Senator Files Bill To Allow Marijuana Advertising On TV And Radio In Legal States

Senator Files Bill To Allow Marijuana Advertising On TV And Radio In Legal States
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A new Senate bill filed on Tuesday would allow marijuana businesses in legal jurisdictions to advertise cannabis products and services on radio and TV without fear of being penalized by federal regulators. The legislation from Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) is being titled the “Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Advertising Act.” The intent is similar to an amendment included in a recently House-passed spending package. The standalone bill would block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from denying or otherwise penalizing broadcast stations that allow marijuana-related radio or TV ads as long as “the activities of the cannabis-related legitimate business or service provider were, at the time of the broadcast or other transmission of advertising,” were legal in the state, tribe or territory. “As more states enact common-sense cannabis legislation, it’s crucial that radio and TV stations can accept advertising without fear of losing their license,” Luján, who chairs the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband that has jurisdiction over FCC, said in a press release. There are some additional requirements to the bill that would be unique to cannabis ads, however. For example, any advertisement that promotes the sale of a marijuana product would have to include the following disclosure: “This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.” — Marijuana Moment is tracking more than 1,500 cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state legislatures and Congress this year. Patreon supporters pledging at least $25/month get access to our interactive maps, charts and hearing calendar so they don’t miss any developments. Learn more about our marijuana bill tracker and become a supporter on Patreon to get access. — A cannabis ad must also comply “with any applicable labeling requirements or other requirements adopted by…

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