Apple now allowing marijuana-themed App Store downloads in 23 US states where drug is legal
Apple’s change was spotlighted on Friday by the makers of the app MassRoots, a social networking application for cannabis users. Apple has allowed MassRoots back into the App Store with a new mandatory geolocation check that will prevent users outside of authorized territories from accessing the network.
The change comes after the developers of MassRoots and other marijuana advocacy groups petitioned Apple to consider changing its stance on barring drug-themed applications from the App Store.
“We’d like to thank the App Store for embracing the cannabis community and continuing to set an example as a socially-progressive institution,” the MassRoots team wrote. “We are excited to begin a new chapter with Apple in which we can work together to affect meaningful societal change.”