Seattle-primarily based cannabis resource, Leafly right now introduced a new visual guide aimed at assisting folks much better-recognize cannabis and make much more-informed choices when deciding on solutions.
Using the newest scientific understanding of cannabis, the new Leafly Cannabis Guide goes beyond the normal indica, sativa, and hybrid designations and conveys details about terpenes, cannabinoid content material, and effects of various varieties of cannabis.
“Cannabis has distinctive physiological effects for every of us,” says Leafly CEO Tim Leslie. “As our understanding of cannabis grows, so does our want for a much more sophisticated, however intuitive language to assist folks navigate the extremely individual effects cannabis has. When indica, sativa, and hybrid are a beginning point for understanding cannabis, this type of categorization does not take benefit of our increasing understanding of the effects of many compounds located inside the plant.”
Leslie says that the Leafly scientists have condensed details into an intuitive visual language that can assist folks much better recognize cannabis and obtain the strain that is correct for them.
To convey a certain strain’s qualities and effects, the Guide utilizes a language of geometrically-arranged letters, shapes, and colors.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is represented by a diamond which is shown as much more-elongated when there is much more THC in a particular strain.
Colors represent which terpenes can be located in a certain strain.
With each other, the shapes and colors can offer an at-a-glance indication of a strain’s cannabinoid content material and effects.
Previously, Leafly utilized a much more-easy colored tile program which indicated sativa strains as red, indica as purple, and hybrid as green.
The new program utilizes a mixture of thousands of buyer evaluations from site and app customers and information from pick laboratories like Self-assurance Analytics in Washington, SC Labs in California, ChemHistory in Oregon, MCS in Florida, PSI Labs in Michigan, and Anandia in Canada.
Leafly plans to announce much more lab partners later this year.