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6 iPhone apps every stoner needs on 4/20


Now that marijuana is  legal in many spots around the U.S., pot apps abound.
Now that marijuana is legal in many spots around the U.S., pot apps abound.
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Happy weed day!

Cannabis lovers across the U.S. are busy ditching work to spend some quality time with their bongs today in honor of the number all potheads hold dear: 420.

Buying marijuana has never been easier, thanks to the 2016 elections: Six new states approved measures for recreational or medical marijuana use. Getting into the weed scene is super-easy, too, thanks to a batch of quality apps that help stoners find weed, grow weed and meet other people who love weed.

Grab these pot apps for a great 4/20.

Apple stores will go green for Earth Day


Apple Store
Apple's shelling out billions to go green.
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Apple’s retail employees will be seeing green this weekend as part of the iPhone-maker’s Earth Day celebration.

To raise awareness on the battle to fight climate change, Apple store employees have been given green shirts to wear in replacement of the tradition blue shirts starting on Thursday April 20.

Pax 2 is a breath of fresh air for vapers [Reviews]


The Pax 2 is so simple any toker can use it.
The Pax 2 is so simple any toker can use it.
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Best List: Pax 2 vaporizer by Ploom

Putting your mouth around a Pax 2 vaporizer is like smoking the future.

At a time when every other vape company is making smoke boxes that look giant battery packs with an exhaust pipe, Ploom — the Silicon Valley-based startup behind the Pax loose-leaf vaporizers — is killing the market with a dank dose of subtlety.

Posting weed on Instagram could land you in jail


Only blaze up if you want to pay up.
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If you like blazing up every now and then, make sure you don’t post it on Instagram. Since marijuana use is still federally recognized as illegal in the United States, posting a picture with that Mary Jane could mean you wind up with a serious fine or even some significant jail time.

Social media strategist Shannon Self says that an Instagram post with someone smoking marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to $150,000 or 18 months of jail time. That’s especially true in many states that still have laws in place banning marijuana either medically or recreationally.

Weed app gets you a legal prescription in minutes


EazeMD makes medical marijuana just a chat away.
EazeMD makes medical marijuana just a chat away.
Screenshots: DAM Appz

It’s about time, really. We already can order pizzas, send images of our rashes to medical doctors, and get groceries delivered via the magic of our iPhones. Now, with a new app called EazeMD, you can get your legal medical marijuana this way, too.

Eaze MD promises California smartphone users the ability to connect with a doctor for a prescription for medical marijuana, and then follow that up with a delivery within 20 minutes or less.

How’s that for the new app economy?