California Judge Jim Gray and Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson featured in spots airing nationally beginning in August 2008
The Marijuana Policy Project's radio public service announcements (PSAs) feature California Superior Court Judge Jim Gray and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson talking about the failure of marijuana prohibition and about the need for safe and legal medical marijuana.
The spots were distributed to radio stations nationwide and begin airing in August 2008. Listen to or download the new PSAs below. Radio station personnel are welcome to download and use these audio files.
Judge Jim Gray's 30-second marijuana prohibition PSA
The runner-up in MPP's December ad contest was "Overdose Quiz," a 30-second radio spot in the form of a game show, with contestants asked to identify which of three drugs has never caused a fatal overdose. After incorrectly choosing Tylenol and caffeine, the contestants are informed that the correct answer is marijuana. The new spot is now airing on the Jim Hightower syndicated Common Sense Commentaries and on the Downsize D.C. radio show. You can listen to it here.
The winning ad, which aired in January and February, featured a woman explaining that, as a marijuana user, she wants to contribute tax revenue for schools and roads rather than supplying profits to drug dealers. Listen to this radio commercial here.
A previous ad challenged the federal government's priorities for diverting money to arresting medical marijuana patients while cutting anti-terrorism funding. Listen to this radio commercial here.
As with our medical marijuana PSAs below, radio station personnel are welcome to download and use these audio files.
Radio Public Service Announcements About Medical Marijuana 2005
Montel Williams, Angel Raich, and Tom Robbins featured in spots airing nationally in June 2005
The Marijuana Policy Project's radio public service announcements (PSAs) feature TV host Montel Williams, best-selling author Tom Robbins, and medical marijuana patient Angel Raich talking about the need for safe and legal medical marijuana.
In the first national PSA campaign of its kind featuring actual medical marijuana patients, the spots were distributed to 1,000 radio stations nationwide and began airing in June 2005. Click on the links below to hear the spots. If you have trouble listening to the streaming audio for the PSAs, you can download the individual messages to your computer by control-clicking (on PCs, click with the right mouse button) on the link and selecting "Download." Once the PSA has downloaded, you can listen to it with your favorite MP3 player program.
Montel Williams - Television talk show host Montel Williams explains how he uses medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Radio Station Personnel: You are welcome to download these audio files and use them. If you have questions or need any further information, please contact MPP Communications Manager Morgan Fox at (202) 905-2031 or firstname.lastname@example.org