Tag: Strains & Products

Distillates, Vape Keychains, and Fancy-Pants Tinctures: Cannabis Product Picks for January 2018

What does 2018 have in store for cannabis enthusiasts? I can hardly wait to find out, but already we’re seeing some unique brands and products emerging. This month, we’re taking a peek at some handy vape accessories, clean and frosty nugs out of Nevada, CBD for your furry companion, and more.

There’s much more to discover in Leafly’s products and brands catalog, so be sure to check it out and find a little gift for yourself. After all, you made it through 2017, and that’s no small feat!

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What Are You Smoking? Episode 22: How We Rate Strains

What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Jeremiah Wilhelm, Bailey Rahn, Will Hyde, and Brett Konen, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions. Subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes!

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Episode 22: How We Rate Strains

In this episode: 

Will, Jeremiah, and Bailey explain how Leafly’s cannabis experts develop our in-house strain ratings and share how we find and sample the best of the best.

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Learn what goes into a strain taste test, what factors are taken into account during a strain review, and how our panel comes together on a final score for the strains we rate, plus what those numbers mean and how they can help you choose a strain.

Lastly, of course, we explore what everyone is smoking these days, including minty tinctures, homemade rosins, and a combustion-free cannabis inhaler.

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

Kief rosin by Joe’s SHO

Strawberry Switchblade by Solstice Cannabis

Aeroinhaler by Quest Aerosols

Meet Your Show Hosts

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Jeremiah Wilhelm is a strain researcher and subject matter expert at Leafly. A former budtender, Jeremiah is the site’s reigning beard champion and self-proclaimed Office Garden Gnome.

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

b3fe573b22546969ff81691006d2a0c6Brett Konen is an editor at Leafly specializing in lifestyle content. She’s fascinated by parallels between alcohol and cannabis, and is very bad at writing while high.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.


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New Strains Alert: American Beauty, River Song, Lucifer OG, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.


This week’s New Strains Alert is comprised of an herbaceous troupe of funky flowers. Many of these strains come along with strong appetite ignition, like Blue J and NukeHeads.

Cannabis-induced appetite stimulation is both a gift and a curse. Here are a few hints to enjoy your cannabis-inspired snack consumption without overdoing it:

  1. Set out designated portions of different foods. This provides the appearance of abundance and a diversity of flavors while limiting you to a reasonable amount of popcorn, candy, instant-waffles with peanut butter and syrup, etc.
  2. Drink lots of water. Sometimes our appetites are aroused because we’re dehydrated. Guzzle a cup of water before taking your next hit or next round of snacks, and your stomach will thank you.
  3. Brush your teeth! Even if it’s the middle of the day, the clean sensation of freshly brushed teeth will stop or slow your unending snack binge.

As always, if you’ve had a chance to try any of these strains, share your experience in a review. Sharing knowledge is what Leafly is all about!

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Blue J is a cross of TGA Subcool’s Jillybean and Oregon Blue by Heroes of The Farm. Raised by Geek Farms, this potent cross combines exceptionally flavorful West Coast genetics to create a unique strain with robust and stable attributes. It boasts a freshly baked blueberry muffin aroma that fills the room with sweet, herbaceous smoke. Blue J is a solid option for cannabis consumers looking to stimulate their appetite and invigorate their mind.

River Song by Geek Farms is a fruit-forward mashup of Blue J and Dr. Who. Geek Farm’s proprietary Blue J strain contributes sweet, fruity flavors to Dr. Who’s earthy, berry overtones, creating a sugary bouquet of dark fruit and berries. River Song lulls the consumer’s mind into a calm, hazy state that mutes stress and anxiety. But beware, this strain can dismantle motivation, making it a carefree treat to be strategically savored near the end of the day.

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Wabanaki is a clear-headed, creative flower created by Organigram of Canada. Offering high levels of the terpenes pinenecaryophyllene and myrcene, Wabanaki is often an excellent strain for boosting energy. Its aroma is a dense mixture of earthy, woody odors while the flavor is smooth and herbal. Wabanaki, which loosely translates to “People of the First Light,” represents a First Nations confederation of five Algonquian-speaking nations near the Eastern seaboard of Canada.

American Beauty is a Plushberry x Plushberry cross created by Mr. Underground as an ode to TGA Subcool’s famous and flavorful flower. This strain emits fruity, tropical aromas that translate nicely to the palate, lingering long after the exhale. It finishes flowering in 8 to 9 weeks, and has been known to yield over a pound per plant when produced in optimal growing conditions. American Beauty’s effects vacillate between happy and sleepy, giving the consumer a lucid, giggly mindset and a warm, weighted sensation in the body.

