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T-Mobile Censors Medical Cannabis Texts!

By: skip

Cellphone carrier, T-Mobile has been sued by a medical cannabis website for censoring texts their site was sending to those who requested information about dispensaries near them.  It’s actually a cool service because with a cellphone you can easily find the nearest cannabis dispensaries.  In several states medical cannabis is legal, and so such a service would also be legal.

It seems to be an issue of "net neutrality" and free speech wherein a communications carrier such as T-Mobile makes its own moral judgments on the content it carries, and censors that which doesn’t meet its own moral standards.  There is nothing wrong with the content being transmitted as that in itself is legal.  So the question remains how can such censorship be justified?

Meanwhile the website, Weed Maps, is losing business as a result of the censorship.

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