St. Clair County, Alabama - Two weeks ago, Jim McClendon (R), Chairman of the Alabama House Committee on Health, held an out of session hearing of the health committee to discuss the "issue" of medical marijuana. The hearing was supposed to be an honest debate of the issue, in actuality, it was a thinly veiled attempt to dishearten the medical marijuana community and kill HB 2, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Patients' Rights Act
"Medical marijuana is an issue supported by an extremely small group of people in Alabama, while the vast majority of the population is opposed to this type of legislation," McClendon stated in his closing remarks.
This morning, Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition (AMMJC), in an effort to show him the support he said the issue lacks, struck back.
The ad is designed to capitalize on the blowback created in the press after the hearing of November 14, and will run in the St. Clair County Times for the next four weeks.
Although the ad is being used in print media, it was originally designed for roadside billboards. AMMJC is currently seeking funding for these billboards as well as additional print media through their "Storming the Statehouse" advertising fund.