A California lawmaker from Silicon Valley called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to remove the restriction against cannabis sales on the company’s app store.
“As you know, California law grants every adult over age 21 the right to purchase and consume cannabis and cannabis products,” Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, wrote in a letter to the CEO. “You and your team have the opportunity to support the will of California’s voters and reinforce the values of openness, inclusion and diversity that Apple is known for.”
California voters in 2016 voted to legalize recreational cannabis. The state is struggling to regulate the new industry while black market competitors compete with growers who want to comply with the law.
Cannabis has been legal for medical purposes in California since 1996, when voters approved Proposition 215. Advocates say Apple should make cannabis easier to obtain for ill Californians.
Cannabis is “a medical necessity for millions of Californians. Yet patients don’t have access to