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Can you advertise weed/marijuana products now that it's legal in multiple states?

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Our site was banned from advertising (we sell bags for the marijuana industry www.containers4marijuna.com). Now that legalization has been approved in the following states (WA, CO, CA, OR, NV, NY, MA, DC), can I at the very least target my ads to those locations without issue, or does google still prohibit this?

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November 2016

Can you advertise weed/marijuana products now that it's legal in multiple states?

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Hi @Shannon W,

 

The ban is applicable and in force at the moment. We cannot comment on a lift or a policy change to come in the near future. So that you know there is a good number of scenarios where even though something is not literally prosecuted or prohibited by law (e.g. some kinds of unrealistic claims), Google does not support the promotion of such websites.

 

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Lakatos

Can you advertise weed/marijuana products now that it's legal in multiple states?

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Currently Google does not allow any recreational drugs, even in locations / countries in which it has been legalized.

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I already posted on another string.. but I have a similar Q for "medical marijuana"... I have a small agency in Florida which recently passed Ammend 2, it is NOT "recreational", strictly "medical... same policy apply?