Today, a popular new aggregation site posted their official statement on why they can no longer publish advertisements supporting the Californian vote in November to legalize marijuana.

Here is there official statement…

The reddit admins were just blindsided with news that, apparently, we’re not allowed to take advertising money from sites that support California’s Prop 19 (like this one, for example). There’s a lot of rabble flying around, and we wanted to make some points:

1. This was a decision made at the highest levels of Conde Nast.
2. reddit itself strongly disagrees with it, and frankly thinks it’s ridiculous that we’re turning away advertising money.
3. We’re trying to convince Corporate that they’re making the wrong decision here, and we encourage the community to create a petition, so that your anger is organized in a way that will produce results.
4. We’re trying to get an official response from Corporate that we can post here.

Please bear with us.

Did you think that the people would have the main influence in the vote? Think again. Corporate America pushed our government to ban marijuana to banish the hemp industry in America back in the day. Looks like they are ready to battle once again.

As much as we want to see marijuana legalized in America (starting with California) I fear it will not happen, because our government has been bought and sold thousands of times over. If big business doesn’t want marijuana legalized, they will stop at nothing until they have succeeded.