Weedmaps Partners with On-Demand E-Hailing App Curb to Provide Safe Transportation for Marijuana Users
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Weedmaps, the world’s largest online medical and recreational marijuana resource, today announced a partnership with Curb, the taxi app that connects riders to a nationwide network of professional drivers, to promote safe transportation for marijuana users. Through the campaign, first time Curb users can use the promo code “WEEDMAPS” to receive $15 off their first ride.
“Our partnership with Weedmaps supports Curb’s core mission of providing safe, reliable ground travel to riders around the country,” said Matt Carrington, Vice President of Marketing, Curb. “Together we can spread the word about responsible consumption and provide individuals with a viable, immediate alternative to driving impaired.”
Curb, which is available for download on iPhone or Android, connects riders to over 35,000 taxis and 6,500 for-hire vehicles across 60 cities nationwide. The app provides convenient booking, reliable service from licensed, insured drivers, and seamless payment. To download the app now, visit gocurb.com/app.
“Our partnership with Curb, the second Weedmaps safe transportation partnership as of late, highlights our commitment to providing safe transportation for marijuana users across the country,” said Justin Hartfield, CEO of Weedmaps. “As marijuana legalization takes hold across the country, there will inevitably be more people using marijuana. With this partnership, we want to encourage those people to consume marijuana responsibly by providing them with safe transportation options.”
To promote its new safe transportation initiative, Weedmaps will publicize the Curb promotional code to its registered users, social media followers, and newsletter subscribers. Marijuana.com, a leading cannabis news site owned by Weedmaps, will also be publishing a series of informative articles on marijuana and driving.
Weedmaps is the most heavily trafficked dispensary locator and digital marijuana resource in the world – essentially, Yelp! for pot. It was founded in 2008, and has become the go-to destination for medical marijuana patients and recreational cannabis smokers to find dispensaries or recreational centers in their area. Weedmaps also offers members the ability to view menus, view weed photography, watch dispensary tours, and interact socially with one another.
Curb (previously Taxi Magic) is technology startup focused on improving how people get around their cities. Curb puts consumers in touch with nearby taxi and for-hire drivers for better, faster and more efficient rides featuring real-time map tracking and seamless mobile payment. As Taxi Magic, the company was the first company to provide ride booking and payment services through a mobile app. The Curb team is comprised of energetic, talented individuals who are building technology to connect people to safe, reliable rides and modernize the ground transportation industry. The Curb app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Visit gocurb.com for more information. The Curb network operates in over 60 cities around the United States.
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