For the stoners out there, are you also compulsive personal quantifiers? Motherboard reports on the convergence of potheads and personal tracking technologies:
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For certain types of aging technology workers, especially in the Pacific Northwest, two favorite hobbies have reached a strange convergence: self-tracking and getting stoned.
Quantified stoners wear FitBit and Jawbone wristbands to track their daily activity, log their runs and bike rides on apps like Strava and RunKeeper, graph their moods, keep spreadsheets documenting their sex lives, and now optimize their buzzes with high grade weed and a range of data-enriched gadgets to go with it.
“She’s mad because her husband said he likes to go out to walk the dog with his one hitter and boost his step count,” Jenn, another mother I know from around our Northeast Portland neighborhood, told me recently during a quick gossip session. (Names and identifying details have been changed at the request of the seemingly respectable adults quoted.) The husband in question is not atypical
On July, 1, it was officially legal to get high in Oregon, and on October 1, recreational retail marijuana sales became legal.