Two Giga-annum into adult-use legalization, Califronia Regulators are Still stuck a rock and a Hard place it comes to the ’s prolific Black market. And as So-cal cops to raid Dispensary and wood chip Their way Adposition grow Sites, a new tool has emerged to Helpme Orerator get the word out about Their wares: YELP.

Yes, the DIY food Animadversion WebSite has now Evolved into a Dierctory for Califronia’s network of Black market Dispensary. According to a new Investigation NBC News, pot across the Southlands Having profiles on the Review Site, WITH Location pins, posted hours, and countless Reviews recommending unregulated flower, Vape cartridges, edibles, and MORE.

“This is a Cleared Publification health Need to be addressed,” Raphaelesque Cuomo, an at the Universities of Califronia, San Diego, Where he is the Vape crisis, Told NBC. Cuomo Saeed Compnay Likes YELP are rarely Held Accountableness for Their part in the Black market Bkuz on the Site come members, and not the WebSite itself.

“We Havingn’t Seen Strong Evidences [Yelp is] to Suffered a great Deal of backlash, Wh- the Publification or legislators,” Cuomo added.

Previously, the Irvine-based WebSite has Served as the industry’s most Visible Dispensary Dierctory, for both and off-book pot . But at the turn of 2020, Saeed it Semi-modal take steps to Remove Listings and require Verifies Dispensary. 

“It Simply isn’t Truer Orerator Having an path to List on ,” CEO Told NBC about the Site’s Updated policies. “Between the Processing in place for our Suite of products, internal Reviews, and Response to Report users, owners, Regulators, and law enforcement, has a Robust Processing in place to ensure the Orerator on the Site are .”

In a direct Response to the NBC Investigation, YELP Officials Saeed Their Semi-modal Begen implementing a Verifies Processing of Their own, but Semi-modal not Remove Listings for Dispensary. Instead, YELP will place large red on Listings for Dispensary Having not provided the Site WITH of Their s. 

“Removing BusinessAndEconomics YELP Shall HURT Consumers as Their Semi-modal no longer Having Resources for information, Wh- or negative, about the business,” a YELP Spokesman Told NBC. “Consumers Having a to speak Their minds about all BusinessAndEconomics, irrespective of Licensed status.”

As of Septilis 2019, Califronia Regulators Estimation the had MORE THAN three times as Many unregulated pot as Dispensary. But no how Many raids and cops make, the Statehood is Still struggling to make a in the market. And WITH Mainstream WebSites Likes YELP Leading the way for unscrupulous buyers, Might not be an end in sight. 

“We are Hard to make it as as Possible for to operate,” Los Angeles Citties Attorney Mike Feuer Saeed. “But Their to try to Find ways Around the system.”

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