There’s more to cannabis than getting high. Like craft beer, bowling or fly fishing — all of which, coincidentally, pair well with weed — part of cannabis’s appeal is the culture that surrounds it. To partake, you could hit a music festival, attend a convention or simply download one of the five apps below.
Weedmaps is now the number-two medical app on iTunes. Consider it your one-stop shop for loads of cannabis consumer knowledge — a blend of Google maps, Yelp and Amazon for dispensaries, delivery services, doctors and brands.
Leafly started as a an online for cannabis strains, and it still offers great info on flavors, effects and pedigree. Its competitor to Weedmaps. Compare the two, and stay up to date on the drama surrounding both sites’ listing (or not) of black-market sellers. In 2018, Leafly announced it would de-list unlicensed sellers in California; Weedmaps has not.
If personalized medicine is the future of healthcare, Tokr is the future of weedcare — but not without a strong #lifestyle bent. What kind of cannabis experience do you want? Exercise or relaxation? CBD, THC or both? Vape pen or edibles? Based on your answers, the app “curates” high-end brands and sellers.
Massroots is a community app — imagine a more motivated /r/trees. The app pushes its pages on strains, dispensaries and brands, which tecnically aligns it as a competitor to Leafly and Weedmaps. But the best utility, and the way most stoners use it, is as a media hub. Read up on stories about studies on CBD, the latest marijuana legislation and recipes. (For cannbis memes, /r/trees is still your destination.)
SimLeaf is the only paid app on this list, but damn if it isn’t worth three bucks. It’s a self-professed “highly advanced 3D grow simulator,” which is a fancy way of saying it’s a place to practice your grow before you screw it up in real life. There’s enough complexity here to actually learn a ton about growing.