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'Weed Firm' app game on fire

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A game hit the Apple app store this month that allowed users to grow and sell virtual marijuana. It's like "Farmville" for potheads. "Weed Firm" quickly became the No. 1 app.

From modern-day phenomena like "Angry Birds" -- putting smiles on so many faces -- to "Farmville" (I still have no idea what that is) to my personal favorite, "Coleco Football." Yes, that's a game, not ancient computer code. We all have our favorites.

But now "Weed Firm" is crushing it. The goal is clear even if you might be a little bit hazy (it is probably even easier if you have a bag of Doritos lying around): sell and grow the most weed possible.

"Weed Firm" was firmly atop the iTunes store of No. 1 free app games. And then, like a puff of smoke -- poof -- it disappeared Tuesday. It is unclear why.

When we interviewed Ricardo Baca, editor of cannabist.com and Denver Post writer, at 4:20 his time (his only free time; coincidence? We think not) weed firm was still No. 1. He said the reason was simple: it's a well-made game.

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