A Solution Emerges For DC'ers To Get Their Weed
LeafedIn: The Weed App Solving Washington DC's
World’s First Person-To-Person Weed Network
The Weed App Keeping Big Business At BayNormally reserved for the advocates and supporters of the cannabis cause... Read more...
Leafedin.Org Releases First Ever iOS MJ Peer Networking AppFree anonymous web and mobile app, now available via iTunes App Store... Read more...
Find a Career in Cannabis Using LeafedIn.orgNational demand of marijuana is at an all-time high with public... Read more...
Weed Site Review: LeafedIn.OrgThere’s no shortage of new business ventures popping up in the ... Read more...
A Solution Emerges For DC'ers To Get Their Weed
Posted on May 27, 2016
Washington D.C. is not only the capital of the United States, but at one point was also the Marijuana arrest capital of the world. Ironically enough, the District of Columbia has now aligned its policy with liberal states such as Colorado by legalizing marijuana use. Even more ironic, however, is the fact that the capital of the United States legalized marijuana without creating any legal framework or process around buying and selling marijuana products.
With the Congress of the United States against you, and the other branches powerless in D.C., what can the people of D.C. do?
The answer is LeafedIn.org, a new cannabis tech company that is becoming increasingly adopted by the marijuana community in D.C, with hundreds of users already using it's service daily for their cannabis products needs, both in terms of supply and demand. More importantly, it is anonymous and is currently being offered for FREE.
LeafedIn, known as LeafedIn.org, created the first-ever cannabis network focused on connecting people to people. It is a map-based weed app (accessible on any mobile or desktop device simply by going to www.leafedin.org) that anonymously connects individual members of the cannabis community in real-time through a messaging service. Users are segmented into four major cannabis related groups: Vendors, Buyers, Employers, and Skilled Labor.
Sign up takes just seconds and requires no personal details!
If your guy's out of town and you accidentally drop your eighth down the street drain? Pull up LeafedIn.org and find the highest-rated vendor nearby; you could replace your sewer weed with some high-quality Kush in no time? Hop on the app and see which nearby vendors are stocking what you need.
With Washington D.C.'s current lack of a legally defined market, sites like LeafedIn.org are just what the District needs to finally be able to enjoy the marijuana legalization that its residents democratically voted for and approved.
Note : LeafedIn is only affiliated with the .org extension of it's company name.
LeafedIn: The Weed App Solving Washington DC's
Posted on May 27, 2016
Craigslist is not a website that can be effective for a market as dynamic and unique as the legal cannabis industry. However, in Washington D.C., that is exactly where people are forced go to obtain their technically legal marijuana. In November 2014, the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and yet Congress has done everything in its power to block implementation, forbidding any kind of organized system to be put in place for now-legal users to buy and sell marijuana.
In the absence of regulations, dispensaries, etc., the public initially turned to Craigslist. Yet due to the heavy illicit activity that occurs on Craigslist — understandable with any online network that large — there is now a never-ending police presence on the site. Most of this has nothing to even do with pot; they are on the prowl for more severe crimes and cannabis is the collateral damage. Even in D.C., some people have a hard time following democratically elected laws such as the D.C. legalization act.
Recently, there is a new company becoming increasingly adopted by the marijuana community in D.C. as a revolutionary solution to the problem of legal marijuana within such a unique and complex landscape as the District of Columbia. Users love it for its innovative and easy approach to dealing with the issues and hardships marijuana users face in simply expressing their legal right to possess and consume marijuana.
LeafedIn.org has led the charge by creating the first-ever cannabis network that focuses on all individuals in the MJ industry. LeafedIn does not discriminate and accepts any participant, no matter their size or variety, as long as they are within the marijuana community. This service helps people meet their individual marijuana product or labor needs. Of course, though the focus is on individuals, any business or larger entity can join and benefit from it as well.
