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California Cannabis Billboard Ban a Bummer for Businesses

California highways are about to lose one of their main attractions: cannabis billboards.

According to the strict rules of Prop 64, marijuana companies are not allowed to advertise in the Golden State. Complaints raised about the abundance of billboards on interstates promoting cannabis led to a a court decision confirming the ban. The state Bureau of Cannabis Control folllowed with a similar edict on January 22.

Here are some of our favorite cannabis billboards:

Highway 101, Atascadero, California, 2017 (image via the Tribune News)

Leafly, 2017

Lowell Herb Co., Los Angeles, 2018

SDRC, San Diego, 2020 (image via AP)

Weedmaps, New Haven, Connecticut, 2019

The Grove, Maryland, 2018

Anonymous billboard

REL Cannabis, Portland, Oregon, 2019

And here's one we'd like to forget...

MedMen, Los Angeles, 2018


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.