What was this advertiser smoking?

Potleaf_1Another rule of thumb: If you want your billboards to stay up in a small Wisconsin town, don’t put enormous images of marijuana leaves on them. A law office in Weston, Wis., seeking to help people facing marijuana charges, forgot that rule. Three of its billboards featured huge pot leaves, along with the text, “Use of a controlled substance can restrict your liberties.” After criticism that the boards glorified marijuana, they’ve been taken down. “I think to drive down Schofield Avenue in the village of Weston, a community that prides itself on being safe and drug-free, it’s a little daunting to see that big marijuana leaf staring back at you,” the village administrator says.

—Posted by Tim Nudd