Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro … MARIJUANA CIGARETTES

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What was once nearly every experimental college student’s pipe dream (pun intended) is on its way to becoming a reality. It seems that Phillip Morris is planning to make marijuana cigarettes and have them distributed though outlets in Colorado where it is legal to sell marijuana for recreational purposes. According to reports, they will do the same in the state of Washington when it becomes legal there later this year.

According to reports:

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 cigarettes 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 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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  • rich1103

    Sounds like being the first to market maybe a good idea for Phillip Morris. How many Republicans are buying stock? Why not it looks real profitable.

  • John Kochendorfer

    PM trashes and free bases their tobacco wouldnt buy it.. I roll my own natural tobacco from Kentucky.. I would buy and roll my own pot and get it from a local grower I trusted and avoid taxes at all costs if it was legal where I live

  • Anthony L Barrett

    about time…

  • scribbles

    those are some nice sources youve got there. first of all, all marijuana sold in CO has to be grown by the people who sell it, with some inter-store sales allowed. second, if PM were to actually go through with this, they’d be participating in an illegal narcotics operation in the eyes of the feds and could have all of their assets seized. there is literally 0% chance this is true. “marlboro greens” are a common photoshop trick that has been on the internet since the early 2000s.

  • nicetry

    Fake story..nice try though. Partnering with drug lords was a little over the top.

  • asdgag

    as if Marlboro would put their name to a marijuana ciggarette!

  • Nams

    why not they sell shit that kills ppl

  • Alex

    Hahah the fact that you say the stock went from 80 to almost 1000 dollars. go away

  • FallenHeros

    Ahh one of Americas biggest drug dealers want to get involved as well. Fake article though. Won’t happen either. Who is willing to pay for that? It will be cheaper and most likely chemical free everywhere else.

  • farrightextreme

    Makes it easy for the state to tax a pack 2 or 3 dollars and the feds another 2 or 3. It was cheaper when i gabbed a nickle bag.

  • chris

    Patriot your lies finally lost me! I love my herb and have been a member of norm for years. So i would know if this was the truth. Now I’ve caught you guys in so many lies that I think everything you say is a lie. Truly sad.

  • george

    I think the Free Patriot has turned into a Satirical magazine. I want to make sure they get listed on Wiki that way.

  • http://www.the-pet-butler.com Sherrie Roberts

    Do you know what satire is? This article is the best of it.

  • http://www.the-pet-butler.com Sherrie Roberts

    satire

  • notrust

    Why this site scores a credible rating of 73% is a true example of misguided information and the laziness of people to do their own fact checking. Takes a few clicks to look at stock prices.

  • J Alford

    PHILLIP MORRIS COMPANY. ARE YOU ALL NUTS, YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. ITS BAD ENOUGH THAT REGULAR CIGARETTES ARE A HEALTH HAZARD WHAT DO YOU THINK M-CIGS ARE ????? Tell me,were you all HIGH when you came up with this and organizing DRUG SUPPLY LINES in south american countries, OR ARE YOU JUST BLINDED BY THE “BUCK” as usual in this country. Anything for a BUCK regardless of the consequences RIGHT !!!!!

  • Me

    998 a share…stupidity…and fake.

  • Ryan Cuzzort

    Shut your whiny, crybaby ass up! It ain’t even a real story. Btw, marijuana is way safer than tobacco or alcohol, which are both legal.

  • rwnjsitesarestupid

    Yes, but do THEY know what satire is? This article was posted yesterday on a satirical site, but they put it out here like it is real.

  • Kratose

    Too bad this is not a true story as stated on http://www.cannabis-country.com/2014/01/serafin-norcik-phillip-morris-sr-vice.html

    Do more research before you write something as a fact

  • publius

    It’s a parody

  • publius

    Only morons like him would actually get riled up and believe this…lol

  • publius

    All those who actually thought that legalizing weed would drive down the price, well….are high as a kite

  • guest

    There should really be a satire disclaimer at the end of every article on this site.

  • Pat McCrady

    State by state. Each state to its own discretion. Leave the Feds out of it.

  • guest

    Free Patriot is a satire site. It is the conservative version of The Onion.

  • Karleen Zimmer

    Kevin Lake and Rick Wells have killed any integrity The Free Patriot had….if any. I simply can not believe anything that comes from this place anymore. I do not appreciate being purposefully lied to. I see that someone commented that this was supposed to be satire. Well, that might fly IF it were presented AS Satire…but it is not. It is presented as Truth in the same format as other articles that are supposed to be factual, and for that Free Patriot you have lost another follower. One must wonder who has been paying your bills.

  • J Alford

    from the mouths of Pot Heads !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tutonious

    I just spoke with a PM rep and he told me that in order for them to get in that market it would have to be federally legalized. And he said when that happens, they will have them out in a matter of weeks. As of right now, they are just a myth.

  • Tutonious

    You say all this while you probably drink alcohol and think it’s fine because it’s legal. Perhaps you should do some research on this “devil’s plant” that you’re trying to demonize. It’s people like you that keep this country in the damned stone age. The only reason it’s illegal now is because big pharmaceutical companies wouldn’t make as much money if it wasn’t. But people are waking up to that fact and more and more people are seeing the benefits of cannabis.

  • J Alford

    You don’t know me and I don’t care to know you….however this I will say I don’t drink,don’t smoke anything…..I am a law abiding citizen. The only way weed should be used is thru the medical system to bring relief from those who really need it…………not for so-called recreation. If you don’t have a good life without the use of drugs and booze,I feel very sorry for you,for you truly don’t enjoy the world as it really is.

  • shay

    eeeediot