Guv Candidate Unveils “Legalize Marijuana” Billboard

John Hanger makes it the centerpiece of his campaign.

Philadelphia Weekly points out that Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hanger has unveiled “Legalize Marijuana” billboards in Erie and Scranton, suggesting they’re the first pro-weed billboards ever put up by a major-party candidate.

But why Scranton and Erie? Hanger’s political director Roger Cohen says it’s a combination of “good fortune” and “strong growing support in those smaller urban centers” of Northeast and Northwest Pennsylvania.

“We’re finding a lot of strength in terms of feedback in those regions,” he says. “People are energized by the [marijuana] legalization aspect of the campaign.”

And why not? It might be Philly’s best chance at a Super Bowl.


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  • Noob

    I am going to change my registration to vote in the primary for John Hanger. He is the only candidate with the balls to stand with the people.

  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, tying marijuana to the 2014 and 2016 elections

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary…nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS that run the south would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice….no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, halfway there now…love and freedom forever

    MARIJUANA SUPER BOWL 2014, free state vs. free state, destiny

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33