Apple extinguishes No. 1 weed dealing game from iOS app store
The rules on marijuana are blurry, even in the virtual world.
The makers of a game call Weed Firm says Apple removed the app from iTunes App Store this week after hitting number 1 on the store’s download charts.
In Weed Firm, players walk in the shoes of pot dealer Ted Growing through his “vicious and lawless career,” growing marijuana plants and selling pot while dodging “crooked cops” and “dangerous gangsters.” You may even be tasked with paying a stripper to give a lap dance.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment about why the game was removed.
Developer Manitoba Games said it was also left in the dark about the game’s removal.
“We guess the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in all categories,” the company said in a statement.
Apple hasn’t yanked other weed-related apps from its store.