On Instagram’s release date October 6, 2010, only five states allowed medical cannabis consumption. As we approach Instagram’s eighth birthday, laws have changed and legalization has gone global. The only place legalization is not happening is on Instagram. As a way to make our community heard, I ask everyone to participate in #CannabisBlackoutDay on October 6.
If you’re a cannabis company, publisher, photographer or advocate on Instagram, you are all-too-familiar with their vague Terms of Service. Posts get deleted for violating the rules. Pages are deactivated without notice. Sometimes they’re reinstated claiming the deactivation “happened by mistake” while other times pages don’t come back at all. It’s infuriating and needs to change. So how can you help?