Judge Rules Against Cannabis Advertising Along Interstate Highways
A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge has ruled that the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control overstepped its authority when it allowed billboards advertising cannabis products to go up along interstate highways. Such billboards violate Proposition 64’s explicit prohibition on highway advertising, Judge Ginger E. Garrett ruled.
The ruling will affect 35 highways, according to the San Luis Obispo TV. It applies to highways that cross state borders. It’s not clear when the existing advertisements must come down.
The lawsuit was filed by a San Luis Obispo resident and father of two children. His attorney says he personally supported marijuana legalization when it went before voters four years ago. But he was disturbed when the billboards began popping up along the highway he travels with his kids.
The BCC has not yet decided whether to appeal.