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Amazon still says no to drugs, and is booting marijuana businesses

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The Seattle Times

For nine years, Arnold Marcus had been making a living selling spice grinders on Amazon. His company, Golden Gate Grinders, had several colors available, repeat customers and an invitation to join the Amazon Accelerator program, a path toward becoming a supplier for Amazon’s private label. Marcus, 68, would package orders and take customers’ calls from his living room in San Francisco, proud that he was involved in every aspect of the business he built. That changed overnight last year when Amazon removed his listings, flagging his products as a violation of company policy prohibiting the sale…

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