March 4, 2014

What could be the first television ad related to medical marijuana will air on Comcast cable channels across Massachusetts next month and has already drawn criticism on the South Shore.

The 1-minute TV ad for a New York-based company called MarijuanaDoctors.Com is aimed at potential patients, encouraging them to log on to its website to find physicians who can legally prescribe the drug.

Jason Draizin, founder and CEO of, said some other television networks balked at the prospect of airing his ad, but not Comcast, which is the largest cable operator in the country.

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