Hemp Companies Call Out Facebook's Advertising Policy

A coalition of hemp businesses are calling out two of the country's most popular social-media platforms for what they believe are unfair advertising policies. According to the Hemp Industries Association, algorithms lumping the plant into the same category as marijuana have prevented industrial hemp companies from advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

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"Congress has made the most powerful statement that it could: that hemp is lawful, and that this substance is not to be stigmatized any longer," explains Hoban Law Group attorney Garrett Graff, who represents clients across the hemp industry. "There's very little guidance provided in the rhyme or reason as to why these advertisements, pages and profiles are shut down."