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Considerations For Early Movers In Cannabis E-Commerce

As I write this in September 2021, 19 U.S. states have completely legalized cannabis for recreational and medical use. That’s over one-third of the country.

This steady legalization — and destigmatization — isn’t just benefiting cannabis users but entrepreneurs in the space, too. In particular, we’re beginning to see a rapid push for app-based cannabis purchases that are as fast and easy as shopping on Amazon.

As CEO of a software design and engineering company, I’ve seen many clients struggling with the guidelines for the delivery of cannabis products via mobile devices. But recent changes in the space are about to provide a better experience and safe access to legal cannabis products.

Cannabis Is Moving To Mobile

In July 2021, Apple made a huge announcement for its App Store: Cannabis can now be bought and sold through iOS apps. However, Google has maintained its ban on cannabis-related apps in its app store.

Apple’s allowance of cannabis apps is big news for multiple reasons. 

First, it presents all-new possibilities for buyers and sellers. Individuals will be able to purchase cannabis from the privacy and comfort of their homes using their smartphones. And while there’s only a handful of places they can do so right now, I expect we could see cannabis marketplaces explode on the App Store over time. [Read More @ Forbes]

 

 

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