Apple Turns around Course, Permits Weed Application in Marijuana-Legal States

Months after Apple pulled weed user social application MassRoots from the App Store on Nov 4, 2014, the Cupertino firm has reversed training course and enabled the application in the App Store as long as its geo-restricted to the 23 states where marijuana is legal, MassRoots creator Isaac Dietrich informed the San Francisco Chronicle.


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“A couple of hrs back, an Apple representative called to inform us that our initiatives were effective: the App Store is allowing marijuana social applications that are geo-restricted to the 23 states that have actually legalized medicinal cannabis. MassRoots is available for download in the App Store,” Dietrich said.In a post on its website, MassRoots keeps in mind that it will be”applying new features to boost our compliance even past exactly what is currently needed.” Currently, the application calls for users to login to their account to make use of the app. When a customer signs up a new account within the application, it needs location access to confirm that the individual is in one of the 23 states where weed is legal. However, users which sign up for a MassRoots account on its web site then log into the application do not go through the state check, opening up the possibility for users to lie about which state they’re residing in. The Chronicle notes that MassRoots is just one of a dozen marijuana-related companies to view their social media sites applications drew from the App Store. While MassRoots had the ability to reach an offer with the Cupertino company, the others are still in discussions. MassRoots for iPhone is offered in the App Store absolutely free. [
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