‘Yelp For Weed’ Website Gets Higher Profile After First Pot Ad In New York Times

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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

A budtender handles marijuana at a marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

(CBS SF) – A website that calls itself as “the world’s largest cannabis information community” hopes to become the go-to website for reliable information on the growing legal marijuana industry.

Leafly is sometimes referred to as the Yelp for weed and – like the restaurant and service review site – the portal gives users filters to help find product that best suits their needs. Users can indicate what flavor or experience they are looking for out of the weed, and Leafley matches them up with the correct strain, then tells them where it’s available nearby. Each strain breakdown includes a summery, and a list of the most commonly reported effects.

The website even indicates who will deliver nearby, and even if the strain is available as an edible treat. Users can then rate the strain from zero to five stars, creating a pool of information about which bus are the most enjoyable.

The website even includes a “knowledge center” that gives info on pot terminology, responsible use and how to use the website.

The Seattle-based company ran a full page marijuana-sales ad in the New York Times Sunday, a first for the newspaper. New York state recently legalized medical marijuana.

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