On day one of cannabis legalization in Canada, Justin Lloyd launched a Kickstarter campaign for a do-it-yourself cannabis edibles kit. And things were going pretty well, too. As Lloyd entered the last week of his campaign he met the project’s funding goal of $10,000 CAD—and then Kickstarter suspended the campaign due to “inappropriate content”.
“The campaign came to a standstill instantly,” Lloyd told StarMetro.
Lloyd’s product – called The Edibles Kit – doesn’t actually ship with any cannabis. Instead, the kit contains a few essential cooking utensils and a book of recipes as well as techniques to help people make their own marijuana-infused goodies at home.
Kickstarter says they “prohibit projects that are illegal, heavily regulated, or potentially dangerous for backers.” But Lloyd assumed that since he wasn’t actually selling weed he would be in the clear – especially since he saw The Edibles Kit as an educational product.