Weed Apps: The 3 Very Best Apps for Medical Marijuana Patients

We live in a world where no matter what you’re interested in, there’s usually an app for it. Apps can make it easy for us to find information, share things about ourselves, and track data. Medical marijuana is no exception to the “there’s an app for that” rule. You can find apps for a variety of different medical cannabis related purposes, including finding information on strains, apps on where to find dispensaries in your city and even apps on preparing culinary cannabis delights. As many people, believe—including numerous doctors—weed can help battle against many illnesses and chronic pain that drugs are not always the preferred choice. And, although owning and growing cannabinoids is still illegal in many states, it can help with such as multiple sclerosis, a post-traumatic stress disorder, and cancer, as well as working pain relief medicines for many other medical conditions. Below, we profile our top 3:

1. Leafly

Whether you’re a new user or a seasoned pro, the Leafly App is a must-have for any medical cannabis user. The Leafly app is free and features a plethora of information about different strains of cannabis. It truly is a strain encyclopedia. You can choose different strains based on the type of high you want to attain or on the symptoms you are looking to treat.This free app won the “App of the Year” award in 2014.

Not only will you get a detailed description of the strain, including the conditions it can treat, the way you’ll feel after consuming it and real-life user reviews, but this handy app will also tell you where to find a dispensary around you and whether or not a given dispensary carries a specific strain. It will also allow you to view dispensary reviews and different deals and specials in your area.

The Leafly App also features articles and current news regarding marijuana for users to flip through. Users found the database super comprehensive but wished there was a way to filter the search feature so you could type in the condition and get a variety of strain options that would offer appropriate relief (as opposed to searching an individual strain and seeing what ailments it is appropriate for).

Pros:

  • Free
  • Reviews of a huge variety of strains
  • Daily updates from local dispensaries

Cons:

  • No way to turn off notifications from this app

2. Weed Cookbook

The Weed Cookbook app does exactly what it sounds like: Provides users with over 45 unique recipes to create food and beverage favorites infused with medical marijuana. This app is perfect for the medical marijuana user who prefers edibles to smoking. The Weed Cookbook provides recipes for marijuana beverages such as teas and smoothie, tinctures as well as a section for baked goods. They will also teach users how to make their own marijuana butter and flour that can replace regular butter or flour in any recipe the user chooses.

Users found the recipes good but wished there was a bit more selection in terms of recipes, as the app is not free. However, it is important to keep in mind that the app teaches users how to make ingredients that can essentially be incorporated into any recipe, such as weed butter or oil.

The creators of the app have also created a Weed Cookbook 2 with new recipes and also have an app called Baked, which features only cannabis infused baked goods. Weed Cookbook is user-friendly and its easy-to-use layout is organized in a way that will allow you to find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

Pros:

  • Simple, user-friendly layout
  • Delicious recipes
  • Helpful tips and hints for cooking with cannabis

Cons:

  • Not free
  • Sometimes slow to fix bugs in the app
  • Not enough recipes and no user interaction

3. GrowBuddy

GrowBuddy is an app that, in short, will assist you in growing your own medical marijuana.This app helps you track your plants progress from start to finish, so you’ll know every step of the way what each plant’s unique needs are. Knowing your plant’s age and development stage can assist you in caring for them, as you’ll know how much water and light they will need to be getting along every step. It will also allow you to determine and provide essential nutrients for every stage.

The GrowBuddy app will also allow you to track strain information so that your growing techniques can be altered accordingly. They also have lots of growing tips and week by week pictures, which will help you to determine if what you’re seeing is in your own garden is normal or if it signifies a problem or sickness in your plant. It will also send you automatic reminders for pruning, watering, and other aspects of growth that are specific to marijuana growth.

The GrowBuddy app also boasts top of the line security to keep all your data private and doesn’t share your data with anyone. GrowBuddy also has a Grower’s Marketplace, which allows you to read reviews and purchase all the necessary equipment for your weed garden, including special lights, seeds, and plant nutrients.

GrowBuddy allows you to yield the most successful and high-quality weed garden possible by helping you track and journal every aspect of your plant’s growth. Surprisingly, the GrowBuddy app is free.

Obviously, there are tons of weed-related apps out there and which ones are the best for you truly depends on what you are seeking to find with the app. Above, we profiled the apps that we felt did best in their respective categories. Leafly is a great way to find information on not only pretty much every strain of weed out there but also on different dispensaries in your city. Weed Cookbook is a pretty radical recipe resource for those who like to experiment with their edibles. And if you’re seeking mentorship to start growing your own supply of medical marijuana, GrowBuddy will make you say: “there’s an app for that”.

Have you used any of these apps? What did you think were their strengths and how do you feel they could be improved?

Jason Duke
 

As a disabled veteran I have been through years of therapy and treatment and I have seen the toll prescription pain medications can take on you and your family. Now years later and an advocate for Medical Marijuana I'm the founder of MedicalMarijuanaHelp.com a website dedicated to providing accurate information on Medical Marijuana uses, the laws, and the strains. I'm a firm believer that marijuana can help millions of people and deserves its proper place in mainstream medicine.

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