Why Discord Is The Most Important Weed Platform In 2022

Despite raising $25 billion in legal cannabis sales last year, social media networks haven’t yet put respect to the weed game’s name. Instagram, the hub of cannabis culture, is as popular (1.21 billion users) as it is frustrating. Superficiality, scammers, scammers, comment drama, plus brands losing their accounts time and time again – the photo-sharing Meta app is clearly not doing well.

In 2022, Session moves into online spaces that can be deeper and more thoughtful. If you really want to know what’s on the 2023 dispensary list, you won’t find it in the ‘gram. The future of cannabis on strife.

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What is the dispute?

Founded in 2015, Discord is a free host of online dedicated servers that now has 250 million users. Brands post links to join specific “servers” – small communities organized around a game, your friends, or increasingly a weeder. Download the app, and within each server you can read the equivalent of forums on specific topics, such as Grow Tips, as well as IM questions for other members and moderators, share photos and videos, and enter contests.

Most importantly, Discord is not indebted to Instagram marijuana policy, which prohibits advertisements and sales. As a privately owned company, Discord has its own terms of service. The Community Guidelines and Terms of Service require you to do so Do not use the Services to do anything else that is illegalwhich is cannabis at the federal level, prohibiting “the sale or facilitation of the sale of prohibited or potentially dangerous goods.”

Beef cross sent by Chris in a compound.  (via Compound Genetics) jpg
Discord is the hype for the latest zaza – like the release of Pave Seeds. (via Compound Genetics on Discord)

Exotic Mike of Exotic Genetix started using Discord years ago for gaming, but didn’t think he was using it until January of this year to take his biggest fan from Instagram to a safer haven. He, as well as other sources interviewed for this story, have stated that they do not sell any seeds or weeds through Discord. None of them have been reported for any of their cannabis contents.

Discord is a great platform for information and crowd containment.”

Gentics Alien Mike

“Discord is like taking forum boards and mixing it up with a really high-quality messaging system. You can make phone calls, video chat, send texts, and archive things. It’s a great platform for information and trapping audiences,” he says.

It can also keep the business side of things flowing if Instagram implements shadowbans or posts are flagged.

“If IG decides to remove our account, Discord will be a back-up platform for basic users who want to know things about EG.”

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Alien Genetix

Scotty 2 Hotty Seed Box Part 2 (via Exotic Genetix on Discord)
Exotic Genetix Mike (aka Mr. Stimmy) hosts giveaways like this on Discord (via Exotic Genetix on Discord)

It’s no secret that we at Leafly are huge fans Alien Genetix and their award-winning ammunition. Created by its founder and leader, Mike their disagreement In January of 2022, it has amassed more than 15,000 members so far.

Expect daily giveaways and seed release announcements. Check out Mike’s Farmer’s Guide for fans and colleagues alike to refer to on their farming excursions. It even hosts a live broadcast where subscribers can ask questions and send a Mike on Shadow. For the very geek, he curates a couple different NFT seed release gifts that come with lifelong benefits.

“If they are going to take the time to move to a hard-to-handle platform, the success is up to the user and how they can find them. We tried to make our Discord method cooler than IG. These users are my real deal lovers.”

Compound genetics

Chris at Roots of a Big Farmer Compound (via Discord)
Breeder Compound Genetics Chris promotes commercial growers. (via Compound Genetics on Discord)

The importance of the adage “the early bird hits the worm” is hard to overstate. The worm in this case is the award winning breeder The new controversy in complex genetics. Why join 220,000 fans on IG when you can be one of 2,000? In addition to coordinating the new drops (Pave’s new line looks fiery!), you can also talk about shop in individual dynasties, such as the Oregon Leaf Bowl 2022 winner Jokerz. There are themes for exposing scammers, rhetoric of phenotypes and flaunting your collection of intoxicating glass.

Seed Bank Archive

Moon Glow has her own channel on Discord, an archive seed bank.  (Courtesy of Archive Seed Bank)
Moon Glow has her own channel on Discord, an archive seed bank. (Courtesy of Archive Seed Bank)

A favorite of breeders and stonemasons alike, Seed Bank ArchiveDiscord is the epitome of what makes their seed so good: attention to detail, setting goals and boundaries, and indispensable inside knowledge. Their prime lines, such as Moonbow #75 and Face Off OG, contain individual leads for accurate questions, and they provide a playlist of online scams and impersonators to avoid.

Clearwater Buds

If you want to cut to the chase for growth and yield, Colorado Clearwaterpods its yours. This is a true farmer’s space; You won’t find many memes here. Instead, dedicated chats are set up to find new flavors in seed packs, growing guides for both starters and old heads, a virtual seed swap market, and stress details where users can report and review how the seeds they buy become trees. There is even one to share Instagram handles to help restart and/or grow accounts that have been suspended or completely deactivated without explanation.

collective medicinal strains

The Universal Prayer Disciple of Medicinal Seeds F2 (via Collective Medicinal Seeds)
Same fiery Instagram photos, no hassle. (Courtesy of Dispute Over Collective Medicinal Strains)

He wrote: “In the past I would have thought that even if you Googled anything related to growth, your home would be raided the same day.” collective medicinal strains By email. “The intention was to bring the MMS community and any cannabis users together in a safer place online, where things can be discussed without censorship or fear of our accounts being deleted. It’s hard to see the Instagram community in one place or search to find anything good. These days, but by comparison, everyone on Discord is very friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to share and build with each other.”

