If you’re a stoner, you know that sometimes finding the best app for stoners can be difficult. We all know what it’s like to have an amazing idea while we’re high, only to forget it as soon as we come down. The good news is there are a number of apps that make your smoking experience better.
In this article, we will explore some of the best apps for stoners and how they can help you out.
Best Apps For Stoners
Smartphone apps can enhance various areas of our lives, from managing bills to managing diet. Now, developers have created apps to improve every aspect of the cannabis experience, from growing more efficiently to locating your favourite strains. Check out the 10 essential cannabis apps below, plus a bonus app that makes covert growing a breeze.
95 13 Oct 2020By Luke Sumpter
The age of technology has presented us with many different gadgets and tools to help enhance activities of daily live, often making them easier to conduct and possible to track and record. Among these are smartphone applications, or apps. These pieces of software have been developed to augment scores of different activities, from shopping and exercise to navigation and communication. And cannabis users have certainly not been left out of this picture, with many different cannabis-themed apps available. Apps range from those that assist with growing weed to those that provide cooking recipes, and truly everything in between.
Weedmaps is a cannabis user’s best friend. This highly sophisticated piece of software was created to assist cannabis users in finding dispensaries and other points of sale. The app works on an international scale and can be used to find the best cannabis dispensaries within California, all the way to the most popular cannabis clubs in Barcelona, Spain. The app uses a Google Maps-style navigation visual that pinpoints all of the dispensary locations within your local area and further afield.
As well as helping you find the best outlets within your neighbourhood, Weedmaps also provides the menus and prices of most establishments, allowing you to browse options before you leave your house and make the journey to go and procure some bud. The app also provides in-depth strain reviews that discuss strength, effect, and flavour, helping you discover a strain with the exact traits you are interested in before commiting to a purchase.
Weedmaps also boasts a large community of users that provide product reviews and photos regarding a wide range of products, further helping you decide if a listing is right for you. You can also use the app to find cannabis delivery services if you are lucky enough to live in a region where such a service is legal.
Weedmaps is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Leafly is a media platform that provides in-depth information on almost every cannabis strain in existence. Simply enter the strain you have questions about within the search box to learn everything you need to know. These pages provide a summary of information regarding strain lineage and place of origin, among a host of other vital characteristics. The information provided also goes into detail about the cannabinoid values found within the strain and what effects these have, documenting the recreational and medicinal characteristics. Each page also provides a flavour profile of the strain, using clean and bright images to display the tastes on offer.
The app is also very handy if you are planning on growing, as it provides helpful information regarding flowering, expected yields, and the type of environment that certain strains prefer and thrive in. Most strain pages also feature hundreds of user reviews that describe anecdotal accounts of the effects, tastes, and growing traits that each strain possesses.
Leafly is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Vast leaps in technology have allowed many industries to automate processes, meaning tasks that once required hours of labour now only require the click of a button. The cannabis industry has also adopted such tech, and now with apps such as a Growtronix, cannabis users can implement it within their own homes. The app is designed to work with various pieces of hardware that allow for complete automation of every aspect of the growing process. The system works using a series of sensors and controllers, and is capable of running and monitoring lighting, pumps, air conditioning, humidifiers, valves, door locks, heaters, CO₂ systems, exhaust systems, smoke detectors, flood detectors, pH levels, and soil temperature. Many of these systems can also be overridden and controlled from afar with an internet connection, allowing you to make necessary changes to the environment, even when you are away from home.
Growtronix also provides regular and in-depth data stats about your growing operation, presenting information in the form of graphs and pie charts. The app also provides analytics such as electronics costs, images, and time lapse videos.
Growtronix is not available on iOS or Android. Customers need to contact the company in order to purchase this software.
Cannabis home delivery was once merely a dream of stoners who ran out of weed at midnight or were struggling to find a provider. However, what was once a dream has now become a reality. Eaze is a cannabis delivery app that is very similar to the Uber and Lyft formats. The company works as the middleman between cannabis dispensaries and customers, swiftly delivering cannabis extracts, flowers, edibles, and more straight to your door. Any cannabis product you can imagine is merely a click away. Browse through dispensary menus, find what stimulates your appetite, and wait on your couch until your order arrives. Eaze also provides a service that helps users find a doctor who can prescribe cannabis-based medicines, allowing you to obtain products easily and legally. The app also provides an estimated delivery time and allows users to track the order, letting you know exactly when your fire will arrive.
The Eaze app is available for both iOS and Android users.
MassRoots is a social media app designed entirely for the sharing of cannabis-related content. The app allows users to read and share content regarding cannabis news, pictures, videos, and blog style posts. Sometimes, sharing your passion for cannabis among your friends and family on social media doesn’t seem appropriate. This is where MassRoots comes in. Share pictures of your latest grow and the last joint you rolled in the company of over 1 million other cannabis enthusiasts, and gain inspiration from a constant feed of similar content too. The main idea behind the platform is for users to share medical information about cannabis strains. The sleek Instagram-like aesthetic of the platform makes it easy to navigate, and users can easily find information about strains they are looking for using the search tools.
MassRoots is available for both iOS and Android users.
