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Colorado Almost Just Aired The First Ever Marijuana TV Commercial — But It Got Axed For THIS Reason!

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Close, but no cigar! Or should we say blunt??

A local TV station in Colorado was all set to air a commercial for a marijuana product on Tuesday night, but it's just been pulled from their lineup because of legal issues.

[ Photos: Ads So Controversial, They Were BANNED!! ]

The commercial, which was for a vape pen infused with cannabis oil, would've aired right before Jimmy Kimmel Live on Denver's ABC affiliate Tuesday evening.

Instead, the marketing company behind the spot, Cannabrand, was informed by the station that it wouldn't be running their commercial, according to a statement:

"…as ABC corporate investigates the legality of airing a 'federally illegal' substance on federal airwaves."

To their credit, Cannabrand is pretty open about the situation, also releasing a pretty optimistic take in their statement:

"We're interested to see how this all unfolds, as this is unchartered territory for the industry."

As it turns out, federal regulations involving advertisements for weed aren't that clear (who knew?!), while local laws require that marijuana commercials are only allowed to run if more than 70% of the audience involved is over 21 years old.

[ Related: Susan Sarandon Is Probably Disappointed The Commercial Was Taken Off The Air ]

Unfortunately, no leaked versions of the commercial have been posted online yet, either. The shot up top is the only image of the commercial that's been released.

What do U think — do U have a problem with marijuana commercials in places where it's legal?!

[Image via Cannabrand/NBC Denver.]

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