Pro-Marijuana Billboard is Back Up
A controversial pro-marijuana billboard is back on the side of a building in downtown Portland two weeks after vandals tore it down, seemingly in disagreement with the message.
The Marijuana Policy Project
, the group behind the billboard, has put up a second one at SW 13th and Alder, reading "The truth cannot be destroyed." They hope it stays up until the end of May.
The first billboard went up on March 29th near a substance abuse treatment center. By that night, a corner of it had come down. Police are not sure who may be responsible. The group suspects it was vandalism. Others say it may have been the wind.
The goal of the billboard is to get people thinking. MPP claims that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. They want to get a measure on the 2016 ballot to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon.