Apple removes game about growing marijuana from App Store

Weed Firm was removed from the App Store while apps that actually tell you where to buy marijuana remain.

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Apple has removed a popular game about growing marijuana from the iTunes App Store.

The game, Weed Firm, is just one of many on the iTunes App Store that feature marijuana in some way, and you can still download a number of apps that can help you locate where to legally buy marijuana in states like Colorado, review different strains of the plant, and much more.

According to a statement (via Adweek) from Weed Firm developer Manitoba games, its game was pulled because it was more popular than others. “This was entirely Apple's decision, not ours,” it said. “We guess the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a great number of weed based apps still available, as well as games promoting other so-called 'illegal activities' such as shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings.”

As indicated by the iTunes App Store guidelines, the company reserves the right to reject or remove any app for content or behavior it believes is over the line. This usually refers to adult content, but we’ve also seen Apple pull an app about plastic surgery reportedly aimed at children, and the mobile version of Wolfenstein 3D from the Swiss and Austrian app stores for featuring swastikas.

Manitoba Games promises that Weed Firm will return to the iTunes App Store after it’s been “censored a bit to comply with Apple's strictest requirement since they are going to be looking very attentively at what we submit from now on.”

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Wait... throwing birds at buildings is illegal ?!?

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Oops.


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hahahaha poor virtual weed

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Yes, shoot people all you want, but don't grow weed! It might make you shoot...wait.

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I kind of understand the outrage, but this doesn't sound like a fun game concept in any case. Other than that, it's Apple's store, it's Apple's rules.

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I know about 8 employees that work for Apple (Cupertino CA) that smoke religiously... but yet you can watch YouPorn on any iPhone... hmm

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With all the violent games out there, they take down the 1 app that could help your gardening skills. Yea its weed but its still planting something. I think I need to roll up right now in protest.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> competition is bad for their business.

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stuff like this ... just makes me want to bury an antimatter mega bomb down in the core of the earth and just vaporize this stupidity infested rock..


just erasing humanity and all its stupidity, it would be the most glorious moment in the history of the cosmos

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meanwhile game about decapitating baby dolphies sells 10m copies.


HURA

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Out of sight out of mind right Apple? You pathetic cowards.

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Legalize it!


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As much as I hate the weed circlejerk and culture, this is pretty ridiculous.

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Apple Wants Ban On Samsung Devices, AgainApple is yet again asking for a ban on the sale of Samsung’s phones in the US on grounds that the latter’s products are causing it “irreparable harm” << LINK REMOVED >>

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let's just fucking legalize it right now! it's a matter of time anyway... you guys know that weed could be totally legal in 14 U.S. states by the end of this year?

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Growing virtual weed is dumb enough for me... let me see here, where do i get my glaucoma medicine!

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"murdering people by the 100's is fine but growing weed, well thats just crossing the line" -- apple.

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so apple are anti natural medicine that helps people with diseases such as MS and other neurological diseases? well done apple you are the jackass corporation i've always thought you to be. boycott

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Oh like marijuana has no negative side effects. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ok with Apple removing this, but people like you act as if weed is some miracle plant that cures all diseases that medical companies are afraid of. It's not.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You need to do proper research on maryjane then. The good far outweigh the bad by a wide margin.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Medical companies are certainly afraid of the profit loss legal marijuana would create for them. If they could synthesis and patent thc then i can guarantee it would be legal. The war on drugs is the single biggest waste of money north america has ever seen. And yes smoking marijuana has negative effects but none of which are life threatening and is far out weighed by the literal thousands of benefits the "drug" (because apparently that term is used to represent marijuana although it is a natural growing plant and no more a drug then the dandelions growing on your front lawn) carries with it. It is narrow minded thinking like yours why we waste BILLIONS of dollars a year to fight a battle that will NEVER be won.

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I think stuff like this is absolute stupidity like its somehow not true that it happens in the world lol

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Who cares, don't apps get removed constantly from the app store anyway? Don't see how this is newsworthy.

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microsoft trying to distract from their poor sales




make it backward compatible with xbox 360 games and xbox live arcade games


enable chat between 360 and xbox one


get rid of the 3 operating systems


properly get rid of the kinect and make it for family fun games/exercise/dance only.



then you will be back in the race


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i made a bong out of an apple once

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We all know addiction to marijuana destroys people's careers, causes violence, gets people killed in car crashes,makes people hurt their loved ones and ultimately ends up taking over their lives...oh wait thats alcohol. Yet no problem with apps pointing you to the nearest liquor store

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OMG you mean I missed out on a game about watching grass grow? It sounds like so much fun.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You would be surprised.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No. I would not. Not at all in any way.

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It's pretty much their company and they reserved the right to reject any game they want. Don't like it buy something made by someone else.

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Another reason why Apple is horrible. They want to control everything. I bet if it was on android, or is, its still there. No fuss.

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Just to clear it up, Steve Jobs was the biggest hippie. That guy's main circle of friends involved Lucy and Mary Jane.

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My complaint is that it was sitting at the top of the free category of the top apps and I wouldn't want kids to be downloading that. You know, since kids are getting iPhones at five years old.

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@Doomsday_Horror Maybe the real solution is the kids not getting iphones. 5 year old kids should be getting fisher price phones.

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Logic? lol

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Port it to Android!