Four of the United States and one District have approved amendments legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for adults, and nearly half of the nation has legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes. Countries all over the world have also started cannabis policy reform movements. With the United States and the rest of the world moving forward, why would the App Store in a country where citizens have the right to freedom of speech be censoring the apps available for download?
As you may have already heard, the Apple App Store recently removed several cannabis apps from their store. Most of those removed were considered to be social apps. MassRoots, the social network app for the cannabis community that was recently removed, has started this online petition for the App Store to change their cannabis policies, and allow social cannabis apps.
photo credit: MassRoots
(Disclaimer: MassRoots and Whaxy share an office space.)