Google Tightens Restrictions on Weed Apps

Need weed? Apparently
there’s not an app for that.

Popular marijuana delivery apps Eaze and Weedmaps have total download numbers well about the 1MM mark, but recent updates to the Google Play Store guidelines will seriously handicap the way in which those companies do business. The new changes will stop those two apps—and any subsequent ones—from allowing subscribers to purchase marijuana or arrange for its delivery.

On a positive note, Google isn’t banning the apps completely; they’re just having them remove their shopping cart functionality. Developers are trying to play it cool, turning the spotlight back on Google by saying the new rules only empower illegal dealers, so we’ll see what the future holds for these types of apps.

To learn more about Google’s tighter restrictions, click here.

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