Weedmaps and founder and co-creator of Cookies Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr., better known as his stage name Berner, have something special in the works for weed fanatics. Together, they’ll be launching a new social media site that’s cannabis-friendly. This is in response to other social media platforms that have anti-weed policies. These policies result in many people becoming banned for their content related to weed. Many will stop posting about their weed or weed-related activities due to fear of getting shut down. Similarly, this also affects cannabis businesses that are trying to promote their brand through these social media platforms. This new weed platform by Berner and Weedmaps will ensure that businesses and creators have the space to share their weed content. 

New Weed Platform by Berner and Weedmaps

According to rapper and cannapreneur (cannabis entrepreneur) Berner, social media platforms have been working hard to shut down cannabis-related posts. This is especially true on Facebook and Instagram. In fact, Berner reports that his business account was deleted from Instagram back in 2014 due to weed-related content. 

Luckily, he was able to earn his account back, but also notes that others aren’t as fortunate. Social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, have to be diligent in not allowing the promotion of cannabis due to the federal government. Under federal law, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug. It shares the title with other drugs, such as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy as being a drug “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Berner expresses how challenging it’s been attempting to promote his Cookies brand on social sites in fear of policy violations. 

The new weed platform by rapper Berner and Weedmaps will be on Marijuana.com. It’s being developed as a space where cannabis brands, retailers, creators, and consumers can share and enjoy weed content more freely. Apparently, this platform has been in the works since 2015, so many fans are excited about this launch. 

The new social network will be powered by Weedmaps. This means there will be a rating and review system for strains, shops, and dispensaries. 

How To Not Get Banned For Weed Content

It’s possible to get banned for simply sharing your experience with cannabis. For many cannabis brands, it’s difficult to promote your product while avoiding policy violations. How do you talk about weed and weed-related subjects without talking about weed? Sounds impossible right? 

If you’re a cannabis brand or creator, we have a few tips to avoid getting banned on social media. This information is not intended to substitute legal advice.