The 10 Best Cannabis Strains of 2022
Find out if your favorite indica, sativa and hybrid strains made our list of the best weed strains in 2022. - Written by Randy Villarba
OG Kush is a classic cultivar that was originally bred in Florida in the 1990’s. This strain crosses the classic Chemdawg with Hindu Kush. The onset is potentially vibrant and euphoric, later flowing into a happy and blissful state allowing the body and mind to wind down and relax.
OG Kush's profile is skunk-like and pungent with an earthy finish. Its dominant terpenes are caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene.
Most cultivations have made a phenotype of OG Kush strains as part of their genetic library. The cultivators at Blem have made quite a reputation with their Unruly OG as it is one of our best selling flower strains of the year.
Another March and Ash favorite, True Classic first hit the shelves in California with their indica dominant True Classic OG.
Wedding Cake (aka Pink Cookies) is a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie. Wedding Cake is similar to the other Cake varieties like Ice Cream Cake or Birthday Cake. Its flavor is pungent, sweet and spicy with a creamy vanilla flavor and a citrus exhale.
Wedding Cake's effects are similar to a Gorilla Glue and purported to be euphoric, relaxing, and hazy. While the body stays in a relaxed state, its cerebral effects may feel creative and focused. This is the perfect cultivar to consider when you want to relax, do some art, or even introspective thinking. Its prominent terpenes are limonene, myrcene, and humulene.
Wedding Cake is a strong and hearty cannabis plant that loves the climate and natural sunlight of California. Its popularity among consumers has remained intact, as we’ve seen it pop up on the list of top strains purchased over the past few years.
Pacific Stone cultivates a sun grown Wedding Cake on their farms that is available in eighths, ounces and pre-roll packs. Howie Roll also grows a solid outdoor cultivar of Wedding Cake, which is available in eighths and half ounces.
Jack Herer is a three way cross of Haze, Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. Jack Herer is an award-winning cultivar by Sensi Seeds with flavors described as piney, citrusy, and lemony with a hint of menthol.
Jack Herer's effects are purported to be active, energizing and euphoric. It is a perfect cultivar for day-time use. Users report it can also fuel the creative juices, which is similar to the purported effects of Sour Diesel or Blue Dream.
Jack Herer can be useful for taking on the day or focusing on tasks. Jack Herer's dominant terpenes are limonene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene.
The cultivators at Floracal currently grow Super Jack, a potent Jack Herer cross with Super Silver Haze.
GMO is a genetic cross of two classic cultivars: Chemdawg with Girl Scout Cookies. This cultivar is purported to have a euphoric cerebral onset. Its aroma is pungent with notes of savory garlic and a spicy finish. Its prominent terpenes are myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene.
Cereal Milk is a cross of Cookies with Cherry Pie and Snowman. As this cookie's pheno suggests, her flavor profile has strong notes of vanilla, berries, brown sugar and sweet milk after it's sat in a cereal bowl. This cultivar is considered to have potentially relaxed and euphoric effects. Her dominant terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool.
Quite a few cultivations have made Cereal Milk part of their cannabis genetic library. The master cultivators at Cannabiotix grow one of the most popular phenotypes of Cereal Milk, which is available in eighths. Heady offers a tasty sungrown phenotype of Cereal Milk as well.
Kush Mints is a cross of Animal Mints and Bubba Kush. This flower has a piney aroma with hints of sweet fresh coffee. The mint flavor resembles mint chocolate with a spicy aftertaste.
Kush Mints effects are purported to offer a calm mind and body experience with a relaxing and mildly sleepy sensation. Dominant terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool.
Lemon Sponge Cake
Lemon Sponge Cake was bred by crossing Lemon Kush Mints and Georgia Pie. This sativa dominant cultivar has pungent lemony citrus terpenes. Her flavor is a fruity and vanilla-diesel undertone. Lemon Sponge Cake's effects are purported to be uplifting, euphoric and relaxing.
It's easy to see why Lemon Sponge Cake's high-quality flower won 1st Place Best in Show Sungrown Flower at the Emerald Cup 2022. Dominant terpenes are caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene.
Durban Poison comes from a South African Landrace and was popularized by America's first pheno hunter, Ed Rosenthal. Durban Poison is purported to be an uplifting and awakening cultivar. It has piney and skunky aromas with a spicy sweetness to it. Its terpene profiles consist of terpinolene, ocimene, and myrcene.
This potent cultivar is a Joey Karate (actor/comedian Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz) favorite from his brand Laughing Gas. Zashimi is a cross of Zkittlez with Mochi in collaboration with Zeki Genetics.
This indica dominant hybrid is very similar to Purple Punch. She is a sweet, fruity, and gassy flower. Her effects are purported to be relaxing, focused and euphoric. Zashimi's dominant terpenes are caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene.
KryptoChronic is one of many proprietary strains grown by the master cultivators at Alien Labs. This hybrid strain is a delicious three way fusion between Fruity Pebbles OG, Alien Cookies and Jet Fuel Gelato. This cultivar offers gassy, sweet creamy vanilla, and fruity flavors to her smoke. Her effects are purported to bring a cerebral, euphoric and uplifting vibe. KryptoChronic’s dominant terpenes are limonene, nerolidol and caryophyllene, making it an excellent choice for daytime consumption.
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