Upon Apple revising its App Store Review Guidelines in early June, apps allowing users to make in-app cannabis purchases have hit the market.
Apple’s changes to the App Store Review Guidelines cleared up existing policies, added new specifications for app makers and altered rules about what available apps for purchase can do, Cannabis Dispensary previously reported.
The updated guidelines also loosen restrictions for in-app purchases from a cannabis dispensary and licensed pharmacies.
And shortly after Apple loosened its restrictions, Weedmaps, an app and website that lets users find local dispensaries and cannabis-related businesses, updated its app to allow consumers to purchase cannabis.
Before Weedmaps’ revisions, users could only use the app to locate adult-use or medical cannabis dispensaries or browse their menus due to Apple’s restrictions and local and federal guidelines, TechCrunch reported.
But now users can “browse, select, purchase cannabis and have it set up for pick-up or delivery—all within the app,” according to TechCrunch.
Unlike the cannabis delivery app ‘Eaze,’ which launched in the Apple App Store in early July, Weedmaps will not deliver cannabis directly to consumers’ doors. Instead, the app is only “providing a platform for licensed