Twitter Censors “Marijuana” and “Cannabis”, Petition Started Asking them to Stop

Popular social media platform Twitter has started censoring searches for “marijuana” and “cannabis”, despite searches for “opioids” showing up just fine.

“Without warning, Twitter recently instituted a “sensitive content” filter that is automatically turned on for all users, and the settings to disable it are hidden”, states a Change.org petition, started by Marijuana Majority. “As a result, queries for topics that Twitter has designated “sensitive” yield zero results on the search tab for latest tweets.”

The petition notes that “More than half the states in the U.S. now allow medical cannabis, and a growing number of states are adopting full legalization. There is even now a federal law on the books protecting states with medical marijuana laws.” With this in mind; “Censoring marijuana-related searches prevents serious people from communicating about one of the most prominent policy issues of our time.”

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Sign the Petition to Fire DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Cannabis a Joke

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DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg says calling cannabis medicine is “a joke”.

Recently Chuck Rosenberg, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), told reporters he believes that calling cannabis medicine is “a joke”. This has immediately drawn backlash from supporters of medical cannabis, including a Change.org petition put forth by Marijuana Majority which has over 80,000 signatures at the time of this article’s publication.

“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg said last week. “We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.”

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Only 13% of Voters in Iowa, 15% in New Hampshire, Support Feds Interfering with State Cannabis Laws

nuggetA new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned by Marijuana Majority, has found that a vast majority of registered voters in Iowa and New Hampshire – the first two states to vote in next year’s presidential primary election – support allowing states to decide their own cannabis policies without federal interference.

According to the poll, 71% of Iowa voters – including 64% of Republicans – are in favor of states deciding their own cannabis laws without fear of federal intrusion. Just 13% are in support of the federal government enforcing federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes.

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