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So What Kind of Weed Ad Does Comcast Actually Let on TV? Here's a Few That Made the Cut

Looks Like Marijuana Commercials Will Be Pretty Boring for the Foreseeable Future

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Comcast snuffed out a medical marijuana TV ad before it could even run in New Jersey last week, saying the ad failed to meet Comcast's guidelines.

According to Comcast, the company only accepts commercials from licensed clinics, which are typically filmed in a clinical setting.

The ad that Comcast wound up rejecting last week -- after a burst of media attention sparked by a press release from the marketer, Medical Cannabis Network -- showed a drug dealer in an alley peddling sushi from his leather coat. "You wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy," a voiceover says. "So why would you buy your marijuana from him?"

Medical Cannabis Network isn't a clinic, just a service pairing patients with doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana.

But what kind of marijuana ads are passing muster with Comcast, the country's largest cable company?

These three medical marijuana ads aired during the past several years on Comcast systems, between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and not on networks focused on children or family programming, according to the company.

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