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But there are some strains that everyone should try. Just like everyone should read The Great Gatsby or watch Citizen Kane, the following 100 hold an appeal for any and every cannabis consumer. From the heaviest indicas through perfectly-balanced hybrids to the brightest sativas, all manner of strain types, effects, aromas, flavors, and origins are represented below. If you can only get around to trying 100 strains in your lifetime, the following are the ones you should choose.
How we chose the top 100 strains
Leafly editors, strain researchers, former budtenders, and subject matter experts collaborated on developing this list, and many others in the Leafly office contributed additional feedback. Below, find each strain’s name, type (indica vs. sativa), lineage, backstory, and reasons why it made the list. Use the printable checklist to mark off each essential strain as you find and try it—you can use Leafly Strain pages to find out where each one is available.