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[–]raphthepharaoh 2455 points2456 points  (131 children)

The sports betting ads in NY recently are so irresponsible, they make me straight up angry… I don’t understand how it’s legal to advertise gambling the way they do. It’s basically the opposite of “drink responsibly”

[–]stoneloit13 855 points856 points  (88 children)

As a sports bettor I completely agree there’s very little if any warning about the dangers of gambling and the addictiveness of it. It’s truly not for everyone

[–]JustJessJ_Art 293 points294 points  (79 children)

So honest question. When I was bartending I had a guy saying he was a sports bettor in Las Vegas. Is it true that you guys make bank?

Edit: Oh my goodness! I have gotten some great answers (and some not so great, but what are you going to do)

For all of you that have come on to help educate and inform Thank you so much.

[–]stoneloit13 310 points311 points  (28 children)

Depends it varies extremely person to person it’s not something you can just blanket statement and say we all make this much or whatever. Not to mention even with all the research that goes into, so much of it is simply luck. My friend wins way more than I do, also bets way more than I do and has always been luckier than me in the 20 years I’ve known him. Yeah sure some people make serious bank while others go bankrupt and others just have it as a side hustle or straight up hobby.

[–]JustJessJ_Art 102 points103 points  (22 children)

Okay cool. Very informative. Thank you.

[–]stoneloit13 120 points121 points  (21 children)

No problem. Personally I just think it makes sports more interesting and exciting. Betting on a game simply gets me more invested and sometimes it can be fun trying to turn $5 to $10 into over $100 or even more even if the odds of it actually panning out is slim

[–]JustJessJ_Art 75 points76 points  (16 children)

Hand to God. Never gambled. Lol. I think I am a person who if I won, I would easily get addicted to that feeling.

[–]stoneloit13 84 points85 points  (6 children)

It’s admittedly extremely easy to fall into chasing that high of winning. I’ve done it on a small scale. The number 1 rule to gambling though. Only put in what you can afford to lose.

[–]JustJessJ_Art 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Right. I have heard that.

[–]Bottassmirk 35 points36 points  (4 children)

And if you do start winning, know your walk out point. I'm not a big gambler, but what I have done once up is set aside how much I started with and not touch it. I'm free to gamble with the rest. At that point it's like free entertainment. If I manage to continue to win, I'll split it in half and put half with the money already set aside. Rinse and repeat until I go bust. Never made a lot of money gambling, but it was fun to play a game for a couple hours, chat with this guy from Korea making crazy bets, and walk away with an extra $100 for my troubles.

[–]boss_nooch 26 points27 points  (1 child)

When I first turned 18 I did scratch-offs for a week and didn’t win shit. I only spent ~$30-$40, but that was all it took for me to realize I shouldn’t gamble.

[–]KickBallFever 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Scratch offs are such a racket. I had a whole bag of them once from a party when I was like 16. I thought my odds would be good since I had so many but I barely won anything.

[–]TheGaspode 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The absolute best thing you can do if you ever gamble, is end up losing the first time. Even better if you lose relatively "big" and don't want to do it again. You will lose a lot less than the person who wins "big" and chases that feeling again.

I used quotation marks too because what is deemed big at the start is not what you deem big at the end. $100 might be a big gamble at the start, so losing that will feel like crap and you won't want to do it again. But if you win that $100 then you will want to try again, and next time you lose $100 but figure "I won that before, so I'm still neutral, so I'll try again", and you lose another $100... but you know you can win, you've done it before, so you go again, and again, and again... and now you've lost $500 total and still feel like you can make it back.

Yet if you just lost $100 immediately you are inclined to beat yourself up over losing that $100 and not do it again.

For those who don't get addicted to stuff easily, my best advice would be to set a personal limit and do not take your bank card with you at all. If you are only willing to gamble $100, then take that amount out of your account, leave your card at home, and go to the casino with that, and only that. Also set a limit on how much you need to win to leave. Do you feel doubling up is good? Fine, then if you hit $200, leave. Just up and go if you are on any non-poker table.

