Marijuana is Legal Now..! Don't Dare Write About It..!

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  1. MileHighCountry profile image55
    MileHighCountryposted 5 years ago

    Marijuana is Legal where I live - Can I write about it on HubPages..?  I've had a few educational Hubs on the topic Banned... Why?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Because the topic is not permitted on HubPages.

      Here's our FAQ on the subject: http://hubpages.com/faq/#drugs

      Though it might be legal where you live, it is not legal in other places, and we can't make special conditions for special areas. Hope that clears things up!  big_smile

      1. MileHighCountry profile image55
        MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Not Permitted..?  Why..?
        Can you search Marijuana on HP and tell me what you find..?
        Are bombings legal... People write about that..?

        1. SimeyC profile image95
          SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It is against Google's TOS and any Hubpages that are written about the subject could end in the cancellation of an AdSense account. This can have detrimental effects on the whole site. While many will agree that it shouldn't be a banned subject - the simple fact is that it is banned - and I don't see any writing site including HP changing that policy until it is a fully legal substance in all States.

          I suggest you create your own website and then you'll be able to provide the information...

          1. MileHighCountry profile image55
            MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I Appreciate That, but Educational writing is Necessary... What is it, how does it work, how does it effect society.?  Learning about Topics is not illegal.. How else do we know - do we hide it from each other and Turn the other cheek.?  Is this a Grown Up forum..?

            1. SimeyC profile image95
              SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I understand that and you are right. But Hubpages is a commercial site and has to abide by Google's TOS.

              1. MileHighCountry profile image55
                MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                So Curiously, Google's Ads don't have Meta Tag and Title and word detectors to place relevant ads next to sites?  Would a Lego set show next to a Marijuana site, or would a Vapor Pen or Concert Tickets..? Seems like Adsense is on top of things and Ad technology is Far advanced to solve this issue... Thanks 'C'  smile

                1. SimeyC profile image95
                  SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Google don't care - if you have an article about this subject with a Google Ad on it then it is infringing their TOS and they can ban the Google AdSense account.

                  1. MileHighCountry profile image55
                    MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Then why are there SO MANY hubs about Marijuana, Cocaine, Drugs, and sex on HubPages..?

              2. MileHighCountry profile image55
                MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                How is it Possible To Educate those who want Information..?  Last I knew, 5th graders were going over what the Different Kind of Narcotics do What in their Health Class...
                What do you suggest is the best way to educate, share facts, and interesting news and developments about the topic that we could write about here on HubPages..?  or are You Just Saying "Sorry - You're Outta Luck..!"

                1. SimeyC profile image95
                  SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Basically "Sorry you are out of luck" - HP have to abide by Google's TOS otherwise they won't have a business. If you want to educate then there are plenty of places where you can write and you won't be hampered. Complaining to HP won't change a thing - get Google to change their policies and then HP will adapt theirs accordingly - until then create a Wordpress blog.

                  1. MileHighCountry profile image55
                    MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks 'C' for your responses... I've waited more than a Year... I'll wait some more.  I appreciate your insight everyone  smile

      2. MileHighCountry profile image55
        MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Marijuana has been healing people, curing problems, and enhancing the quality of life for Many years and people want to know about the FACTS.  It will also bring in an expected $130 million dollars to Schools, Kids , and State funding for productive State Expansion... More than 10 corporations Trade Publicly on the US Stock Exchange and new Educational Universities are established to educated in the cultivation and business development of this new growing industry - ANYONE Want to know More..?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    SimeyC is right.

    Basically, Corporate America decides what is free speech in this country. Not the constitution.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Take it up with Adsense.

    But I would note sex, smoking and gambling are legal too and Adsense doesn't permit that either.  It is about maximizing profit, not the law.

    1. MileHighCountry profile image55
      MileHighCountryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maximizing Profit... Legal Weed... Go Hand in Hand..?

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Maximising profit for Adsense = not alienating any major advertisers (many of which are quite fundamentalist).

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    American Economics 101

    Here's how it works... big_smile

    HubPages is terrified of Google.

    Google is terrified of their advertisers.

    The advertisers are terrified of the [snipped].

    The [snipped] are terrified of their [snipped].

 
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