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Duby Challenges Industry Leaders in Cannabis Social Media

Duby Challenges Industry Leaders in Cannabis Social Media

By Thursday, 24 March 2016 08:45 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Some 90% of daily active users engage with the Duby mobile app to anonymously share marijuana related images, videos and texts with other cannabis enthusiasts, according to Duby data, and because of its location based algorithm, content through the app  have been trending globally.

“Most notably we have Dubys trending high out of the Netherlands and Jamaica,” said Alec Rochford, co-founder of Duby in Denver. “It’s exciting to see what other cannabis enthusiasts are posting around the world and to see if your Duby can set the next trend in the global marijuana community.”

Dubys or Duby is the term used to define a post on Duby.

Popular topics of discussion in a Duby range from pro-legalization advocacy and favorite strains to new cannabis products and photos of marijuana plants.

"Our algorithm is what sets us apart from any other social networking and cannabis app to date,” Rochford told Newsmax Finance.

That would include MassRoots and Stonerr.

"We are similar to Duby with the share feature of 420 information and user driven content however they have a platform similar to SnapChat versus Stonerr which is similar to YouTube," said Dr. Marlon Fuller, a pharmacist and founder of Stonerr.com and Stonerr.tv.

As for MassRoots, the social networking site is designed to connect cannabis enthusiasts around the country outside of mainstream social networking such as Facebook and Twitter by facilitating interactions between dispensaries and their consumers as well as cannabis users seeking other enthusiasts for romantic dates or social gatherings

"I don't want my grandmother to see photos of me taking bong hits every time she logs on to Facebook," said Isaac Dietrich, the 20-something year old who launched MassRoots via mobile app in April 2013 and subsequently closed $475,000 in series A financing through Boston-based hedge fund manager Doug Leighton’s Dutchess Opportunity Fund II.

A bong is a device made of clay, ceramic, glass or plastic tubing that is filled with water and used to smoke marijuana flower.

Critics, however, deride the widespread popularity of such apps and websites by recreational users as destructive to the legitimacy of the plant’s medicinal benefit.

“The frivolous promotion of cannabis is one of the reasons medicinal use of cannabis is not taken seriously,” said Dan Cosby, a certified addictions professional and co-founder of Mission Recovery in Tampa, Florida. “The potential medicinal benefits are overshadowed by the recreational culture surrounding marijuana. This is a demonstration of the childish and selfish perspective of the community of recreational users.”

Duby users are beyond shame about smoking and ingesting marijuana and aren’t concerned about appearing childish especially with the popularity associated with a Duby post that spreads worldwide at a rapid rate.

"Duby differs in that its concept is not to collect friends but to increase your influence by posting content that is passed around among users," Rochford said.

Addiction experts also claim that recreational use and abuse of cannabis inhibits the proper investigation and research needed to explore marijuana as medicine but they are hard pressed to stop the momentum of legal recreational weed and its advocates that post marijuana-themed social media sites.

“There is a group of cannabis enthusiasts in Hawaii that have been posting beautiful pictures of buds outdoors,” said Rochford. “We have seen their Dubys travel worldwide on numerous occasions.”

Buds or bud is a term often used to reference the smokable flower of a marijuana plant.

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Some 90% of daily active users engage with the Duby mobile app to anonymously share marijuana related images, videos and texts with other cannabis enthusiasts, according to Duby data.
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 08:45 PM
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