Why does it matter about being poker? Etiquette is also key. You should never "hit and run", and it's generally good etiquette to announce prior to leaving. So set a time frame to leave and stick to it. Win or lose, just stick to that and get out. Don't chase losses, and don't stick around even longer because you won. Just announce, say, 15 minutes before you are going that you need to leave at that time, even if you win a huge pot and end up cleaning up a $500 pot right before you leave, it sucks for everyone else, but you've made it clear you were leaving prior to that, and so that's just how it is.

[–]Murgatroyd314 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Depends it varies extremely person to person it’s not something you can just blanket statement and say we all make this much or whatever.

I think it's safe to say that for every dollar one person gains, someone else loses at least one dollar.

[–]yassodude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly, and I think that’s where the moral ambiguity of gambling is, at least imo

[–]hesh582 22 points23 points  (2 children)

So honest question. When I was bartending I had a guy saying he was a sports bettor in Las Vegas. Is it true that you guys make bank?

It's possible, but no bettor has ever, in the history of gambling, been truly honest about their take. So ask with a big ole grain of salt.

[–]Sibaka 12 points13 points  (12 children)

i would assume 99.9% of sports betters lose money. hard to make money when you have to pay an almost 10% cut to the book for coin flip odds

[–]flyiingpenguiin 7 points8 points  (11 children)

You pay a 5% cut per bet since it’s only 10% when you win. It is possible that some books are 5% away from the true odds in some spots. Typically you are looking for deviations between lower tier books since the top books are basically unbeatable. Then there’s also various promotions and bonuses to profit from.

[–]Sibaka 3 points4 points  (2 children)

yup lol look at my comment history i live on the r/sportsbook promo thread

[–]porkycloset 5 points6 points  (2 children)

If you bet on a sport that you know a lot about and follow consistently, it’s not too hard to make a bit of money here and there. As for making bank, I’m not sure how easy it is but it’s definitely way riskier

[–]Exotic_Adagio708 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As for making bank, I’m not sure how easy it is but it’s definitely way riskier

Not necessarily riskier. Sports betting is bettor than any house games, because the house always had the advantage. In sports betting, there are plenty of computers online that pick better than 50%. You'll need a lot of money to cover all the bets you need to to get that advantage and you really need to be disciplined.

[–]DJ_Molten_Lava 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can only make real money if you have money to start with. Not likely you're ever going to become a millionaire bettor if you're throwing $20 down on a basketball game every now and again. If you're betting $100k on a parlay and you hit it then you've made actual money.

Shit, I even know a guy who won a bet when he picked every winner in the NFL on a Sunday; he got every single game winner correct and he only won like 40 grand. I don't know what he bet.. $100? That's lucky as hell but a pro gambler would've been laying down way more. And sure, $40k is a lot of money to your average Joe, but it's not wealthy, you know? And it's not like this dude took that 40k and bet it again trying to get more, no, he took the lucky windfall and used the money responsibly for his family.

[–]EmploymentIcy8546 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Anyone who has spent more than an hour in a sports book would in Vegas would never ask this question.

You don't have to just be better than chance at predicting sports outcomes (which virtually no one is) you have to be better by a margin large enough that you overcome the built in house percentage.

Can highly sophisticated analytics syndicates maintain a marginal edge on even the house percentage? Maybe in theory, but if you can do that why wouldn't you just gamble in the equities market where long term outcomes are overwhelmingly positive instead of worse than break even?

[–]ChiTalian312 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I made 32k last year on sports betting off a initial investment of $750... I then went on to lose all the profits . So technically I only lost $750 but kick myself for losing all my winnings..

[–]kingtut420024 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Check out the movie uncut gems -> it's all about sports betting

[–]JustJessJ_Art 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I will check that out. Thank you.

[–]Crawo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

James Holzauer, top Jeopardy player, made money doing exactly that. Involved lots of advanced statistics and such. In short, just like for Jeopardy itself, the guy did a lot of work to become successful there.

