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February’s Leafly HighLight: LA Kush Cake for date night

Published on February 1, 2022
Each month, Leafly highlights a trending strain Each month, Leafly highlights a trending strain you should know about —we call it Leafly HighLight.
Each month, Leafly highlights a popular, trending strain you should know about —we call it Leafly HighLight.

Face it—human beings need contact.

We’re hard-wired to be touched, held, and comforted. Whether it’s a spa day, a cuddle, or making out—they all stoke your nervous system’s thermostat, called the endogenous cannabinoid system.

And guess what? So does THC, the main active ingredient in weed.

Cakey, minty, strong, relaxing, high-THC effects make LA Kush Cake a Leafly HighLight for February 2022. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a remarkably high 29% of Leafly reviewers found LA Kush Cake arousing, making it arguably the most trendy strain for getting naked in ‘22.

Seed Junky Genetics brand LA Kush Cake 2021 indoor flower from Mission Organics this January. (David Downs/Leafly)

Fun Fact: Cannabis use is associated with better orgasms in healthy people. Medical patients report it helps them manage stress, depression, anxiety, pain, or tension; all of which can spark intimacy.

This top-charting, on-trend mix of Wedding Cake and Kush Mints has 73 reviews on Leafly and an average score of 4.6 out of 5.

The smell? Good, fresh LA Kush Cake should have a sweet, soft dessert-like front end with a mint-like finish. ‘Come hither,’ it says. The smoke is sugary, smooth, and strong. The hybrid high is a positive, helpful companion; a good wingman.

“This strain will leave you feeling tingly (in a good way, not overwhelmingly or uncomfortably so), aroused, very sensitive to touch, and a fun one to share in the company of a consensual partner/potential love interest ;),” states one Leafly reviewer.

“It’s a great combination of relaxation, euphoria, happiness… And maybe the perfect amount of horniness LOL!!”

Leafly reviewer

Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary; naturally. Even Never Nudes can bliss out on LA Kush Cake with a pint of ice cream and a season of “Naked & Afraid.” The Cake serves all.

How much does LA Kush Cake cost?

LA Kush Cake is that splurge on a $25 bottle of wine, but without a headache. Good eighths from breeder Seed Junky Genetics themselves can run $55-$65 before tax in Los Angeles.

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Large-scale Cake crops run half that—$24 for an outdoor eighth from Honeydew Farms, or $42 for indoor from Talking Trees.

Further north, fresh cake stays cheap and plentiful at Pur Roots in Portland, OR, or A Greener Today in Seattle. It’s for sale across the US, from Phoenix to Detroit, Boston, and Maine.

Extracts also abound. In Colorado, half-gram LA Kush Cake vape pods run $25-$30. In SF, bargain shatter grams run $30, versus $70 for high-end half-gram carts.

1 gram of flower$7$14$18
Eighth (3.5g) of flower$24$40$65
0.5 gram carts / pods$22$40$70
1 gram carts/pods$40$50$80
1 gram live resin, shatter, etc$25$40$60
LA Kush Cake retail spot prices around the US (Leafly)

LA Kush Cake seeds

LA Kush Cake comes from Los Angeles’ Seed Junky Genetics—longtime industry legends now dominating the legal game. Seed Junky sells limited runs of clones or seeds in California’s legal market, as well as through several leading seedbanks. As of press time, well-regarded Neptune Seedbank has LA Kush Cake seeds from Seed Junky for $550 a pack.

Other clones sellers also make LA Kush Cake clones for retail.

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LA Kush Cake awards

Seed Junky Genetics’ trophy case is too full to count. An LA Kush Cake grower took home an award for Best Personal Flower at the 2019 Emerald Cup Awards.

In 2021, an LA Kush Cake made it to the top 20 in the Emerald Cup sungrown category (Luminescent Farms) out of hundreds of entries.

And in 2021, Nevada growers The Source+  featured LA Kush Cake in their annual “pheno hunt” for the best version of a current strain.

LA Kush Cake terpenes

Lab results show LA Kush Cake aroma molecules skew toward limonene, plus caryophyllene and myrcene. Super Sour Diesel also contains this leading triad of terps.

Other highlights this February

Cake all gobbled up? These three arousing, trendy, widely available varieties for February also hit the spot.

Magic Melon

Magic Melon is for sativa lovers who like watermelon, cantloupe, honeydew, and being high. (David Downs/Leafly)

Magic Melon made a full third of Leafly reviewers swoon. This soft, tropical, light daytime hybrid is, “very good for chilling and being happy and it tastes delicious. A good date strain lol,” one reviewer said. This year, fire up your secret garden with Humboldt Seed Company’s Magic Melon 10-packs of feminized seeds—available in legal stores in multiple states and Canada, plus online seedbanks.

Member Berry

We’ve done cake, and melons, so let’s change it up. Member Berry’s sweet orange and skunky blueberry will bring back all the feels, some say.

“I experienced an intense high, conversational, prone to deep feelings and profound expression with my wife. Also seems to enhance sensuality, great for massage,” said one reviewer.

This Ethos Genetics hybrid of Skunkberry and Mandarin Sunset is popular east of the Rockies from Ethos in Lynn, MA; to Verilife in Chicago; to Cookies Denver.

Cheetah Piss

Cookies brand Cheetah Piss is more cuddly than ferocious. (David Downs/Leafly)

Don’t bristle at this pungent adventure. Nearly 30% of Leafly reviewers reported increased friskiness with this current Cookies brand strain. Maybe it’s the frisson of a transgressive strain name. Maybe it’s that Cheetah Piss is based on two top flavors, Gelato and Lemonnade. Either way, Rawwr!

And that’s it for February’s Leafly HighLight. Best of luck in love and beyond. See you next month.

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David Downs
David Downs
Leafly Senior Editor David Downs is the former Cannabis Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He's appeared on The Today Show, and written for Scientific American, The New York Times, WIRED, Rolling Stone, The Onion A/V Club, High Times, and many more outlets. He is a 2023 judge for The Emerald Cup, and has covered weed since 2009.
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