Weedmaps.com & rapper Berner are teaming up to launch the “Instagram of Marijuana” January 1, 2022 through Marijuana.com according to their news release:
In recent months, popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram have begun deleting marijuana-related accounts reported by users for policy violations. Both social networks view cannabis as a “drug” and many marijuana businesses have lost valuable accounts and followers because of this crackdown.
The industry-leading marijuana technology company and influential industry figure believe both the average consumer and the connoisseur should feel comfortable sharing their love of cannabis without looking over their shoulders wondering when they will violate a random Facebook or Instagram Term of Service (ToS).
Berner, the progenitor of the famed Cookies marijuana strains, cited his own Instagram account’s deletion as the impetus for this new joint venture, “I was one of the accounts that got deleted. I was fortunate enough to get my account back but many other community members have not been so lucky. This community is special to me and we believe in this plant and now Marijuana.com will unite and bring our people together.”
Weedmaps.com Co-Founder and CEO Justin Hartfield stated,
…The platform will look and function similarly to Pinterest or Instagram, in addition to a “Powered by Weedmaps.com” rating and review system for strains, shops and medical dispensaries. Dispensaries, brands, artists and consumers will be allowed to create profiles for free and post their favorite marijuana related content with no fear of censorship.
Read on for more & stay tuned to Marijuana.com. FYI you will DEFINITELY find the Michigan Cannabis Trail on the new platform when it launches – Facebook & Instagram are legitimately terrible (and terrifying) platforms to talk about cannabis on!