NORML Foundation Launches Marijuana Ad Campaign in San Francisco 8/20/99

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(press release from the NORML Foundation, http://www.norml.org)

A public advertising campaign launched in San Francisco by the NORML Foundation urges that the government "stop arresting responsible pot smokers."

The 30 billboards located on San Francisco bus shelters bear one of two headlines: "Honk, if you Inhale," and "A Pot Smoker is Busted Every 45 Seconds -- and You Wonder Why We're Paranoid." The ads direct readers to the NORML Foundation's toll free number and to its web site.

"Around 12 million adult Americans smoke pot regularly in their homes and still hold down demanding jobs, raise families and lead productive lives," said Keith Stroup, NORML Executive Director. "We're calling on those individuals to send a message to the state and federal governments -- responsible marijuana use by adults is commonplace, safe and should be decriminalized."

For more information, please contact NORML at (202) 483-5500. The ads can be viewed online at http://www.norml.org/about/ads.shtml.

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