The Marijuana Policy Project and New Yorkers for Compassionate Care are running ads in New York to push a medical marijuana bill sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, and Senate Health Committee Chairman Thomas Duane, D-Manhattan.
The group said the ad is running on WNBC in New York City and on cable outlets around the state, including the New York City, Buffalo, Rochester and the Hudson Valley.
The group said other major networks refused to run the ads. One ad features Conservative Party member Joel Peacock of Buffalo, who suffers from chronic pain after a serious accident. The other includes Saugerties doctor Kevin Smith, who suffers severe pain from a genetic disorder known as ankylosing spondilitis.
You can view the ads here.