UPDATE: MarijuanaDoctors.com said over the weekend that the ads did not run as planned. Full Metro story here.
As of this week, MarijuanaDoctors.com became the first marijuana-related business to have a commercial aired on a major network.
The networks airing the commercial are part of Comcast and include FOX, CNN, AMC, Comedy Central, Bravo and more.
The founder and CEO of MarijuanaDoctors.com, Jason Draizin, says the road to a commercial on a major network wasn’t easy.
"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,” he says.
He’s happy that more people will know about his company's services, which help people to find a doctor near them who can prescribe marijuana for medical reasons.
The commercial makes fun of buying sushi from a strange man on the street, which nobody should do. The commercial wants to send the message that you can buy marijuana from a vetted source.