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    Does big pharma control the internet?


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    Does big pharma control the internet?

    Recently we launched a CBD tincture oil derived from Colorado grown industrial hemp, that we are trying to sell online. It is 100% legal in all 50 states as a result of section 7606 of the Agricultural act of 2014.
    It is still being studied by the FDA, but people have seen some real improvements in their lives with these products. Because it is not finished being evaluated by the FDA, it is still considered a dietary supplement and we are not allowed to advertise its use to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Doing that does not bother us, because we live in the information age and people can do their own research.
    What we do have a problem with is, the biggest internet monopolies are stopping people from having safe access to this oil.
    Amazon prohibits
    o Rich Hemp Oil containing concentrated cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp seed oil and hemp oil supplements are permitted

    Ebay sent us this email as a result of a listing we had up.
    After reviewing your account, we've had to take the following action:
    - Some or all of your listings may have been removed. A list of any removed items will be listed further down in this email.
    - We have credited all associated fees except for the final value fee for your listing(s).

    You listed a product containing cannabidiol (CBD). Due to varying regulations around the world, we've made the decision to prohibit all consumable products made from cannabis. While we appreciate that you chose to utilize our site, we must ask that you please not relist in this case..

    Facebook after we tried paid advertising to our shopify store
    Your ad wasn't approved because its content is illegal or otherwise not allowed by our Advertising Policies.
    Their advertising policy…
    5. Drugs & Drug-Related Products
    Policy
    Ads must not promote the sale or use of illegal, prescription, or recreational drugs.
    Examples
    Drug rehabilitation programs and support groups

    Drug-related paraphernalia, such as bongs, rolling papers, and vaporized delivery devices


    We appealed and received this message.
    Thanks for writing in.
    Your ad wasn't approved because the image used in the ad promotes the use or sale of illegal drugs. Such ads violate local laws, rules, or regulations, and we have zero tolerance towards such ads. This policy applies even if your ad is targeted to the an 18+ age group.
    This decision is final and we may not respond to additional inquiries about this ad.
    I responded with no additional response from them. The image is a bottle of cbd oil

    Then after having our shopify page online a few days, we receive this email from them.
    Hello,
    Sean from the Risk Operations Team.
    We value your business at Shopify but upon review of your account it appears you may be selling a product we can't support on the Shopify Payments Gateway and Apple Pay. Due to the terms of agreement with our banking partners, we are unfortunately unable to accept payments for CBD products, as outlined in Section B.5 of the Shopify Payments Terms of Service: https://www.shopify.com/admin/shopify-payments/terms
    Regrettably, This means we'll also need to disable Apple Pay on your account. For Apple's Acceptable Use Policy, please visit the following link:
    https://developer.apple.com/apple-pa...-for-websites/
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will pay out any current balance to your bank account and you can continue to use Shopify, but you will need to change to a different payment gateway in order to support your product/service type.

    The current list of companies that have issues with a product that has the potential to help millions with negligible side effects now stands at: Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Shopify, and Applepay.
    I ask you, does big pharma control the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunter View Post
    I would like to recommend you to use some kind of VPN service, there are a lot of fere and high quality services nowadays. I am using https://ininja.org/. You can choose any other for yourself, everyday some new such service appears.
    How do you think that will help. It will help with privacy but It isn't going to help with people blocking the sale of the CBD unless I misunderstood what you mean.

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    The deep state controls the internet.
    ~Greenlady~

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    Nothing to do with Big Pharma. That is 100% to do with US federal laws. The key to all of those things is payment gateways. Mastercard, Visa, Apple etc. (and all those tech companies for that matter) are all based in the US and whilst cannabis is federally illegal they are at too much of a risk to accept any payments that could possibly see them in trouble. As it stands CBD companies have the exact same struggle as any other cannabis related business which is banking. All those major companies have too much to lose whilst CBD still remains within what is in effect a grey area.

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    The world wide web was developed by CERN which is run by the deep state of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Dankerson View Post
    Nothing to do with Big Pharma. That is 100% to do with US federal laws. The key to all of those things is payment gateways. Mastercard, Visa, Apple etc. (and all those tech companies for that matter) are all based in the US and whilst cannabis is federally illegal they are at too much of a risk to accept any payments that could possibly see them in trouble. As it stands CBD companies have the exact same struggle as any other cannabis related business which is banking. All those major companies have too much to lose whilst CBD still remains within what is in effect a grey area.
    Correct , also keep in mind that facebook, apple, ebay et al are international companies. Just because something is legal in USA does not mean its legal in the rest of the world that these companies trade and provide services in.

    Sometimes you yanks forget the world is bigger than America :-p

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    This is a big business with a lot of money. They are used to all the laws on their side. We must wait for full legalization. Just tired of ordering through our website. It'll be great if the shop opens in my street.

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    @Jorge B
    You and Mina L should take a long walk on a short pier. LOL...you both advertising the same site. You're both reported. Too bad. LOLOLOL!

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    @Jorge B
    Mina wrote at 1:55
    Again at ..........2:05
    Then you wrote at 2:12
    I wouldnt be surprised if you are the same person. Nice try Nitz. Hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLady View Post
    The world wide web was developed by CERN which is run by the deep state of the world.
    Please, do tell me more.

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