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NukeHeads is a bold and varied hybrid created by NukeHeads’ owner and breeder, Cody Oebel. Known to produce massive plants, NukeHeads emits a primarily citrus and herbal aroma, giving off notes of lemon and hops. The strain’s flavor is tart and pungent, exhibiting skunky flavors with herbal undertones. Its effects tend to stimulate appetite and imbue consumers with a giggly aura.

Lucifer OG by Karma Genetics is the devilish offspring of a Hell’s OG mother and a backcrossed SFV OG Kush male. Emitting the classic kush aroma of pine and forest floor, this strain tends to grow larger than its parents and offers an ample, resinous harvest after its 9 to 11 week flowering time. Lucifer OG’s mid-level euphoria helps dissolve stress while its compounding physical relaxation helps mitigate minor aches and pains.

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Biker Kush by Karma Genetics is a blend that combines potent and flavorful elements from famously potent parents. Created by crossing Hell’s OG and Lucifer OG (Hell’s OG x SFV OG Kush), Biker Kush pays homage to California cannabis propagators and their intermingling genetics. This stretchy plant produces dense, deep green buds that reek of lemon Pine-Sol and lush, floral earth. Biker Kush has a 9 to 11 week flowering time and a high THC content.


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The Avid Dabber: 3 Methods to Help You Dab at the Right Temperature

By now, you’ve probably noticed I like to stress the importance of flavorful dabs. To me, capturing the true essence of the strain that your hash is made from blurs the line between science and art. But this calculated approach doesn’t stop at the hash-maker; true dabbing enthusiasts are scientific in their curiosity and approach. They study the structures and behaviors that lead them to the best possible dab. By studying and adjusting your own process, you can optimize each thing you do until you’ve perfected your own personal method.

As consumers, we have little control over things like the potency, terpene content, or the physical form our concentrates take. So, we are left to manage the things we can control.

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Once the hash is in your hands, there are a few things that can influence the flavor of your dab:

  • Dabbing temperature
  • A clean dab rig
  • Quality and material of your dabbing surface

Of these, the most important factor you can control is the temperature at which you dab. Let me share a few different ways I monitor and control temperature depending on how and where I’m dabbing.

1. Digital Monitoring with E-nails

Monitoring your temperatures digitally is the most precise and effective way to vaporize hash at a consistent temperature. The simplest way to keep a steady and accurate temperature is to invest in a quality electronic nail, typically referred to as an e-nail. All e-nails consist of the same basic parts:

  • A nail or dabbing surface, generally made from quartz, titanium, or ceramic.
  • A heater coil attached by a cord sits below the nail’s dish or bucket and keeps it hot.
  • A power controller that plugs into the wall and provides electricity to heat your nail.
  • The most useful e-nails will give you a digital temperature display and incremental control over temperature.

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E-nails aren’t without their own limitations. The most apparent is that they can be cost-prohibitive for dabbers on a tighter budget. There are some affordable options, but most of these lack the features you need to maintain precise control. You might find these models more frustrating than the traditional means of heating your nail with a torch. So, I recommend saving your money until you can invest in a nail that gives you everything you need.

To a degree, e-nails also restrict where you can dab. Since most are corded devices, they require an electrical outlet which is why I rarely use my e-nail on anything but my daily driver rig at home. However, there have been a number of innovative electronic rigs, or e-rigs, that have burst on the scene recently. These provide some of the control of a typical e-nail, but with portability in mind. (I’m personally pretty excited to see the Puffco Peak!)

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2. Analog Timing

My preferred way to dab is off a quartz banger using a butane torch to heat up the bucket. This doesn’t offer the same control over your dabbing temperatures as digital monitors, but with a little trial and error, you can dial in your preferred temperature with careful timing.

Once your quartz is hot from the torch, it will hold heat well and cool very slowly. This slow cool allows you a certain window of time to dab at the temperature you prefer. To ensure precision, time your dab using any timer or watch available. I typically use a small sand minute-glass timer or the timer on my smartphone. Use these to time how long you’re heating your nail and again for how long you let the nail cool.

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Depending on the thickness, age, and quality of the quartz, these times can vary. But don’t worry–this isn’t an exact science. I generally heat my banger for 30 seconds and let it cool for roughly 55 seconds. If I’m dabbing in a cold room or if I’ve already been dabbing off that same piece, that time can be adjusted 5-10 seconds in either direction.

This timing pattern allows me to find my preferred window of temperature, but the only way you can find what works best for you is through trial and error. In your first few attempts, you may either scorch your hash by dabbing too hot or leave a puddle of oil that wasn’t able to fully vaporize because your nail cooled off. Don’t stress it! Just take note and adjust next time.

