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Facebook and Instagram, citing policies on drug-related content, have shut down social pages for multiple marijuana companies in the Massachusetts, including Cultivate in Leicester, Curaleaf in Oxford, Sira Naturals in Milford and CommCan in Millis. Facebook and Instagram allow companies to advocate for marijuana reforms but don't allow them to promote the sale of drugs on their accounts, particularly listing the addresses of where they are sold. Instagram and Facebook do this because the drugs are still illegal federally and throughout much of the world.
Should Facebook and Instagram help marijuana businesses promote their products?
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12/12/18 AT 10:22 AM
Treat it just like any alcoholic beverage business, from distillery, winery, brewery, and package store.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
This drug is the same as any drug legal Commonwealth or not Federal . . . And by the way seems there companies are too busy now

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
Cannabis is being treated as if it is not a drug that can be extremely harmful to people, especially minors. And to think that the sale and consumption is under control is LUDICROUS. People cannot handle drinking alcohol responsibly, minors are able to obtain alcohol easily. How is it any different for marijuana now that it is legal? It isn't. Let us tread lightly with this- it should never have been made legal. The idea that anything goes to obtain a profit and promote business in this state will come back to bite us. It is a sad state of affairs when we overlook the good of all for a profit.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
DON'T LIKE CENSORSHIP.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
Option 4 is also true that FB and Instagram can set their own Ts

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
I did not vote to open the barn door on this issue. But now that the barn door is open, these businesses are the same as a liquor store.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
A legal business is a legal business, but precedent has probably already been set by not allowing promotion of adult stores.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
I think social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram should be able to target their audience state by state. That way the advertisements only appear in the states it's legalized.

12/05/18 AT 01:17 PM
Why not? After all, what could go wrong?
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