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Google bans marijuana delivery companies from selling weed directly through their apps

May 31, 2019

Google has added a rule banning apps that "facilitate" the sale of marijuana - whether they're operating legally or not - but the company says it's not trying to drive pot-related services off the Google Play Store. Android Police noted the change earlier today, speculating that it might spell trouble for the popular weed-finding apps Eaze and Weedmaps. Google tells The Verge that it's working with developers to make their apps compliant with the new rules, rather than trying to ban them from the Play Store altogether.