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Photo of the day: The Super Bowl brings pro-weed billboards to NJ

New advertisements from the Marijuana Policy Project point out that pot is safer than football or booze

Image courtesy the Marijuana Policy Project

With the Stoner Bowl, uh, Super Bowl just a few days away, you might notice a series of new advertisements with an unexpected message that has sprung up around MetLife Stadium. The 60-foot-wide billboards are paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), an organization that recently helped legalize possession in Colorado. Now, they're directing their pro-pot petition to the NFL.

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As you can see from the ad pictured above—one of five—the signs point to stats that getting high is safer than drinking alcohol and playing football. MPP is making the case that medicial marijuana should be allowed for football players, and the NFL said it will consider it if research shows the green stuff can help concussions. These billboards, though, are designed to demonstrate the league's hypocrisy and weed's small harms—especially when you consider how dangerous the sport itself is.

(h/t The New York Times)