First time that any "Major” U.S. network has ever allowed the advertising of a medical marijuana service.
Yesterday, MarijuanaDoctors.com began airing a television commercial that looks to be the first ever marijuana commercial on a "Major Network". The spot began airing in New Jersey and is believed to be the first time that any major television network in the U.S. has allowed a commercial addressing the controversial subject matter and advertising the first ever medical marijuana service.
The commercial will be on the COMCAST system and the networks that will air the commercial include: A&E, AMC, FOX, CNBC, CNN, COMEDY CENTRAL BRAVO, DISCOVERY, ESPN, FX, FOOD NETWORK, HGTV, HISTORY, and several others. With Comcast considered the largest mass media and communications company in the world by revenue, the commercial is expected to bring significant attention to the company.
"Securing the airtime for our commercial on a major network was extremely difficult and at the same time, extremely satisfying," stated Jason Draizin, Founder and CEO of MarijuanaDoctors.com, Inc.
"We recognize that the sale and use of marijuana is still considered very controversial and we are pleased that Comcast understands that there are legitimate businesses providing legitimate and legal services to people who have legitimate needs. The goal of MarijuanaDoctors.com is to bridge that gap between the patients who have a need for marijuana recommendations, and the doctors who write medical marijuana recommendations. Our company bridges that gap by allowing a patient to visit our website to fill out a form to find a certified physician near their location. To date, we've helped thousands of patients connect with proven and trusted doctors who can recommend medical marijuana," continued Draizin.
The commercial draws a parallel between a “shady” street dealer attempting to push “unsafe” sushi to unsuspecting buyers, and medical marijuana patients being forced to obtain their medication in a similar fashion. MarijuanaDoctors.com draws this parallel in an attempt to prove the severity of consulting physicians in order to obtain medical marijuana for terminal & debilitating medical conditions where the doctor may recommend that the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks of in order to improve a patients overall health.
"We felt the viewing public would agree that in the states providing safe access, continuing to obtain medicine illegally is as absurd as purchasing raw fish from a drug dealer." Concluded Draizin.
According to the company's website, MarijuanaDoctors.com seeks to help patients with documented medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain or any other ailment that is approved by their state of residence as a qualifying medical condition for cannabis, locate and book appointments with licensed doctors who are willing to recommend marijuana as a treatment for their ailments. The company does not promote the casual or recreational use of marijuana or any other prescription medication. Furthermore, the company condones only the use of marijuana as a medication for recognized ailments in accordance with state law, as it believes it is a proven treatment for many medical conditions.
As of February 2014, there are more than 93,000 patients, more than 450 doctors and more than 500 clinics active in the database. In addition, 20 states and Washington, DC have legalized medical marijuana for specific terminal and debilitating conditions.
The commercial spot can also be viewed directly on the company's website at: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/content/page/view/91.