Radio Public Service Announcements

Radio Public Service Announcements 2008

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

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Judge Jim Gray's 60-second marijuana prohibition PSA

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Former Governor Gary Johnson's 30-second medical marijuana PSA

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Former Governor Gary Johnson's 60-second medical marijuana PSA

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See below for MPP's past radio ads and PSAs.

 

RADIO ADS FROM JIM HIGHTOWER'S SHOW 2006-2007

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.

Another MPP radio ad explained how government-funded research has shown marijuana doesn't cause cancer. Listen to this radio commercial here.

Our first radio ad discussed prominent officials who have used marijuana. 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.

Tom Robbins - Bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, whose mother lost her eyesight to glaucoma, advocates safe and legal access to medical marijuana.

Angel Raich - Medical marijuana patient and U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff Angel Raich suffers from an inoperable brain tumor, life-threatening wasting syndrome, seizures, and severe chronic pain.

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 mfox@mpp.org

 

 

 

 



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