Obama Pot-Head Ad – US President Photo Used in Marijuana Party Event Poster

March 2, 2010 – President Barack Obama’s photo is being used to promote a marijuana gala in Los obamaAngeles, and according to the gossip site TMZ.com, organizers have photo-shopped Obama’s image to make it look like he’s smoking pot.

The poster features a person with dreadlocks lighting a joint that’s been superimposed into the president’s mouth. The words “Get Medicated California” and the number “420” are also written on the image, which looks nothing like Obama’s official portrait.

The April event is being billed as a celebration of the president’s first year in office and the Justice Department’s decision not to raid medical marijuana stores, which are legal under California state law.

And while it’s not technically illegal to use the president’s image for commercial purposes, the White House strongly disapproves of the practice, and this case is no exception.

Last month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took down billboards featuring an unauthorized photo of First Lady Michelle Obama after the White House complained. Source.

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