It is fitting that the first Super Bowl to feature teams from state that legalized marijuana is going to be surrounded by billboards with dueling marijuana messages.

Marijuana Policy Project has put up several billboards around the stadium focused on advancing their highly successful message that marijuana is safer than alcohol. Below are just two examples.

After their announcement the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana decided to respond with their own anti-pot building based on the message marijuana makes you lazy.

I don’t really understand how marijuana possibly making people lazy justifies continuing an extremely expensive and failed prohibition. After all, I suspect television is far more responsible for inactivity among Americans but no one thinks that justifies arresting Best Buy employees for being TV dealers.

Update: Not to be outdone MPP just decided to put up yet another billboard responding to the SAM billboard.

Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy