity of consulting physicians in order to obtain medical marijuana for terminal & debilitating medical conditions where the doctor may recommend that the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks of in order to improve a patients overall health.

"We felt the viewing public would agree that in the states providing safe access, continuing to obtain medicine illegally is as absurd as purchasing raw fish from a drug dealer." Concluded Draizin.

According to the company's website, seeks to help patients with documented medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain or any other ailment that is approved by their state of residence as a qualifying medical condition for cannabis, locate and book appointments with licensed doctors who are willing to recommend marijuana as a treatment for their ailments. The company does not promote the casual or recreational use of marijuana or any other prescription medication. Furthermore, the company condones only the use of marijuana as a medication for recognized ailments in accordance with state law, as it believes it is a proven treatment for many medical conditions.

As of February 2014, there are more than 93,000 patients, more than 450 doctors and more than 500 clinics active in the database. In addition, 20 states and Washington, DC have legalized medical marijuana for specific terminal and debilitating conditions.

The commercial spot can also be viewed directly on the company's website at:

About Marijuana Doctors (MD) was founded as the trusted gateway for patients searching for medical marijuana treatment in legal medical marijuana states. The company provides patients visibility and transparency in selecting a doctor and setting an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation including detailed profile information, scheduling information, and ratings and reviews. MD understands the uncertainty associated with the process and that medical marijuana is often the only effective treatment for many ailments for which traditional medicine provides little relief or is accompanied by uncomfortable and dangerous side effects.

MD is dedicated to legitimizing the process for the booking and selection of medical marijuana doctors by standardizing the criteria and selection process for doctors allowed to join the company's trusted network of quality physicians.

MD also focuses on providing comprehensive scheduling and marketing services for doctors that are both already established medical marijuana physicians and those looking to expand practices into alternative medicine.

This information is being distributed for the client, by Philip Cardwell at Universal Media Consultants. From top magazines to leading TV stations, UMC has been very effective at distilling client's messages in the major national media. The aim is simple. To multiply message impact and client exposure in highly targeted markets, quickly, imaginatively and cost-effectively. For more information visit:

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; economy; marijuana; medicine
While still a Class One Controlled Substance?
1 posted on 03/04/2014 1:55:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
States are telling fedgov to go to Blazes. Walter E. Williams would approve =>

The heartening news for us is that state legislatures are beginning to awaken to their duty to protect their citizens from unconstitutional acts by the Congress, the White House and a derelict Supreme Court.

According to an Associated Press story, about four-fifths of the states now have local laws that reject or ignore federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver's licenses.

--Walter E Williams, July 03, 2013

2 posted on 03/04/2014 2:05:30 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We know it sc**** with your head. It’s all about making money via the tax. What a surprise. Scr** the general populous....and your kids....and their kids.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 2:30:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The commercial looks like a SNL skit.

4 posted on 03/04/2014 4:05:09 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chronic pain. Really? There are doctors losing their licenses for prescribing pain meds and this group wants add pot to that.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 4:44:05 AM PST by RginTN
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To: BykrBayb

“The commercial looks like a SNL skit.”

“No stems, no seeds
That you don’t need.
Acapulco Gold’s
Some bad-ass weed!”

Cheech & Chong were first!

6 posted on 03/04/2014 5:59:47 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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