The New South Wales government’s “stoner sloth” campaign, dictated to advise teenagers of a dangers of postulated pot use, has instead driven web trade to a “cannabis solutions” site.
The debate shows human-size, manlike sloths mistaking salad for salt during a cooking table, struggling to opine on pairing hosiery with sandals during a party, and other relatable examples of a pitfalls of being a teen high on marijuana, with a tagline “you’re worse on weed”.
The clips – and gifs of them, ready-tagged “#weed” for reblogging – have been published on Tumblr during stonersloth.com.au.
Stonersloth.com is a “cannabis solutions” site, formed in Colorado, that bills a goal as assisting others “enjoy any and each smoking knowledge from seed to sleep!”
Its operator, who gave his name as Daniel, pronounced a NSW government’s debate had driven “a good understanding of traffic” to his website, as good as follows on amicable media. He pronounced he had had about 1,000 page views from Australia each day given Saturday afternoon in Colorado.
“The irony of it is flattering funny,” he told Guardian Australia. “They unequivocally wanted to go with a Stoner Sloth code for this, notwithstanding a domain and pages being used.”
He pronounced a debate was an “outdated dramatisation” of a effects of marijuana, and that such shock strategy had been found to be ineffectual in enlivening piece abusers to find treatment.
“The debate looks like fear, as in this is what happens when we fume weed, when it doesn’t uncover an accurate depiction of that – apparently someone high can pass a salt,” Daniel said.
He remarkable a irony of a NSW supervision regulating a “mascot of arrange for smokers, and a friendly character” to deter people from marijuana.
“Like many people who smoke, we have had languor moments. You can, as it is said, ‘over-medicate’ and feel couch-locked, not wanting to do anything – though we know people who get that though smoking too.”
Although stonersloth.com was still in development, Daniel pronounced his aim was to “provide sources to info to know … how to get a many out of cannabis”.
The NSW government’s debate has caused bemusement given a ads went viral final week.
Daniel tweeted a link to a YouTube gathering of a ads from his @StonerSlothCo Twitter account, with a comment: “Australia because do we design a languor to do any of this”.
The central Stoner Sloth Facebook page, that has captivated scarcely 14,000 likes, has been impressed with comments creation fun of a debate or doubt a logic.
“Smoke weed, turn one of a many darling animals in a world. Where do we get some weed?” commented Andrew Watton-Davies.
“Sorry people though is this video a fun or what” commented Milos Stefanovic, to that someone posting as Stoner Sloth replied: “This is no joke, Milos. It’s real, and you’re worse on weed.”
Neither Saatchi Saatchi, a promotion group behind a campaign, nor a NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet was accessible to comment.