Marijuana Billboard Raising Eyebrows In Sacramento

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Photo: KCRA
This billboard greets drivers coming into Sacramento on Highway 160. Plans call for it to stay up for a year.

​A billboard which advertises medical marijuana evaluations has been raising a few eyebrows as it captures the attention of drivers heading into Sacramento, California.

The sign is on Highway 160, a main highway heading into the downtown area of California’s capitol city, reports KCRA.
Steve Maki, owner of 420 Relief, the company advertising on the billboard, said business has increased since the sign went on display. Maki said his business is a legal operation.

Councilwoman Angelique Ashby admitted the business has a right of free speech, but said she is not a fan of the business advertising on a billboard.
“I would prefer we have different advertisements there,” Ashby said.
“We have had some positive response and we look forward to issuing recommendations,” Maki said.
Don Lawson, owner of the billboard, said the medical marijuana sign would remain up for a year, and he hasn’t heard any complaints about it.
“I don’t object to anybody as long as they’re not patently offensive to the community,” Lawson said.
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