Five-star Leafly app helps patients and consumers make informed choices about cannabis
Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, took first place in a recent ranking of 2016’s most popular wellness apps. In a survey of nearly 8,000 health and fitness apps, the app analytics company Applause found that Leafly was the highest-rated medical app in the iOS store and the third-most popular medical app overall. To earn the title, Leafly outranked numerous popular general interest health apps, including WebMD, Medscape, and Google Fit.
“As more and more people realize that cannabis is a mainstream product consumed by mainstream people, it’s important for patients and consumers to have a reliable, accessible resource to learn about different strains of cannabis and their effects,” said Drew Reynolds, CEO of Leafly. “We’re proud to be connecting patients through the Leafly community to help make informed decisions about cannabis, and are honored that Leafly has been recognized as the highest-rated medical app in the Apple iOS store.”
Patients often report that different cannabis strains have different effects. For example, some patients report that certain strains are energizing, while others are more helpful to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy. Other patients report certain strains to be calming and helpful for conditions like anxiety or PTSD. Leafly features hundreds of thousands of user-generated reviews of thousands of cannabis strains, as well as hundreds of thousands of reviews of thousands of dispensaries, cannabis products, and accessories. These reviews help Leafly community members from around the world select the best cannabis products for their needs.
Connecting patients with information is at the heart of Leafly’s mission. In 2014, Leafly debuted its “Just Say Know” campaign — encouraging users to learn about different strains of cannabis — in the New York Times, becoming the first cannabis company to place a full-page advertisement in the paper. Last month, Leafly generated more 8 million visits and more than 40 million page views.