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Pro-Marijuana Ads to Run on Portland Area Buses
10/02/2013 10:03 AM ET  

The ads are funded by the Marijuana Policy Project, a nonprofit that aims to legalize marijuana.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Plans to run ads on Portland area buses and bus shelters promoting a referendum question that would legalize recreational use of marijuana is drawing fire from groups that fight substance abuse.

The ads are funded by the Marijuana Policy Project, a nonprofit that aims to legalize marijuana.

In November, Portland voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults over 21.

The ads on Greater Portland Transit District Metro buses suggest that marijuana is safer than alcohol.

David Faulkner, executive director of Day One, an agency that treats teen drug and alcohol abuse, tells the Portland Press Herald the ads are ``disturbing.'' Others point out that children ride the buses to school.

The president of the bus agency's board says they may take a closer look at the issue.



 

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