Report: Fb is deleting medical marijuana pages
NJ.com studies that Fb has deleted the enterprise pages of medical marijuana dispensaries — three in New Jersey to date in addition to a handful of others throughout the nation — for violating the location’s phrases of service. Of their place, the dispensaries discovered observe studying “We take away any promotion or encouragement of drug use. Your web page is at present not seen on Fb. It appears like content material in your web page doesn’t comply with the Fb Group Phrases and Requirements.”
New Jersey regulation strictly regulates what info can and can’t be displayed on a dispensary’s web site, which has led most of the organizations to make use of Fb as a supplemental info supply. Pressure names, for instance, can’t be listed on a New Jersey-based mostly dispensary web site. The transfer has left many sufferers that depend on these Fb pages indignant. “It appears excessive-handed to easily shut down essential assets for sick sufferers with out even saying why or giving organizations a option to ask for reconsideration,” Peter Rosenfeld, a NJ medical marijuana affected person informed NJ.com.
When requested for remark, a Fb spokesperson advised Engadget, “These pages have been eliminated for violating our Group Requirements, which define what’s and isn’t allowed on Fb. Right here is a hyperlink to our requirements.” Nevertheless, the group requirements seem to solely “prohibit makes an attempt by unauthorized sellers to buy, promote, or commerce prescribed drugs, marijuana, or firearms.” Provided that these organizations are authorized inside the states that they function, they do not technically meet that normal. Nevertheless, going by federal regulation they might.