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Can i advertise medical marijuana clinic on adwords USA

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I want to know can i advertise medical marijuana clinic on adwords in California , USA . I just noticed most of the medical marijuana clinics are advertising their services on google adwords.

I ll appreciate if someone guides me regarding this.

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@Maida L@Maida L

Support was correct. Medicinal  marijuana  (this is the scientific terminology) is not allowed in any form. In the past, clinics offering medinicanl marijuana therapy were allowed to be promoted on AdWords. Not anymore.

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This is a violation of the Policy (by gaming the system)
Case was escalated to Google, for a deeper investigation.
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Hello Maida,

Welcome to adwords community, Only by medical clinics which treat patients by medicinal marijuana can be promoted on Adwords. you can see here https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Ad-Approval-Policy/Will-adwords-do-me-any-good-Is-marijuana-...

For more please read the rules https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/176031?hl=en&ref_topic=1310883

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I am confused now as i just called google support and they said i cant promote marijuana or medical marijuana in any form .

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According to rules you cant promote medical marijuana clinic on adwords in usa

here the list https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2423645 which can't promote on adwords

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I just checked adwords policies and this page shows marijuana as dangerous product
https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6014299?hl=en
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@Maida L@Maida L

Support was correct. Medicinal  marijuana  (this is the scientific terminology) is not allowed in any form. In the past, clinics offering medinicanl marijuana therapy were allowed to be promoted on AdWords. Not anymore.

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But i still see most of the clinics are running ads
for eg this
Lowest priced 420 cards - bakers420.com‎
Adwww.bakers420.com/‎
Temp discount for Bakersfield area, $49 new, $39 renewal
1808 N Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA‎
- +1 661-565-1738‎

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@Maida L;

Please upload a screenshot showing the ad in  violation, and the landing page of the advertiser.

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@MosheTLVI just checked the landing page of the ad i mentioned above has no refrences of marijuana he is promoting it without marijuana word on landing page.Here is his landing url

http://bakers420.com/.png

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This is a violation of the Policy (by gaming the system)
Case was escalated to Google, for a deeper investigation.
Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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