by Marcus Leach
The debate over the legalisation of marijuana has, in one form or another, been going on for some years now and divides people one way or another.
In places such as Amsterdam it is legal and controlled, where as in other places it is only legal when prescribed for medicinal purposes. And now, with more states in America legalising medicinal marijuana the New York Times has featured its first ever advert for a marijuana-related product.
The full-page advertisement is for Leafly, an app that provides information on medical marijuana dispensaries, features a woman running past a man stood on the steps of a typical New York apartment block.
It states "Molly" chose a sativa strain of cannabis when suffering from cancer, while "Ian" used indica cannabis to help with his MS.
The copy references the well-used anti-drugs phrase "just say no" with the line, "Just say know." The state of New York recently passed the Compassionate Care Act, legalising medical marijuana.
Leafly provides information for patients using medical marijuana (and recreational users) including details on specific cannabis strains and reviews of dispensaries.
Image courtesy of New York Times