Cannabis enthusiasts looking to connect with fellow weed lovers or cannabis businesses will find there’s a social network with something to offer. The rise of popular cannabis communities with like-minded individuals has accelerated in part because major social networks are still not 100% cannabis friendly.
Some cannabis social networks are well-built, however, for every solid network there are 10 others that are buggy and unstable. Some of the top cannabis social networks are the cannabis equivalent of the world’s biggest networks like Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others.
We’ve analyzed the cannabis network landscape and curated a list of the sites (or apps) worth looking in to.
Strain Hunters Forum
The team behind Strain Hunters travel the globe searching for origins of landrace cannabis strains. What began as two guys running a cannabis seed company has grown into a growing media empire with their own show and YouTube channel.
Strain Hunters robust community of growers and enthusiasts congregate around an authentic love of cannabis strains and their history. Strain Hunters’ website has a Domain Rating (DR) of 42 on a scale of 1-100.
This newish cannabis network for professionals bills itself as the “LinkedIn of cannabis”. Leaf Wire lets people create a professional profile in order to connect with potential employers. Cannabis businesses have the ability to connect with potential accredited investors.
There is a marketplace where anyone can create a listing much like the classified section of your local newspaper.
According to ahrefs.com LeafWire has a Domain Rating (DR) of 32 on a scale of 1-100.
420 Magazine Forum
The 420 Magazine forum has quietly been scaling over the past few years to the point where its a highly active community where individuals can connect with cannabis businesses. Members will also find the forum has a wide range of topics, including politics and QA threads.
According to ahrefs.com 420 Magazine has a Domain Rating (DR) of 58 on a scale of 1-100, which is above average.
Think of High There as the “Tinder of cannabis lovers”. As far as dating apps go, it’s very similar to Tinder where users swipe left or right depending on cannabis lovers they may be interested in.
High There is free to sign up for and is used by people around the globe.
If there’s one cannabis network app head and shoulders above the rest, it may just be Duby. Duby claims to be the largest community of cannabis lovers. The app is free to sign up and create a profile. It’s stickiness as an app comes from combining two experiences users love—Instagram and Tinder.
MJ Mary Jane
Users can pin photos, videos, recipes and other tips. A popular use case is users can post a photo of a nug and give a brief review. Followers can Like, Follow or repin. According to ahrefs.com the site only has a Domain Rating of 1.9. Ouch.
There’s a Facebook of weed, a Tinder of weed, a Twitter of weed, an Instagram of weed and a Pinterest of weed. The only social network missing is Foursquare.
You’re in luck because Bud Hubz has tackled that problem. Like Foursquare, users can discover local businesses and tell others about their favorites. So, maybe it’s more like the Yelp of cannabis.
BudHubz may not have fully caught on in the U.S. the site has a Domain Rating of 8.