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Google's Two Sided Policy on Medical Marijuana Services and Products.

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Hi Everyone,

 

I noticed that some people are running Marijuana ads on Google Adwords in NY. Whereas according to AdWords policy's promoting Marijuana in any form is a violation it falls under recreational drug policy (

Promotion of substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation or otherwise induce "highs."

Examples: Cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, marijuana, cocaine substitutes, mephedrone, "legal highs" )

 

I don't understand why Google is allowing so many websites to run Marijuana ads. Below are some examples and Screen Shots.

 

Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.31.08 PM.pnghttp://www.omnimedicalcare.com/Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.31.40 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.32.37 PM.pnghttp://www.nymarijuanacare.org/Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.32.37 PM.png

 

http://www.omnimedicalcare.com/ these guys are using Marijuana term in their ad and on the website. I don't know why Google is acting blind.

 

http://www.nymarijuanacare.org/ This company claims to be a non-profit organization whereas they are just gaming the system by redirecting customers to their personal website using this link http://www.nymarijuanacare.org/2017/02/27/5-ways-find-new-york-medical-marijuana-doctor/. These guys are redirecting visitors to this URL http://doctormm.com/mm/.

 

Google Adwords should make its stand clear on this kind of policy violations.

 

 

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Google's Two Sided Policy on Medical Marijuana Services and Products.

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Hi @Maida L,

 

Please use this interactive web form and submit your information to the AdWords team. This will help out greatly.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Google's Two Sided Policy on Medical Marijuana Services and Products.

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Yeah, they're going to get suspended eventually. Nobody has filed a complaint yet, but some competitor will sooner or later. You can't even advertise industry specific P.O.S. systems, stationary, signage, etc., etc.

Tom