This is all done through the anonymous, map-based, weed-networking app that LeafedIn currently offers for free. It just takes one look at the D.C. area of the map on LeafedIn.org to see how many people have already benefited from this tool. It works with any internet-connected device simply by accessing the www.LeafedIn.org site from your device’s browser, such as Safari for iPhone, Chrome for desktop, etc. There is a dedicated iOS app currently in development that is in a private beta. However, the company has stated it will be released to the public very soon.
To be clear, Leafedin.org does not handle any transactions, but rather gives users a real-time map view of who is around them, including the weed vendors down the street, the buyers looking to get some high-quality buds, all types of marijuana employers and skilled labor looking for marijuana employment. Users can filter and search through either a map or list view to find other users nearby who meet their needs. Each user has an individual profile, which is summarized when viewing the user on the map for convenience. Additionally, there is a review system in place so you can easily get a sense of that user’s feedback and reputation.
Getting signed up takes only a few minutes and requires no personal details other than an email. Other than that, all that is asked for is a username and which group best describes the user. Each group has its own specifications, whether it’s what marijuana product or marijuana employment needs you are able to satisfy (vendor, employer) or what needs you have (buyer, worker).
We talked to a few users in the D.C. area, mostly mobile with one desktop, to see if it was truly that straightforward, and all of them agreed that the signup was easy, free, and took less than 5 minutes to finish registering. They felt it was structured to allow users, themselves included, to be anonymous unless they specifically chose not to be. One thing they all stressed was, just like on Craigslist, use caution and common sense and you’ll have no problems (a viewpoint LeafedIn openly promotes as well).
All said they were able to meet their marijuana needs, which for them was finding a viable weed connection nearby with high-quality cannabis, and they were able to do so within a day of signing up as there are so many users to choose from. They mentioned they knew a few people who had some luck with finding employment, especially temp jobs through LeafedIn as well, but in D.C the focus seems to be on the pot product side, both supply and demand. One user mentioned he signed up, messaged a vendor down the street who replied instantly, and after a donation the user had some high quality bud from two blocks away within less than an hour of signing up.
Clearly the possibilities here for both the buyers and vendors are endless, showing why hundreds of fellow DC’ers use LeafedIn daily and why it’s proving to be the most effective tool in the Washington D.C. area for the legal marijuana industry.
World’s First Person-To-Person Weed Network
Posted on May 03, 2016
Dedicated to user privacy and focusing on individuals rather than just businesses participating in the marijuana industry, LeafedInTM has proven it will revolutionize how the marijuana community connects and communicates with the successful launch of its Marijuana Networking App, Leafedin.Org. The app works on all desktop and mobile devices, simply visit www.leafedin.org. By focusing on the significant part of the marijuana industry that has been ignored by other mainstream marijuana tech apps, this service is a huge potential catalyst for the major shift towards a more efficient business model for the marijuana industry as it assimilates into the mainstream.
LeafedIn.org is centered around the use of a map-based app (accessible on any device at www.leafedin.org) to anonymously connect individual members of the cannabis community in real-time through a messaging service. Users are segmented into four major MJ groups: Vendors, Buyers, Employers, and Skilled Labor.
The service requires no personal data and signups can be finished in mere seconds, with the details provided being based on the group you belong to. If you are a consumer/buyer in Washington D.C. looking for a new vendor/distributor to get your preferred marijuana products from, you can find one within walking distance in your area in real-time, with reviews and at no cost to you, within a minute of going to www.leafedin.org. The same logic applies to any variety of marijuana vendors or distributors, who can connect with new customers instantly and gain new business. Many vendors have been reporting huge returns within just days of joining. Any size growers can quickly filter through local trimmers, extractors, etc., allowing them to effectively meet their marijuana labor needs. You can open the app on any of your devices and see who is currently around you right now; the connections to be made are endless.
To be clear, no transactions are ever handled by this site; it is an application made to facilitate and encourage the coming-together of different subsets of the marijuana community. Currently the IOS app is only available by invite for a small group of select users, stay tuned for updates about this in the very near future!
