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Why is Facebook Deleting Medical Marijuana Pages?

"It seems high-handed to simply shut down important resources for sick patients without even saying why or giving organizations a way to ask for reconsideration." - Peter Rosenfeld NJ Patient

TRENTON — Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states including New Jersey, but the ubiquitous social media giant Facebook apparently doesn't "like" it. Home pages run by three Garden State dispensaries and at least handful of others across the country have been deleted. 

The surprise move stunned dispensary owners and angered patients, who saidWednesday they rely on the up-to-the-minute information these sites provide about the latest strains that help alleviate debilitating symptoms.

In an email, the Facebook media relations office declined to answer questions, and referred NJ Advance Media to the community standards section on its homepage.

Officials from Breakwater Wellness and Treatment Center in Cranbury andCompassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center in Bellmawr said their home pages were shut down Tuesday. When they tried to use their home page, they found an electronic message that said: "We remove any promotion or encouragement of drug use." 

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MassRoots Dissed at Consumer Electronics Show

“Our goal with programs like this is to provide computers to influencers who create positive impact through technology. In this instance, we declined to participate because one of the companies in the contest did not meet our criteria.” - Dell

LAS VEGAS — One of the final events at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the Extreme Tech Challenge, a contest for startups in emerging areas of technology. Among the participants is MassRoots, a sort of Facebook for cannabis consumers.

The arrival of marijuana at the tech industry’s biggest trade show is causing a bit of discomfort both for the Consumer Technology Association, which oversees CES, and the organizers of the contest. This kind of tension is likely to grow for the show as pot legalization spreads. It could hit particularly close to home for CES by next year. The show is always held in Las Vegas, and Nevadans will vote on a proposal this November to make recreational pot smoking legal.

The organizers of the Extreme Tech Challenge were courting Dell in the hopes that it would send a judge to the contest and give computers to the winner.

But Dell decided against it after MassRoots was named one of the ten semifinalists. “Our goal with programs like this is to provide computers to influencers who create positive impact through technology,” Dell said in a statement. “In this instance, we declined to participate because one of the companies in the contest did not meet our criteria.” 

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