Why did we start Cannection?
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
In March of 2018, I left the military after 10 years of service. As a service member, I was frequently drug tested and I had never tried cannabis. One day, I decided to take a trip to my local dispensary in California. Arriving excited but nervous, I hopped in line and waited for over 45 minutes before being admitted into the back room where cannabis sales occur.
My initial excitement had abated and was further deflated when I saw an armed security guard. Moreover, I was nervous about being seen at the dispensary - after all, I had left active duty a few short days before and the military culture was strictly anti-cannabis. When I finally arrived at the counter, I saw hundreds of options - dozens of different strains, each with uninformative names (purple kush, pineapple express, etc), and scores of different brands.
Overwhelmed, I asked the budtender who stood behind the counter for a recommendation. Though well-intentioned, this budtender spent only a few short minutes trying to get to know me before making a recommendation that was way too intense and not at all the type of experience I was looking for. I knew there had to be a better way to find and buy the best cannabis products for me.
Over the ensuing years, my affinity for cannabis has grown along with my knowledge of the plant. I wholeheartedly believe in cannabis' ability to bring people together on a deeper level. Many of the best and most real conversations I've had over the ensuing years have been while sharing a joint with friends and I wanted to recreate that experience for others.
Not all cannabis products are the same, and no two individuals are the same. Cannection exists to get to know you personally and find the best cannabis products for you as an individual. We believe that a computer with a robust data set can provide you with better recommendations than even the most experienced budtenders. All people are subject to unconscious biases and budtenders are no different. If a product doesn't work for them personally, they'll be reluctant to suggest it to you, despite the fact that you will react differently and have different preferences.
Give us a shot to find the best products for you. Whether you're a new user who has never consumed cannabis before or a seasoned professional, we can offer you the best products to match your lifestyle and desired effects