It’s no secret that the cannabis industry has huge market potential and realization. There are delivery services, high-end retail and subscription plans, and publicly traded companies, all of these are quaint little data collection agents. One big player in the game is a website and resource called Leafly – they hold a database of strains, dispensaries, and reviews. It is my goal to use my NLP skills and build a recommendation tool for strains, based off of the reviews customers leave on the strain. Leafly has thousands and thousands of reviews for over 3000 strains, so my sentiment data will be a huge addition to an already massive database.
This project combines my web scraping skills with my NLP scripts (a classic for me if I must admit) to create a new tool for cannabis enthusiasts – one that recommends new strains to you based on how you feel about your favorite strains.