3. Experience and Intuition

When attempting any task, there is rarely a more effective substitute than experienced intuition. The more you do something, the better and more refined you become at it. So, when I find myself without tools that offer me analog or digital control over dabbing temperature, I rely on what feels right.

Since we’re looking for a certain temperature range, I use my sense of touch to tell me when I should dab. I simply heat my banger for 30 seconds, until it’s just barely glowing red. Then I’ll let it start to cool. After a short duration, usually enough time to scoop up my dab with a tool and make sure my carb cap is handy, I place my empty hand just a few inches above my banger. (DO NOT TOUCH THE HOT NAIL!) You only want to be close enough to feel the heat coming off the surface.

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With my hand hovering above the nail, I do a few checks to see if the heat gets too hot for my skin (once again, do not make contact with the nail’s surface). Once it has cooled to the point that there isn’t a direct pinpoint of heat on my palm, I know I’m at about the right temperature. Think of when you pull something out of the oven. I look for something that feels about 100 degrees hotter than when I pull a pizza out of the oven at 425°F.

There’s no way to be precise with this method, but you can practice by holding your hand above your warm nail at home while you are timing and feel for that ideal temperature range.

Avid Dab of The Week

Recently I had the chance to visit Gabriel Cannabis out in Issaquah, Washington. They have an amazing facility, elite genetics, and a friendly team of cannabis advocates. Their flower is top-notch! If you ever have a chance to try Gabriel, I recommend their Chocolope and Sherbet. They also press some awesome golden rosin that is all squished fresh onsite from dry sift.

This is some of their Cookies N Cream rosin. It’s got a smooth, buttery consistency that’s easy to work with and produces a thick creamy vapor that continues to expand after you exhale. The flavor profile is a pungent earthiness with subtle sweetness and a doughy finish. The high is powerful, creating a pleasant aura around you without completely knocking you down.

What are you dabbing on this week? What tricks do you use to get a great dab every time? Share your dabbing tips on Instagram and tag me (@the.avid.dabber) and use #aviddabber. Or tell me what’s up in the comments section below. Next week I’ll dive a little deeper on the temperatures I like to dab at and why. Until then keep a smile on your face and ONLY DAB THE BEST!


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The Avid Dabber: A Simple Travel Rig for Dabs on the Go

I’m in the middle of remodeling my house right now, which means I haven’t been at home as much to use my daily driver like I normally would. Instead, I’ve been dabbing with one of my travel rigs. When I don’t have the comforts and tools that I have at home, I like to keep things as simple as possible. After dealing with broken glass and messy “oil spills” while out and about over the years, I’ve discovered a few tips and tricks for dabbing on the go.

Compact Size

When it comes to dabbing away from home, the size of the rig is most important to me. Keeping my travel rig small without losing functionality is absolutely essential. Rigs can get tiny these days–like ridiculously tiny. I don’t want it to be so small that I burn my eyebrows with a hot nail.  Instead, I prefer something palm-sized, discreet, and easy to pack away.

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I’ve been known to break glass smokeware a time or two. So, I’ll often snag an inexpensive rig with simple functionality, especially when I’m traveling to other cities and know I won’t be staying long. I picked up a Mini Bell Bubbler last time I needed a dab rig in a pinch. There’s nothing fancy about this rig. It’s a simple design that chugs nicely and provides a solid rip. I got it for less than $50, so if it breaks or gets lost, I’m not suffering any major damages.

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Mess-Free

I’m definitely not the most orderly person you’ll meet. If I didn’t have a dog to vacuum them up, I’d leave a trail of crumbs in my wake everywhere I go. But when I’m dabbing on the go, I try to keep things as clean and contained as possible to avoid leaving behind sticky bits of resin and flecks of hash on other people’s tables. To help me prevent a mess, I use the standard accessories of the dab world: silicone containers and dab mats. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten a dab mat on a vacation and ended up with oil all over everything (myself included). While there’s some conversation over whether you should store terpene-rich oil in silicone containers long-term, I find them useful in the short-term.

High quality silicone is non-stick and resistant to the heat of low temperature dabs. That means I can easily scoop up every bit of hash in the container with my dab tool. It also means that if my nail is still hot at the end of a session but it’s time to go, I can use it like an oven mitt to remove it from the rig. That way I can set it aside to cool while I’m cleaning up and putting my rig away.

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Cleanability

That brings me to my next point: find a rig with easy “cleanability.” Like my daily driver, I prefer a travel rig without too many intricate pathways for the reclaim to get trapped or clogged. My travel rig is generally easy to keep clean. It gets used less often than my daily glass does, and out of necessity, I change the water before every use. Typically, it gets a thorough cleaning before a trip and after I return. So ideally, find something that is easy to clean often, and will only take a few minutes to wash with some warm alcohol.

