Instagram, Facebook shut down accounts of Central Mass. marijuana dispensaries | WBJournal.com

by Zachary Comeau

Leicester marijuana retailer Cultivate has had a tough time communicating with its customers and the community since recreational cannabis sales began on Nov. 20, as the company had its Instagram account shut down.Chief Operating Officer Robert Lally said at an emergency meeting held on Monday to discuss traffic issues near the store part of the blame for the company’s communication struggles have to do with Instagram and parent company Facebook, which prohibit most cannabis-related content.”Instagram was a really useful tool for communication,” said spokesperson Francy Wade. “It’s an opportunity for us to showcase our products.”However, that use violated the social media platform’s policies. The company also hasn’t posted on Facebook since Oct. 13.

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