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Facebook Blocks Johnson City Coffee Shop From Advertising CBD Oil


On Feb. 26, Dos Gatos Coffee Bar owner Dick Nelson was shocked to see an email from Facebook saying it does “not support ads for (his) business model.”

A month earlier, Dos Gatos tried to “boost,” or advertise a Facebook post letting customers know CBD oil could be added to a drink of their choice. The post contained a simple picture of an East Tennessee Hemp Company bottle of CBD oil, with a brief description telling the audience how it could be added to “your favorite drink.”

“(Facebook) refused to let us boost it and said something about you can’t advertise illegal things,” Nelson said. “They didn’t say it was illegal, but they said you can’t advertise illegal things.”

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