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    Questions and Answers - Previously Banned Members and Banned Websites

    Why am I not allowed to talk about someone who has been banned?

    This plays into to our task of focusing on the positive instead of the negative. The reasons for someone getting banned are various, whether its from repeatedly violating the guidelines even after being advised not to, to name calling or just coming here to cause problems and create negative energy. We are trying to focus on the mission of changing these unjust laws against Cannabis and Hemp and discussing people and/or companies who have been banned from this website takes the focus off of that mission. It also creates the potential for drama and arguments being started which in essence causes more work for our already overloaded moderators. If you are curious about what happened to a certain member or company, you are more than welcome to ask any of the moderators or admins about them via pm, but we must ask you not to post public threads about it.

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    Questions and Answers - Previously Banned Members and Banned Websites

    Why am I not able to post the name of certain websites?

    Certain sites pose a problem from the standpoint of competition. 420 Magazine, like most other Cannabis sites, are private companies, and as such operate based on income. So, in reality, the various Cannabis sites are all competing for sponsorship and sponsors base their decisions on website hits. Because of this, we ask our members to refrain from posting or linking to other Cannabis related sites.

    Some might insist, “It’s a freedom of speech issue.” Again, remember we are a private company, so freedom of speech does not apply. Also, consider this - what if you owned a business, someone comes in and starts telling everyone how much better your competitor next door is compared to you? Would you let him stand there and run off your customers? Or would you show him the door?

    You'd show him the door because he is NOT entitled to complete free speech while in your business - only outside the door can he speak freely without violating your right to control your own property. In the same way, this site is 420 Magazine's property, and 420 Magazine has the right to control what happens here. We can't stop people from saying whatever they like outside the door, but while in here, our rules rule.

    What about other banned sites?
    We no longer promote nor allow promotion or discussion of certain sites due to expired advertising and unethical business decisions/practices.