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Introducing Leafly’s New Cannabis Strain Identifier Tool

We receive a lot of great feedback and feature requests from our Leafly users, but one suggestion comes up over and over again, prompting us to take action and build a new cannabis strain identifier tool. In the past few years, you asked (and asked…and asked) for a tool that would make every cannabis connoisseur’s life a lot easier:

“If you could take pictures of weed and have the app identify what strain it was”

“Be able to take pictures of da weed that you have and leafly tell you what it is”

“I wish you guys could have a photo search to try and find mystery strains!”

“Hey i really want to know what strain this is can i send you guys a pic 🙂 “

We at Leafly heard you loud and clear, and our Research and Development team put in the man hours to study the science of what you need. Today we’re excited to debut the result of those man hours: Leafly’s brand-new Marijuana Analysis Recognition Interpreter, or, as our team affectionately (and appropriately) refers to her, MARI.

Upload a photo of your mystery cannabis strain to MARI and she’ll analyze the image and cross-check it against our proprietary algorithm of sophisticated factors to determine which strain you actually have. Here’s a screenshot of MARI in action:

MARI is currently in beta mode, so check her out for yourself and let us know what you think!

Today we're excited to debut Leafly's brand-new Marijuana Analysis Recognition Interpreter, or, as our development team affectionately (and appropriately) refers to her, MARI.

The 4 Best Cannabis Apps to Download Now

Ready to partake in cannabis culture?

There’s more to cannabis than getting high. Like craft beer, bowling or fly fishing — all of which, coincidentally, pair well with weed — part of cannabis’s appeal is the culture that surrounds it. To partake, you could hit a music festival, attend a convention or simply download one of the four apps below.

Weedmaps

Weedmaps is now the number-two medical app on iTunes. Consider it your one-stop shop for loads of cannabis consumer knowledge — a blend of Google maps, Yelp and Amazon for dispensaries, delivery services, doctors and brands.

Leafly

Leafly started as a an online for cannabis strains, and it still offers great info on flavors, effects and pedigree. Its competitor to Weedmaps. Compare the two, and stay up to date on the drama surrounding both sites’ listing (or not) of black-market sellers. In 2018, Leafly announced it would de-list unlicensed sellers in California; Weedmaps has not.

If personalized medicine is the future of healthcare, Tokr is the future of weedcare — but not without a strong #lifestyle bent. What kind of cannabis experience do you want? Exercise or relaxation? CBD, THC or both? Vape pen or edibles? Based on your answers, the app “curates” high-end brands and sellers.

SimLeaf

SimLeaf is the only paid app on this list, but damn if it isn’t worth three bucks. It’s a self-professed “highly advanced 3D grow simulator,” which is a fancy way of saying it’s a place to practice your grow before you screw it up in real life. There’s enough complexity here to actually learn a ton about growing.

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