best apps to play when high

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The best apps for when you’re, like, super high

For strictly recreational purposes.

 

Dylan Love

Tech

Published Apr 20, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:05 am CDT

Happy 4/20, you long-haired slackers! In honor of today’s marijuana binge of a holiday, we’ve compiled a list of the best apps to play when high. They are straightforward yet useful or entertaining enough that you’ll want to have as many as possible on hand as you blast off today.

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Puff-puff-pass the smartphone and watch the hours fly by with ease thanks to these wonderful stoner-friendly apps.

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Kuku Kube

Kuku Kube will not ruin your eyes (we already consulted the experts here, so don’t get paranoid), but you’ll love hunting for the differently colored square in this addictive game so much that you’ll end up hallucinating naturally.

Play it right now.

Crossy Road

What if there were this game that was like Frogger, but you know, was infinite too? That game would be Crossy Road, my friend, and it’s readily available for iPhone and Android devices.

Beatwave

If you can push a button, you can create some elaborate, otherworldly music with this app. This is great, because button-pushing is just about all your mind can handle right now. You don’t need to be Paul Oakenfold to create beats that leave arenas swaying. You only need to be at home, smacking fingertips against your phone.

Beatwave is free.

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Timer

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Look at you—you just lost all sense of the passage of time. Good thing the iPhone timer works with voice interaction. Tell Siri to set the timer for eight minutes, and boom—perfect macaroni.

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Netflix

 

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An obvious choice for an such an easily entertained bunch as stoners. We’ve already got your complete guide to stoned Netflix right here. Go forth and laugh and say “whoa.”

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Or you can just watch 30-some hours of House of Cards until you feel Kevin Spacey pushing you in front of an oncoming train.

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Leafly

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Stoners living in states that enjoy some form of legal marijuana, whether medical or recreational, will love the Leafly app.

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It’s something of a Yelp for dispensaries, showcasing user reviews, menus, and hours for legal marijuana operations. Baked right into the app is a search functionality that lets you identify the perfect weed for you based on how you feel or what you want to feel. It’s a free app!

Optical Illusions

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It’s fuel for your “things are not what they seem” engine. This free app should be used sparingly, or all the time, as it contains 97 different images for you to marvel at in a ganja haze.

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KaleidoBalls

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This is an app that enables you to create psychedelic finger-paintings on your device. Touch the screen and drag your finger around to create multiple colored balls that animate. Shake your phone to clear the screen, then do it again!

Planetary

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What could be better than a music player that’s themed on interstellar adventure?

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This app turns your music collection into a galaxy. Artists are “stars,” albums are “planets,” and individual tracks are “moons.”

Explore the universe by exploring your own music collection? Now that’s a mission fit for even the laziest stoner.

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Laser Lights

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Nothing so perfectly encapsulates the scope of this simple app quite like the copy on the promotional screenshot above. Make your own visuals. Create stunning backgrounds. Or just relax and enjoy.

Photo via Maurizio Pesce/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Apr 20, 2015, 9:21 am CDT