The Weed App Keeping Big Business At Bay
Posted on July 8, 2016
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Normally reserved for the advocates and supporters of the cannabis cause, the future of cannabis is in danger of being monopolized by the interests of a few individuals with the goal of creating a “Big Marijuana” – much like what has happened already with Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.
Outsiders with little to no interest in advancing the marijuana movement are eyeing the industry. The usual defenders, groups like NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), who have worked on for years on the cause need help defending cannabis against big business interests.
Like the group of ten businessmen in Ohio that almost took control of the state’s cannabis industry. Or the trio of Silicon Valley investors who raised $82 million dollars to buy and license the name and image of Bob Marley. There’s also the tech millionaire, Jamen Shively, who wants to bring the chain store model to the marijuana industry. Shively proudly calls himself a part of “Big Marijuana.”
Even those longtime fighters for legalization mentioned above have occasionally been forced to compromise their core values.
Calling it “a bitter pill to swallow”, NORML endorsed the very ballot initiative that would have created the state’s monopoly over cannabis in Ohio, choosing that some legalization was better than flawed legalization. It was surprising, coming from the same organization that advocates everyone should have the right to grow their own cannabis. Ultimately, Ohioans voted it down, but had it passed, Ohioans would have been left with a vice grip on their individual freedoms.
MPP has also made compromises to Big Marijuana at the detriment of the movement. It’s “Pledge 4 Growth” campaign, specifically aimed to support big businesses, launched the same day its Federal Policy Director resigned. The Director, Dan Riffle, said he left because the “industry is taking over the legalization movement.”
The key to disrupting this corporate tide is giving the marijuana’s gray economy a digital upgrade, a platform for the average person in the industry to connect to one another.
When the big guys sell out, who is losing out?
The same people who have been demonized and criminalized for decades.
It’s the marijuana cultivators, vendors, and users who lose when the industry becomes dominated by major corporations. Dubbed “legacy” growers, drug dealers, and stoners by Big Cannabiz, they are the undesirables that Big Marijuana wants to weed out. It is at the risk of being labeled “criminal” that these advocates, workers, and organizers kept the industry going underground during prohibition.
Even the most liberal of legalization strategies aims to weed them out. Licensing schemes and regulations will keep out these “legacy” workers.
If what’s happening in Seattle is any sign of things to come, legalization’s first economic victims will be independent marijuana delivery services who can’t afford to buy a storefront – let alone ad space on sites like Weedmaps, which can cost thousands of dollars
The answer may lie in cutting out money-minded corporations altogether.
LeafedIn, a map-based app, is a 420-friendly twist on a unique and new concept specifically in the marijuana market and industry: free, anonymous, and most important of all focused on a person to person model. Even though it’s focus is the person to person model, it embraces every participant in the marijuana industry and community, so business to business and business to consumer model individuals and entities can leverage it just the same are are doing so. However, LeafedIn goes beyond anonymously connecting vendors and buyers; its mission is to also connect marijuana-related businesses with skilled labor and experts. Marijuana experts, employers, and workers (cannabis trimmers, extractors, accountants, any profession) who aren’t allowed on Craigslist, let alone Facebook or Instagram, as well as cannabis buyers and vendors, are all adapting this tool as the most effective one available to them in the market.
Leafedin.org itself can be used on any mobile or desktop device simply by going to www.leafedin.org on your browser, as there is a mobile responsive site that works seamlessly on any mobile device and of course a classic desktop web application. It is FREE to sign up, takes just seconds, is as anonymous as you want it to be, and can meet the product or employment need of any person or party/business within the marijuana field. Furthermore an iOS app is scheduled to come out any day now, and a private beta of that iOS app is already underway for months now.
It’s no comparison to the trade brought on by the Han Dynasty Silk Road yet (this has nothing to do with the more recent Silk Road many know about, no association there) but it is a new trade route where the majority of the marijuana community that is stuck within the gray economy can connect without relying on costly advertisements or corporate sponsorship.