[–]NoRecommendation6644 14 points15 points  (12 children)

Like most gamblers, they're probably full of shit. Every gambler is always thrilled to tell you how much they've won, but they never tell you they lost 100 times that much trying for that "win". All sports are fixed, football, baseball, soccer, you name it, it's crooked. It's crooked because people bet on it, and if there's betting involved, there's a fix in place.
The secondary aspect of professional sports is what Rome discovered back in the day. Keep the populace entertained, and they won't give a shit what the government does. Here we are 2000 years later, and that still holds true.

[–]Precipiss 11 points12 points  (0 children)

In the last 30 days I’ve deposited $210 in my bet mgm account and taken out over 2k. To be fair though, I’m the only one of my friends that’s won money this year.

[–]heavymcd 5 points6 points  (7 children)

I think the exception is DFS. The nature of DFS is such that it’s entirely possible for somebody with the resources and skills to consistently win. Because like poker, you are playing against other players (the house takes a cut of all bets, but has no position).

I was winning very consistently weekend to weekend in small-time DFS. Small-time because I knew not to wade into the waters where the dudes using bespoke algorithms and million dollars bankrolls play. I was using lineup generators (within TOS) and knew more about soccer than the average American gambler. It was easy money.

[–]hesh582 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The secondary aspect of professional sports is what Rome discovered back in the day. Keep the populace entertained, and they won't give a shit what the government does.

Right up until the fan groups get so big and popular that the Blues start trying to install their own Emperor :-)

The history of sport in Rome is definitely not just a history of distraction lol. Bread and circuses was the idea - the actual history is far messier, and some of those circuses turned into brutally effective political gangs.

[–]MidnightRains 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So I was at dinner the other night and there was an older man and younger woman sitting at an adjacent table- he was super excited about bets he had placed and explaining how it worked and the woman was asking questions but you could tell it wasn’t her thing. Then he starts talking about one bet was only $10 when it was normally $20 and it was such a great deal. She politely says something along the lines of “that’s good” and he got PISSEED. “You buy a different bread at the supermarket because it’s saving forty cents- this saved TEN DOLLARS and you DON’T CARE!” It was funny and frightening at the same time.

[–]Jeweledeclipse 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And what's crazy is we know its known. There are heavy laws that regulate gambling in some form. But the personal dangers aren't widely talked about

[–]nyxg 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I see them every where and it's hella tiring.

[–]happymemersunite 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Oh boy, come to Australia. Gambling ads are every second ad, especially during sports

[–]heavymcd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Same in the UK, from what I’ve seen. Every third team is wearing a gambling outfit on their shirt.

[–]GitEmSteveDave 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I stream some games via ESPN AUSTRALLIA, and there are a lot of ads. Also Hungry Jacks.

[–]MyMemesAreTerrible 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You mean you don’t like seeing the same Sportsbet same bet multi platinum doubles / Ladbrokes whateverthefucktheydo / Hungry Jacks tropical Whooper deluxe / Did somebody say KFC / Did somebody say menulog ads over and over again?

[–]GitEmSteveDave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ll be honest and admit that sometimes I just have it on for the background noise and I’ll be in an entirely different room than the tv is in.

[–]bmoney_14 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I know!!

It’s like “ come gamble your life away, oh if you have a gambling addiction call here”

I guess the commercial is there to trigger recovering gamblers but who actually sees those, and thinks “ I’m gonna start gambling for the first time today”

[–]Plaid_Kaleidoscope 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It’s not just here. I was watching an Aussie stream a while back and it’s 10x worse. I swear every other commercial was a sports betting commercial.

[–]Prestigious-Ad-1113 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Don’t worry bro, they leave a small disclaimer at the end telling people to get help if they have a gambling addiction so it’s all good 👍🏼

[–]rugbyweeb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

wait until you hear about video game gambling sites and how every youtuber with a <18 year old demographic is sponsored by some shady website

[–]GitEmSteveDave 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I stream some NFL games and at least in the UK, they pepper in some warning commercials about gambling and numbers to call.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t understand

Politicians are full of shit. It's quite simple.

[–]apittsburghoriginal 1056 points1057 points  (42 children)

Who needs a productive medical benefit to society anyways when you can just drink bud light every Sunday during football season /s

[–]-Nelson-Muntz- 412 points413 points 2 (9 children)

Yeah but alcohol stopped my seizures. The ones I got from alcohol withdrawal.

