Leafly has a new “cannabis visualization system,” which attempts to take users past the debunked sativa/hybrid/indica spectrum and deliver a richer understanding of the plant. It’s pretty to look at, but doesn’t get past the basic problem that there’s no standardization of strains.
Unlike with, say, wine grapes, cannabis brands remain free to name their product whatever strain they want. Thus it’s hard to believe a strain called Gelato will have the effect Leafly says it will have.
- My all time favorite Leafly review began, “Pretty hard to write this on Dream Beaver…” and just got better from there.