Sometimes, marijuana seems to cause more trouble than happiness, especially in the word of pop culture and modern media. From pot cookbooks to a string of cannabis-inspired Halloween costumes and Christmas stockings, this little green plant seems to be plastered everywhere, and that is not always a good thing. However, according to groups of female filmmakers concentrating their attention on the plant, the big bad censorship bar is once again proving to be a problem. Although some of these ladies have shed a positive spotlight on the little green plant, some websites are practicing censorship and (in an expected twist) are blocking advertisements for educational materials. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Let’s take a closer look at the problem with social media, filmmakers, and marijuana.
You Did What, Again?
Recently, filmmakers Wendy Borman and Ashley Epstein directly accused several websites of censoring content related to their pot-centric projects. Many marijuana supporters have argued how this act of hiding pot material stems (no pun intended) from a social stigma that the plant is purely vile and destructive. As a result of this trickle-down effect, the success of these projects has started to crumble.
In an interview with Forbes, Borman (director of Mary Janes: the Women of Weed) explained how Facebook refused to showcase an ad for the movie due to a potential for political and national controversy. The advertisement in question shows a suffragette holding an edited sign that reads Puffragette. Simply put, this term (created by Borman) refers to female marijuana users who are fighting for equality in the workplace.
Dabbing with Controversial Films
On the other side of the board, Epstein (co-director of Weed the People) explained how she was not able to effectively advertise her film as a means of educating parents about children’s medication. Facebook, Eventbrite, the New York Times, and a streaming service (not yet disclosed) set up barriers to prevent any advertisements for the marijuana films. In response to this problem, Epstein has claimed the press is biased and still suffering from social stigmas.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
While marijuana can be beneficial to patients suffering from severe health problems, this plant still has a high rate of abuse and addiction, and you must exercise caution if you decide to take it for your health (especially if you have a history of drug or alcohol problems). If you, a friend, or a loved one is suffering from marijuana use disorder or a form of dependency, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the pain of withdrawal and detox and help you complete a successful and fulfilling rehabilitation. While the road to recovery might not be an easy path, we promise to help you every step of the way.
Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe. If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can kick your marijuana use to the curb.