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    Aussie anti Weed campaign backfires.

    A leading drug research centre has distanced itself from the NSW government’s bizarre “stoner sloth” campaign, which attempts to warn teenagers against the dangers of sustained marijuana use by depicting them as disturbingly oversized versions of the South American mammal.

    In a pyrrhic victory for the NSW government, the stoner sloth campaign has gone viral but the anti-drug message appears to have lost out to the internet’s dual love of mocking failed ad campaigns, and sloths.

    The campaign was initially linked to the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPI), which has responded with a statement saying their involvement was limited to providing an initial basic analysis of other anti-cannabis campaigns, and some general recommendations.

    “In this case, those general recommendations were things like being aware that teenagers are intelligent and have access to a lot of information, so campaign approaches should respect them and give them credit by avoiding hyperbole,” the statement said.

    They said they were not involved in the campaign development and learned of the stoner sloth idea when the ads were released this week, and added: “While we wish the NSW government luck in future cannabis campaigns, the current stoner sloth campaign doesn’t reflect NCPIC views on how cannabis harms campaigns should be approached, as was implied by the media.”

    In an embarrassing oversight, the stoner sloth campaign shares a name with an online cannabis store. Leave the Australian domain off stonersloth.com.au and you will be directed to a website with the tagline, “enjoy every smoking experience”.

    The Tumblr page for the campaign launched last month, but the campaign and its three videos were released this week.


    The first video stars a sloth named Jason, who looks and sounds like a wookiee without the Star Wars royalties. Jason is wearing a Teen Wolf-style basketball singlet. He is asked to pass the salt, a difficult task when you have unwieldy long talons instead of hands, and instead fetches the salad. As the video title says, the struggle is real.

    The next video stars a sloth called Delilah, who wears a blue bow perched atop her brow to signify her assigned gender. She is being performance-shamed in class for failing to complete an exam.

    The final video stars a sloth named David, who fails to appropriately respond to an anecdote concerning a teenage girl’s abhorrence of people who wear socks with sandals. This clip drew additional criticism because the teenagers (except Dave) are holding red plastic cups that have become synonymous even in Australia with drinking alcohol, thanks to American college movies. The cups have been taken as sending the message that while marijuana is bad, alcohol is fine.

    All three videos end with a fellow teenager disparagingly shaking their head and muttering “stoner sloth”.

    Thirteen Stoner Sloth parody videos have been posted on YouTube in the past 18 hours.


    A stoner sloth parody video. Source: YouTube
    Even the NSW premier, Mike Baird, was bemused by the campaign, which was signed off by his department.





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    Gotta love the Aussies.

    Perhaps these guys are following there south east Asian cousins.

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    There's some great parody videos as well.




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    ^^

    It's all spin Jacky.

    Most Aussies do not give a flying fuk about people smoking a few spliffs.

    Far too much damage going down at the hands of drunks and the Indigenous running amok.

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    Tell that to the NSW state govt.

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    ^
    The crime in Australia given the shitty little population is quite alarming.

    The Filth who uphold the Law find Marijuana laws a waste of their time, much more pressing stuff to deal with like murders, bashing's and rape.

    The Filth I worked with recon so any way.

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    “They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.”

    Bill Hicks.
    Nuff Said.

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    Sloth's seem happy to me, but most tycoons do not.

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