Apple and Google Grant Cannabis Dating App Big Win


High There, the dating and social app for marijuana enthusiasts, has just been granted a major win by Apple and Google.

The Denver-based app lets users browse singles based on their location, personal preferences and how much cannabis they smoke.

Last month, CEO and founder Todd Mitchem said the app has been growing steadily by 2,000 users every day – hitting 20,000 after just two weeks.

However this initial growth was only limited to the 23 US states where weed is legal for medical purposes – the only states which High There was live in.

But today, High There has announced that both Apple and Google have given their blessings to let the app go live globally.

Mitchem told Fortune he pitched the two tech giants, asking for limited chat functions in places where weed was not legal.

He said: “I thought we might hear back that they weren’t ready, or that local governments might not be okay with it and ready. Instead, they said we were all clear to go do it globally.”

The move clears the app to open across the world, with High There looking to bring the app to markets including the Netherlands, England and Spain.

CEO Todd Mitchem said High There hit 41,000 downloads in the first six weeks, mainly from New York, California and Colorado, and has 6,000 active daily users.

They expect this number to spike as this ruling gives them the opportunity to start matching global users of a popular, broad and often community-based niche.

The app was self-funded with around $300k, and they have a team of 10 working on the app, but are looking to increase this to deal with increased demand.

Download the app here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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