Why Weedmaps is Under Fire for Its Silicon Valley Attitude

As a tech company, user-generated content on Weedmaps' website isn't regulated.

April 4, 2018

Sometimes called Yelp for pot, the smartphone app Weedmaps enables users to locate dispensaries and delivery services selling the green stuff. The company has been among the breakout success stories of legalization thus far.

While federal illegality in the US makes it very difficult for a company to sell cannabis in more than one state, Weedmaps faces no such constraints. As it is a technology company, content posted on its site by users isn’t regulated – even if that content relates to illegal practices.

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