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Apple is now allowing weed-themed apps in the 23 states where medical marijuana is legal.

The news came courtesy of Apple Insider, which reported that Apple is starting to give the “greenlight to cannabis-related apps, provided they are accessed from a state where the drug has been legalized.”

Social networking app for cannabis users MassRoots brought the change to Apple Insider’s attention. It is now being allowed back in the App Store, pending a location check that prevents users outside legal territories from using it. So sorry, Nebraska.

“We’d like to thank the App Store for embracing the cannabis community and continuing to set an example as a socially-progressive institution. We are excited to begin a new chapter with Apple in which we can work together to affect meaningful societal change,” MassRoots wrote in a blog post.

Apple Insider reports that “the change comes after the developers of MassRoots and other marijuana advocacy groups petitioned Apple to consider changing its stance on barring drug-themed applications from the App Store.”

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