WeedMaps

Think about the times you've been away from home, and needed to find the closest place to get your medicine? For most of us, one thing all those times had in common is that there's an Android phone in our pocket or purse, ready and waiting to guide us on our way. WeedMaps for Android would have helped during those times. For everyone not familiar, WeedMaps is a website dedicated to getting those in need to a place where they can get what they need.

Yes, we're talking about pot. We're not going to rehash (heh) the subject of whether or not it should be legal, nor are we going to debate its medicinal value. People in suits were voted into office by people like you and me, and they get paid to do all that nonsense. It's in the Market, dammit, and so you can use Android to find some cheeba.

So anyway, WeedMaps has a website to direct you to legal marijuana dispensaries in places where marijuana dispensaries are legal. Like any website and community worth their salt, they created a mobile app. A pretty good one. Fire up (sorry, I'll stop) WeedMaps and you'll see a menu, with easy to read icons that direct you to things like places nearby to get hooked-up, a registry of doctors to help get you legal, a community board where you can share thoughts on the different types of medicine available, a series of videos, even a coupon area where you can save a few bucks. Who doesn't wanna save a couple dollars?

Navigating the app is easy enough. It ties into the native map client to show you where the dispensaries are, gives you turn by turn directions to get to them, and even presents you with a page showing what's on the menu complete with pricing. It's like Yelp!, except it's for herb. You can leave reviews, rate the shops, and even bookmark the ones you like best. For now, the Freebies section on Android isn't working, but the developers are aware and we should see it soon. If you happen to live where a bag of green is legal, give WeedMaps a try next time you're going shopping.  It's free in the Market. Some screencaps and a download link follow.

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