A review of the Leafly virtual budtender

Published Oct 29, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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Despite recent challenges, Leafly still holds the title of the largest cannabis website, with more than 49 million views across various platforms and 15 million visitors every single month. This cannabis company was founded in 2010 and is based out of Seattle, Washington, where they use crowdsourcing to generate ratings and reviews for customers. They’ve been a reliable resource for cannabis enthusiasts since long before legalization was widespread, and now it seems they’ve gotten an upgrade.

What is it?

The name virtual budtender makes this sound like a cool high tech addition, and to some extent it is, but it might not be quite what you imagine when you first hear about it. This fantastic new feature for a Leafly budtender is more of a centralized database that collects your information before using it along with its extensive database to offer the most compatible cannabis products and strains for you.

What can it do?

Unfortunately, you can’t have a conversation with the Leafly budtender. Still, the questions it asks are revealing enough to provide you with an excellent guideline for choosing the best Leafly strains or products based on your mood, activity, tolerance, and personal preferences, regarding things like taste and aroma. It can’t read your mind, but with a little bit of help and information, it can browse through the incredibly vast Leafly strains database and reveal options that will give you the results you seek.

Is it user friendly?

The Leafly budtender isn’t an AI, and that’s a good thing because it doesn’t have glitches or issues that might come from such advanced technology, and it won’t make anxious consumers nervous about using it. The entire process from beginning to end is simple, as Leafly guides each cannabis enthusiasts towards the ultimate solutions that are available on the market today.

How to use it

As we mentioned, the Leafly budtender is merely an add-on to the platform that already existed, so if you want to take advantage, you’ll need to head on over to their website and then follow these easy steps.

  1. Go to the Leafly Virtual budtender tab on their website.

  2. Answer five straightforward questions, starting with these three:

  • How high would you like to be?

  • Which is more your speed?

  • What kind of effects do you seek?

  1. Submit your information, and wait for the Leafly Budtender to produce your
    personalized results.

  2. Browse through the best-rated possibilities, and with a single click, find every dispensary in your area who might be able to help fulfil this request.

  3. Place an order with a dispensary.

  4. Sit back and enjoy the benefits of such a personalized experience.

How virtual budtender technology can help consumers

Everyone recommends asking your budtender the most sensitive questions about cannabis. Still, we only see these experienced individuals when we need more green, and for many, a simple conversation about such a taboo topic is almost unbearable. This technology can help thousands of cannabis consumers to more efficient and reliable access to consistent and statistically correct recommendations, and that is something that no one else is offering yet.

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