Reddit, otherwise referred to as “The front page of the internet,” is a wildly popular news aggregator and discussion forum with hundreds of millions of regular visitors. The site supports a staggeringly wide rage of online communities around the world, making it among the most visited websites in existence today.
Not surprisingly, the site hosts a flourishing community of “subreddits” for cannabis enthusiasts and advocates. For those unfamiliar with the platform, discovering some of these communities can be difficult if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. The site is so expansive that its search algorithms can be tricky to master, and finding your preferred cannabis subreddit may be tougher than a simple query.
Below is a list of my five favorite cannabis subreddits, along with an explanation of why each is worth checking out, to help you find your preferred community of marijuana enthusiasts.
While not the most popular subreddit by subscription count, r/marijuana is a good place to begin when searching for a cannabis community. Boasting just under 100,000 subscribers, r/marijuana is an educational hub focusing on policy, advocacy, information exchange, and discussion. Threads tend to focus on current events and policy announcements, such as legalization efforts both foreign and domestic. Top posts here tend to include aggregated news articles on cannabis-related topics, such as this Motley Fool piece on The American Journal of Public Health study regarding the decline of opioid-related deaths in Colorado since legalization.
Most of the time, and this applies to all subreddits, the juicy conversations begin in the comments section, and r/marijuana is no exception. This subreddit offers a mixed bag of opinions, pandering ranters, contributors expanding upon the source content with additional information or data, and reasonable discourse.