CBS rejects Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

Marijuana from an Illinois marijuana cultivation center. (WTHR Photo/John Whalen)

ATLANTA (WTHR) — CBS has rejected a medical marijuana ad from airing during the Super Bowl LIII.

The ad, produced by a marijuana and cannabis investment firm, was willing to pay $5 million for the spot, but CBS turned it down, TMZ reported. CBS said it's because they don't allow any marijuana ads on the air.

The ad profiles three people who say medical marijuana has improved their quality of life. The three people are a boy who suffers from hundreds of seizures a day, a man addicted to opioids and a veteran who was in severe pain after his leg was amputated.

The purpose of the ad is to push for the legalization of medical marijuana nationwide. It's currently only legal in 30 states.

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