Facebook suspended Trulieve’s company page of the Constitutionally protected, State of Florida licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.  This most recent action of Facebook against severely debilitated medical marijuana patients comes at a time when more patients are enrolling than any other state in history. The most recent update by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use shows the number of MMJ patients in Florida is closing in on 100,000. Facebook has a long history of being against medical marijuana despite an overwhelming majority of its users supporting the issue.  

Trulieve is Florida’s number one dispensary and had an exponentially larger following of any other MMTC in the Sunshine State.  When the Facebook page of Trulieve was suspended, there were nearly 11,000 patients that depending on that page to receive updates and important information about advocacy.  Suspending a page on Facebook means that the page is unpublished and can no longer be seen, or interacted with in any capacity.  Over the weekend reports about the page being inaccessible began to pour in all over social media in Facebook groups, Instagram pages, Twitter profiles, Snapchat and more.  Trulieve issued a statement on there other digital outlets that the page had been suspended.  

 

 

Immediately patients and advocates began to speculate why this happened.  For some background on why this was removed, it happens to cannabis companies around the world all the time, and 9 times out of 10 it is due to people reporting the page as one selling illegal guns, or drugs.  People behind these types of actions are more likely than not, involved in the cannabis industry and have an ax to grind.  This is not always the case, although it is highly likely given the charged situation in Florida.

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  1. John Terry

    The word around the the campfire is it was the butthurt principals of the other MMTC named Surterra in Florida and they were having people report the Trulieve page because they are greedy and hate being last with only a tiny market share so they resort to dirty tactics that only end up hurting helpless and innocent patients unfortunately. Facebook ends up being a pawn in their game to try to prevent Trulieve from moving forward with assisting their patients on social media.

  2. Tom Mcauliffe

    Well I am THIS close to deleting my pages myself! Who can we talk to? Can we start a petition about this?

    your business is 100% legal it’s in our state constitution

    I am mad as I Do not use Twitter or Instagram and I depended on the Facebook page to keep me updated about what was going on with medical cannabis

  3. Ann young

    Facebook Screws it’s Members Up Again!

  4. Elizabeth Eytchison

    There’s a there’s others on Facebook they need to stop singling out trulieve just suspend them all or put trulieve back, you cannot discriminate against the one

  5. Deb

    This is such B.S.!

    TO THOSE THAT ARE ANTI MARIJUANA – First, go enjoy your alcoholic beverage that was once prohibited, and now kills people from being alcoholics to driving while drunk, lucky to get home, or crash & kill themselves & others, & then there is the associated violence, some to their death by beating or to the use of guns.

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS LEGAL TO THOSE THAT GO THROUGH THE RED TAPE IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO USE EXTRACTS IN FLORIDA – WE AIN’T ROLLING JOINTS… YET!.

    IF YOU ARE A COMPETITOR – HOW LOW CAN YOU GO. KARMA IS A REAL BITCH AND IF THIS IS YOUR SICK IDEA OF TAKING A COMPETITOR DOWN, YOU BETTER CHECK WHO IS KNOCKING ON YOUR FINANCIAL DILEMMAS…. KARMA BABY!

  6. Paula

    I am totally fed up with the whole Medical Marijuana process in Florida. I voted for this and to know you must pay these prices to get certified is ridiculous! I have had three cervical fusions, three lower back fusions and a total knee replacement, muscle spasms, anxiety and PTSD and am on total disability. To pay a MM Certified Doctor, $169×3, $75 for a medical marijuana card to get certified is more money than I can afford. I can buy 135 Percocet per month through my Insurance for $25 and everyone is up in arms about “The Opioid Crisis” but this is my only option financially. I cannot believe if there was anyone more deserving of having a MM Card it certainly would be me and I’m sure there are others. Each day I am forced to take opioid’s for my pain grows my addiction more and more. I am totally lost as to what to do, I’m disappointed in our State!