Tech Companies Google and PayPal Not Playing Nice With Cannabis Industry

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With marijuana now legal in over 60 percent of the United States, and with the latest estimates showing the cannabis industry could be worth a whopping $57 billion by 2027, it seems unlikely that major tech companies, like search engine giant Google and online payment platform PayPal, would still have a problem doing business with cannabis-related operations.

But businesses that market ancillary pot products, such as vaporizers and e-cigs, say they have been completely shutout of the world of e-commerce.

At one time, Tyler Browne, owner of the To The Cloud Vapor Store says his website, which sells a variety of herbal vaporizers commonly used for the consumption of marijuana, was able to advertise and sell products through popular services such as Google Adwords and Bing Shopping. But

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