In a bid to assist reverse the pattern of Massive Tech’s unfriendliness to marijuana-related smartphone apps, a California lawmaker who represents Silicon Valley just lately despatched a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner asking that the corporate’s app store carry cannabis apps from licensed companies.
State Assemblyman Evan Low, a Democrat from a suburb neighboring San Jose, wrote to Cook dinner that the California Legislature is “working actively to interrupt down limitations to lawful cannabis to make sure that customers have entry to protected cannabis merchandise and alternate options to the black market.”
“In mild of this, Apple’s coverage of prohibiting purposes that facilitate cannabis gross sales is of great concern” to lawmakers.
“Whereas Apple apps are permitted to facilitate the sale of alcohol, tobacco and prescribed drugs, together with opioids,” he famous, “ cannabis apps are singled out for exclusion on the platform, creating a big barrier to lawful purchases.”
Low added that Apple’s coverage provides “inadvertent help for unlawful suppliers” and mentioned he hoped the corporate would change course.