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Connecticut’s top 10 cannabis strains

Published on January 6, 2023 · Last updated January 11, 2023

Here are the weed strains that Connecticut loves most, according to Leafly data.

Today, January 10, Connecticut’s first legal weed stores officially open for adult-use sales. Starting at 10 a.m., licensed hybrid retailers will be allowed to start selling cannabis products to all adults 21 and over.

The inaugural list of stores includes Affinity in New Haven, Bluepoint Wellness of CT in Branford, Still River Wellness in Torrington, Fine Fettle Dispensary in Newington, Stamford, and Willimantic, The Botanist in Danbury and Montville, and Willow Brook Wellness in Meriden.

Connecticut’s first legal weed stores will open next week

These are the strains to look for when Connecticut’s medical dispensaries expand to welcome all adults 21 and over starting today.

Connecticut’s most popular strains

According to Leafly’s search data, these are the 10 strains people were looking for throughout 2022:

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Wedding Cake from Bay Area CRAFT Delivery. (David Downs / Leafly)

Wedding Cake: Sweet, fluffy, soft. Smokers nationwide love this strain. That’s why it’s no surprise Wedding Cake started and ended the year as the most popular strain in Connecticut.

GG4: For four months out of 2022, GG4 held the top spot in Leafly’s 2022 strain ratings. Sticky and powerful, that’s no surprise to any toker who’s tangled with this legendary strain, also known as Gorilla Glue and Original Glue.

Ridgleline’s 2021 outdoor Runtz is the way. (Photo by Redwood Country Photos, Courtesy Ridgeline Farms)
Ridgleline’s 2021 outdoor Runtz is the way. (Photo by Redwood Country Photos, Courtesy Ridgeline Farms)

Runtz: Runtz reached number two for a couple months this summer. The Leafly 2020 Strain of the Year pick has set the bar for Zaza over the past few years.

Ice Cream Cake:Another essential dessert strain that America is eating up from coast to coast is Ice Cream Cake. In Connecticut particularly, smokers are searching for this flavor with urgency, thanks to its intense pain relief.

Gelato terps will never go out of style. (David Downs/Leafly)
Gelato terps will never go out of style. (David Downs/Leafly)

Gelato: this exotic staple is a favorite of both growers and shoppers who swear by the sweet taste, intense effects, and resilient genetics. Chances are if you like Zaza, you’ve smoked Gelato or one of its kids.

Blue Dream: This throwback classic still gets love in Connecticut. Some terps never go out of style. And Blue Dream is still in high demand across Connecticut and many other states.

Apple Fritter: A sweet bowl of this pungent hybrid is just like grandma used to make (with an extra kick). Known to lay you out flat like most elite pastries, this is a favorite of medical patients treating pain and insomnia.

Oreoz : Connecticut can’t get enough of this sweet and dark strain that is associated with deep relaxation and creative sparks.

(Courtesy CaliSelect, photo by CannaPics)
Jealousy works in greenhouses as well. (Courtesy CaliSelect, photo by CannaPics)

Jealousy: Leafly’s 2022 Strain of the Year is truly spectacular. Despite starting 2022 outside the top 10, Jealousy shot to number 6 in July and continued to hold court.

Mac 1: This sleeper pick started and ended the year at number 10. With Mac 1, expect an old school funk and intense high that will be sure to keep it on our radar throughout 2023.

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Calvin Stovall
Calvin Stovall
Calvin Stovall is Leafly's East Coast Editor.
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