iPhone Apps and Medical Marijuana

By August 6, 2009articles

In the past many large businesses were not interested in mentioning marijuana in producing their brand or maybe that were scared that it would damage their brand.

Times appear to be changing for the best, as medical marijuana is becoming more mainstream.

I was really pleased to see that Apple has launched an app for the iPhone “where can I find a medical marijuana dispensary”. It is likely that this app will also help marijuana be legalized.

The app works out where you are located via GPS and shows you the nearest legal medical marijuana dispensaries. However it will not show you where you can buy marijuana illegally.

You can purchase the medical marijuana app for $2.99, via the Apple Apps Store, many thanks to Ajnag, who developed the app.

I have yet to purchase the app, but will do so this week and give you my review. If it works well it could really help patients who use medical marijuana.

It is likely to work well in the USA, where there are numerous medical marijuana dispensaries.

However I am sceptical as to how well it works outside of the USA. I live in London so my review will be based on medical marijuana in London. Also I will use the app on holiday to report back to you where you can buy medical marijuana abroad.

It would be great if we could hear from all of those who have used the medical marijuana app, across the world. Then we will be able to start to see where in the world patients can purchase legal medical marijuana.


Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • A new face has been put on the local marijuana guy, now he openly delivers, in California anyway. About 45 different listings around the state will offer you come ot your door with all the latest and greatest meds. If you are in Cali, do the rest of us a favor and use this service everyday since the competition only makes things better!

  • Aeryn says:

    Please make this app for Android phones as well!!

  • Tiger Woods says:

    I think there is total agreement that medical marijuana is approved, unfortunately most people in Europe and USA use it unequivocally, and that’s what hurts for approval in these countries especially in USA, this is what findrxonline indicating as they try to report the correct medicines that can help people.

  • Mattie says:

    This illegality bothers me – I live in the (very rural) South West of England where the police have time to fill and, consequently, come down hard at the first sniff of weed. In fact, my son was arrested on the grounds of possession with intent when all he had on him was the (at the time) allowed amount for personal use.

    I am seriously looking at the use of marijuana to help rid me of the constant discomfort and sometimes outright pain of a rare and painful illness but I’m far too old to want to spend time in the cells!

    The link below goes to a well written, research based article about the proven benefits of marijuana to certain medical conditions.


  • This sounds like a really good app for people who fall under legalized marijuana use. I wonder if it makes a profit. I’ve heard that very few iphone apps do.

  • Mark Levins says:

    Just found out that you need the iphone 3 upgrade, if you have an ipod Touch and you want to use most of the medical marijuana apps.

    Also there are no medical marijuana apps that show the medical marijuana dispensaries in England. Unfortunately in England we have no legal medical marijuana dispensaries, so patients are forced to buy their medical marijuana illegally.

  • There are many good persuasive arguments on why America should legalize marijuana; the problem is that fact has not translated into real political pressure on the people who can change the laws. One of the problems inhibiting legalization is that people that smoke a glass pipe or a hand rolled marijuana cigarette are not considered serious or mature. It is this stigma and the illegal nature of pot that makes people hide their use from public view, therefore reality of who uses pot is different than it seems. Marijuana Legislation is a serious issue and that has profound effects on crime the economy and society. In the end it is up to us to be public about our choices and to voice our opinions to the ones that ultimately decide what is legal. Every hand written letter that makes it to a representative is considered to be the voice of a thousand people who did not take the time to write. Send an email, send a letter, make a phone call and get counted.

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