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Flavor

You’ll probably get tired of hearing me say this but: flavor, flavor, flavor! A quality dab should highlight the complex flavors of the strain it came from. Last time, I told you how I prefer quartz nails for their ability to preserve the true essence of the hash I’m dabbing. With my travel rig, I use a quartz banger. It’s a small bucket attachment made from quality quartz that retains heat well, is simple to wipe clean after every dab, and allows for dabs of any size. Most glass enthusiasts prefer quartz bangers for their aesthetic as well. The clear quartz doesn’t detract from the beautiful colors and designs that glass collectors spend top-dollar for, and avoids the more industrial look of titanium attachments.

Avid Dab of the Week

I’m still enjoying the spoils of the holiday gifting season (a cannabis enthusiast is easy to shop for). This Double Tangie Banana was one of the best cannabis gifts I received, and I’m still savoring the last few dabs in the container.

Extracted by Oleum Extracts, this Sugar Resin is a stable consistency; it’s not too sticky and easy to scoop up. It tested at 85% total cannabinoids and nearly 4% total terpenes. The strain was developed by Crockett Family Farms and has an amazing terpene profile full of overripe fruit notes bursting with decadent flavors.

How do you dab on the go? Share your setup on Instagram and tag me (@the.avid.dabber) and use #aviddabber. Or tell me what’s up in the comments section below. Standby for next week when I’ll breakdown dabbing at different temperatures. In the meantime, ONLY DAB THE BEST!


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New Strains Alert: Zelda, Dreamcatcher, Summer Breeze, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.


To celebrate California’s recent legalization, this week’s New Strains Alert is showcasing Californian cannabis genetics and the exceptional cuts that have been transplanted there. This expansion of legal cannabis has been fueled by unabashedly talented producers and processors that put their necks on the line to popularize this beautiful and diverse plant. The Swamp Boys of Swamp Boys Seeds have had a lasting impact on the landscape of California and recreational cannabis, and this week we’ve gladly added four of their strains. Check out these strains and more below, and let us know which ones you’re most excited to get your hands on.

Summer Breeze is a cross of original genetics created in part by Swamp Boys Seeds collaborator, Cornbread Ricky. This strain is a synthesis of Cornbread Ricky’s McFly strain (Sour Queen x Cinderella 99) and SBS’s Orange Blossom Trail. Summer Breeze emits an uplifting tropical aroma that calls out to sunny days and long afternoons. The buzz is happy and inspiring, elevating the mood and disintegrating stress with each rich exhale.

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Gilz Nilz is a cross of The White and an exceptional Georgia Pine male. It can be a wily plant, but with proper training will yield a robust harvest. This strain is a balance of cerebral and physical effects, offering a lucid and manageable buzz that can mellow stress and pain. Gilz Nilz has an 8-week flowering time and is known for its heavy yield and abundance of trichomes.

Zelda by Swamp Boys Seeds is a balanced mixture of Legend OG and Orange Blossom Trail. With both soothing and relaxing effects, Zelda lays into the body, calming and centering sporadic thoughts while tempering minor aches and pains. Its aroma is compelling and intricate, offering notes of anise, rose, and sandalwood. Enjoy Zelda throughout the day to minimize stress and mute “monkey mind.”

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Horace by Swamp Boys Seeds is a mixture of the renowned Banana OG crossed with SBS’s prized Nigerian sativa. This strain is known to produce massive, stalky plants with fat, trichome-laden colas over its long flowering cycle (70+ days). It has a distinct banana candy taste when combusted and a velvety smooth exhale. Horace is a light-devouring monster, but patient growers are rewarded with hearty plants with outstanding potency.

Dreamcatcher is a heavy, berry-flavored hybrid that combines Blueberry/Black Domina x Blue Chronic. This strain tends to be sedating and heady, as the name might suggest, laying into the limbs with compounding physical weight. Dreamcatcher is functional and relaxing in small doses, but its sedative attributes increase with each consecutive hit. The strain’s multiple veins of “Blue” lineage give this flower a pleasant fruity aroma and taste. Enjoy Dreamcatcher’s permeating relaxation to diminish stress and encourage rest.

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Lost Coast Ghost is as mysterious and phantasmagorical as one might guess. This strain is the supposed cross of Lost Coast OG and Ghost OG, a popular OG Kush phenotype. Lost Coast OG combines Chemdawg, Pakistani Kush, and Lemon Thai genetics to add gas, citrus, spice, and floral elements to the earthy, citrus-rich terpene profile of Ghost OG. Combined, these strains create zesty buds that fill the room with thick, smoky spirits while its effects weigh heavily into the limbs.

