Apple's cannabis iPhone app is benefiting businesses and consumers, where's Google Play Store?
By Nicolas Jose Rodriguez
Cannabis delivery and technology companies say that Apple’s recent decision to let iPhone apps process marijuana transactions "is already bringing benefits" after these businesses launched new apps for Apple’s iOS smartphone operating system, reported MJBizDaily.
Apple’s App Store review guidelines, updated June 7, ban “facilitating the sale of controlled substances” but make an exception for “licensed or otherwise legal cannabis dispensaries.”
The guidelines continue: "Apps that encourage minors to consume any of these substances will be rejected. Facilitating the sale of controlled substances (except for licensed pharmacies and licensed or otherwise legal cannabis dispensaries), or tobacco is not allowed."
Apple’s decision to allow iPhone apps to process cannabis transactions follows a tendency that started to manifest early in July when weed delivery companies announced the launch of a “first-of-its-kind shoppable” app for iPhone users.
Via new apps, users can complete registration ID, verification, product selection, payment and, best of all, doorstep delivery.