FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Felicia Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
David C. Holland, Esq, email@example.com
THE CANNARAMIC ONLINE SUMMIT BANNED BY FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Groundbreaking educational series to challenge Facebook’s policies toward cannabis-related content and information.
May 15, 2019 - The Cannaramic Online Summit, the first online series designed to provide education and information to communities nationwide as cannabis legalization progresses, has drafted a complaint and intends to file a federal lawsuit against social media giant Facebook.
The complaint outlines a pattern of censorship and suppression of information and content pertaining to legal uses of cannabis across Facebook’s platform as well as that of the popular social media app, Instagram, also owned by Facebook.
“This is a matter of national importance that will determine what information laypeople can access regarding cannabis, at a time when marijuana legalization is on the tongues of every presidential candidate and usage laws are being decided state by state,” states Felicia Palmer, co-founder of The Cannaramic Online Summit. “Facebook is the gatekeeper that controls how 2.38 billion people access and share information -- our position is that Facebook must not be allowed to block this vital public information at such a critical moment in history.”
The complaint details how the Facebook algorithm systematically, indiscriminately and fraudulently bans, removes and prevents the sharing and promotion of information pertaining to the legal cannabis industry, legalization social equity issues largely affecting minority communities ravaged by the “war on drugs” and Medical Marijuana, which is currently legal in 33 states. Such censorship took place after the plaintiffs were induced to spend money to boost
their posts promoting the free online educational summit. “These three priorities are vital to millions of everyday people nationwide who are now or will soon be impacted by the growing movement toward cannabis as a useful and valuable resource in our society,” states litigation attorney, David C. Holland, Esq. -- New York’s Executive Director of the national marijuana advocacy organization, NORML who represents the plaintiffs pro bono. “When a private company like Facebook -- our largest resource for communication -- prohibits the flow of this type of information, it essentially amounts to a threat to the public health, social welfare and economic vitality of our communities.”
The Cannaramic Online Summit takes place from May 20-24th online and is accessible worldwide via internet connection. The series seeks to reach over 500,000 people to demystify cannabis and cover topics on Medical Marijuana, opportunities in the booming cannabis industry as well as critical social equity issues in the legalization movement. More than 25 of the leading experts in the cannabis field will present, including pioneering cannabis scientist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Monica Taing (Board member, Doctors for The Reform of Cannabis Regulations), Roz McCarthy (Founder, Minorities for Medical Marijuana), multi-platinum artist/actor RedMan, Melissa Moore (Executive Director-NY, The Drug Policy Alliance), David C. Holland, Esq (Executive Director-NY, NORML), UFC Champion Frank “The Legend” Shamrock, former NHL lineman Riley Cote (Athletes For Care) and Army combat veteran, Jose Belen (Mission Zero).
Free registration is open now at Cannaramic.com