Facebook Pot Ads Blocked For Breaking Online Policy

By: Staff
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 25, 2021

Facebook pot ads are censored and the "Just Say Now" group is asking questions.

Facebook pot ads blocked for breaking online policy. Pot ads by the Just Say Now campaign are now bening blocked on the social networking site. The pot ads have been blocked by Facebook after several complaints.

Pot leafs in ads started appearing on Facebook earlier this month. However, the social networking site blocked them two weeks ago without explanation. There were several complaints by users and the "Just Say Now" group that ran the ad campaign.

"It's tantamount to banning a candidate's face during a political campaign," Michael Whitney, a Just Say Now organizer, said in a statement. "It's a mystery to me why Facebook would do such a sudden about-face. This is political speech."

Ads by the group are not banned, according to Facebook. The social site only blocked the image of the pot leaf the group was using. "The image in question was no longer acceptable for use in Facebook ads," spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement. "The image of a marijuana leaf is classified with all smoking products and therefore is not acceptable under our policies."