Jul 12, 2017

Facebook shuts down 'legal pot shops'

Facebook has shut down pages offering marijuana for sale in Alaska, angering the businesses that run them, who say they were licensed to sell it. The National Cannabis Industry Association said it was seeking "Clearer guidelines" from Facebook. Affected businesses should appeal to have their accounts restored, the NCIA told the Associated Press news agency. Facebook was not able to provide immediate comment on the matter. Leah Levington, who owns cannabis business Enlighten Alaska, told AP the take-down was "Frustrating" and she was worried her Instagram account could also be shut down.

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