In any relationship, its important to share common interests. For some people, me included, weed ranks very high on the interest spectrum. That’s why I found my wonderful wife who indulges in the green medicine from time to time with me.
Now, thanks to ‘High There,’ coined the “Tinder for marijuana users,” all you single pot heads can now find your smoking soulmate.
Todd Mitchen, a former consultant and chief revenue officer at hash-oiler maker O.penVAPE, has founded the first social network for pot lovers, claiming to connect people with the similar lifestyle trait.
High There launched two months ago but was met with pushback from the App Store and Google Play, enlisting restrictions that only allow a user to download the app in states where marijuana use is legal. If a user left the state, they would be locked out.
High There still acquired an impressive number of users in New York, California, and Colorado, amassing 40,000 downloads in its first six weeks with 6,000 users on the app in a given day, according to Forbes.
High Times insists that it is a social network and not platform for buying/selling weed, deleting accounts that post pictures of marijuana as profile photos. It also encourages its network to report any illegal activity so that user can be suspended.
The company recently raised a seed funding but looks to acquire more capital later this year. The influx of capital would bolster the apps rating on the App Store (2.5 stars) and Google Play (3 out of 5 stars).
“We’re promoting a mindset that you don’t even have to consume to appreciate. There’s a lesson in having technology connect people who can go out to dinner together, who can become a fabric of like-mindedness.”
With 4/20 only a few short days away, High There must be getting ready for its Valentines Day.
Here’s a user video depicting how High There works: