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Marijuana legalization is a hot topic in the U.S. right now.  In NY state you can talk about it all you want due to the first amendment; freedom of speech. But what you are cannot do in NY is put Cannabis on your license plate and flaunt your disregard for its current illegal status. 

Jason Pinsky, current CEO of Cannastract a company that extracts the concentrates from marijuana to create dabs became well aware of this when the Cannabis entrepreneur tried to get a vanity plate that read “CANNABIS” and was rejected.

Rejection letter

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Jason Pinsky’s request for “Cannabis” on his license plate was denied on the basis that it was inappropriate.  What’s inappropriate about cannabis you may be wondering? Just that it’s still considered illegal, nothing major. LOL.  To the government, it’s the same as riding around with “snort coke” on your plate. So until cannabis becomes decriminalized, it remains unacceptable to the government to have it.

It’s worth noting that Mr. Pinsky is a medical marijuana patient himself. So it’s not as though he is just a guy getting high for the sake of getting high. He has good reason to be using it and putting it on his plate as it holds so much significance in his life, not to mention his business.

So what is appropriate?

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Sadly, there is a bit of a double standard on what is deemed appropriate. You are allowed to put any other legal drug on your license plates including Viagra, Cialis, and other drugs of that ilk. However, on the topic of appropriateness, there are some other even better ones out there including, but not limited to, ‘BIIG COX’ (I assume BIG COX was taken lol) ‘ASS ORGY’, ‘MLFHNTR’, ‘SEX 666’, ‘FLUFFER’, ‘TITTAYS’, ‘IPUTOUT’, ‘DTF 247’, ‘BEVR PLZR’, ‘RUB1OUT’, ‘BITCHES’ and, ‘GIVEMEA’ on the back of a Hummer. Now don’t get me wrong, These a funny and creative, but if these aren’t “inappropriate”, it seems a bit strange that “CANNABIS” is not “inappropriate”

Now don’t get me wrong, These a funny and creative, but if these aren’t “inappropriate”, it seems a bit strange that “CANNABIS” is not “inappropriate”

Colorado living the high life

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Much to the chagrin of other states Colorado and Cali enjoy the ability to have Cannabis related vanity plates.  There are some quality ones like, ‘420 BWL’, ‘RKYMTNHI’, ‘THC 420′, LEGAL’, ‘420 FTW’, ‘420 REP’, along with, ‘REPIN 420’, ‘GOT KUSH’, ‘DOPE’, ‘PRO HEMP’, ‘WHAT DUI’ If only all the states could be so care free and loving.

So is there any good news for Pinsky?  Yes, oddly enough he is allowed to put, ‘CANNAB1S’ using the number 1 instead of the letter I. Does the state of NY think that people won’t get the reference if he uses a number instead of the proper spelling?  I think someone up there might be on some drugs of their own.

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