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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.