Sunday, August 29, 2010

Reddit And Condé Nast Spar Over Ads Promoting Legalization Of Marijuana

Later this year, California residents will be voting on Proposition 19, a measure that would legalize marijuana in the state. And, given how much controversy revolves around the issue (think of the children!), we're bound to see plenty of ads in the run-up to the November 2 election. Thing is, you won't be seeing ads in favor of legalization on some of the web's most popular sites, because their parent companies are afraid of being associated with a pro-marijuana stance.The issue has come to a head over at Reddit, which reported to its users earlier today that its parent company Condé Nast would not allow it to accept paid ads in support of Prop. 19. Redditors predictably rebelled, voting up numerous stories in favor of the law (see screenshot below). And now, in a daring move, Reddit is fighting back too: it's announced that it will begin running ads supporting Proposition 19, free of charge.]]>

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