The Leafly Strain of the Year for 2021 had some seriously stiff competition! Here’s an in-depth look at eight other greats that were in the running.

Weed trends are fascinating to track as they rise and fall over time and move around the country. This year, sales of classic strains blossomed in newer legal states (what’s up, Oklahoma? You really love your White Widow!), while crowd-pleasers like Gelato and Purple Punch fell off in established markets. Other indomitable strains like Blue Dream, Zkittlez, and last year’s winner Runtz stayed strong across the board.

As always, the Leafly team used a combination of field research, editorial expertise, and data to sniff out what was trending around the nation this year. We looked at what people spent their…

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