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Marijuana Advocates Boycott Kellogg

Advocates of marijuana have called for a boycott of Kellogg Co. after Kellogg Co. cut ties with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps following a pot smoking incident, AP reports.

The leader of the Marijuana Policy Project is calling Kellogg Co.'s split with Phelps hypocritical.

Rob Kampia said smoking pot is a safer alternative to beer and that dropping Phelps because of it is a dangerous message to send to young people.

"Kellogg's had no problem signing up Phelps when he had a conviction for drunk driving, an illegal act that could actually have killed someone" said Kampia, the group's executive director.

Other groups who have joined the boycott include the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the Drug Policy Alliance.

Kellogg Co. announced last week that their contract with Phelps ended in February and their choice not to renew was a business decision. No official statement has been made concerning the boycott.