New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) on Wednesday moved to explicitly ban advertising for marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms in its subways, buses, and trains. The advertising policy update comes after MTA reached a settlement in a case related to a sexual wellness brand that’s been ongoing for the past three years. While the company, in that case, Dame, will be permitted to advertise under certain restrictions, the public transit agency decided that marijuana and psychedelics are off-limits. “The revised policy includes certain provisions that were part of past policies (with some amendments), and adds new restrictions based on changed circumstances,” MTA said. “For example, the revised Advertising Policy explicitly bars advertising for cannabis products, following the decriminalization of recreational use of such products in New York State.” Here’s the new drug-related advertising policy in full: “MTA will not accept any advertisement for display in or on the property if it falls within one or more of the following categories of prohibited advertising… 16. Promotes tobacco, nicotine, or any tobacco-related or nicotine-related product; any alcohol product; cannabis or any cannabis-related product; or hallucinogenic mushrooms or hallucinogenic mushroom-related product.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 11/17/2021 16:09:00

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