Leafedin.Org Releases First Ever iOS MJ Peer Networking App
Posted on AUGUST 10, 2016
Previously available on any device’s browser as a free anonymous fully functional web and mobile app, and now available as a dedicated iOS app via the iTunes App Store,LeafedIn.org is the only tool in the marijuana marketplace that focuses specifically on person-to-person networking for any cannabis employment or product need, while at the same time still encouraging all models of communication and networking through any models, whether it be business and individual based dividing users in four unique niches; Vendors, Buyers, Employers and Workers; LeafedIn.org creates an interface that allows users to instantly survey and connect to cannabis industry players in their area via an integrated live messaging service, fully functional review system, and real-time map based technology. The iOS app includes all the fundamental functionality of the Leafedin.org web app, yet to take advantage of all the latest products enhancements the web app may still need to be used as the new versions of the iOS app are released in the coming days
“Leafedin.org is pulling the marijuana industry out of the grey economy that currently exists in many legal and medical states, by providing all people and entities who are involved in the cannabis market and industry to have a technologically advanced streamlined networking tool to make direct connections and reduce the inefficiencies that plague the progress of the marijuana movement across the country. It provides the necessary fundamental technological infrastructure and framework, that can now not only be accessed on any devices browser but also as an iOS app through the iTunes app store, to assimilate marijuana as a whole into the mainstream of this country’s economic and cultural identity” said Leafedin.Org’s founder, “ Add to this Leafedin.org's dedication to activism and giving back to the marijuana community, as well as the fact the service is still offered free for all and even free of any advertising, there is a clear vision of continued growth across the board for the product both in size and value to thousands of free registered users, who use Leafedin.Org daily to meet all their legal/medical marijuana product and employment needs”.
As the marijuana community grows, so does the diversity of participants in aspects such as age, gender, language and backgrounds. Hence, the LeafedIn.org app is designed to be as simple and robust as possible as to offer its service as many participants in the marijuana industry as possible. Signups are free, quick and users may enter a fixed location or use the geo-location services of iOS.
Once the LeafedIn.org app is on an iOS device it gives the user the resources and ability to participate in any sector of the marijuana industry. Whether a user is on vacation looking for a specific strain while in Washington D.C., individual caregivers or delivery services searching for new medical patients in their local area, legal growers looking for a group of trimmers for their ranch in Colorado, or a college student looking for work back home or locally during the college break, the LeafedIn.org app provides all this and more.
Find a Career in Cannabis Using LeafedIn.org
Posted on July 11, 2016
National demand of marijuana is at an all-time high with public opinion shifting in favor of legalization more each day. In many states and Washington D.C., it’s now completely legal to grow, buy, and sell weed. Plus, harvest is just around the corner. So how should people with cannabis-related needs connect with one another?
Leafedin.org is a map-based marijuana app that directly connects those in the cannabis community through a live messaging service. LeafedIn users are segmented into four categories: Worker, Employer, Buyer, Vendor. While the service is as anonymous as you’d like it to be, each user has a profile specifying their specific needs (i.e., seeking trimmers for these dates, seeking extraction work, looking to purchase, looking to sell) with a rating system from other users that person has interacted with.
What separates LeafedIn is that it is a platform for all kinds of relationships for any level of participant in the marijuana industry and community, whether it be social, product, or employment based. So far, much of the media focus on LeafedIn has been around its buyer-to-vendor relationships, however there is an another equally important aspect of the service that is already being utilized by LeafedIn users: the connection between any variety of marijuana employers and the skilled labor they are looking for. Everything from your grower looking for a trimmer, to a shop looking for a budtender, to even larger established employers looking for high-level executive job functions can be found on LeafedIn.
LeafedIn.org leverages individual profiles to showcase the work experience, user reviews, and specified skills of potential workers, while employers specify what roles, skill levels, and timing they are seeking employees to fill. Since LeafedIn has integrated a live-messaging service, employers can conduct basic interviews and conversations without requiring exchange of personal information or a long drive out west, while workers can get a feel for the person they’ll potentially be working for.
