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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

'Late Show' Spoofs Weed Legalization in Vermont With Tourism Ad

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 1:22 PM

click to enlarge Vermont IS tiny compared to the rest of the universe! - SCREENSHOT
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  • Vermont IS tiny compared to the rest of the universe!
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott pledged millions of dollars Tuesday to help attract new state residents, but it looks like "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" beat him to the punch.

The comedy show on Tuesday spoofed the state's recent decision to legalize marijuana with a satirical Vermont tourism ad. The two-minute clip touts legal weed, and encourages visitors to explore the outdoors in the Green Mountain State — "or just stay inside on the couch, laughing with your friends!"

"Ski Stowe Mountain," the narrator intones, "or spend hours staring at your hands, thinking about things!"
click to enlarge Typical stoned Vermonters, apparently - SCREENSHOT
  • Typical stoned Vermonters, apparently
This ad, though, is not state-sanctioned. Are any of those stock images or shots actually from Vermont? Not the mountain scene at "Stowe." And it's full of tired clichés about weed smokers, including a Grateful Dead reference and a description of getting high and thinking about the size of the universe (and food). But hey, it's worth a watch.

Check out the full video, titled "Like Pot? Visit Vermont!" here:

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