Super Bowl Winning QB to Appear in Ad Supporting Arizona’s Legalization Initiative

The new TV Ad Featuring Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Jim McMahon is Set to Air During tomorrow’s Bears-Packers Matchup on Thursday Night Football; Watch Now by clicking here.

arizona1During tomorrow’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, the Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) will be airing a commercial in support of Proposition 205, their initiative to legalize cannabis which is up for a vote next month. The commercial will feature Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahin, an Arizona resident who began his career with the Bears, ended it with the Packers, and spent a season with the Arizona Cardinals.

The ad begins with McMahon describing his first major injury, which occurred during his second season. “That’s when I started using painkillers, and I was using them daily, pretty much the rest of my career,” he says. “It takes its toll. I was taking too many of those things.”

He then discusses how he “got rid of those” and has “been using marijuana ever since” he retired, moved to Arizona, and enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program.

“Someone like me can afford to become a medical marijuana patient, but others aren’t so lucky,” he points out. “Marijuana should be available to all adults who need it. I’m voting ‘yes’ on Prop. 205 and hope you will, too.”

“We are grateful to Jim McMahon for sharing his story with the voters of Arizona,” says CRMLA Chairman J.P. Holyoak. “Our opponents try to argue that we should not make marijuana legal during the current opioids crisis. But Jim conveys an actual truth: the availability of marijuana can help reduce the use of opioids in our society.

Holyoak continues; “Jim also makes an important point about the cost and availability of medical marijuana.. Prop. 205 will make this therapeutic substance available to many Arizona adults who could benefit from it but have trouble accessing it. This is just one of the many reasons to support ending prohibition and regulating marijuana like alcohol.”

If passed into law next month, Proposition 205 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. A regulated system of cannabis retail outlets would also be legalized.

 

3 comments

    • GeoF on October 24, 2016 at 1:24 am
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    There is nothing better than football and good marijuana. I love that people who need it would have an easier time accessing it, but I have trouble with all the big corporations wanting to throw mom and dad growers out to the wayside. A company like Copperstate Farms, owned by Fife Symington IV, wants to start a huge greenhouse in and LDS community that I used to live in and I just don’t think that’ll fly. They’ll put so many reasonable and knowledgeable mom and pop growers out of business to grow their stank cannabis. I hope Prop 205 gets passed but refuse to let huge, money-hungry corporations come in to scoop all the profits of this amazing substance and use it for evil.

    But alas, look these people up! Until then, enjoy good kush and football Sunday.

      • Connie on October 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm
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      That’s interesting that you brought up the Symington’s. That family’s name has been popping up everywhere for some reason. They have possible ties to a Mexican cartel. Have you heard? Here’s the article http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-mexican-connection-6423076 That’s definitely something to ruin football Sunday. I love football and hate bad players. These slimy Symington’s are bad players. No to copperstate farms.

    • Maureen Begley on October 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    Let’s hope prop.205 passes for recreational use. Even with a medical marijuana card, it’s so much safer than alcohol or pills, etc.
    Maybe they will get it, this year. Not like before when we had to wait about the medical marijuana program in Arizona!

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