Recent enhancements, like the ability to add people to your “Favorites” list, allow users to save profiles they like, as well as send mass messages to them, a keyword search, and list view functionality that allows employers to search for desired traits like “extraction” or “trimmer” with ease. There has also been a huge redesign of the site and enhancements to its review features.
LeafedIn is taking off in the buyer-to-vendor element in Washington D.C., Denver, and other major cities where marijuana is legal for recreational or medicinal use, establishing itself and sticking to its activist roots by still providing the service for free. Now it’s the marijuana employers and employees that have started to catch on like wildfire as LeafedIn has proven itself to be an effective, easy, and technologically sound tool for both marijuana employers and their worker counterparts.
Weed Site Review: LeafedIn.Org
Posted on May 27, 2016
There’s no shortage of new business ventures popping up in the cannabis industry, especially lately with such a promising election coming up, it seems the industry’s potential is limitless. That’s why it’s usually good to approach new products and companies cautiously to find out if they’re a legit business or just another domain-name hack. One company that keeps coming up, mostly because at first it seems too good to be true, is Leafedin.org
LeafedIn is a person-to-person cannabis network that connects those in the industry and community in real-time with its map-based app, accessed by going to www.leafedin.org on any browser on any device, mobile or desktop. So to find out if it’s legit, we decided to give it a try for ourselves and write a review, once and for all.
The homepage actually has the ability to use your current location based on your location settings, however for many people who don’t allow location services the page starts by asking for your location based on city, state, zip code, whatever you want to use, they make it clear they just need a starting point to show the map from, which we easily typed in. In no time at all, scores of pins popped up on our map, color-coded to show who was a buyer, vendor, worker or employer. In our area, the highest quantity of pins was for vendors — something extremely helpful for those living in areas like Washington D.C. when finding a legitimate, peer-reviewed vendor can be very difficult. Also the fact that this is the only weed app out there that actually will update your current location if you allow it to, it really allows you to connect in a much more effective way, something all of us were impressed by (we ran this by 5 people total in some regard or another for this article)
After browsing some user profiles, most of which featured reviews from other users (kind of like an eBay score or even Yelp), we clicked the “Sign Up” button on the toolbar. It asked for a username, password, email address, then had us identify which group we fell into: Worker, Vendor, Buyer, Employer. The app then asks you general questions based on your group, for instance if you’re a worker, it asks for skills and experience; vendors list a minimum order, products offered and specials; if you’re a buyer, it asks for “meds desired”; employers describe their company and what types of workers they’re looking for. It then asks you for a location, which can be as general as your city or as specific as your cross streets. Without so much as a confirmation email, our account was up and running and we could instantly locate and message the closest vendor, employer, etc., about what we both were looking for.
Like any anonymous web-based market (Craigslist comes to mind), you have to be careful about who you agree to meet with. We suggest scrolling through user ratings and messaging whomever you’re going to meet a good amount to get a feel for who’s on the other end. But with that in mind, this thing seems like a boon to the cannabis community.
We mentioned Washington D.C. before, and really, LeafedIn seems like the most legit option for a market where recreational weed is legal, but there’s nowhere regulated to buy it. (Thanks, Congress.) A lot of people are currently turning to Craigslist to try to find good ganja, but in such a massive, well-known site frequented equally by cops and crazies, a specialized, cannabis-centric marketplace is obviously more appealing.
As of now, signing up for LeafedIn is free; it seems like the kind of company that’s really in it to keep the cannabis industry on an even keel for its participants — especially those being screwed by their regulations. (*Cough*, D.C.) After our experience, we think it’s a much needed resource in the marijuana community that is the most effective tool out there for finding or vending marijuana products and the same goes in terms of marijuana employment, so long as you keep your head on straight and use caution like with any Internet interaction. Go ahead and give it a free try, and we’ll see you on the map!