According to a report by the UCLA Medical Marijuana Research group, the number of cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles has surpassed the regulatory limit of 135 (set by voters). Other cities and states where the drug is legal for medicinal use also face similar circumstances, as the cannabis community continues to expand prolifically around the US.
For consumers, the eruption of licensed dispensaries equates to better selection of products, prices and service. But with little to no knowledge about what each establishment offers, how can you take advantage of the new selection of cannabis stores popping up around your area?
What is Wikileaf?
With Wikileaf, you don’t have to hit up every dispensary in the city to find specific strains and edibles. The website is an online hub for local medical cannabis businesses with around-the-clock availability at your fingertips. By serving as a reverse auction marketplace, the site can help you get the most out of your budget. The feature allows you to set a price that you’re comfortable with spending, and dispensaries display their products based on the setting. In $10 increments, the pricing threshold can be set using a flexible bar.
This search method is an effective solution to price transparency, which encourages cannabis stores to compete and agree on a universal price range for their offerings. In a highly anticipated update, users will eventually be able to view and compare dispensary prices of strains and other marijuana products. After setting a budget and limiting the search field to a set location, simply key in your zip code and you’re good to go! Every dispensary around you that meets your search criteria is marked on a map.
From the results page, you could:
- Get directions to a shortlist of stores
- Monitor local prices of popular strains
- Read about what each dispensary offers
- Call the business for a casual recommendation
Those who are feeling adventurous should head over to the strains section of the site. The comprehensive database includes a range of superior Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains. The information is neatly classified using simple graphs, bold colors and in-depth descriptions. Finding actionable data about your favorite strains and upcoming varieties has never been this easy.
Why do I need this?
Ultimately, Wikileaf is designed to save you time and money during the complex dispensary selection process. Without needing to personally go to every store in the city, you can focus on other things, like work, hobbies, hanging out or indulging in your newly purchased goodies.
The site caters to the following individuals:
- People who are seeking out specific medical cannabis products
- Marijuana enthusiasts who are looking for information on the latest strains
- Curious onlookers who are interested in knowing more about cannabis culture
If you’re keen on doing a little window shopping, dispensaries listed on the site showcase their offerings using easy-to-read menus. Reviews from customers are also available to help you get an idea of what the service and general ambiance is like before you step inside the actual store.
Great for Dispensaries
In addition to catering to consumers, Wikileaf supports the legal marijuana community by partnering with local medical dispensaries across the US. Being listed on the site can boost exposure for cannabis businesses and help you engage customers on the go (menu pages are responsive and can be viewed on smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices). Sign up today and get a free dispensary listing with a menu page!