The “Yes on 91” campaign in Oregon, which is encouraging voters to approve a measure that would legalise recreational marijuana in the state, have launched what they described as a “$2 million plus advertising blitz” on Wednesday complete with a primetime television commercial. Their ad hit the airwaves today and will appear on local broadcast and cable networks. It features a man named Pete Tutmark, who was described in a press release from “Yes On 91” as “a longtime Oregonian who has spent 33 years in law enforcement, including many years as patrol sergeant, sheriff’s deputy and the supervisor of a K9 unit.”
“Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana,” Tutmark says in the ad. “That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children. The system’s broken. Measure 91 regulates marijuana for adults so police have time to fight serious, violent and unsolved crimes.”
Measure 91 is on the ballot in Oregon on Nov. 4.
Watch the ad, which is entitled “It’s About Time,” below.
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