- CANNABIS LEGENDZ COOKBOOK
The Cannabis Legendz Cookbook is a great smartphone app for all of the budding weed chefs out there. Getting creative with cannabis in the kitchen is a fun and creative pastime, but it’s easy to run out of ideas. This app will keep your creative flow running, providing scores of recipes that are both sweet and savoury. Use the app to whip up a batch of sweets such as brownies or cakes, or plan an entire three-course meal before inviting over a bunch of grateful stoner friends. The cookbook offers recipes for tea, pizza, spaghetti, and much more.
Cannabis Legendz Cookbook is available for download from Google Play.
Want to grow your own cannabis plants, but not quite ready to make the leap? Then try out the app simLEAF to get a taste of what the growing experience is like. SimLEAF is a cannabis growing simulator that requires the user to look after every element of their cannabis plant’s needs, from water and lighting to nutrients. Putting in the time, effort, and attention will reward you with a virtual yield, and build up your confidence before growing a real cannabis plant. Users of the app can progress to using more advanced growing techniques and cultivating more difficult cannabis varieties.
SimLEAF is available on iOS.
EZGrow by EZGro Inc. is basically a daily grow log that will assist you in tracking and gathering data on your grow so you can effectively improve it. The app works for a single garden or multiple gardens, so it offers solutions for both beginner and commercial growers. With the help of this app, you can photo- and video-monitor your grow, create a nutrient schedule, track humidity, temperature, CO₂, pH, and ppm values, and take advantage of the proprietary nutrient calculator. Commercial growers can also assign tasks and authorise different users. EZGrow also features a treatment tool to eliminate any pest problems. Sounds like a helpful tool, doesn’t it?
EZGrow is available for both iOS and Android systems.
- GROW JOURNAL
Like the name says, Grow journal by Life Plus Studios is essentially a grow log that targets novice and small-scale hobby growers. Like the aforementioned app, it lets you track your grow via reminders, feeds, pictures, and notes. You can also export the collected data in text form and archive your journals. Grow journal has a simple yet intuitive design that lets you track each week with a specific colour code to indicate the phase of the plant (vegging, bloom, harvest). Moreover, you can track temperatures, pH, and ppm values with the help of this tool. Grow journal features a hydroponics setting for pH and ppm as well.
With GrowBuddy, you can grow bigger, better, and smarter, because it is built by growers for growers. This app is the ultimate tool for every grower because it not only incorporates the grow journal and monitoring functions of the apps above, but also has its own grower forum that you can log into, as well as a marketplace for all kinds of growing equipment. First, make sure that your data is secured and that you operate anonymously. This app is suitable for both the hobby grower with only two plants, all the way up to large-scale operations with 2,000 plants or more. Case Files is their Q&A forum for all things grow-related. There you can find information specific to your garden, easily add your journal data for troubleshooting, and share your knowledge with fellow growers. With the Grower’s Marketplace, you can research all the latest products and reviews in the categories nutrients, lights, pesticides, grow mediums, and many more.
Unfortunately, GrowBuddy is currently unavailable for iOS and Android users, but the programmers are working fast and hard to fix this. But the good news is, they are already developing the updated version GrowBuddy 2.0, with even more features and a fresh new look.
Below are 10 of the best cannabis-themed apps to improve your weed experience, along with a bonus app to boost the efficiency of your next grow.
Bonus App: SuperGreenLab
Available on Android and iOS, SuperGreenLab enables growers to turn cardboard boxes, cupboards, and spare furniture into covert growing spaces. SuperGreenLab removes the need for large tents and complex hardware, replacing them with inexpensive yet effective alternatives.
The app works in synergy with hardware bundles and allows cultivators to monitor their enclosed grow from a distance. Use the SuperGreenLab app to keep tabs on stats such as temperature, humidity, and ventilation, and set up reminders to help you remember to feed and water your plants.
The app also allows users to share their grow with the community, seek help from other users, and access in-app growing tips. Users also have the option to automate their setup using the SuperGreenLab controller. Completely automate lighting and ventilation to make growing easier than ever before.
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Is there any better sign that weed is going mainstream than the bountiful selection of marijuana-related apps? Yep, somewhere between Instagram and Seamless, you can now also keep a list of dispensaries in your area and endless information about specific cannabis strains, right on your phone.
Of course, this is thanks in large part to recent medical and recreational marijuana legislation. With that comes a newfound access to all kinds of information and a refreshing lack of judgment.
So thankfully, you don’t have to feel so embarrassed when asking your budtender whatever dumb question comes to mind. But even if you’re on-the-go or you don’t live in a weed-legal state, you can still satisfy your curiosity from your phone.
And we’re not just talking about the massive collections of Rasta-themed iPhone backgrounds, here. There are apps out there that can make your cannabis experience safer, more effective, and more enjoyable. Ahead, we’ve got five apps that marijuana users swear by. And that means newbies should probably check ’em out ASAP.
This month, we’re celebrating High January by leaving our stoner stereotypes behind. Instead, we’ll take long-time smokers and total newbies through the various complexities of the current cannabis world. It’s 2017 and we’re ready to blaze a new trail.
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