By Daniel Hunter

The New York Times has featured its first ever advert for a marijuana-related product, a new app that provides information on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The full-page advertisement is for Leafly features a woman running past a man stood on the steps of a typical New York apartment block and reflects a changing attitude to marijuana when used for medicinal purposes.

It states "Molly" chose a sativa strain of cannabis when suffering from cancer, while "Ian" used indica cannabis to help with his MS.

The copy references the well-used anti-drugs phrase "just say no" with the line, "Just say know." The state of New York recently passed the Compassionate Care Act, legalising medical marijuana.

Leafly provides information for patients using medical marijuana (and recreational users) including details on specific cannabis strains and reviews of dispensaries.

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