Dating sites aren’t the only legal enterprises having difficulty advertising on Facebook, as GigaOM reports that the social network is rejecting marijuana-related ads in the states of Colorado and Washington, where the retail sale of the drug is now legal.
Facebook is telling dating sites looking to begin advertising on the social network that it will begin accepting new applications for ads from those sites Feb. 15. So why is this an issue? Valentine’s Day, obviously a key day for dating sites, is Feb. 14.
Facebook apologized for a case of advertising gone awry in Canada, where photos of a teen girl who committed suicide in April were used in ads for a dating website.