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Google Bans Apps That Facilitate Sale of Marijuana

Google Bans Apps That Facilitate Sale of Marijuana

Google will then use the information provided, together with a review of your app marketing assets, to categorize your app and also apply the proper policies for target audience groups namely children, children and older users, and older users.

Google has added a new rule that might not go well with popular weed-finding apps Eaze and Weedmaps.

Google has not outright banned these apps; it just forbids in-app purchasing. The same would be equally applicable even in regions where online sale or purchase of marijuana is legal.

Allowing users to order marijuana through an in-app shopping cart feature.

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Strictly speaking, it seems that any app that offers to sell or deliver weed or any derivative is not allowed. The easy workaround, of course, is to redirect to an external web-based cart.

As noticed by Android Police, Play Store's new policy on loot boxes now reads that "apps offering mechanisms to receive randomized virtual items from a purchase (i.e. "loot boxes") must clearly disclose the odds of receiving those items in advance of purchase". Now they are rolling out new policies for developers to ensure that they will be able to create a more kid-friendly Google Play Store.

A Google spokesman told Reuters, developers only need to move their shopping cart option outside the app to comply. Of course, careful supervision is still a must, as Google can't promise inappropriate or adult-targeted apps will simply disappear in a matter of months. The spokesperson also said that the company has been in touch with numerous developers and are working with them to answer any of the technical issues and assist them in implementing the changes with customer interference. Google wants to help and over the years they've guided parents in accessing family-friendly content and also setting digital ground rules fro their children. It stated that it is working to build a safer Google Play for Kids. However, the storefront is very important to startups that need the exposure, so expect to see several app makers making the necessary changes.


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