Marijuana ads on Vancouver radio prompt national agencies to pass to the left

Justin Wilcomes is known to push boundaries. Now he’s pushing medicinal marijuana.

Better known by his DJ name Drex, he made his name asking Premier Christy Clark an inappropriate question about her sexual desirability as a mother, which she laughed off.

It got him fired from 98.9 Jet FM in Courtenay, but he was hired by CKNW last fall to host a show from 6 to 10 p.m.

Last month, Wilcomes began pitching medicinal marijuana on-air for Eden Medicinal Society.

“I think there are people with a bee in their bonnets about it,” Wilcomes said. “As far as we know, we’re the only radio station in North America that does it.”

If the ads bother anybody, good luck finding where to lodge a complaint. Various national agencies seem to treat it like a live grenade.

The non-governmental Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has no policy against marijuana ads, but...

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