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Humboldt County Movie Poster Revised 

Is it good taste or censorship?

The poster for Humboldt County has undergone a transformation. As producer Jason Weiss explained, “The Motion Picture Association of America, the governing body that assigns ratings to films (as expected, ours got an 'R'), also closely monitors movie websites, trailers, posters and other marketing areas. They took issue with the image of our protagonist standing on an oversized, lit ‘marijuana cigarette’ -- even ablaze tobacco cigarettes go against their regulations -- so we had to make some delicate adjustments.” [Scroll down for the posters, pre- and post-revision.]

The MPAA didn’t like their pot leaf-festooned website either, so that too is being revised.

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