These days there are thousands of cannabis-related apps available to download and use on smartphones and tablets, no matter what device you may have. Many are of the cheap home-brewed variety and as such are buggy, badly implemented and downright useless. There are, however, an increasing number that are not just well made but also incredibly useful and full of information for all weed enthusiasts out there.
The market for cannabis mobile apps is growing at a rapid pace, if you pardon the pun, and as the seeds of acceptance for the use of legal cannabis are sown, more and more mobile developers and investors are sure to jump on the bandwagon and more apps will hit the marketplace.
But there’s more to cannabis than getting high and part of cannabis’s appeal is the culture that surrounds it. Whether you want to hit a music festival, attend cannabis conventions or partake in some other activity that pairs well with weed, then we believe the cannabis mobile apps below will set you on the right course.
simLeaf, as its name suggests, is kind of a cannabis cultivating simulator app in the vein of other popular “sim” games and as such is a pretty comprehensive growing simulator. It’s extensive settings and variables allow you to choose which strain of cannabis you want to grow, what sort of lamp you want to use to heat the plant, and even what your pH or nutrient regime is, amongst many, many other variables.
The game tasks you with looking after your plant’s needs and if you neglect even one factor in its growth, it’ll die. If, however, you manage to take proper care of it, you will be rewarded with a virtual harvest.
The beauty of this app is that through making the many tweaks and changes to the environment of your plants, you are in essence learning the basics of real-life cannabis growing and as such, you can’t help but begin to understand the factors needed to successfully grow a harvest outside of the app.
The basic app comes with many features but there’s also a vast array of extras that can be purchased for additional fees that allow you to enrich the experience further.
simLeaf can be found on the Apple Appstore for $1.99.
Tokr goes the personalized medicine route and is aimed at helping you figure out and find what you want from your cannabis experience.
What kind of cannabis experience are you looking for? Something energetic or a chilled-out encounter? Vape pen, CBD or something you can eat? Based on your answers, the app will search its vast database of brands and sellers and suggests the type of cannabis product that is right for you.
Tokr is free and can be found on both the Apple Appstore and Google Play
MassRoots has become increasingly popular in recent years and currently has around one million active members. It is an incredibly useful app for creating networks with other cannabis enthusiasts across all different sectors of society. Many dispensaries can be followed on the app similar to how Facebook pages work allowing you to always be up to date with the range of cannabis products available in your area.
The app offers the ability to view cannabis-related news and content local to your area showing cannabis conventions and other places of interest nearby, as well as global news and developments that may be of interest to you. On top of this, it allows users to share pictures, videos, news, and anything else cannabis related with your friends on the app, which MassRoots calls “Buds”, naturally.
Massroots is available on both the Apple Appstore and Android for free.
Weedmaps is currently sitting at number two on the iTunes medical app chart and for good reason. The app is a blend of Google maps, Yelp, and Amazon for dispensaries, delivery services, doctors and brands, giving users a one-stop shop for all their local cannabis needs.
Once opened the app will ask you to share your location. Then, you’ll be shown a list of all the locations near to you where you can purchase cannabis or cannabis-based medicines. The app also provides a search function that can be narrowed down to location, product, brand, as well as a lot more.
On top of this WeedMaps can help you find deals local to you and people nearby to network with. It also offers exclusive content including full-length documentaries and how-to’s.
WeedMaps is available now for free on the Apple Appstore and Google Play.
Leafly started as an online database of cannabis strains, providing information on flavors, effects, and provenance. It has since grown to be a worthy competitor to Weedmaps. It is perhaps the best-known marijuana app, and just like Weedmaps, is a kind of Yelp for marijuana enthusiasts, allowing them to see reviews of dispensaries and information on strains. It also has a vast news database keeping every cannabis enthusiast up to date with everything weed related across the world including local cannabis conventions or other events that may be taking place in their area.
Leafly has grown to become one of the world’s most famous, well rated and popular cannabis related apps. With millions of active users each day, and a vast amount of information in its databases, you can be almost certain that someone will have something to say about the weed culture in your area, or on the global stage.
Leafly is available for free on the Apple Appstore and Android.
So, there you have it, our list of the best cannabis mobile apps out there. Check them out. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.