Tik Tok Cannabis Content
Tik Tok Cannabis Content

Tik Tok and Weed - Can You Do Cannabis on Tik Tok?

Tik Tok is a booming social network but can you do marijuana content?

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DanaSmith on Monday Jan 6, 2020

Tik Tok and Weed Content or Cannabis Videos on Tik Tok

tik tok cannabis content

Tik Tok is one of the, if not perhaps the, most popular social media apps right now.


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve already seen some of your friends’ Tik Tok videos of people singing along to music videos.

The app, formerly Musical.ly, is a free platform that enables users to share video content of them as they lip-sync to songs or even act out various comedy sketches. The videos are around 15 seconds long, and users have access to a massive database of songs as well as fun special effects to add on to it.


The app, created by Chinese entrepreneurs, was launched in 2017. Within the last few years, the app has already garnered over half a billion users, eclipsing Snapchat and Twitter. If you remember Vine, it works pretty much the same way.


But is there cannabis content to be found on Tik Tok?


It just might be the next hot platform for cannabis content. Let’s take a look.




Just like other social media platforms out there, Tik Tok requires users to be at least 13 years of age to use it. Though the app has been rated as allowable for those aged 12 and above, there are still some videos that contain suggestive themes, nudity, mild fantasy violence and – cannabis use.


So how does this happen?


Users can be allowed to place inappropriate words on the app through the use of hashtags. Users can also link the Tik Tok account to their other social media profiles such as YouTube or Instagram. Shared social network info, behavioral data, location, and some messages can also be collected by Tik Tok.

There are some songs on the app’s database that contains explicit lyrics; this hasn’t stopped users from turning to popular songs that have bad words or drug references on it. So if some songs pertain to weed, it’s free to use as long as it’s on the Tik Tok database.


Content Rules


By default, all accounts on Tik Tok are public. Users will have to change their settings to enable only friends to view their videos. But if you are planning to use the app to view or share your own content, cannabis or otherwise, it’s important to first understand their content rules.


Based on the Tik Tok website, all content that has been uploaded on the app are intellectual property rights that are owned by the app. They also explicitly state that they may profit from the content that has been uploaded, and may use it to generate revenue from advertising, promotions, and sponsorships among other things.


Additionally, the content rules also state that users grant Tik Tok a royalty-free license to use the user name and content.


So, don’t be surprised if you find your videos being used in Tik Tok ads. You won’t get credit and you won’t get paid.


There are all kinds of content to be found on Tik Tok, despite the age controls. This has some parents worried as the app is so popular with kids these days, but for adults looking for some fun cannabis content in on there, there’s a lot to discover.



Reality: Is There Cannabis Content On Tik Tok?


Yes, there is cannabis content to be found on Tik Tok. One of the most popular ones is users singing along to Marijuana, the 2013 hit song of Cheech and Chong. There are hundreds of thousands of uploads already on the app. There is also a compilation of users lip-syncing to this song.


A hashtag #hitsblunt, which became famous across Instagram and Twitter, also made its way to the app. When you search for content using this hashtag, you’ll find users sharing things they think of while they are high, and some of the content out there is truly hilarious.


It isn’t all a good time, though – doctors have also started turning to Tik Tok as a means to reach a young audience to help educate them about pressing health matters, such as the recent vaping crisis.


That’s just the tip of the iceberg: Tik Tok can also be a valuable marketing platform for cannabis and CBD companies. Though it must be said that the app hasn’t been completely adopted by the cannabis community just yet, it could be promising.








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