Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Facebook just says 'no' to pot ad

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 4:55 PM

The disallowed ad.
  • The disallowed ad.

Marijuana legalization group Just Say Now had a previously approved ad for its Facebook page pulled from the site, after it had already generated more than 38 million impressions, says the Huffington Post.

Andrew Noyes, a spokesman for Facebook, said that the problem was the pot leaf. "It would be fine to note that you were informed by Facebook that the image in question was no long[er] acceptable for use in Facebook ads. The image of a pot leaf is classified with all smoking products and therefore is not acceptable under our policies," he told the group in an email, which was provided to HuffPost.

In response, Just Say Now is running a petition drive to protest Facebook's decision; get involved here.

In related news, Google announced it would be accepting JSN's ads, pot leaf and all.

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