A new study says some marijuana companies in Washington State have violated state law in their social media posts. UPI reports a study published in JAMA Network Open analyzed 1,027 posts from six recreational marijuana companies promoted on Facebook and Twitter. Nine of the social media posts targeted teens, including one showing an image of Kermit the Frog favoring marijuana over alcohol. Washington state regulations prohibit marijuana companies from promoting overconsumption of the drug or specifically appealing to young people. The study showed that more than 13 percent of the postings promoted a therapeutic benefit to marijuana, and 69 percent of those posts came from one company. Nearly 2 percent of the social media posts encouraged overconsumption.
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Marijuana Companies Have Broken Laws Via Social Media