Apple Backtracks on Marijuana Apps Policy

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It wasn’t too long ago when dev shops and app makers made some noise about how Apple’s policy on marijuana apps was against them.

Less than a month later, Apple backtracks on its policy on marijuana apps.

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SFGate reports that apps that have been removed are now available on iTunes.

In particular, MassRoots, a platform for discovering medical cannabis and connecting with other people who need it, was removed and is now reinstated. An important detail is that the app is geo-restricted. Quite understandably, it is only available in the 23 states where medical marijuana is deemed legal.

In a blog post announcing their return, the MassRoots team acknowledges that their lobbying efforts wouldn’t have been successful without the help of other organizations such as the National Cannabis Industry Association, ArcView Group, Whaxy, and The Cannabist – as well as the general populace who support the cannabis community.

The team also joyfully announced their return on Twitter, much to the delight of its supporters.

If you’re in one of the 23 states, get MassRoots here.

What made Apple change its policy? Could this be a start to the App Store being less strict? What do you think?

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Kossi Adzo

Kossi Adzo is a technology enthusiast and digital strategist with a fervent passion for Apple products and the innovative technologies that orbit them. With a background in computer science and a decade of experience in app development and digital marketing, Kossi brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the Apple Gazette team.

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