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"What’s the difference between advertising for marijuana or when you go to the gas station and they have sign for $1 off cigarettes? At nightclubs, they’re handing out shots. When you try to compare alcohol and tobacco, there’s a very thin line."

But even some of marijuana’s loudest advocates say advertising the drug is distasteful. Colorado’s Lenny Frieling, an attorney and prominent marijuana legalization advocate, said marijuana shouldn’t face special limits.

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"I don’t think any medicines should be advertised, period, end of story. Whether it’s medical marijuana or something that will give me an erection for eight hours, I find it all inappropriate," said Frieling, head of Colorado’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. "Ban it all or don’t ban any of it, singling out marijuana is just willful ignorance."

Most Denver councilmembers disagreed, saying medical marijuana is a product that merits special limits.

"We are still allowing advertising. We just don’t want it in your face," said Denver Councilman Christopher Herndon, who voted for the measure.

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