Why are Instagram and Facebook shutting down marijuana dispensary accounts? | Boston.com

For months after it opened for medical marijuana sales, Cultivate used Instagram to provide updates to patients and show off new products, from new strains of flower to its cannabis-infused pumpkin spice dust.

But last week, with interest at its peak, the Leicester dispensary had its account wiped clean from the internet.

Francy Wade, a spokeswoman for Cultivate, told Boston.com that Instagram shuttered their page without notice last Tuesday, Nov. 20, the first day they opened for recreational sales.

“They’ve taken away our communication,” Robert Lally, the company’s chief operating officer, said during a public meeting in Leicester earlier this week.

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