Facebook Shuts Down Cannabis Culture Page

CANNABIS CULTURE – For reasons unknown, Cannabis Culture Magazine‘s Facebook page has been disabled by the popular social networking site.

The Cannabis Culture Facebook page, which had over 25,000 fans, (and was available at this link) disappeared on December 23, 2009. Shortly afterward, administrators of the page received an email notification:


You created a Page that has violated our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorized individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit the Terms applicable to Facebook Pages at http://www.facebook.com/terms_pages.php.

The Facebook Team

CC editors have contacted Facebook and we hope to have the page reinstated soon. We are still trying to figure out how our page violated their terms; hopefully they do not consider discussion of cannabis “obscene”.

The removal is a sad reminder of a similar incident with YouTube. In September, the popular video hosting site removed the original Pot-TV Channel, with its thousands of subscribers, over copyrighted music used in the background of some of Pot-TV’s classic episodes (now available on the new Pot-TV YouTube Channel).

In the meantime, if you really need your CC/Facebook fix, sign up to be friends with CC editors Marc Emery, Jodie Emery, and Jeremiah Vandermeer and check their walls for updates.

More info when available…