Instagram banning cannabis vaping promotions by influencers

Women, minority execs show few gains in U.S. cannabis industry, according to the latest data from the MJBiz Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Report. Get your copy here.

Social media influencers will no longer be allowed to promote vaping on Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media site that already bans advertisements of vape products.

Product endorsements are common on Instagram through celebrities and others with large followings, known as “influencers,” Reuters reported.

According to Instagram’s post, “Branded content that promotes goods such as vaping, tobacco products and weapons will not be allowed.”

The company plans to start enforcing the new rules “in the coming weeks.”

For more of Marijuana Business Daily’s ongoing coverage of the vaping crisis, click here.