Update: Should Facebook Be Censoring Marijuana Law Reform Ads?

[This story has been updated at the bottom.]

Is the mere image of the seven-bladed cannabis leaf enough to corrupt young minds? On Facebook it is.

JustSayNow.com — a group working to “make sure marijuana reform isn’t neglected this election cycle” — tried to launch ads last week on Facebook.com for its new campaign “Don’t Forget Marijuana”. “The ads featured President Obama, Mitt Romney and images of marijuana [leaves] alongside a message encouraging people to join the campaign,” they wrote in an online statement.

Kind of awesome, actually.
  • Kind of awesome, actually.

“Facebook rejected the ads on the ridiculous grounds that the simple act of showing a marijuana leaf promotes drug use,” JustSayNow stated. So they’re asking folks to sign their petition at progressive website Firedoglake.com to protest Facebook’s censorship of the “marijuana reform movement’s voice.”

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