Weedmaps, one of the first cannabis apps created to help connect users with medical dispensaries, has been around since 2008 and now covers recreational cannabis as well. (Provided by Weedmaps)
Looking for a little help in how you get high? Here in the Mile High City, we’re five years into the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana, so of course, there’s an app for that.
Despite the wild discrepancies in marijuana laws from state to state, a slew of new mobile applications are built specifically for consumers to offer everything from social networking and strain reviews to dispensary locators and advance ordering online.
It’s worth noting that Apple’s App Store bans “facilitating the sale of marijuana, tobacco or controlled substances” or “encourag(ing) consumption of tobacco products, illegal drugs or excessive amounts of alcohol.” It has banned marijuana-related apps in the past, although it has since lightened up. Google Play recently banned apps that “facilitate” the sale of marijuana, but is working with cannabis-centric developers on compliance.
However, there are still plenty of pot-focused (and free) apps to enhance every smoke sesh, so we’ve rounded up the six best for Colorado’s cannabis-friendly crowd to download right now.
The marijuana mapping company was way ahead of the game when it first launched its eponymous app in 2008 as a community where medical patients could find and connect with dispensaries. Since then, this OG has expanded its empire into an all-encompassing cannabis education resource that includes consumer reviews, Groupon-esque dispensary deals and a dedicated news site. Until state legislators implement home delivery of cannabis, you can order ahead online through the app for pickup at select dispensaries (Android only). The Southern California-based hive mind is also behind the Museum of Weed, a pop-up concept open through Sept. 29 in Los Angeles.
Free; Apple iOS and