Hello Guys and Gals,
As a group, “heads” around the country stand by anxiously as we approach the vote on Prop 19 in California this fall. For the the first time, the Prop 19 vote gives credence to the dream of decriminalized marijuana in California.
For those who reside outside of Cali, this vote won’t have much of a personal impact, as our states will, for the time being, still have the old archaic laws of the past firmly in action continuing to outlaw the recreational use or possession of green ganja. However, the potential tipping point that the passing of Prop 19 could have here in our country could be the break that Ganja lovers here in the states and around the world have been cautiously hoping for for years.
Obviously we as “heads” would hope that our right to free speech would be honored as we as a whole campaign to get people out to vote for the election in November. One such avenue of free speech that we would hope would be available to us as “heads” is the use of social networking sites to help raise awareness, passion, and action for the cause of marijuana decriminalization. This is especially important with respect to getting the youth to vote in California for Prop 19.
Unfortunately, the hot news in weed world, or shall we say anti-weed world, today deals specifically with our country’s biggest social networking website’s unwillingness to run advertisements by Action Groups like Just Say Now who are supporting pro-legalization efforts in California and around the country.
Today it was announced via news sites that Facebook is actively blocking pro-marijuana legalization advertisements. So much for a level playing field!
At Ganja Outpost, it doesn’t surprise us that Facebook would take actions to censor pro-marijuana efforts. For the first six months of our operations here at the Outpost we had a facebook account. We were excited to see people interacting with us via our facebook page, but we were put off by the fact that we couldn’t say the word Ganja, an intricate part of our company name by the way, in any of the setup, posting and everyday use of the site.
After some privacy concerns caught our attention a few months back, we at the Outpost decided to stop using Facebook in our efforts to connect with you. We would love to use facebook, but the reality that they are decidedly anti-pot doesn’t quite sit well with us and we hope that some of you out there agree.
Please do your part this election season to get people you know in Cali to get out and vote on Prop 19. While you’re at it you may want to think real hard about your own time on Facebook.