Apple has pulled controversial free game Weed Firm from the App Store, despite its huge popularity.

Weed Firm players assume the role of a virtual marijuana dealer Ted Growing, with gamers looking to generate drug money through picking the right strains and selling the drug to a wide variety of different characters.

Developer Manitobo were not given any warning that the game was going to be pulled, even though the game sitting at the top spot of the US App Store, and had been gaining popularity for months.

Apple has not released a reason for removing the game from its store, but it is likely that the game fell foul of the company’s stringent policies against “adult” content.

Manitoba has said that they are looking to get the game back into the store, but to do so they will probably have to censor some of the game’s elements that made it so popular in the first place.

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