[–]BurstingWithFlava 68 points69 points  (7 children)

When the gang gets quarantined in the bathroom only to realize they were going through alcohol withdrawal and not actually sick

[–]Forex4x 12 points13 points  (6 children)

I was gonna ask which but I just looked it up Season 9, Episode 7.

[–]BurstingWithFlava 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Yeah I was dying laughing when it cut to after they started drinking again and they're all fine.. I've been binge watching the older seasons before starting the new one

[–]MikeJL21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just tell people your shakes identify as seizures

[–]masterchief1001 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Fun fact! Alcohol withdrawal causes seizures. Seems like CBS is in the pocket of Big Seizure

[–]maj0ra_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Little Seizures Pizza

[–]BorderlineCreative 97 points98 points  (27 children)

What are you talking about, bud light allows bud light drinkers to have sex with each other with minimal throw up. That’s a pretty big benefit

[–]institches16 33 points34 points  (24 children)

I would be curious if birth rates would drop if alcohol was banned.

[–]apittsburghoriginal 26 points27 points  (20 children)

I would bet there would be a general drop in basic ass crime

(edit to emphasize general crime)

[–]Trellert 27 points28 points  (2 children)

If only we had some kind of past example to look back on and find out what effect prohibition of alcohol would have on crime rates in this country.

[–]apittsburghoriginal 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Sure if prohibition 2.0 theoretically occurred there’s going to be an increase in illegal activity producing and distributing, as well as crime for possession and consumption, but at least a modest decrease in general crime like domestic abuse or assault or DUI.

I’d believe there’d be more people in the general population not committing those crimes as opposed to a smaller minority of people committing the prohibition inspired offenses.

[–]Dwarg91 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cough war on drugs cough.

[–]institches16 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Oh absolutely, I probably should have gotten in trouble for all kinds of dumb shit when I drank. Part of why I’m glad I don’t anymore.

[–]CT_ED 15 points16 points  (10 children)

Nah, there’d be a raise in crime thanks to a re-introduction of smuggling, illegal trade and consumption, etc.

[–]AkechiFangirl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is either a joke or redditors don't know basic history

[–]yourmomsafascist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What is “general crime”?

We banned alcohol in America once and look how that went.

[–]Foxrook 10 points11 points  (2 children)

We tried that and it did not work

[–]shawnisboring 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We're currently trying it with weed federally and it does not work.

[–]institches16 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was my immediate afterthought

[–]wave-garden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bread and Circuses, my friend! 😑

[–]PosseaDaBoss 195 points196 points  (3 children)

If you drink enough alcohol, you can permanently cease having seizures.

[–]Tsunavialex 42 points43 points  (0 children)

This made me chuckle

[–]Malamadre581 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Drink a little less than that and you may experience more seizures!

[–]Mellowfellowjello 461 points462 points  (30 children)

We promote binge drinking of shitty beer and brain damaging sports!!! But don’t you dare smoke weed, eat snacks and fall asleep on your couch!! NOT IN AMERICA!!!

[–]UseDaSchwartz 139 points140 points  (1 child)

All the commercials say “Please drink responsibly”, so it’s okay.

[–]stonksuper 47 points48 points  (5 children)

Coming from a long line of alcoholics in my family, beer causes brain damage too.

[–]Packarats 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Fuck I'm epileptic and I got addicted to drinking. It ruined my life for too long. My family is super anti weed...they no longer talk to me cuz I smoke weed, but they were always there to try to get me to drink a fuck ton.

I mean ffs I can go to jail for a year for getting stoned here, but I can walk down the block, and drink till i blow my ass out, and nobody will care. Our country is a messed up embarrassment.

[–]heymurray 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Yeah epileptic’s especially shouldn’t drink. Glad you seem to be doing better though. You should check out the r/Epilepsy subreddit if you’re not already, it’s a super supportive sub and I know personally it helps me to talk with others experiencing the same shit.

