The Best Weed Strains for Budding Cannasseurs

Gone are the days of taking the word of a guy sitting on an old loveseat, shrouded in a cloud of nag champa and blasting deep cuts from Desmond Dekker, about which marijuana strains are the best. Cannabis tastemaking has gone from an underground network based on word-of-mouth recommendation to an elite level of connoisseurship on a par with fine wine, coffee, and truffles. It has its very own Martha Stewart in cannabis cookbook author Laurie Wolf, along with a growing number of celebrity canna-chefs such as Chris Sayegh, whose cannabis-themed dinners go for $500 a head. It has a science-based certification program, offered by Colorado’s Trichome Institute, that turns stoners into sommeliers. It has a Yelp-like review site known as Weedmaps. It has a series of expos and competitions regional (e.g., the Dope Cup), national (the Cannabis World

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