Latino communities’ concern about legalized marijuana evident in TV spot featuring marijuana edibles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2016
Contact: Austin Galovski Email: [email protected] +1 (585) 305-4070
[Las Vegas, NV] – The Nevada “No on 2” campaign released a Spanish-language television ad yesterday that will air on social media and broadcast TV. The advertisement, made possible with funding from SAM Action, speaks out against marijuana edibles that Question 2 would allow to be sold and advertised.
“The last thing our neighborhoods and children need is Big Marijuana targeting them with ads for marijuana candy,” noted Rene Cantu, a spokesperson for the campaign and Las Vegas-area Latino leader.
The video (with English subtitles) can be viewed here:
SAM Action’s President, Kevin Sabet, noted, “In Denver, pot shops have concentrated in lower-income communities of color. Make no mistake, if Question 2 passes, Latino kids will be targeted by a powerful new industry.”
The No on 2 campaign has focused much of its resources in working with the Latino community, where opposition is well-organized on the grassroots level.
SAM Action is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) social welfare organization dedicated to promoting healthy marijuana policies that do not involve legalizing drugs. Learn more about SAM Action and its work at visit www.samaction.net.