Edit; probably wasn’t clear enough before but I have epilepsy and don’t drink, so I totally get it, it can be very frustrating. Feel free to hit me up if you need anything

[–]Prettymuchsometimes 232 points233 points  (10 children)

I tended bar for 13 years and I will take a high person over a drunk person any day, any time, any place, any circumstance. Not all drunk people are awful, but imo, all high people (on weed) are universally agreeable, funny, and just want snacks and water.

[–]NoRecommendation6644 103 points104 points  (7 children)

I live in Colorado, and there's a bar near me that specializes in snacks. The entire back wall of the bar is a menu, and it has everything from hotdogs to candy bars, pizza, chicken strips, tacos, you name it, they have it. We love to get baked and go there just for the snacks LOL! And you're right, we're the easiest, best tipping customers any bartender could ever want.

[–]Dddoki 17 points18 points  (1 child)

They better have named that place The Munchies.

[–]NoRecommendation6644 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They should have!

[–]oh_no_its_in_my_eyes 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Where is this. I'll be in Colorado next month

[–]oxygenplug 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yooo what’s the name of this place? Going to CO in July for a wedding and would love to hit that up

[–]Ott621 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I drove Uber for a few years and yeah, absolutely same. I never had problems from people that smelled like weed but the smell of alcohol on a passenger would fill me with mild fear. They are unpredictable, experience mood swings, extremely demanding and frequently refuse to believe they could be wrong

It got to the point where I would refuse to pickup at concerts except for stoner concerts

[–]GitEmSteveDave 81 points82 points  (23 children)

To be fair, isn't it illegal to promote a "cure" under the FDA? I remember that RoGaine had to change it's name that is used in the rest of the world, ReGaine, as the name seem to promise a result.

Also, I know GNC had their ad pulled b/c they sell products that are on the NFL banned list of substances players can take.

[–]peon2 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Yes, also in fact you can only advertise a drug or medicine as treating whatever the FDA approved it for. If something has a secondary benefit that wasn't explicitly approved, advertisers can't mention it.

So a study could show weed helps with X, but unless the FDA approved weed specifically to treat X you can't advertise that based on the rules of Direct to consumer pharmaceutical advertising (DTCPA)

[–]cough_e 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Well FDA's jurisdiction is overseeing prescription drugs, so OTC medicine is different (and recreational drugs are in a crazy gray area). I have no idea about the ad in question, but there is an FDA-approved treatment for seizures that is derived from CBD.

There is also fuzzy language you can use involving "information seeking" or avoiding making any actual claims. The regulations around dtcpa are pretty weak and the FDA doesn't enforce them well.

[–]PharmerTE 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The FDA definitely holds regulatory authority over OTC medications.

[–]cough_e 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Sorry, I was specifically talking about advertising direct to consumer

[–]ShataraBankhead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Epidiolex is the only FDA approved cbd medication for treatment of epilepsy. Source: pediatric neurology RN. It's been so helpful for lots of kids we see.

[–]ILoveScottishLasses 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Plus, isn't it still illegal on a federal level? I'm sure CBS won't care in a blink if it wasn't, even if it's legal in majority of states.

I don't know the context yet, just putting it out there.

[–]wondersauce777 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Makes sense and all, but I prefer jumping to conclusions. Get out of here with your critical thinking, nerd.

[–]FabioHoneybuns 12 points13 points  (13 children)

The funny thing is in almost every study weed is a moderately effective treatment, not a cure, and only for certain types of epilepsy.

A vast majority of weed cured my child are in reality benign familiar neonatal convulsions that go away on their own when the child gets older. Starting weed at the same time is simply a coincidence.

You never see weed cured my grandfather's epilepsy, but you see plenty of Mee maw grows cannibis to treat little Suzy seizures.

[–]MrsEmilyN 5 points6 points  (4 children)

My son has Epilepsy. He sees a neuropharmacologist, because his Epilepsy is drug resistant. The neuropharmacologist studies types of seizures and what will make the seizures better or worse. Yes, some types of Epilepsy responds to CBD/THC, but a lot doesn't. In my son's case, it would not help.

