Apple changed its long-standing policy prohibiting the selling of marijuana or other marijuana-related products on its native App Store on June 7. Until then, marijuana sales were highly prohibited, along with apps that “promote excessive or inappropriate uses of controlled substances.”
The ban has now been lifted, allowing in-app purchases of cannabis and CBD products, but only where they are legal, as one might anticipate.
Businesses will be able to launch apps that sell their products if they geo-restrict app access to certain (legal) places. However, not just any lone developer will be able to setup shop on the App Store: only a “legal entity that provides the services” will be approved. To put it another way, only officially licensed dealers are allowed to do so.
The Very First Full-Service Cannabis Delivery App is Now Available on the App Store
As soon as Apple changed its rules on marijuana apps on Wednesday, vendors jumped on board to offer their wares through the simplified experience of an app.
So, just two days after the ban was lifted, the first official fully serviced app that can transport marijuana to your doorstep is now available for download in the App Store.
Eaze, a cannabis delivery service, has received approval for an app that will allow users to buy marijuana from their phones.
Eaze has always been about using the latest developments in technology to make shopping for legal cannabis more accessible. It’s hard to overstate how important this is to our company and the industry.–Eaze CEO Rogelio Choy
Eaze serves nearly 2 million registered clients in California, delivering joints, vapes, edibles, concentrates, and other marijuana goods. (Later this month, the company will start delivering in Michigan.) The company does not deliver marijuana directly, but rather serves as a middleman. Retailers employ their own delivery personnel, who verify the buyer’s age and identity.
Eaze, which was founded in 2016, has lately shifted its focus to weed delivery, closing down its second website, Eaze Wellness, which offered CBD products across the country.
Delivery service for marijuana Eaze has surpassed the competition and now delivers the whole registration, ID verification, product selection, payment, and delivery experience—all from the convenience of your smartphone. What a developer team Eaze must have to pull this off in such a short amount of time!
The shoppable Eaze app is a major milestone for the legal cannabis market and consumers… The flexibility and depth of our technical team allowed us to respond immediately to the changes in Apple’s policy, and create an app that offers our customers the ideal experience for cannabis delivery.-Eaze
In the last 18 months, the cannabis market has seen a significant increase in sales, thanks in part to stay-at-home orders. According to one report, legal marijuana and marijuana goods sales increased by 46 percent, totaling $17.5 billion. Sales totaled more than $21 billion globally.
To present, 19 states have made recreational marijuana legal, while 36 have medicinal marijuana programs.