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  • Apple Approves Controversial Joint-Making App



    Here's something few had seen coming. Apple has apparently - and surprisingly - given the green light to "Roll Your Own," a free application that delivers a fairly comprehensive selection of tips, pictures, and even video tutorials designed to help users "master the art" of rolling, packing, and "crutches." Yes, it's an app that Cheech and Chong would be proud of.

    While the app is still available for download via iTunes, there's a tangible sense that it won't be for much longer. Even though Apple has signed off on its inclusion in the App Store (though its only available for download by users over 17 years of age), there's a strong possibility that one of the individuals pictured in the app's advertising materials will object to his likeness being used. As illustrated in the image above, California Governor, actor, and former joint-enthusiast Arnold Schwarzenegger is pictured in the app's official promotional material.

    Because of "frequent/intense alcohol, tobacco, or drug use or references," the app is clearly flagged by Apple for usage among mature audiences. Still, Apple's inconsistently stringent approval policies are once again on full display. Some, understandably, are "outraged" by the app's inclusion. Others, of course, are celebrating Apple's decision and hope it won't be revoked any time soon. But time will only tell which group will ultimately have their way. For now, at least, "Roll Your Own" isn't going up in smoke.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Approves Controversial Joint-Making App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. leathelisor's Avatar
      leathelisor -
      As someone who thinks it's okay if you want to roll yourself a joint, I wanna backup dq13. He was just expressing his opinion that he doesn't like an app promoting an illegal substance
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGerber View Post
      Why not? He's attacking those of us that support this app - with an abundance of ignorance, I'm sure you're noticing.

      Attacks against him have stopped, but no mention of his inflammatory posts???
      I am sure he has seen and read that many here are for this app. As for my opinion I don't see anything wrong with it. And no matter if he liked it or not or anyone else Apple let it go through so everyone must accept it like it or not.

      Quote Originally Posted by leathelisor View Post
      As someone who thinks it's okay if you want to roll yourself a joint, I wanna backup dq13. He was just expressing his opinion that he doesn't like an app promoting an illegal substance
      I would like to state that the so called illegal substance is not illegal in 15 states now including Michigan. So for some people that live in any of those states they can use it for medical purposes and its legal for them to use it so they might need a app like this.
    1. bblaser68's Avatar
      bblaser68 -
      Get this, marijuana and heroin are schedule 1 narcotics (the deadliest), while cocaine and meth are schedule 2 narcotics according to United States Federal Law [FDA]. The Government allowed states to form their own laws concerning the so called Drug Epidemic, and agreed not to infringe. That's why one person can say it's illegal and another, legal and both be right depending on whether your talking on a federal level or a state level. So far, 15 states said "Marijuana is as deadly as heroin? Coke and speed are better than weed? What were they smoking?". Obama says that marijuana should be able to be prescribed but, with the war and the economy, there are bigger things for him to worry about, plus, the legislature can handle the laws. ??? A nod but no handshake? I say Marilize Legaljuana! Its a plant, not a drug! Sugar has killed more! I'd rather ride with a stoned driver, than a drunk one! Talk to a doctor or read a book, man! It's the alcohol we need to be concerned about! -420-
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      So what.. Marijuana should be legal already anyway. They just can't find a way to tax it so that the government comes out ahead.