Vireo Medical Marijuana Clinic Calls Out Google For Rejecting Their Ads
By Faith Jessie. Vireo Health of New York, a medicinal marijuana clinic in Johnson City is calling for Google to accept it's advertisements that use the words 'medical cannabis' and 'medical marijuana'.
According to Vireo, Google AdWords has rejected seven advertisements from the company, citing that their advertising policy prohibits promotion of substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation.
Vireo is firing back saying their products are "sold strictly and exclusively for medicinal purposes". The company also argued their products could not be sold or used for recreational purposes under the New York State Compassionate Care Act.
Vireo is one of five companies licensed by the New York State Department of Health to produce and sell medical cannabis.
Fox 40 reached out to Google for a comment but they have yet to respond.