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Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

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January 21ST, 2014

Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes. Marketed under the brand, “Marlboro M”, the cigarettes will be made available for sale through marijuana-licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, and the state of Washington when it becomes commercially legal there later this year.

Serafin Norcik, Phillip Morris’ Sr. Vice President for Marketing, said in an interview that the company has been high on the idea of marketing cannabis, and has been monitoring the market for some time. It was only when the recent legalization initiatives — winning in Colorado and Washington — that they finally made the decision to take a leap of faith.

Norcik added that they have begun contacting former drug lords in Mexico and Paraguay, currently the largest marijuana-producing countries in the world, for the possibility of setting up a distribution ring across the North and South American continents, to streamline the supply lines.

Since only tobacco products are currently banned in advertisements and promotions in the United States, Phillip Morris also has set aside a huge $15 billion advertising budget just to promote the new, “Marlboro M,” and are now negotiating with major networks and publishers, to start marketing the product to consumers in the beginning of 2015.

Norcik also revealed that a big initial push is planned around January next year, and have acquired most of the ad airtime for Superbowl XLIX.

However, since marijuana will be legal only in Colorado and Washington during the 2015 Superbowl, all the ads will be blacked out in all other States and will only show a static, “M,” logo with smoke blowing in the background, for the duration of the ad.

Phillip Morris shares hit an all-time high on the marijuana news and shot up to $998.00 from $83.03 just a few hours after the announcement went public.

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Re: Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

i have to be honest.... i know for a fact that this one is a fake story

i'm sorry diamondsmiles ....thank you for posting it because nobody wants this to be true more than me.. but Marlboro couldnt legally manufacture and sell this product the way this article claims.

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Norcik added that they have begun contacting former drug lords in Mexico and Paraguay, currently the largest marijuana-producing countries in the world, for the possibility of setting up a distribution ring across the North and South American continents, to streamline the supply lines.
...the law makes it mandatory for marijuana to be grown in the state only. it's still federally illegal to move marijuana inside the US and illegal, even on a state level, to move marijuana into the state from an outside source.

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Besides, even if it were real, who'd want a Marlboro joint? They'd probably spray cyanide and ammonia on it just 'because' for flavour.

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I always knew this day would come!

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Re: Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

As an addendum: http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/marlboro.asp

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Re: Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

Maybe in 20 years or so...

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Phillip Morris shares hit an all-time high on the marijuana news and shot up to $998.00 from $83.03 just a few hours after the announcement went public.
False. Philip Morris International is trading around this price and they only sell their products outside the U.S.. Philip Morris USA aka Altria Group trades around $37 a share. Neither of the two have anywhere close to 15 billion in cash set aside.

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Re: Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

Saw this on Facebook. Glad it is not true but I imagine it will before all is said and done. And of course they will destroy it with additives.

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That image has been floating around along with the notion of big cig companies buying land for weed growing and all that shit since I have been on the internet.

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