Apple has lifted a prohibition on marijuana delivery services from being hosted on its app store, according to Marijuana Moment.

  • In lifting the ban, Apple will require marijuana apps to be geo-restricted to jurisdictions where cannabis is legalized.
  • Entities providing the marijuana services must be legally approved, with individual developers excluded from the list.
  • Apple’s lift ban is believed to be informed by continuing legalization of marijuana in states such as New York.
  • Amazon’s latest announcement that it will stop testing workers for cannabis and lobby for federal legalization could also have informed Apple’s recent move.

The lift of restriction happens even as Google continues to ban entities that deal in marijuana products from its android app hub, but its top officials see more loosening of cannabis laws.

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