On the same day that Governor Andrew Cuomo fully legalized recreational weed use across New York, YouTube quietly lifted a few of its own restrictions regarding the drug, too.
In a Wednesday update posted to the company’s ad-friendly content guidelines, YouTube announced it would be easing up on the monetization restrictions for certain kinds of content dealing with “recreational drugs and drug-related content,” among other topics.
Youtube’s been a historically unfriendly place for cannabis-related content, with some creators in the space finding channels suspended or demonetized, often without warning starting in late 2018. While YouTube’s eased up on some of its restrictions since then, there’s still a fine–and seemingly arbitrary—line these creators have to walk.
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