San Francisco’s Municipal Railway, citing public complaints and uncertainty over future regulations, is proposing to ban both medical and recreational marijuana advertising on city buses, streetcars, cable cars and transit shelters.
The Municipal Transportation Agency began allowing advertising of medical marijuana in 2014, years after it became legal in the state. And it now faces a potential wave of new advertising when sales of recreational marijuana become legal statewide Jan. 1.
But according to a staff report last week to the agency’s governing board, the agency “has received a number of complaints from customers and others about cannabis-related advertising.”
The proposed ban, which would be revisited in six months, is “intended to respond to those complaints, and to provide an opportunity for the regulatory environment to clarify,” the report said. The agency’s board could vote on the ban as soon as this week.
Source: Cannabis Business Times