Apple removes weed-growing app


After climbing to the top of the download charts, Apple has pulled popular iOS game Weed Firm from the Apple App Store. The game let users grow and sell virtual marijuana.

In a statement released on Manitoba Games’ website, the developer blasted Apple’s decision to remove the game from the storefront while the company continues to allow other apps with “illegal activities”.

“This was entirely Apple’s decision, not ours. 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.”

The game, which is meant for mature audiences only, puts players in the role of Ted Growing, a student who manages a weed-growing operation.

The company continued their statement by saying that they will be back on the Apple App Store after dealing with Apple’s “strictest requirement”.

“The Apple version might need to be 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. Google never had a problem with the application itself. The problem was with our publisher and we are expecting to return to the Play Store once we find a suitable publisher.”

Apple has denied our request for comment on the matter.

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