For all of those who enjoy the company of Miss Mary Jane, the iPhone has been a device that up until this point was a stoner’s paradise. For merely a dollar, you could make polaroids, fingerboard, or tweet your way to the nearest bar or party. But recently, Apple has seemingly allowed a few pro-marijuana apps into the iTunes App Store. This is a good thing. Now in the store there’s a number of Apps offering not only directions to your nearest dispensary but also names and numbers of doctors that will give you a prescription (for a fee), allowing you to take that to your nearest dispensary (for a fee), and to buy legal marijuana (for a fee). That’s the shortened version: there’s a couple waiting periods and not to mention the balls it takes to go to said doctor and say to him “Man, I totes can’t sleep. How about you hook me up with some pot?”. However, with the advent of such Apps as “Cannabis” (a mere $2.99) and “Pot Locator” (free!), you can now do such things without having to scour the back of LA Weekly for ads and asking seven different friends if they “know a good doctor for my… you know… back pain”.
“Cannabis” is the more professional of the two as long as you’re willing to pony up the three dollars, while “Pot Locator” does more or less the same thing (albeit with slightly poorer graphics but an infinitely more charming user interface). They are both wonderful apps and very easy to use. While “Pot Locator” is planning to use ads to cover revenue and make money and “Cannabis” enjoys the $3 price tag, “Pot Locator” seems to have more of a pay-for-play attitude, with some dispensaries higher listed than others. Given the current climate: sometimes your dispensary could be raided by the feds – as pot is still illegal by NATIONAL law, not by certain state laws. Also, Cannabis works in Amsterdam and some other (read: a few) places abroad, too.
And while Manolith enjoys the odd blunt here and there, we’d just like to point out that this is marijuana for medicinal purposes: not just because you REALLY REALLY want to watch “Wall.E” with the sound off playing the last Devendra Banhart album and eat a whole pizza by yourself. Although there is nothing wrong with that (what’s up, Every Week Night This Week?), medical marijuana is no laughing matter. In fact, if we keep cool about it, pot might (might!) just become fully legalized and (wait for it) taxable. So while this is a major breakthrough for stoners and advocates alike, treat it with caution and respect the laws.
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