Updated Laws Ban Marijuana Retail Apps On The Google Play Store

According to Android Police, Eaze has now eliminated all in-app purchases to comply with the new policies. As a substitute for allowing you to make your marijuana purchase from inside the application, it directs you to Eaze.com to finish the transaction.

This does mean that the app now merely acts as a vessel for you to view the Eaze product stock. It does make the app a little obselete because of this — it’s now a lot quicker to simply browse the mobile website instead.

The new policy now states that applications that assist customers purchase or allow customers to order marijuana products will now be removed. Here is the up to date marijuana policy, as per the Play Store developer tips:

Listed below are some examples of frequent violations:

1.Allowing customers to order marijuana via an in-app buying cart function.

2.Aiding customers in arranging supply or pick up of marijuana.

3.Facilitating the sale of merchandise containing THC.

These apps merely want to maneuver the procuring cart movement outside of the app itself to be compliant with this new coverage. We’ve been in touch with lots of the developers and are working with them to reply to any technical questions and assist them in implementing the adjustments without buyer disruption.”

It’s worth knowing that, in the US, marijuana nonetheless stays a managed substance that’s regulated by the federal authorities. As such, it stays a felony to purchase or sell the drug, even when a state says that it’s ‘legal’. Many US dispensaries are still cash only, due to the surrounding drug money laundering.

Richard Addington

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