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T-Mobile Sued, Pot-Related Texts Allegedly Blocked, Medical Marijuana Targeted?

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(CBS) Is T-Mobile standing in the way of folks trying to get information about medical marijuana?, aka WeedMaps, thinks so.

So does Ez Texting - a company that used to help Weedmaps and other businesses send text messages to the masses.

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Ez Texting filed suit against  T-Mobile last week in federal court.

You know those ads that ask you to text a specific word to a specific number to get the 411 on a product - "Text 'acai berry' to 313131," for example? Ez Texting does the tech work behind some of those ads, according to CNET, which got hold of the documents filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Weedsmaps used to be one of Ez Texting's clients, until Ez pulled the plug on them out of fear of being shut down by T-Mobile. The phone company cut them off anyway, the suit alleges, because they didn't approve of the pot peddlers.

Weedsmaps, which describes itself as "a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors, and delivery services," caters to people in states where medical marijuana is legal.

Thus, the suit argues, Weedmaps is a legal enterprise and T-Mobile dopes not have the right to censor it.

You can read more at CNET or tell us what you think?


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