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T-Mobile Sued For Blocking "Legal Marijuana" App

Wow, what a surprise....

Sep 21 2010, 9:46pm CDT | by

T-Mobile Sued For Blocking "Legal Marijuana" App

T-Mobile is being forced to answer to its decision to ban a mobile app that allowed users to find local medical marijuana dispensaries.

EZ Texting is suing T-Mobile on behalf of its client WeedMaps. The plaintiff described its client's app as "a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors, and delivery services."

EZ Texting was the one on the back end that provided the technology for WeedMaps to offer SMS texts to users who inquired about the nearest place that sells medical marijuana.

The app was only made available to users in states where medical marijuana is legal, and EZ Texting says T-Mobile's unjustified act now poses a threat to its business.

"We were told that T-Mobile didn't approve of the Web site, which is totally legal. But we feel this is illegal blocking and that consumers have the right to send and receive any text message of their choosing," said the company in a statement.

Of course, the name doesn't really help its case. Maybe if it was called "Medical Cannabis Resource Center" we wouldn't be posting this story. But as it stands, T-Mobile thinks the app is completely inappropriate. In a statement, the mobile provider said "the claims in the lawsuit are meritless."

T-Mobile is under no legal obligation to make any app available to consumers. There probably is really no basis to this lawsuit, so WeedMaps is most likely just looking for attention. I guess they got it.

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