Story updated April 20
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
That’s the sound the world’s going to hear the morning of April 20—because at 9:30 AM eastern time, your favorite online cannabis destination, Leafly, will ring the opening freaking bell on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Join us bright and early this Wednesday for the Livestream from the Nasdaq floor, where Leafly will join a long list of successful, innovative companies who’ve rang the opening bell at Nasdaq’s New York City headquarters.
Yoko Miyashita—who became the company’s CEO in August 2020 after serving as the company’s General Counsel—will lead the ceremony. The Leafly Board of Directors, fellow Leafly employees, and friends will join her.
In February, Leafly became a publicly traded company and currently trades on the Nasdaq as ‘LFLY.’ Ringing the opening bell on April 20 represents a new milestone for the decades-old industry, and 12 year-old company.
Lots of enthusiasm for Leafly ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq. Story coming later… pic.twitter.com/XhHTpEGh9U— SteveGelsi (@SteveGelsi) April 20, 2022
Leafly launched in 2010 as a strain lookup site, then added stores & menus, and pickup and delivery. Today, Leafly has over 125 million annual visitors and sells advertising to stores and brands, as well as facilitates ordering.
“We couldn’t be more excited to ring the bell at Nasdaq. Being invited on 4/20 really underlines how special of a day this is to Leafly. As more states like New Jersey come online, Leafly will be there as a place to research and order cannabis,” Miyashita says. “The industry is growing so quickly and I am looking forward to the next stage of growth, for the company and the industry.”
What else to do on 4/20?
Rest assured, friends of the plant: We’ve got more in store for you on this special 4/20.
We also commissioned a team of cutting-edge artists to paint a series of 420-friendly murals in four cities around the country, and in Canada: Chicago, Portland (OR), Toronto (CAN) and Washington, DC.
Fans of cannabis can additionally purchase digital, NFT versions of these murals for $420. Proceeds from the sales directly benefit non-profit organizations fighting for cannabis justice.
Leafly also has a Delivery Gateway now, so you can not only read about the world’s best strains but get them delivered to your door. Our Leafly iOS App update for Delivery Ordering just got approved this week!
Lastly, since 4/20 is a busy day for us, please note that our offices will be closed on Friday, April 22 for ‘Leafly 4/20 Observed.’
We think that’s dope, and if you do, too, apply for one of the many open jobs at Leafly—we’re hiring for 30 full-time positions, from an API engineer to a Senior Product Designer and several Account Executives.
Happy 4/20! Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!
leafly really ipo’d on 4/20 – this is all a simulation— ‘_’ (@fanofkitkats) April 20, 2022