Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
Is the pandemic’s energy-sapping, soul-sucking isolation getting you down? Are you craving interaction with like-minded, cannabis-loving types to discuss everything from getting high to possible business ventures?
Then, this might be just what the doctor ordered.
A new website, get.hirightnow.com, has created a video networking community for weed lovers that has already attracted hundreds of users. “Cannabis expands our minds. It opens us up to new perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. It helps us see our blindspots. Empathy and new possibilities emerge,” the site notes.
An image and humour-laden reddit community thread also includes the story of the site creator, who came to the U.S. from South Korea as a student at Berkeley. After school, he was fired from a number of jobs that left him kicking around Europe with a laptop doing some freelancing, and trying to find some direction and calling.
Never a weed consumer before — “weed had always been mentioned in the same breath as heroine needles and meth addiction,” notes the reddit post. That all changed after landing in London.
“When I started smoking weed, I started asking myself questions I normally wouldn’t ask myself,” the creator relays. “Late nights getting high enabled me to access a new realm of creativity and possibility. It gave me the balls to venture into something I had no idea about: the world of tech start-ups.”
So how does get.hirightnow.com work? Participants can engage in one-on-one conversations for an hour, all while maintaining social distancing. To get early access, the site prompts users to provide their first name and email address.
“Being in lockdown made it obvious that people feel stuck,” notes the reddit post. “They want to keep making new friends, having spontaneous conversations, and most importantly — get high together.”