Report: Apple Allowing MJ Apps Again

Apple has apparently reversed a recent ban on cannabis-related social media apps on its iTunes store, with some caveats.

MassRoots – an online community for cannabis consumers and users – said its app is now listed on iTunes again after the company successfully lobbied Apple to reconsider the ban.

Apple in November yanked MassRoots from its online store amid fears over the legalities of offering such an app.

MassRoots offered to create a solution that would allow only users in states where medical and recreational cannabis is legal, but Apple declined and removed it from iTunes. Lawyers at the time had differing opinions, some saying the tech giant was being overly cautious while others said it was a wise move to protect itself from any potential liability.

But MassRoots Founder Isaac Dietrich said Apple reversed course and will allow cannabis-related apps, including his company’s, as long as they offer their services only in states where marijuana is legal, according to SFGate.com.

Other companies are still waiting to hear whether they’ll be allowed back on iTunes, the site reported.

MassRoots said the company understands it “has a duty to show the world” that marijuana consumption can be handled responsibly.

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