If I had a dollar for every time a marijuana opponent called me stupid or mentally inferior because I consume marijuana, I would have enough money to do a lot of things. I will be the first to say that my grammar is not always 100% clean, however, that’s largely due to the fact that I wake up two hours earlier than I need to before work and don’t have an editor. If I was, say, a member of a professional campaign staff that was creating an anti-marijuana ad to put on the side of Washington D.C. buses, I would make sure that my grammar was 100% on point.
In yet another blunder by the anti-marijuana movement, it appears that the ‘No on 71’ campaign in Washington D.C. debuted some bus ads that clearly misspells ‘edibles.’ Below is a picture of the ad:
If refraining from consuming marijuana makes you smarter, wouldn’t you think that the ‘No on 71’ campaign would have caught something like this? Per the Washington City Paper:
The anti-marijuana campaign, which has raised $3,838 as of Friday, will spend nearly all its treasury on that ad campaign. The group’s Office of Campaign Finance report shows a $3,377.03 ad expenditure. Two is Enough says it’ll focus the ads on bus routes in Southeast, “where legalization will have the greatest impact.”
Unluckily for Two is Enough, there’s one thing holding back their bus ads: misspelling “edibiles” in the above ad. LL’s waiting to hear back from the campaign on whether the bus ad will include the misspelling, although campaign backer Patrick Royal reacted with “yikes” when LL pointed it out last night.
This goof comes around the same time that marijuana opponents released an article suggesting that Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Missouri was caused by his marijuana use, an article suggesting that marijuana may lead to terrorism, and a false claim at a debate that five babies have died in Colorado due to marijuana, all of which is clearly false. Marijuana opponents are desperate, and based off of the typo on the bus ads, not that smart!