Twitter Becomes First Social Media Platform to Allow Cannabis Ads in the US

Twitter on Wednesday grew to become the primary social media platform to permit hashish firms to market their manufacturers and merchandise in the US.

The corporate had earlier solely allowed promoting for hemp-derived CBD topical merchandise, whereas different social media platforms together with Fb, Instagram and TikTok observe a “no hashish promoting coverage” as pot stays unlawful on the federal stage.

Nevertheless, extra states in the US are transferring in direction of permitting the sale of leisure hashish, with 21 already on board.

Twitter stated it should allow hashish firms to promote, so long as they’ve correct license, move by means of its approval course of, solely goal jurisdictions the place they’re licensed to function and most significantly, don’t goal folks beneath 21 years.

“It is a fairly huge win for authorized hashish entrepreneurs,” multistate hashish and medical marijuana firm Cresco Labs stated.

Most pot firms have been fast to embrace the adjustments instructed by Twitter. Trulieve Hashish Corp already launched a multistate marketing campaign on the platform on Wednesday.

“This alteration speaks to the rising acceptance of hashish as a mainstream wellness class, and we’re hopeful it should function a catalyst for different social media platforms to observe swimsuit,” stated Kate Lynch of Curaleaf, the most important hashish firm working in the US.

After having fun with a gross sales surge in the course of the early levels of the pandemic, the US hashish trade confirmed indicators of slowing within the face of regulatory and financial challenges, together with falling costs and a bootleg market poaching its clients.

Curaleaf not too long ago diminished its payroll by 10 p.c, which equated to lower than 4 p.c of its workforce, and exited the vast majority of its operations in three US states.

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