On my way home from the office last week, this new print advertisement caught my eye. The ad, sponsored by DC public health officials, warns that if you use “fake weed,” you may turn into a zombie. This point is punctuated by a photo of a young female zombie dressed to the nines for prom with her seemingly oblivious date standing behind her. (The ad also seems to suggest that the presumably sober young man in the photo just happened to miss the fact that his date was undead, but we’ll leave that aside for now.) only substance in the man’s system was natural marijuana. Predictably, the correction noting this fact received very little attention. I don’t expect most citizens to have noticed that correction, but it seems to me that public health officials should know better than to disseminate misinformation. As we have already seen from decades of drug war propaganda, ads like this often backfire because young people see them as not credible. If you also expect more from public health authorities, please consider calling on the Washington D.C. Department of Health to stop running these ridiculous ads by signing our petition and/or via your social media channels like Facebook or Twitter.