Black D.O.G. by Humboldt Seed Organization is a weighty mixture of two northern California favorites, Blackberry Kush and Emerald Headband. This medium-sized plant expresses dark, nearly black leaves that give way to sticky, dense buds. Its aroma is a mixture of grape, berries, and oil while the effects tend to be relaxing with just a touch of cerebral stimulation. Black D.O.G. has a rapid flowering time of 48-55 days and has been known to produce a THC profile in the 16-21% range.


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5 Cannabis Strains You Should Be Excited About in 2018

I’m not clairvoyant and I don’t have a crystal ball, so ultimately I can’t predict which strains growers will decide to grow in 2018. But recently I’ve come across some amazing genetics that I’m pretty excited about. These are the five strains I’ll be on the hunt for in 2018. Keep an eye out for these up-and-coming genetics, as some might make an appearance on your local dispensary menu. Others, however, may never make it beyond their exclusive Cannabis Cup showing, perhaps too good to share.

1. White Tahoe Cookies

White Tahoe Cookies bred by Kush4Breakfast and grown by Royal Tree Gardens. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

Already available up and down the West Coast and beyond thanks to some of the most respected farms, White Tahoe Cookies–bred by Kush4Breakfast– is a complex hybrid that combines genetics from The White, Tahoe OG, and GSC. I appreciate all three of these strains individually, and the combination makes for an intriguing trifecta of citrus, skunk, and musky pine aromas. The flowers express a thick frosting of trichomes thanks to The White’s genetic influence. Its soaring euphoria and deep relaxation can be attributed to its Tahoe OG lineage, while the Cookies component adds a unique doughiness to the sweet, earthy terpene profile.

2. Mimosa

Mimosa might be the best new strain I’ve come across recently. Bred by Symbiotic Genetics, Mimosa is a hybrid of Clementine  and Purple Punch. This strain presents itself with several exotic and fruity phenotypes. The Clementine influence brings a heavy orange citrus note that is true to its Tangie lineage, and the Purple Punch lends some sweet berry flavoring and, in some cases, a hint of color to Mimosa’s buds. A beautiful bud with shimmering trichomes that sparkle in the sunlight, Mimosa looks as good as she smells. A great strain for hash makers, I’d be hard pressed to pass up any solventless hash that features Mimosa’s terpene profile.

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3. The Vision

Archive dropped their New Dosidos Line of genetics at The Emerald Cup this year. This series of genetics was bred from their renowned strain, Dosidos (also spelled “Dos-Si-Dos”) and crossed with an amazing selection of different genetics from their stable. There were a few hybrids that really stood out to me: their Valley Vixen (SFV OG x Dosidos), their High Five (Tahoe OG x Dosidos), and The Vision (Lemon G x Dosidos). By the time I made it to their booth on day one of the cup, they had already sold out of The Vision which tells me a lot of other growers shared my excitement at the potential of these genetics.

The Vision specifically caught my attention because of its parent strain Lemon G, a hard-to-find strain native to Ohio. Lemon G has a strong lemony, sour terpene profile. It’s prized for its uplifting effects that are known to bring on fits of uncontrollable laughter and good times. Add in the deeply relaxing effects and pungent, spiced flavors of Dosidos and you can start to see The Vision. I haven’t had a chance to taste any of the New Dosidos Line, but knowing the quality, potency, and complexity of Archive breeding projects, I’m sure we’ll see these genetics bubble up on more dispensary menus soon.

4. Tina

Tina bred by Exotic Genetix. (Trevor Hennings/Leafly)

Exotic Genetix is one of my favorite breeders, and Tina is one of their newest creations. Tina is a heavy-hitting, award-winning indica with an exceptionally frosty appearance. I’m excited to taste this strain because I know the Exotic team always puts a lot of passion behind their breeding projects and their internal quality standards to make sure that they are only releasing the best genetics. According to Mike of Exotic Genetix:

“She’s colorful, potent, high in THC, and smells like jet fuel. If you’re going for a Kush, this is the mother of all Kushes. All the hard work paid off because we won Best Indica with Tina at the 2017 High Times SoCal Harvest Cup.”

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5. 999

The man behind “The Real OG Kush Story,” JoshD, teamed up with Karma Genetics for a limited release of this new strain, called 999. It’s the compelling blend of genetics that attracted me to this hybrid. Labeled as a Tahoe x TK x Biker cross, I assume this is a kushy cross of Tahoe OG, Triangle Kush, and Karma’s Biker Kush, but I wasn’t able to confirm the specifics with JoshD. All three of these kushes hold pungent, sharp pine flavors with other dank, earthy notes. If the 999 meets JoshD’s standards, then I’m excited. His genetics have never steered me wrong in the past, and I’m looking forward to tracking this strain down.

