The number of people consuming medical marijuana is on the rise. However, medical cannabis remains a polarizing topic despite the rapid changes in cannabis policy.
As different states continue to legalize medical marijuana, its popularity grows among the patients, just like the number of appropriate mobile apps.
These mobile apps can help patients identify cannabis strains, find medical marijuana dispensaries in their local area, write and read reviews of strains and dispensaries, get latest cannabis news, consult with real doctors, and connect with other patients and share the knowledge and experience.
Here, we listed some of the most popular apps for medical marijuana patients.
Founded in 2008, Weedmaps app is the largest and most comprehensive marijuana directory and discovery resource, which provides the most up-to-date and accurate listings throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
The app allows users to browse local listings, user reviews, many varieties of marijuana strains, with pricing and photos, as well as to find a medical marijuana doctor in their area to get evaluated and receive a recommendation for available medication, marijuana strains, tinctures, and more.
Weedmaps app is available for free for Android and iOS.
Where's Weed App
Where's Weed Marijuana Strains & Dispensary Maps app is another comprehensive medical marijuana dispensary locator.
It enables medical marijuana patients to search, locate, and review trusted medical/recreational marijuana dispensaries, delivery services, and medical marijuana doctors for a recommendation.
Where's Weed app includes thousands of strains the users can search through and use filters to find the best dispensary for specific cannabis strains and more.
The app is available for free download for iOS and Android devices.
Leafly Marijuana Reviews App
Leafly is similar to previous two apps in this list. It allows users to explore thousands of marijuana strains and access the map to find local pot dispensaries for their medical or personal needs.
Users can search by user-submitted reviews, desired effects, flavors, recommended strains, medical treatment, availability, and more.
Leafly app makes the search easier thanks to its Finder feature with the integrated map helping users locate a doctor, clinic, pot dispensary, retail cannabis store, or delivery service in their local area.
Besides working as a medical marijuana locator, Leafly app also provides the latest cannabis news and lifestyle information, medical marijuana studies, legalization updates, and other useful cannabis content.
The app is available for free on Android and iOS devices.
Knowing that there are thousands of strains of cannabis to choose from and dozens of consumption methods available, such as tinctures, edibles, concentrates, and more, it is really difficult to find the best cannabis strain for a particular condition. Choosing the wrong strain and method of consumption can aggravate symptoms instead of alleviating them.
PotBot is the app designed to help medical marijuana patients find the strains in the local area that would be best for their condition.
It provides recommendations tailored to each patient's individual needs by using the unique cannabinoid-based algorithm, which is backed by peer-reviewed research.
PotBot app is available for Android and iOS for free.
releaf app is a cannabis tracker that allows users to track their sessions with cannabis and record the effects, i.e. how exactly how it's helping them, along with mental or physical side effects.
These logs help the app identify patterns in the session data and help users learn what types of cannabis and intake methods work best in treating various symptoms.
The app is available for free for iOS and Android.
Mass Roots App
MassRoots is the community of the cannabis enthusiasts which is available as a free mobile app for Android and iOS.
It enables users to explore many marijuana strains and consumption forms by leveraging ratings and reviews from other users and experts.
Medical marijuana patients can also use the app to learn about the latest marijuana products and find the closest dispensaries nearby.
Most important, the MassRoots app is an inclusive community of like-minded people who love to share anything, from their cannabis knowledge, experiences, methods and techniques, to favorite strains of weed.
Eaze MD App
Eaze MD works as a medical consultation app with an emphasize on medical marijuana patients.
It allows patients on medical cannabis to have online video consultations with licensed doctors in order to get private and secure medical recommendations.
Eaze MD is HIPAA-compliant, which means that patient's information remains secure and confidential.
Video consultations with a doctor are currently only available for people located in California from 8 AM to 10 PM.
While the app is free to download for iOS and Android, it charges patients with $19 for a recommendation.
For medical marijuana patients, the lines and the paperwork including multiple forms can make the process of getting their medicine really frustrating.
Currently, all medical marijuana dispensaries are required to review patient information documents at every visit. Even longtime patients are required to present proper documentation for the dispensary to review. These interactions take time and require multiple forms to be filled at every visit, which is equally bad for both business and patients.
Loudcloud app hopes to streamline the process and make the interaction and purchases faster and more efficient.
The app is intended for both patients and dispensaries.
Patients can securely upload documents onto the LoudCloud server, allowing them to purchase medical marijuana from any of the LoudCloud verified dispensaries displayed on a map.
Dispensaries can upload new patient information on the LoudCloud server using the app, allowing for new customers to become regular customers without having to carry documentation each time they visit their dispensary.
This three-step process is a HIPAA-compliant, which means that all patient information is secure and confidential.
LoudCloud app is free to use on iOS, however, it's no longer available for Android.
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