Wired write…

Several pot entrepreneurs working with the state to become compliant were stunned at Weedmaps’ defiance of the regulators. But in the past year, as Weedmaps’ stance became clear, it seemed less and less likely that Ajax or anyone else in California was going to do much about it. State legislators proposed slapping fines on weed-related businesses using fictitious license numbers in advertisements, at $10,000 per incident, but a committee analysis of the proposal recognized that Section 230 might render it moot for websites: “In light of the legal barriers to enforcing the state’s cannabis advertising laws against internet platforms,” the analysis said, “it is arguably advisable that any new laws or regulations do not seek exclusively to hold websites liable for their content.” The bill died

 

It really is worth reading all of this article at . https://www.wired.com/story/weedmaps-grip-california-legal-pot-market/