"Just Say Know": New Medical Marijuana Review Site Helps Patients Find the Best Strains
the MPR take:
Readers of Sunday’s print edition of the New York Times may have been surprised to see an advertisement for Leafly, a new company that offers information on marijuana dispensaries in states where they are approved. However, on July 5th, New York’s Compassionate Care Act legalized the use of medicinal marijuana for patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tissue damage, epilepsy, and inflammatory bowel disease. The website and app for Leafly list licensed marijuana dispensaries and include information on prices, home delivery options, and payment options. Like business review sites such as Yelp, Leafly allows users to rate dispensaries and medical marijuana strains that are recommended for certain conditions and side effects experienced from individual strains. The reviews and claims have not been reviewed or endorsed by the FDA, but Leafly clearly sees benefits to this type of information, as their advertisement tagline is “Just Say Know.”
All the News That's Fit to Smoke: Tomorrow readers of the Sunday New York Times will have an added distraction to the crossword puzzle: a paid advertisement for marijuana. The advertiser getting all the buzz (so sorry) is Leafly, but it isn't actually marijuana at all. The company is described as a “Yelp” of marijuana, offering an exchange of information in the surprisingly complicated world of selection and ingestion.
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