These are just a few of the latest and greatest genetics that have piqued my interest lately, but there are plenty more on the horizon. Breeders are continuously hard at work, pushing boundaries, and innovating cannabis further in 2018. What strains are you most excited for? Are they listed and easy to find on Leafly yet? If not, email our Strain Research department and share your enthusiasm.


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Bud on a Budget: What $20, $50 and $100 Buy at an Iconic Denver Dispensary

Our Bud on a Budget saga continues as we move east out of Seattle and over to Denver, Colorado. Since leading the way for recreational cannabis in 2014, Denver has become home to a myriad of dispensaries, each offering a unique experience with cannabis. From eclectic menus with wide selections to bargain centers giving massive discounts, getting the best budyou’re your buck depends on the experience you are looking to have. In general though, traveling to the heart of the city will yield the most fruitful results, so I decided to take my business to one of Denver’s most iconic boutique adult-use cannabis stores, Botanico. During the visit, I built a cumulative haul of $20, $50, and finally $100 worth of Colorado cannabis.

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Taxes in the state of Colorado vary by location. For Botanico in downtown Denver, the taxes on my receipt included a 10% State Cannabis Retail Tax and an additional 3.5% Denver Retail Marijuana tax, as well as a 3.65% Denver Municipal Sales tax. Unlike in some places, where prices advertised already include sales tax, my product price points were calculated before tax, with my subtotal pre-tax coming in at $95 and the post tax purchase totaling $115.74, a little over my $100 goal. If you’re set on truly coming in under $100 total, let your budtender know ahead of time and they’ll help you leave room for taxes that’ll be tacked on at the register.

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How Much Cannabis Will $20 Buy in Denver?

Bud on a Budget: How Much <strong>Marijuana</strong> $100 Buys in Denver | LeaflyTwo edibles and a pre-rolled cone ring in right at $20 at a boutique dispensary in Denver. (Patrick Bennett and Amy Phung/Leafly)

I wanted to maximize my value at the $20 price point by including as much product as possible. At Botanico, a great deal for those who want an inexpensive gram is to pick up a shake-filled pre-rolled joint (if you balk at the idea of shake, read our take on the matter before writing it off). I capitalized on this bargain, allowing me to add in two more single-serving (10mg) edibles to complete my $20 purchase.

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What I got:

Cumulative total (pre-tax): $20

Why I bought it:

Afghani Pre-Rolled Cone | I opted for a pre-roll because this was a great way to get an inexpensive gram while building a lower-priced haul. It’s tough to beat $5 for a gram in Denver, shake or not. When dealing with pre-rolls, one of the cons is that strain options are limited, so I chose Afghani as their indica-leaning choice.

KEEF Cola: Orange Kush | This single-dose (10mg) carbonated beverage from KEEF brands came in at a great deal for only $7. Contrary to some single-dose edibles, this drink provided a full 12oz serving. This makes it easy to enjoy a standard beverage without having to dose as some beverages mandate, and also provides more sustenance than a bite-sized treat.

Canyon Cultivation Caramel Apple Sucker | I rounded out this order with a 1:1 ratio edible, giving me equal parts THC to CBD. This handcrafted lollipop from Canyon Cultivation was the perfect-sized treat, packaged for easy access on the go. The combination of THC and CBD made for a more relaxing onset while ensuring a functional high.

How Much Cannabis Will $50 Buy in Denver?

Bud on a Budget: How Much <strong>Marijuana</strong> $100 Buys in Denver | LeaflyAt the next price point, we tacked on a bargain package of three brownie bites, a gram of Pre-98 Bubba Kush, and a tasty $9 tincture for a cumulative total of $47. (Patrick Bennett and Amy Phung/Leafly)

Building up to a $50 haul really opened the door for me to dive into some more nuanced products. I still wanted to add a bit more flower into the mix so this was the perfect opportunity to sneak in a gram of something special, Pre-98 Bubba Kush. With flower taken care of for the rest of the haul, I set my sights on some super-discounted goodies including a THC tincture and a baked edible to round my total out.

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What I got:

Cumulative total (pre-tax): $47

Why I bought it:

Pre-98 Bubba Kush | Since I frequent Botanico at every chance I get, I was already well aware of the high quality standards that this store has established with their flower. Thanks to browsing their menu, I knew before I walked in that the Pre-98 Bubba Kush would be at the top of my list. This old school indica strain is a treat for anyone with a seasoned palate looking for that nostalgic musky flavor associated with Bubba genetics.

