The iconic Canadian coffee chain prevents patrons from accessing the websites of a number of licensed pot companies
The iconic Canadian coffee chain, Tim Hortons has a filter on its free WiFi service that blocks patrons from accessing the websites of a number of licensed cannabis companies, Leafly reports.
Tweed’s consumer website and Aurora Cannabis’medical cannabis website is accessible. But those of licensed producers such as Canopy Growth Corp. are not — including other informative cannabis platforms such as Lift and Leafly itself. Ironically, a reporter for the latter was able to access multiple sites slinging illicit cannabis by mail.
Double-double drinkers are faced with an “Access to this page has been blocked due to inappropriate content” screen when attempting to log in.
Regardless of whether they are using laptops, tablets or phones, the internet filter prevents customers from viewing some cannabis content — despite the fact cannabis has been federally legal for almost a year, and that their Terms of Service (TOS) virtually absolve the company of responsibility for internet content viewed on their premises.
“Be aware that some content, products, or services may be offensive to you or may not comply with applicable laws where you access the Services,” the TOS reads as guests log on to the Bell Mobility-provided service.
At the very least, the policy prevents cannabis industry-related professionals from working in the space (ahem), and medical cannabis-consuming patrons from ordering their refills from certain producers while kicking back with a ‘cup of Joe.’
Tim Hortons did not immediately respond to The GrowthOp’s request for comment.
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Written by Emma Spears