“I love seeing my plants growing in different gardens, each one is unique and many can be recognized before even reading the comments and descriptions….

Collective medicinal seeds

Their Discord server has nearly 6000 members despite being only 2 months old; It is much easier to foster camaraderie without worrying about reporting it and having to start from square one. Part of MMS’ mission is to help budding farmers focus not only on the attractiveness of the bags, but the effects conveyed by what they smoke; They have channels to show you all of the new breeds that are dropping, and even “Grow Off” contents for users to determine who is doing the best job of growing MMS creations.

“I love seeing my plants growing in different gardens, each one is unique and many can be recognized before even reading the comments and descriptions. I encourage everyone to be very aware of how the cannabis they smoke makes them feel.”

Erie genetics

Not everyone prefers to smoke flowers or write in the chat room; If you’ve ever wanted to squeeze your own rosin or make homemade, highly dosed gummy bears, there are server channels for that at Erie geneticsdiscord. Irie Army Discord also has quite a few themed voice chat rooms to choose from, for growing weeds as well as some of the things you tend to do on the weeds, like working out and watching movies. There are also other informative recommendations from Discord, and each strain in the currently offered genetic library has a separate channel for truly accessing individual weeds.

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Rasta founder Jeff The Discord is starting to dig deeper; Besides passing the knowledge down, he wanted to make friends and cultivate relationships outside of shop talk. “Social media is a great tool for marketing and brand building, but the in-person interactions seem to be very limited,” he tells Leafly over Discord. “On Discord I can post, chat and educate freely without fear of censorship or the threat of my account being deleted because I used the wrong words in my post. Many of those conversations about the issue of plants lead to lifelong friendships!”

Masonic seeds

Masonic Seeds logo from Discord server: Cat man holding a chicken
Masonic Seeds Discord is perfect for shop talk and memes sharing. (Masonry Courtesy Seeds)

In the simplest terms, “I have [Discord] As a lifeboat and IG is a yacht”, says a breeder in Compton Freemason smoker. Instagram’s policy on marijuana is still stuck in what Masonic Smoker calls the “dark ages.” His first account reached 50,000 followers before it closed, and he says it usually hits 30,000 before parent company Meta inexplicably pulls the plug; His current account, masonic_smoker3.0, has 32,000 followers as of the date of publication. Without his account, he cannot communicate with the web, broadcast live, or sell his Wilson breed seeds.

“Instagram is where I can mingle with my tribe; I saw the lake and went fishing.” But, “My page got deleted for three years. This shit hurts. It’s frustrating. A lot of us feel that if Instagram goes down today, we’ll need to find a new job, and that shouldn’t be the case.”

Buy Masonic seeds: A bag of seeds with a corgi on it
Such seeds come from contributing to discord. (Masonry Courtesy Seeds)

While its Discord site has developed images and channels for users to share resources and knowledge, it also keeps it fun, with channels for sharing pet pictures, discussing video games, and just spreading shit. He’s less active on it than on his Instagram, Twitch and Youtube accounts, but it also offers a new opportunity to speak out without fearing retaliation from critics.

“You could think a lot about sparking discussion about Discord; [it’s] Kinda like a bulkhead. It removes numbness. People will talk more seriously about growing, being more coherent, thinking, and it will still be there in the disagreement.”

Solfire Gardens

This growing boutique Discord comes highly recommended by Exotic Mike. Headquartered in Washington State, Solfire Gardens He is the brain behind new exciting breeds like the Bahama Mama and Dirty Squirt. Their Discord is the “heart” of their community, and it shows how they have made their server easy to navigate especially for users who are still finding their Discord legs with a comprehensive introductory post to make better use of all channels. These include growing tips, photo galleries, game talks, auctions, and even a primer on buying bitcoin.

Raw genetics

Like any other industry, cannabis breeders have large numbers. Sure, they like herbs, but they don’t like it Just You must love weed. The biggest pro our sources have made for Discord is its versatility, the ease with which multiple topics and conversations can easily unfold, while maintaining its momentum day in and day out. Raw genetics It has many corners of Cannabis Discord: grow tips, drop ads, and pictures of weed porn. But they also have a lot more, like the coding-focused channel package, music, movies, and of course lousy memes.

As of 2022, the perfect platform for weed lovers still doesn’t exist. But we get there, hopefully, without help Billionaire buyers. In the meantime, we can enjoy the growing chats and keep following the new accounts of our favorite creators rising from the dead ashes, without whom we wouldn’t get excited right now.

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Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams, a New York-based freelance cannabis journalist, graduate of the San Francisco State University Journalism Program, and former junior. Williams has contributed to GreenState, MG Magazine, Culture Magazine, Cannabis Now, Kirkus Reviews, and The Bold Italic of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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