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The Super Bowl Will Be Surrounded By Pro-Marijuana Billboards On Sunday

Welcome to Super Baked XLVIII … or for brevity’s sake, let’s just call it High V. As you know, it’s the first Super Bowl between two teams from states where marijuana is legal, and of course that means the pro-marijuana factions will be out in force around MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where it is not (except for medicinal purposes).

Yeah, the graphic above will be on a billboard near Met Life on Sunday, as will the four below. Visitors will be surrounded: it’s the marketing world’s version of second-hand smoke.

The billboards are the handiwork of the Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project.

“Hopefully it’s going to inspire people to talk to one another about marijuana and particularly its relative harms compared to alcohol and football,” said Mason Tvert, the director of communications at MPP.

In other Super Bowl weed news:

* A Seattle-area cannabis grower has invented a strain called “Beast Mode”. Seattle Times: “It’s extremely strong,” said Nate “Diggity” Johnson, owner of the Queen Anne Cannabis Club, which carries the strain named after the burly Seahawks running back. “Most of the weed sold in Seattle medical-marijuana dispensaries has a THC content between 12 and 20 percent. An indica-dominant strain of the OG Kush family, Beast Mode has a THC content of 17.6, according to testing by Analytical 360,” Johnson said.

* Ice Cube is advising that viewers do not light up the ganja during the Super Bowl.

  • AreYouReady

    It’s about time. And if you haven’t invested in a weed stock, you’re about to miss the rise of the next BOOM! Like tech stocks of the 90′s. Do your homework but check out EDXC and NVLX for starters. Crazy times ahead.

  • Ted Tidwell

    I find it hilarious that in all of theses billboards every person who is represented to be partaking in adult beverages are passed out in some park with a half full handle of whiskey. Its totally disingenuous to suggest that marijuana cannot become addictive, nor have the ability to ruin people’s lives. Yeah, I have never come across anyone in a park, who is stoned and drunk…give me a break. I am not against legal weed, just self righteous pot pushers. These billboards are a load of crap.

  • Alec Parsley

    Thank you Washington DC and the city of New York and the Super Bowl for allowing this! People need to realize that the things that are legal, like Alcohol and Tobacco , are this things that are killing a lot of people these days… By my recall, I’m pretty sure no one has died from marijuana. So how does that make since that we legalize things that kill and hurt the people that use it or around it and we arrest kids, teens, and adults for using something that’s not a killer and safe? And they barely give if any time in prison for someone murdering or raping someone but for marijuana you’ll be in prison longer than them…. That’s jus straight up ridiculous! No wonder why this nation is all messed up….. One other thing, I’m pretty sure marijuana is used to help with cancer and epilepsy and other illness not to just get high and people smoke tobacco and drink alcohol because they are addicted or they just want to get messed up

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