Our laws still prevent access to cannabis for veterans

Source: Acreage Holdings, Nick Etten

For some of our soldiers, the battle never stops. One in three U.S. veterans has been diagnosed with a chronic pain-related condition. Up to 20 percent of our 2.7 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will fight against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in any given year, while about 30 percent of Vietnam veterans have suffered PTSD in their lifetime. Medical cannabis must be one of the tools for treating the physical and mental wounds of people who put everything on the line for their country.

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In the newsSpencer Pederson
CBS won't air what would have been the first-ever Super Bowl PSA for cannabis

Source: Green Entrepreneur, Peter Page

Medical cannabis is not ready for prime time, at least so far as CBS is concerned.

Acreage Holdings, one of the largest publicly traded cannabis companies, revealed that CBS has turned down its request to air a public service announcement about medical cannabis during the upcoming Super Bowl. The ad, which Acreage plans to release publicly when the final version is complete, will feature vignettes about three people suffering severe medical problems who found relief using cannabis.

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In the newsKristin Knudson
CBS rejects Super Bowl ad on benefits of medical marijuana

Source: USA Today, Erik Brady

Acreage Holdings, which is in the cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing business, said it produced a 60-second ad that shows three people suffering from varying health issues who say their lives were made better by use of medical marijuana.

Acreage said its ad agency sent storyboards for the ad to the network and received a return email that said: “CBS will not be accepting any ads for medical marijuana at this time.”

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In the newsKristin Knudson
Marijuana advertiser sees Super Bowl dreams go up in smoke

Source: Variety, Brian Steinberg

Here’s a lesson for the nation’s burgeoning medical-marijuana market: You may be growing, but you can’t bogart that Super Bowl commercial.

Acreage Holdings, a company that works to make marijuana available to adults for medical and/or recreational use where legal, is hoping to spark a haze of publicity by noting CBS declined to run a 60-second commercial it created to run in the network’s coming broadcast of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday February 3rd.

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In the newsKristin Knudson
CBS rejects Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

Source: Bloomberg, Craig Giammona

The Super Bowl isn’t ready for medical marijuana.

Acreage Holdings, the multi-state cannabis company backed by John Boehner, says CBS rejected a television advertisement that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana. The network, which is airing the game on Feb. 3, nixed the proposed spot after seeing a rough outline, according to the company.

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In the newsKristin Knudson