A week after the New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana in an editorial, a full-page ad for a company that helps marijuana users find the drug will appear in its pages.
In an ad in Sunday's edition of the paper, Seattle-based Privateer Holdings features its medical marijuana website Leafly.com, which helps users to find pot dispensaries and to choose strains. The ad depicts a woman jogger in Spandex gliding past a brownstone building as a crisply dressed professional man stands atop its steps with a bundle of papers under his arm.
Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.
"Ian chose an indica cannabis strain to relieve his MS symptoms," a bubble next to him says.
"While fighting cancer, Molly preferred a sativa cannabis," says the bubble next to the jogger.
An advertisement from a group opposed to legal marijuana, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and allied organizations, appeared in Saturday’s paper.