NYC Subways Ban Marijuana And Psychedelic Mushroom Ads

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New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) on Wednesday moved to explicitly ban advertising for marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms in its subways, buses and trains. The advertising policy update comes after MTA reached a settlement in a case related to a sexual wellness brand that’s been ongoing for the past three years. While the company in that case, Dame, will be permitted to advertise under certain restrictions, the public transit agency decided that marijuana and psychedelics are off limits. “The revised policy includes certain provisions that were part of past policies (with some amendments), and adds new restrictions based on changed circumstances,” MTA said. “For example, the revised Advertising Policy explicitly bars advertising for cannabis products, following the decriminalization of recreational use of such products in New York State.” Here’s the new drug-related advertising policy in full:  “MTA will not accept any advertisement for display in or on the Property if it falls within one or more of the following categories of prohibited advertising… 16. Promotes tobacco, nicotine, or any tobacco-related or nicotine-related product; any alcohol product; cannabis or any cannabis-related product; or hallucinogenic mushrooms or hallucinogenic mushroom-related product.” The move follows New York’s recent legalization of marijuana, but it’s not clear why MTA is specifically prohibiting advertising around psilocybin mushrooms considering that the product is not legal. State lawmakers have introduced bills in recent years related to decriminalizing the entheogen and promoting research into hallucinogens, but they have not received hearings or votes. Outside of New York, there are numerous psychedelics reform measures that have advanced of late. Marijuana Moment reached out to MTA for comment, but a representative did not respond by the time of publication. With respect to cannabis, the policy change is consistent with the adult-use legalization bill that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed in March.…

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