An anti-legalization advocate urges followers to 'report' more pages.

Following bewilderment and speculation among cannabis advocates, Facebook confirmed to U.S. News on Friday that state-legal businesses that sell marijuana may have their pages deleted on the basis that selling the drug remains a federal crime.

The company says the policy is not new – despite the surprise that greeted the removal of at least two medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey this week – and that pages must be flagged by Facebook users for the company to take action.

Removal of pages is made on a case-by-case basis, according to the company, for violating its community standards.

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Steven Nelson ~ U.S. News & World Report ~

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