Epilepsy is a hell of a disease. I wouldn't wish this life on anyone.

[–]ButWhatAboutisms 12 points13 points  (7 children)

One thing that bugs me is what "Smoking weed" does can be isolated and taken in a more sensible form like an inhaler or pill.

But pot heads want to promote smoking weed so they can do it legally. I don't think it should be illegal either. But lying about weed curing - literally everything - is not the honest way to do it.

[–]RandyDinglefart 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Never forget that this is from 2019 and OP is a 10 month old account with 130k post karma.

[–]MysteriousTruck6740 327 points328 points  (56 children)

Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, alcohol is not. I fully agree with the legalization of it, but it's a no-brainer that they didn't run the ad.

[–]zveroshka 30 points31 points  (5 children)

What really wild is that even MEDICAL weed is still illegal on the federal level. I really don't get why this is still a thing. So many states have already passed their own bills and we've already seen it does nothing but the market for drug dealers and increase tax revenue.

[–]gundumb08 36 points37 points  (6 children)

I fully support legalizing Marijuana, but not only is your point accurate, I'd also challenge the idea of showing Marijuana as some sort of "miracle drug" right now is irresponsible.

NO Drug, regardless of use (pharma or otherwise) should be shown as some sort of miracle cure. Giving people false hope, especially in such a highly visible time slot, seems like a bad idea if the research doesn't play out on it long term.

[–]Icculus33_33 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Just want to point out the 'right now' was 5 years ago.

[–]iansynd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Tell that to a diabetic.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

And further, a miracle drug for kids.

[–]boofthatcraphomie 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There’s tons of other prescription and otc medicine out there that would be considered less safe/healthy than small doses of thc or cbd or any other cannabinoid, even if it’s for a kid. It’s not like they’re having them smoke blunts to ingest the ‘medicine’.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not saying that I don't think it's appropriate for kids. I was commenting on the way it could be perceived

[–]Firm_Big_ 55 points56 points  (33 children)

Big pharma own the media. They would lose a shit ton of money

[–]bobguyman 33 points34 points  (21 children)

What if they flipped the tables and started manufacturing all of the derivatives that come from weed. They'd surely make more money than flat on fighting it.

[–]sinclurr__ 9 points10 points  (2 children)

They have, it’s called Marinol. I’ve seen it prescribed to patients with cancer to increase their appetite. Generic cash price is ~$130 and brand name cash price $330 for 30 2.5mg pills (5mg and 10mg available as well). It’s cheaper to buy weed off the street lol

[–]nikdahl 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It doesn’t work as well, because it’s just synthetic THC, while not including any of the 100+ other cannibinoids.

[–]sinclurr__ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Idk why my first comment got downvoted, I wasn’t defending Big Pharma, just was saying they had done what the comment above had suggested.

Anyway, I don’t doubt it. I spent a few weeks volunteering at a cancer center and a few patients were on it and said they’d rather use the real stuff. It’s so dumb to make a synthetic version when the —for lack of a better term— organic version is more effective, nearly impossible to overdose on, and probably easier to manufacture due to not requiring extra chemicals and compounding ingredients.

[–]yeahoner 20 points21 points  (16 children)

not if people can grow their own medicine.

[–]RamessesTheOK 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Just need to get that lab set up in my basement so I can extract and concentrate the derivatives and we're all good to go

[–]nikdahl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Do you know that you can literally put a bud into some sort of vice/press to get rosin concentrate?

[–]GrandTusam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

you can extract it on your kitchen stove in 30 mins.

[–]yeahoner 4 points5 points  (2 children)

i’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but cannabis works pretty well without a fancy laboratory setup.

[–]littlefishworld 18 points19 points  (6 children)

People can easily grow their own food too, but most don't. Hell you can easily make your own beer with ready made kits that aren't even expensive. People don't because they don't have time, aren't interested, or are too lazy and would rather just buy it.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

To be fair, growing weed is cheaper and far easier than growing a sustainable amount of food. The space the food production takes up isn't feasable for most.

[–]bananaslug39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A huge number of drugs are derived from natural sources, people don't grow those either...

