Facebook will maintain its ban on cannabis ads, MarketWatch reports. The internet giant considered ads for dispensaries, as well as just MED dispensaries but ultimately decided against them.
- Among other reasons, it would be difficult to keep up with laws across different jurisdictions.
- Current policy allows ads for CBD and smoking accessories.
- Rebecca Brown, founder of the Crowns Agency: “The bitter pill of this decision was that Facebook could have become an opportunity that could have solved very significant impediments to [cannabis companies] becoming a Coke, a Starbucks, a Walmart.”
- A new billboard in Times Square says, “Facebook: Stop Censoring Hemp.”