Manitoba asserted that “the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a great number of weed based apps still available, as well as games promoting other so-called 'illegal activities' such as shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings." Admittedly, the developers have a good point there, although we're yet to hear of incidents involving catapulting birds towards unstable buildings - which means Angry Birds does a pretty poor job with "promoting" said activity.
Unfortunately, Weed Firm also got the axe from Google Play, but for a whole different reason - Google has some beef with the game's original publisher. But if you are already missing the game on either Android or iOS, grieve not. Like Flappy Bird, which died a honorable death but is about to rise from the ashes like a Flappy Phoenix, Manitoba is promising Weed Firm will triumphantly return. "The Apple version might need to be censored a bit to comply with Apple's strictest requirement since they are going to be looking very attentively at what we submit from now on. Google never had a problem with the application itself. The problem was with our publisher and we are expecting to return to the Play Store once we find a suitable publisher." - said the developers.
Not only that, but Weed Firm 2 will be showing up later this year, with "updated and improved graphics and gameplay, new locations, magic mushrooms, new characters, and much, much more!" Sounds like the beginning of a blazing franchise!
source: Manitoba Games