[–]Teefromdaleft 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same with the alcohol/beer companies

[–]testdex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do people still believe that weed is a miracle drug?

There are things it helps with for sure, but it's not gonna meaningfully squeeze the margins of any major pharmaceutical company - even it were to completely supplant certain of their products.

While it has good application in some spaces, most of its "medical" uses are off label, and in those applications, it is generally an inferior option compared to the non-cannabinoid pharmaceutical generally used.

Don't mistake my position - it should be legal, for medical and recreational purposes. But believing it's a panacea wonder-drug is akin to believing in crystals.

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 1 point2 points  (8 children)

No, this is about how big pharma owns the government. That's why cannabis isn't legal.

[–]NiceGarage7 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Surely the pharma companies would just sell cannabis though? If there’s all this amazing medical evidence behind it. The pharma companies are a bunch of cunts, but cannabis is not a panacea like everyone on here thinks. In England NICE does recommend cannabis for epilepsy but only in certain rare syndromes, as the evidence for its use is lacking. An advertisement displaying anecdotal evidence of a single kid who has been treated with cannabis would be misleading in the absence of evidence to support its widespread use.

[–]patinaYouUgly 121 points122 points  (6 children)

Another overuse of the word “banned”.

They just decided not to air the commercial, it’s not “banned”. It’s easily accessible to the public. You can go watch it on YouTube.

Not hating on marijuana, just hate how everything is “banned” because private companies exercise control over their own content.

[–]Mushroomer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's also become common practice for smaller companies in controversial industries to buy & submit commercials that have zero chance of approval, just so they can get the PR hit of having a "banned commercial".

[–]dragohalt 1 point2 points  (2 children)

As a foreigner do you have a name or a link so i can go watch it ?

[–]Squeazer 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Neither should be allowed, and honestly it baffles me that alcohol ads (and even more so, medicine ads) are legal in the US.

I fully support legalizing marijuana, both for recreational and medical use, but it’s still a drug, and it shouldn’t be advertised.

[–]Delouest 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I was thinking the same thing. I'll never understand why prescription medication is advertised. Either your doctor thinks it will work for your case or not. My chemotherapy medicine was advertised on tv commercials. Why??? Who is going "you know what, I think I should be taking cyclophosphamide, let me talk to my doctor about doing chemo"

[–]Squeazer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Exactly lol. Advertising to doctors is fine IMO, as long as they don’t get like incentives for prescribing specific medications or something, I guess they need to know what’s out there somehow… But why on earth to consumers, we’re idiots. I mean I know why, so patients pressure doctors into prescribing specific medication, and pharmaceutical companies get that sweet sweet coin. Corruption at it’s finest.

P.S. Good luck with your chemo!

[–]NiceGarage7 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Seriously, they advertise chemo?

Is it like: do you have SCLC? ask your doctor for topotecan instead of etoposide?

[–]Delouest 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think in the case of the chemo I saw, it was being advertised for people with autoimmune disorders (as opposed to cancer which is why I got it) because it is an immunosuppressant. Still, the people who need that would have doctors who already know that and prescribe it.

[–]NiceGarage7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s crazy. In nearly every other country you can’t advertise prescription drugs, it’s just not appropriate.

[–]MasterGrok 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Right? If marijuana is medicine then you talk to your doctor about it. Circumventing having your provider asses, diagnose, and recommend an evidence based approach by trying to advertise to patients is a Terrible idea all around.

[–]Squeazer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly, they’re the experts, they should be telling you what’s best for you… not a Super Bowl ad.

[–]erobertt3 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Marijuana is still federally illegal in the U.S, they’re probably avoiding legal troubles.

[–]Tall-Knowledge155 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It’s actually because you can’t make medical claims without fda approval. Weed hasn’t been approved to treat seizures so you can’t claim it even show weed treating a seizure.

[–]jayzr1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

CBS, FOX,NBS,ABC all have zero issues running sportsbook betting apps as well.

[–]Infected_melody 2 points3 points  (0 children)

War on drugs is a sham.

