You have probably heard by now that the popular social network Facebook has recently deleted hundreds of dispensary business pages across the country without warning or explanation. Dispensaries in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington State have all reported the same scenario, they login in to their business page and Facebook simply sends them a message saying their page is being removed and there is literally nothing they can do about it.
The Green Man Cannabis Facebook page was established for our business almost 5 years ago, and after careful review of the guidelines we can confirm that we have never once posted content that violates the Facebook Community Standards. We are a fully legal local business with multiple locations and were not even allowed the opportunity to learn what was flagged as inappropriate content or given the chance to remedy and maintain our business page of almost 4k followers. Shame on Facebook for banning and removing something that has legally been approved in our State and was a main form of communication to sick and needy patients who are trying to stay informed on the quantity and quality of their life-saving medication. Shame on Facebook, for ignoring a Billion dollar industry and lumping professional, legal and compliant business with the black-market and illicit drug circle.
What Went Wrong Facebook? You tell me, why after 5 years of networking our business through your platform are we suddenly “unpublished” or “removed” for “Violating Content” or “Promoting Drug Use”?
How Could It Be Better Facebook? Maybe your company should reevaluate it’s “Community Standards” and realize that in our Community, Denver Colorado, we are a huge part of the economy and the lifestyle and we have done nothing wrong, and are simply being punished in yet another outlet for the near sighted Federal Regulations that Ban our industry.
Please sign this petition so hardworking, legal businesses may have the right to network on social media platforms just like any other business!
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