Sweet Grass Kitchen Brownie Bites | There is nothing more valuable to a budget haul than a deal or discount to stretch your dollar just a little bit further. These Sweet Grass Kitchen brownies were only $8 for three 10mg bites. Typically I tend to steer clear of baked goods, but I will always make an exception for a Sweet Grass product: They’ve taken home several awards since their inception, and their quality standards are the best, bar none. Everything made in their kitchen is made in small batches and crafted with full flower cannabutter. This delicacy was one of the first to go after I got home!

Dixie Ginger Mango Dew Drops | Speaking of discounts, my tincture from Dixie may have been the best deal of the bunch. For $9 I was able to grab a 100mg tincture, capping my $50 haul in bargain infamy. The packaging on this product stood out over everything else with a vibrant schematic filled with yellows and oranges. Dixie has a reputation for making some seriously awesome products, though I hadn’t previously tried anything outside of their signature line of Elixirs beverages, after a taste of the tincture I was sold. My experience with these Dew Drops fundamentally changed the way I viewed tinctures.

How Much Cannabis Will $100 Buy?

Bud on a Budget: How Much Marijuana $100 Buys in Denver | LeaflyTwo more edibles, a gram of shatter, and a $2 child safety exit bag (not pictured) to carry it all brought us to a cumulative pre-tax total of $95 at Botanico in Denver. (Patrick Bennett and Amy Phung/Leafly)

Overall, variety is what I was looking for on a $100 shopping spree. My goal was to build the most eclectic haul possible, and I was able to accomplish that, carrying away a total of 10 unique items for $95 pre-tax ($115.74 post-tax).

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What I got:

Cumulative total (pre-tax): $95

Why I bought it:

Coda Signature Hot Chocolate | Infused or not, you have to admit that instant hot chocolate on a spoon is the very first thing you want in the middle of a cold Colorado evening—which is why I was absolutely over the moon to discover that Coda had come out with a 10mg THC single serving of this 100% pure milk hot chocolate on a spoon. Famous for their signature gourmet truffles, Coda has outdone themselves with this product, creating a smooth and delicious warm treat for the season.

Bear Dance Shatter | Cannabis concentrates tend to sell at higher price points, which is why I decided to wait for the $100 haul to sneak something in. Fortunately for me, I was met with Botanico’s holiday special on shatter and couldn’t resist a $16 full gram of Bear Dance. This crazy strain crosses Snowcap, Uzbekistan Hash Plant, and Pure Kush to create a creamy, lemon-heavy 50/50 hybrid that offers a cerebral and uplifting experience.

Blue Kudu Sky Island Chocolate | Two elements stood out about this product to me. First, as stated earlier, I am a big fan of 1:1 CBD:THC edibles as they tend to create a much more relaxing and robust full-body experience, and second, Blue Kudu is arguably my favorite brand in Colorado infused chocolates, by virtue of their insanely creative flavor pairings. The Sky Island version featured salted pistachios and white chocolate, wrapped in a beautifully illustrated package. As the most expensive product in my haul, this one also contained the most cannabinoids—200mg total between the CBD and THC.

Child Safety Exit Bag | I forgot to bring in my own Botanico child safety exit bag during this trip, so I was required to purchase one for $2 before I could leave with my haul. A small price to pay for having spent $100, though this could set you back a bit if you are working with only $20 or $50. The bright side? These bags are reusable at Botanico and actually make for a pretty solid transport bag for product. Would I have rather thrown that $2 towards an extra pre-roll? Sure, but you have to play by the rules, and this one’s a smart measure that isn’t going away any time soon.

Bud on a Budget: How Much Marijuana $100 Buys in Denver | LeaflyBotanico’s $2 child safety exit bags are a required purchase if you forget to bring your own, but can be reused the next time you come back. (Patrick Bennett/Leafly)

Final notes: Botanico does a great job of offering a wide variety of products at differing price points, which allowed to me get creative when making my decisions. Combined with a few discounts and deals, I was able to grab up as much as possible without having to spend (much) more than I intended. A few tips for modifying your order if you’re looking to hit that $100 on the dot:

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  • Always check for deals first.
  • Ask your budtender to give you an itemized post-tax total when building your haul.
  • Purchase in small quantities.
  • Bring in your own child safety exit bag.

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What Are You Smoking? Episode 21: Looking Ahead to 2018

What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Jeremiah Wilhelm, Bailey Rahn, Will Hyde, and Brett Konen, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions. Subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes!

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Episode 21: Looking Ahead to 2018

In this episode: 

The crew makes its predictions for what 2018 will bring to the world of cannabis, including a growing divide between craft cannabis and big concerns, a continuing shift in demographics, and a major expansion among home growers.

Jeremiah, Bailey, and Will also share what products they want to see more of in the new year, including new and better cartridges, flavor-focused products like Fresh Terps, and solventless hash.

