MAUI, Hawaii and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, WeedGear.com announced its recently launched national marijuana product review website. Aiming to be the "CNET of Weed," WeedGear.com lists, rates, and reviews products that cannabis users often buy online, such as cultivation equipment, smoking accessories, seeds, and health products.
Site members can keep their identities anonymous while earning reward points, gifts, and prizes for adding quality site content in the form of product reviews, blog comments, forum posts, and survey participation. "We want the content of the site to be primarily user generated in order to build trust as a resource for unbiased information so site visitors can make purchasing choices confidently. At the same time, we know that everyone's time is valuable, so we offer cool gifts and prizes to contributors who reach certain points thresholds, like grinder cards and vapor pens," says Jennifer Martin, the company's Founder.
Martin is a 20-year veteran of the Northern California medical marijuana scene, with expertise in indoor cultivation, wholesale distribution to dispensaries, and several years of web development and online marketing experience. "We keep a finger on the pulse of both business and consumer trends in the cannabis industry through all the personal relationships we've formed over the years. Now we are bringing consumers and retailers together into one online information hub. If you are a business, you can list your products with us, and if you are a consumer, you can read all about products, the industry, cultivation, politics, and any other marijuana topic, knowing that your fellow marijuana consumers are weighing in with their own personal opinions and experiences," she says.
As an initial incentive to new site members for the next 3 months, Martin is personally answering cultivation, consumption, and industry success questions submitted through WeedGear's user-friendly Question & Answer Forum.
Marijuana can now be legally grown and consumed for medical use in 23 states, and recreationally in 2 states, with Alaska and Oregon likely to legalize it this November. Because the psychoactive substance itself is not yet federally legal, WeedGear does not rate or review actual marijuana, THC concentrates, or edibles, but only the legal products and equipment marijuana consumers often purchase.
"The community cohesion of marijuana users online is far above average due to the close-knit and secretive connections users have relied upon throughout years of prohibition. We expect to see that trend continue, even as more mainstream folks begin to join the revolution. Even with federal cannabis legality seemingly on its way to becoming a reality, cannabis consumers still have a natural attraction to anonymity, yet they need reliable information about products and about how to accomplish their goals as consumers, cultivators, and businesspeople. At WeedGear.com, you can let yourself, your thoughts, and your ideas all be known through your avatar identity, but you'll never need to link that to your actual name unless you want to," Martin says.
WeedGear.com plans to expand worldwide as marijuana laws liberalize from country to country. "We already have our Canadian and British sites in development, with Spain next on our list. Each site is geoblocked from the others so that buyers won't accidentally find themselves on a path to a retail purchase that requires international shipping, and having to face any potential expense or risk associated with that."
Media Contact: Jennifer Martin, WeedGear, 415-858-4760, firstname.lastname@example.org
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