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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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What Are You Smoking?

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.

Leafly’s Cannabis Rating System Tasting Standards

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

Pineapple Cookies ( Pineapple Hulk x Blue Cookies)😋 #solventless #kief #rosin #kiefpress #pesticidefree #medicalcannabis #naturalcannabis #lowtemppress #happybuddhapress #hash #fullmelt #passionforthehashashin #707 #415 #northbay

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Strawberry Switchblade by Solstice Cannabis

Hey strawbaebae😉 lookin 💣🔥 #solsticecannabis #solsticebho #strawberryswitchblade #labdays #therealinstagrammer

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Aeroinhaler by Quest Aerosols

🏂 SSX LITTY🏂#ssxtricky ☺️We will be at poppin up at the @xgames —stay tuned for more info & let us know if you’ll be there! 💯 #inhaleexhale #n64

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Meet Your Show Hosts


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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