Mar 03, 2014 10:59AM

Watch: First Major Network Ad For Medical Marijuana

You wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy…
New Jersey just premiered its first major network TV commercial for the Medical Cannibis Network  — a service that hooks up patients with doctors who are willing to prescribe weed for medical use. Thing is, the ad is super weird and seems more about sushi than weed. The commercial, which the service provider reportedly scripted themselves, features the stock photo equivalent of a dodgy street dealer, who's trying to sell the viewer raw fish from his coat, being all, "I got tuna, I got salmon, I got sweet shrimp. I got the finest sashimi this area has seen in years," as well as, "This area's dry man. You know that, I know that. Nobodies selling but me." Look at all his shit
Before you know what's what, a voiceover says, "You wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy, so why would you buy your marijuana from him?" To which we say, hmm I don't know because marijuana isn't sushi? There's no basis of comparison between the two. One is a dead fish and one is a dried plant that you smoke. That said, we get it. Very good message and all that. But why go to such surreal and fishy lengths to express it? The answer is probs found in the commercial's time slot. It airs between 10pm — 5am on channels like Comedy Central, MTV2, and the History Channel aka the time and place where stoners are likely to be found. Stoners who will see this ad and laugh heartily at its absurd delivery and then ponder seeing a doctor.