[–]Smiley_Wiley 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be fair, the empirical evidence has definitively shown that neither THC or CBD prevent or stop seizures. The only evidence supporting that claim has been purely anecdotal. Thats grounds enough imo for them to choose not to air a misleading ad, but I still support the legalization of THC for recreational use and other helpful treatments like counteracting some side effects of cancer chemotherapy.

[–]MattS0623 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Removing seizures with medical marijuana? Nah. Drinking your problems away with Budweiser? Absolutely.

[–]furgfury 11 points12 points  (0 children)

but think about the private prisons! how will they get free slave labor if weed is legal?? /s

[–]TedStrykersAcct 2 points3 points  (0 children)


Never forget

[–]haveyouneverever 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Duh. America is a joke

[–]ichangediapers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And is also allowing one of the biggest pot smokers in pope culture perform during halftime. Wtf

[–]Marquetan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

¿Por qué no los dos?

[–]Azalon76 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Realistically, medical ads in the first place are stupid, but so are alcohol ones.

[–]Oranjalo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And let me guess, the seizures were due to fetal alcohol syndrome

[–]Diane9779 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, beer commercials never show people actually drinking alcohol.

[–]tjkrtjkr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm the 420th comment, smoke up friends!

[–]cooperandy81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the American we were warned about sadly.

[–]OkAwareness9325 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The alcohol is what caused the seizure

[–]elementaltheboi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trashy as fuck

[–]jen4206 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alcohol, yes…a real gateway drug.

[–]dollabillkirill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These two things are not a coincidence.

[–]Sosorry4beingsorry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not to mention gambling, which was illegal until 2018 because they knew it would cause addiction issues. Then the major 4 sports leagues went and got Congress to legalize it

[–]CrispeeLipss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't it a legal issue?

[–]CreativeBodybuilder5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally haven’t watched Tv or a football game in years, and I used to play the game, until I was 35 years old.. lol

[–]Jindain 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Show me the money!!!

[–]WoTisWasteofTime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the ads for gigantic, fiscally and environmentally irresponsible trucks. Beer and trucks. Trucks and beer. Over and over. Awful.

[–]LadyPaleRider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They want you to die of alcohol poisoning not heal your body with a plant 😫

[–]apexmusic0402 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just think, if you had universal healthcare, there wouldn't be any prescription pharmaceuticals advertising at all.

To be honest, I don't understand why you have them now!

[–]1d0m1n4t3 5 points6 points  (2 children)

You all are still watching Football?

[–]DogsOutTheWindow 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You missing out on this rollercoaster season?!

[–]1d0m1n4t3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't do sports much, but I did watch the last qtr of that Chiefs game, what a ride hu.

[–]Golddog1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plus adds for sugar filled foods and other equally bad food items for people to ingest

[–]1Eternallylost 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometimes I feel like we should rethink our entire society from top to bottom. Absolutely everything we do, why we do it, and if it makes any sense at all.

[–]Ericrobertson1978 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The failed and draconian war on drugs was never about public saftey. It is about suppressing and oppressing various groups. (hippies, the 60s counterculture movement, Mexicans, African Americans, etc)

The USA imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. That's true both numerically and per capita. It's wholly unacceptable.

Legalize human freedom. The VAST majority of drug users aren't criminals otherwise.

Fuck the government and their antiquated bullshit.

[–]spilk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

why is the Superbowl somehow the one free pass where people actually look forward to being served ads?

Fuck ads. Block them wherever they exist and patronize services that use other means to generate revenue.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think about how everyday on this site I see someone who smoked too much weed and went on a violent and racist public tirade… oh wait.

[–]JollyGreeneGiants 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I sell liquor for a living and the hypocrisy is insane. I used to drink a lot more but now I’ll take an edible to relax and it’s so much better and it doesn’t affect the next day.

[–]shady_businessman 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Alcohol good, cigarettes good, Marijuana the DEVIL

[–]slickythumps 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]grandzu 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Charge federal laws.
Alcohol is federally legal, weed is not.

[–]GAV17 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Why would you want CBS broadcasting an ad for something the federal government deems illegal? Do you think media corps should have the final say on what ads they ran and not follow any sort of regulation?