First-Ever TV Ad for Pot Axed by Station

Denver television station KMGH axed the country’s first-ever television ad for recreational marijuana Monday night, out of fear of running afoul of federal prohibitions. Parent company E.W. Scripps said it is “proud to be a company of free speech and open expression, but we have concerns about the lack of clarity around federal regulations that govern broadcast involving such ads.” The station was preparing to air two commercials this week, including for Neos, a purveyor of vaporizers and products to be used with them.