Net neutrality, the idea that Internet service providers should not dictate what you have access to by blocking or promoting particular products or websites, is under attack — and this should scare the hell out of the cannabis community. A free and open Internet has played a vital role in cannabis reform, allowing people everywhere to combat misinformation, mobilize for legalization, and build legal cannabis businesses. If ISPs no longer have to play by the rules and can start giving preferential treatment for a price, it could have horrible ramifications for cannabis. (You’re not paranoid if they’re actually out to get you).
Join MERRY JANE News correspondent Brooke Burgstahler as she takes a closer look at the history of ISPs manipulating traffic, the politics behind the net neutrality push-back, the consequences of a pay-to-play Web, and how you can get involved to keep the Internet free, open, and smoking.