3 Cannabis Strain Discovery Kits for the Decidedly Undecided

Ed. Note: We like this concept, especially for new or returning users. Currently this is available only in Canada, but it’s terrific idea. Our prediction is this is a packaging and sales concept that you will see in stores across the world where cannabis is legal.

With legalization comes options. But between the seemingly identical, plain-packaged selection, and the influx of new and inexperienced consumers, selecting the right cannabis strain can be a challenge. Luckily, a few cannabis companies have a solution: strain discovery packs.

While only a handful of Canadian cannabis companies have put together these samplers so far, these mixed packs featuring 4-5 strains are an introduction to the cannabis spectrum including a mix of sativa, indica, hybrids, and CBD strains. If you’re looking to discover what type of cannabis you like, want to sample a brand’s strains, or straight up choose to not have to choose, these multi-packs are for you.

RIFF Starter Pack

For the seasoned smoker looking to dig in on a late-night work sesh or sit back and take it all in. This starter pack features 1 gram each of four flower varieties.

Of note, RIFF currently has only five strains (and an oral spray) on the market and, curiously, only four strains are included in their Starter Pack. The missing strain? Sunday Special, “known for its heady, introspective highs.” So if you’re a completist, you’re going to want to pick-up an extra gram once this sampler lands at locations of Cannabis NL.

What’s Inside?

  • Two Tone Ban
    A hybrid that may just elevate your thoughts and increase concentration.
  • Sweet Jersey 3
    This high-THC sativa is known for its euphoric and uplifting characteristics.
  • Blue 98
    This indica-dominant bud is perfect for kicking back and toking after a hard day’s work.
  • Subway Scientist
    Can you be lifted and mellow—all in the same toke? Find out with this indica-dominant strain.

Solei Discovery Pack

For the blissed-out novice looking to add a little something to their self-care routine, this discovery pack includes a single gram of four different types of bud.


Soon to be stocked by Cannabis NL—with other provinces to follow, hopefully—this discovery pack from Solei has found a nice workaround to some of the strict marketing restrictions imposed by the Cannabis Act. Strain names like Renew, Balance, and Unplug act as a helpful way-finder for newcomers and experienced cannabis consumers alike, and certainly augments the less-than-exciting government website descriptions.

What’s Inside?

  • Renew
    Rediscover that cozy feeling of getting tucked in, and get tomorrow-ready with this indica-dominant flower.
  • Balance
    Skip the yoga class and still find your zen with this indica-dominant hybrid.
  • Unplug
    Like its name suggests, this high THC strain is meant for when you want to unplug and slow down after a long day… or week, or month.
  • Gather
    Forget the group message, and rediscover the real meaning of a group chat with this sativa-dominant strain.

AHLOT Discovery Series, vol. 1

For the decidedly undecided, this sampler pack is unique in that it features a selection of strains from an assortment of different producers.


AHLOT is a solid choice for anyone looking to get a wider perspective of what’s out there. And with a name like ‘Discovery Series, vol. 1’ it’s safe to assume there will be many more collections to come. This first series boasts five different types (1g each) of whole flower and is available in Ontario through the OCS and coming soon to British Columbia.

What’s Inside?

  • Rio Bravo (Wabanaki) from Edison Cannabis Co.
    Generate some serious kilowatts with sativa-dominant strain.
  • Saturday Afternoon (CBD MediHaze) from Saturday
    An uplifting cross of super silver haze, Neville’s haze, and a rich CBD blend to provide a potentially relaxing sense of calm.
  • Solar Power (Sour Kush) from Symbl
    Terrifically tart and superbly pungent, Sour Kush is known for its powerful flavour profile…
  • No. 405 (Blueberry Kush) from Haven St.
    An indica-dominant strain with earthy notes, sweet aroma, and high THC potency.
  • Sensi Star from 7Acres
    Sensi Star has earned recognition as one of the world’s great cannabis cultivars.

Honourable Mentions

There are a few more pack worth mentioning. Specifically, discovery packs seem to be much more prevalent in the medical market including the Organigram Strain Discovery Pack that “aims to eliminate some of the guesswork that comes with exploring medical cannabis,” and similarly, Aphria’s High CBD Starter Pack.

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