MBTA rejects Natick school's medical marijuana industry ads


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BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA has rejected ads from a school that teaches people how to cultivate medical marijuana.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1EZqenp ) reports that the ads from the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Natick read, "We Teach. You Grow. Find your dream job working in the cannabis industry."

The posters intended for trains and station platforms included information for potential students, alongside an image of a marijuana plant.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says the school's campaign violated the MBTA's ban on ads promoting "unlawful goods or services" or "unlawful conduct."

Keith Saunders, director of education at the two-classroom school, says "the MBTA has its head stuck in the sand, back in the era of Prohibition."

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