South Surrey cannabis startup faces ‘discrimination’ from Facebook, Kickstarter

A South Surrey-based entrepreneur’s fundraising campaign for a product that teaches adults how to make THC-infused candies has gone up in smoke, and he says it’s just one example of discrimination against the legal cannabis industry.

Justin Lloyd first contacted Peace Arch News shortly after the Canada-wide legalization of cannabis Oct. 17 to promote his business, Grow Guide Pro, and crowd-sourcing campaign for the Edibles Kit on Kickstarter.com

The online fundraising page for the kit, which was initially approved by Kickstarter, teaches adults how to create THC-infused (the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) butter, honey, coconut oil and candies. The product does not include cannabis.

This past Monday, Lloyd reached his $10,000 goal with the help of 22 financial backers.

Thursday, Lloyd was notified that his Kickstarter campaign had been suspended, citing “inappropriate content.”

“This was approved. It was approved right away when I submitted it. This comes as

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