In any relationship, its important to share common interests. For some people, me included, weed ranks very high on the interest spectrum. Family, friends, and weed are the three things I’d bring on a deserted island. And for some people, including my ex-girlfriend, the weed lifestyle doesn’t have much appeal. I’d constantly be condescendingly probed into the roots of my love-affair with weed, and my answer would always be the same: “Babe, it’s Tuesday, you know I smoke every day that ends in ‘y.’
We broke up.
But thanks to ‘High There,’ coined the “Tinder for marijuana users,” we may never have to explain our love for weed to our significant others again.
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, but I AIN’T NO SNITCH.
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: