Even though many US states, like New Jersey, have legalized the use of medical marijuana, it would seem that not everybody approves this move, Facebook, the social giant being one of them. Facebook took down the pages selling legit medical marijuana without offering a clear reason.
According to Peter Rosenfeld, from Digital Trends, in this very moment, there are over 5000 registered patients in New Jersey who are using the popular social media platform in order to look for legitimate medicinal marijuana vendors.
It is the editor’s opinion that the tech giant has gone too far this time when it decided to act all self-righteous and ban all the legitimate vendors to post their merchandise on the popular social media platform. According to the editor, when Facebook was asked about its decision to ban the pages from the platform, it simply answered that the vendors are violating Facebook’s terms and conditions.
Indeed, Facebook does have a little fine print in the terms and conditions pages saying something about the prohibition of distributing materials relating to psychotropic substances. Unfortunately, the fine print doesn’t say anything about to vendor approved by the state.
The same Rosenfeld from Digital Trends said that the social sites are the first places parents of sick children turn to in order to ask questions about medical marijuana or other medication used for their condition. And it is only natural to do so.
But is seems that Facebook has its own view when it comes to drugs, no matter if they are illegal or legit. We don’t know if the tech giant’s actions were on purpose or not, but it would seem that they’ve managed to upset a couple of people out there. Moreover, Alex Zaleski, the founder of a wellness center from New Jersey, stated that he and his associates are looking for ways in order to sort out this problem.
Zaleski also declared that although Facebook’s fine print reads out quite clearly that users may not post material about prohibited substances, the founders of the popular social media platform failed to make a list of exception, so to say.
Whether this situation is going to transform into a full-blown war, remains to be seen. However, we can state for a fact that Facebook will have some explaining to do before the situation is over.
Facebook took down the pages selling legit medical marijuana, managing to upset quite a lot of people. If we recall correctly, Facebook was involved in another conflict last year, when it decided to ban all the material about mastectomy tattoos. Again, the tech giant claimed that the posted material violated the terms and conditions.