Social health: Medicinal marijuana hot spots weeded out
Friday 24 September 2010
On September 10, a NY-based text marketing company EZ Texting took legal action against T-Mobile for blocking text messages about medical marijuana hot spots from their client LegalMarijuanaDispensary.com also known as WeedMaps.
WeedMaps is self-defined as "a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region [within the US] to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors and delivery services!"
Sort of a less anonymous SeshRoulette, the online bud buddy locator for those that smoke "only for medicinal purposes," with Yelp-ish forums plus Foursquare- and Google Maps-like functions.
On September 22, the blog Medical Quack noted "T-Mobile stated that EZ Texting was not following procedures on WeedMaps.com as well as other regulations in their agreement."
Nonetheless it appears other carriers are allowing the texts as the free Droid and iPhone application Legal Maps and its online YouTube channel (requiring a subscription) are working.
Medicinal marijuana is often used to help with the effects of chemotherapy and glaucoma, to stimulate hunger for AIDS patients and provide pain relief.
Smoking pot is illegal in many nations around the world for recreation, however some (including regions of Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United States) permit it as a health treatment.
Life & Style blogs
iPhone 6s Plus photos: leaks show Force Touch display, subtly altered size
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus battery capacity will be weaker than predecessors, Apple leaks suggest
Amazon Prime Video launches offline viewing, feature Netflix has said is 'never going to happen'
How to discover who your best friends are on WhatsApp - using a tool within the application
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
- 1 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 2 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 3 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 4 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This recognized leader in providing software s...
£40000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company has a n...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A works engineer is required in a progressive ...