A billboard with a big message.
The message with this one is if it’s perfectly ok to drink yourself to death with whatever kind of alcohol you choose then why isn’t it ok to smoke a joint,” said Mike Golden, Fire it up Kansas.
A sign near the intersection of West of Maple with images of one man drinking and the other smoking. Pointing out one is accepted the other is illegal.
It’s one of two billboard campaigns launched yesterday by the pro-legalization group Fire It Up Kansas.
The second billboard near the 8000 block of East Kellog shares a different bold statement.
“The image on it is a person with their hands handcuffed behind their back and it states ‘we’re not criminals, we’re consumers,'” said Golden
All part of the push to fully legalize marijuana in Kansas.
Golden says the changes coming to the legislature with newly elected officials has empowered their fight
“With our new governor that has spoken in favor maybe we have a better chance,” said Golden.
He hopes the billboards will move people into action.
“I hope the people who see this thing will start contacting their representatives,” said Golden.
A conversation starter that Golden hopes will help pave the way for legalizing marijuana.
The group also says it’s sent a bill on legalizing marijuana to state lawmakers hoping that this time they will consider it.
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