As the gang closes on the joys of dabbing with quartz crafted by Mothership Glass, pressing your own rosin at home, and microdosing courtesy of Level Blends, a dabbing caper starts to come together. Stay tuned for future episodes to see how that turns out!

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

MK Ultra by Virginia Co.

Weedle sugar wax by MadeRight

Fresh Terps by Evolab

Meet Your Show Hosts

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Jeremiah Wilhelm is a strain researcher and subject matter expert at Leafly. A former budtender, Jeremiah is the site’s reigning beard champion and self-proclaimed Office Garden Gnome.

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

b3fe573b22546969ff81691006d2a0c6Brett Konen is an editor at Leafly specializing in lifestyle content. She’s fascinated by parallels between alcohol and cannabis, and is very bad at writing while high.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.


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Meet the Makers: Behind the Scenes With Portland’s Cutting-Edge Edibles Producers

Carrie and Jody Solomon, Leif Goods

The full lineup of Leif Goods infused chocolate bars: CBD Chocolate Bar with Black Diamond Flake Sea Salt, Mint Hibiscus, Classic Double Chocolate bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly dusted with dried strawberry powder, Limited Edition Sesame Harissa bar dusted with harissa seasoning and the New Mexican chocolate bar with roasted pepitas. (Oriana Koren for Leafly)

Leif Goods has been carving a space for themselves in the culinary cannabis industry since 2014, when the brand began operating in the medical cannabis realm before adult-use cannabis was a reality in Oregon. Leif is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Jody and Carrie Solomon, who were on the cusp of the booming edible scene back when they first began learning how to make truffles. “We taught ourselves how to make chocolate,” Jody recalls. “We could see legalization getting ready to happen, so we taught ourselves how to make chocolate bars and then it kind of just took off.”

Both artists, Carrie used her graphic design expertise while Jody brought his photography skills to their business. Accustomed to teaching themselves new skills, they leaped together into the edible market, and with that leap they brought along respected friends in the Portland culinary scene to augment the quality and flavors of their chocolates.

One of Leif’s most popular medicated bars is topped with ground hibiscus flower sourced from local teasan, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company. Leif Goods is focused on creating high-end, food-focused edible chocolate goods while highlighting the culinary talent found in the Portland food scene via collaborations with local coffee roasters, chefs, and others. (Oriana Koren for Leafly)

Leif has positioned itself as a foodie-friendly edibles company, attracting fence straddlers who have long been curious about edible cannabis.

“We want to celebrate the awesome food in this town,” Jody tells me. Their first chocolate bar, which contained coffee beans, biscotti bits, and cannabis, was widely popular in the medical market before cannabis became fully legal in Oregon. The Solomons are both huge fans of chocolate personally, and their research includes eating a lot of high-quality chocolate to decipher flavor profiles they like—not a bad gig. From there, ideation sessions often lead into a discussion of which of their favorite culinary makers could be good to incorporate into their bars as additional flavors to complement the cacao beans used.

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For the espresso-biscotti bar, “We tried different local coffees in the bar so we found the one that really worked well—Ristretto Roasters. They roast their beans until they caramelize so once pulverized that sweetness comes out instead of tasting like a bitter coffee,” says Jody. “There’s a local bakery here called Roman Candle and they make the most amazing biscotti so we’re like, ‘Why don’t we use the best biscotti we can get? And the best coffee we can get? And put it in our bar?’”

Layflat of all the Leif Goods edible bars. Co-owner Carrie Solomon is principal designer at Leif Goods and uses clean but bright branding to elevate the idea of what a cannabis edible can look and taste like. (Oriana Koren for Leafly)

This focus on being food-first (instead of milligram-first) accounts for a big portion of Leif’s success. With a dedication to conscientious sourcing and whole ingredients, Leif has positioned itself as a foodie-friendly edibles company, attracting fence straddlers who have long been curious about edible cannabis but for a time weren’t compelled by the products on the market.

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The recent influx of visitors to Oregon, thanks both to legal cannabis and high-profile events like the total solar eclipse, have brought international interest to Portland’s cannabis scene and the makers within it. The popularity of Leif’s bars can also be attributed to their balanced THC to CBD ratio: When the cannabinoid levels are precise and consistent, edibles become much more manageable, with CBD keeping the effects of THC in check to ensure a balanced and thoroughly modern edibles experience. This ensures that newcomers and old hats alike enjoy their Leif experience every time.

Infused chocolate bars at Leif Goods’ kitchen in Northeast Portland. (Oriana Koren for Leafly)

Headquarters: Overlook in North Portland

Years working with cannabis: 4

Signature product: Mint Hibiscus Chocolate Bar

Favorite strain: Anything super-high in CBD: Harlequin, ACDC, etc.

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