Editor, The News:
Re: <a href=”http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/164503276.html”>Billboard bong ad taken down </a>(The News, Aug. 1).
It is sad that what “horrifies” Hali Stus is the advertisement for Hoss Glass and the display of a bong pipe on a billboard advertisement. I wonder how many other things she is shocked by on her daily routine if she found this simple billboard ad “unacceptable.”
I also wonder how many dollars she has lost for the City of Pitt Meadows for having this piece of revenue removed.
It is also sad that a company would remove it after only one complaint.
So if everyone e-mailed them and said they were fine with it, would they put it back?
I’m guessing more people didn’t have an issue with it than those who did.
Now, back to the billboard itself.
I hope she realizes that these are not illegal items and many people who can legally smoke marijuana (for numerous medical reasons) use these bongs.
I hope no one she knows ever needs to use medicinal marijuana.
Now they may not even know where to shop.