As of November of this year, 21 states have legalized some form of recreational cannabis. Research earlier this month estimates that the total amount of all forms of cannabis cultivated in the United States in 2022 will exceed 48.8 million pounds. With all the cannabis being grown and the legal sales that are already underway or preparing to launch, one might wonder exactly what strains people are buying. Using information from their database, Leafly compiled a list of the top-selling cannabis strains from this year. The top three are:
Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake is an indica-dominant hybrid strain with THC levels that average around 22%. It was created by crossing Wedding Cake and Gelato 33. The most noticeable effect for users is relaxation, making it a great choice for those looking to treat pain conditions and sleep disorders. Many users report feeling the cerebral effects of this strain first, with a feeling of calm that begins to permeate their entire body. Ice Cream Cake was aptly named for its flavor and aroma, which patients describe as sugary sweet vanilla.
Blue Dream is a popular sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain. The strain was made by crossing Haze and Blueberry. The THC levels in Blue Dream are approximately 18%, with very low levels of CBD. It has become a favorite among new and experienced cannabis users because of the reportedly balanced high that provides mental stimulation and bodily relaxation. This is also a great strain for promoting feelings of creativity. The aroma and taste of Blue Dream are supposed to be that of fresh berries. This strain originated on the West Coast and is one of the most sought-after cannabis strains.
Wedding Cake, an indica-dominant hybrid, may be known by two other names: Triangle Mints #23 and Pink Cookies. It was created via a cross between Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. This strain is known to smell like vanilla, but it reportedly has a rich and tangy flavor profile. The THC levels of Wedding Cake are on the higher side, around 24%, making it a better choice for those who know how THC impacts them. Patients suffering from loss of appetite and insomnia tend to look to Wedding Cake for symptom relief.