Americans are searching for weed more than ever, according to Google trends.
One year ago, I was 30 years old, leading a $100-million-plus business as head of an Asia-Pacific-wide sales team for Google, and making more money than I ever imagined.
Entrepreneurs in the world of pot face a double-edged sword.
CBS yanked WeedMaps' Times Square billboard and Google, Facebook, Yahoo are still banning dispensary listings — because free speech still doesn't apply to legal weed.
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Cancer patients who Google the words "chemotherapy nausea" today get a host of advertisements for treatment, including pills, skin patches and folk remedies used to prevent vomiting. Next month, however, the same search will turn up an ad for something a bit more controversial: medical marijuana.
Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful drug cartels.
Facebook may think it's "inappropriate" to run ads depicting marijuana leaves, but apparently Google doesn't.
Police around the world continue to use the internet to hunt marijuana growers