Top 10 Cannabis Apps That Are Actually Useful
There are thousands, if not tens of thousands of cannabis-related apps available today for use on smartphones and tablets. Many of them are buggy, poor imitations of better products, or just downright useless! But there are some incredibly useful and valuable apps if you know where to look – so let’s see what we can find.
Here’s our top ten of the current most useful apps out there serving the cannabis community. Let us know of your comments, opinions, user experiences and anything else on the subject in the comments!
simLeaf is something like the Tamagotchi of cannabis apps – but there’s a lot more to it! In fact, it’s a pretty comprehensive grow simulator with a whole bunch of different settings and variables that can be adjusted. You can choose which strain you want to grow, you can pick either a 600W or 1000W lamp, or adjust your pH or nutrient regime, and a whole lot more.
You’re charged with the task of looking after every single one of your plant’s needs – and if you fail to look after it properly, it’ll die just like those hundreds of poor Tamagotchis my sister neglected as a child! But if you manage to take proper care of it, you will be well-rewarded with a virtual harvest – and you’ll learn a lot along the way.
The basic app is full of features as it comes, but there are also various extras that can be purchased to make the process even more involving – such as extra strains and advanced grow techniques and equipment. It’s aimed more at the novice grower, and could be a useful way to learn what’s required before ever even putting a seed into soil.
simLeaf is available on iOS for $1.99.
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MassRoots has gained a big following over recent years (it now has around one million active members), and can be very useful for creating networks of cannabis enthusiasts that span the sectors of industry, healthcare and recreation.
MassRoots offers the ability to view cannabis-related news and content local to your area, or to look at the bigger picture with the Global view. As well as this, you can share pictures, videos, news, and anything else that’s cannabis-related with your ”Buds” (that’s MassRoots jargon for friends or contacts).
Massroots is available on iOS and Android for free – but it’s not on the Google Play Store right now, so try the Amazon App Store instead.
We haven’t listed many cannabis games here, for the simple reason that we haven’t found many we like! But Hemp Inc is a little different. First, they are very proactive about promoting the cannabis activist group NORML, and their stated aim is to “speed up cannabis legalization”.
Hemp Inc works on a broadly similar basis to Farmville, and while there are lots of other cannabis apps that are similar, we feel this one is on a somewhat elevated level. It doesn’t become tedious, and it’s fun and engaging through and through. It features several cannabis celebs including Jimi Hendrix, Snoop Dogg, B-Real from Cypress Hill and Tommy Chong, who you can interact with and maybe even sell weed to, if your game is tight!
All aspects of managing a weed empire are covered here – you can grow and sell any of twenty different strains, you can buy property to expand your business, and much more!
Hemp Inc is available on iOS and Android for free.
WeedMaps has been growing year on year since its inception in 2008, and is now a behemoth of the cannabis industry! Its aim is to cover as many of the world’s cannabis specialists and businesses as possible, including dispensaries, doctors, and delivery services.
On opening the app for the first time, you’ll be invited to share your location. Then, you’ll be shown a list of the closest locations from which you can purchase cannabis or cannabis-based medicines. You can also search by location, brands, products, and a lot more.
As well as all this, WeedMaps will help you find deals local to you and people to network with, and offers exclusive content including full-length documentaries, how-to’s, and much more on their WeedMaps TV channel!
WeedMaps is available on iOS and Android for free.
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Growtronix is a heavy hitter on the cannabis apps market – and really, it’s in a whole other class. It’s not available on standard app stores, meaning that you have to contact the maker directly to get hold of it.
Far from being a simulation or a game, Growtronix is an all-out automation system for your growroom, comprising various pieces of hardware and software. With the basic package, you’ll receive controllers, a network interface, temperature and humidity sensors, and a comprehensive software suite including desktop and smartphone apps.
Growtronix is not available on iOS and Android – contact the maker for solutions (which start at $489.99!)
Ultimate Weed Trivia
One way to dispel any last remaining myths about the mental sharpness and reaction times of stoners is to show off your skills at this awesome little trivia game designed for stoners, patients and all-round cannabis scholars! Answers thousands of questions related to the history, culture, chemistry, geography, and botany of cannabis – and if you’re not already a world expert, you will be by the time you’ve answered even half of these questions!
Ultimate Weed Trivia will test your brain and keep it sharp!
Ultimate Weed Trivia gives you three lives at the outset, and you’ll lose a life for every incorrect answer. It’s set up as a system of levels going from 1-100; if you do lose all your lives, you’ll have to restart from the beginning, but all the questions will be exactly the same the second time round so it should be no problem to progress up the levels.
Ultimate Weed Trivia is available on iOS and Android for free.
Leafly is one of the world’s most famous, well-rated and popular cannabis-related apps. Users can rate and reviews strains, dispensaries, edibles and many other cannabis-based products. With millions of active users, you can be almost certain that someone will have something to say about the strain you are looking for.
Leafly is one of the world’s most popular cannabis apps
Patients, recreational users and growers all regularly leave ratings and reviews of strains, dispensaries and so on, often posting a lot of useful information about growing requirements, medical indications and so on. As well as reviews, Leafly also offers cannabis news, reports, event coverage and much, much more!
Leafly is available on iOS and Android for free.
Eaze is a simple, genius app that closely follows the Uber or Lyft format. You place an order, then you can track your driver until he or she arrives at your front door – with a package of prime cannabis flowers, extracts or edibles for your medicinal needs!
But that’s not all. Eaze can actually connect you to a doctor who will prescribe the cannabis-based medicines that you need, and will even help you to get hold of a medicinal marijuana card if you don’t already have one. So you can get medicinal cannabis without even needing to leave the house, which could be a blessing for patients with lesser mobility!
Eaze is available on iOS and Android for free (but only in the US for now).
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My Canary is a useful little app that has been designed and promoted by the cannabis activist group NORML. Its premise is simple – it will help the user assess their level of inebriation (how stoned you are, basically!) and determine whether you are fit to drive a car. The app takes you through a series of sobriety tests, based on tests that have been used by law enforcement for decades.
Tests include ability to balance on one foot, memorizing a series of numbers, and estimating time spans. Based on the combined results from all the tests, the app will give you a “red”, “yellow” or “green” light – meaning you are either stoned, semi-sober or sober! Obviously, this app is only as useful as you make it – it can’t stop you from driving, but it can help you to make the right decision.
My Canary is available on iOS and Android for free.
High There! has been billed as the Tinder of the cannabis community, and is essentially what the description implies – a dating app for stoners all over the world (although currently much more popular in the US than outside), which is location-based and allows users to swipe left and right to select or reject potential partners. The app matches users not just on location, but also on a set of variables based on users’ individual likes and dislikes.
For example, users that describe themselves as high-energy are less likely to be paired with low-energy dates (this is based on stated preference for sativa, indica – or both, which gets you classed as “medium-energy”). People that prefer vaping may be matched with other vapers in preference to smokers or lovers of munching edibles.
There’s also a set of lifestyle and activity choices including Outdoors, Culture and Food, which add an extra layer of common interest to potential pairings. Lastly, you can even choose from three options to specify what you want to do with a prospective date – Chat, Stay In or Go Out!
High There is available on iOS and Android for free.
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10 Essential Apps For Every Stoner And Grower
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.
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.
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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.
9. 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 iO S, 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.
These apps are essential for making any weed lover's life easier. They can help you find weed, get it delivered to your door, and even run your own grow room.