Banned weed app returns to the Apple store with new location restrictions

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Apple has reversed its decision to ban Massroots, a social networking app for marijuana users. The app was originally pulled from the App Store two weeks ago under guidelines that forbid “apps that encourage excessive consumption of alcohol or illegal substances.” To keep to this rule, however, Apple is only permitting Massroots to return with new location-based restrictions: only users from the 23 US states that have legalized medicinal cannabis will be able to log in.

“We do not take this task lightly.”

The app’s creators announced the news on their blog, promising that they would not let their users (or Apple) down: “We do not take this task lightly. Over the coming weeks, we will be implementing new features to strengthen our…

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