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Pro-marijuana ad to appear outside big NASCAR race

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Fans attending a major NASCAR race this weekend will see a most unlikely video posted on a giant video screen shortly before entering the track: a pro-marijuana legalization ad.

USA Today writes, "Outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, the same track that hosts the famed Indianapolis 500, Marijuana Policy Project, the nation's largest pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group, has purchased space to air – dozens of times over the weekend – a video that pushes the theme that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. It marks the first time a pro-marijuana legalization ad will appear so close to an entrance gate of a major sporting event."

Here's the ad and script: "If you're an adult who enjoys a good beer, there's a similar product you might want to know about – one without all the calories and serious health problems, less toxic, so it doesn't cause hangovers or overdose deaths and it's not linked to violence or reckless behavior. Marijuana. Less harmful than alcohol and time to treat it that way."

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