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Leafly Buzz: 12 fire cannabis strains of March 2021

March 17, 2021

Get those stimulus checks ready to ruuuuumble!

This month, New Jersey and Virginia have gone legal on the East Coast. And out West, we’re popping cannabis seeds and springing forward like never before.

Whether you’re celebrating legalization’s advance or germinating this year’s crop, you’re gonna need some fire tree to keep you company. This March, connoisseurs are puffing tough on high-THC, explosively flavorful Lemonatti, Layer Cake, and Oreoz; and Leafly has the details for you.

Independently reported without fear or favor, Leafly Buzz highlights the top of the crops west of the Rockies. Pull up!

Data grinder

Oreoz

Snack time: Indoor Oreoz (Photo by The High Redbeard, Courtesy CAM)
Snack time: Indoor Oreoz (Photo by The High Redbeard, Courtesy CAM farms of Sacramento)

That summer beach body is gonna have to wait. Strain Oreoz is up 40% this month as tokers gravitate to this relaxing Cookies and Cream crossed with Secret Weapon. Reportedly from Michigan’s 3rd Coast Genetics, Oreoz is dark purple, diamond-encrusted, and reeking of creamy menthol, rubber, and gas.

Also on the up-and-up, Georgia Pie—a cross of Gelatti and Kush Mints that has a whiff of peach flavor; up 10% this month.

On the decline this month: Pink Runtz searches backed off 10%. Mixing Zkittlez and Gelato, the hype might be waning but the strain remains tasty AF.

Here’s the full data grinder:

· Oreoz ⬆️ +40%

· Georgia Pie ⬆️ +10%

· Pink Runtz ⬇️ -10%

· Lava Cake ⬇️ -13%

Georgia Pie (Courtesy Cookies)
Georgia Pie (Courtesy Cookies)
As pretty in pink: Pink Runtz (David Downs/Leafly)
As pretty in pink: Pink Runtz (David Downs/Leafly)

New in the Leafly strain database

We’ve added 171 new cultivars to the Leafly strain database over the last month, as we seek to keep up with what breeders are selling, growers are growing, and stores are stocking. These four fresh additions deliver the flavors and effects connoisseurs crave.

Layer Cake

There's layers to it: Layer Cake (Courtesy Talking Trees)
Layers to it: Layer Cake (Courtesy Talking Trees)

Breeder Swamp Boys Seeds’ cross of Wedding Cake to GMO x (Triangle Kush X Skunk #1) keeps it Cakey in 2021. Expect aromatic layers of sweet cookie with a chem bite; then prep for a snack and nap on the da’ couch.

Orange Push Pop

Orange Push Pop, grown by Minntz (David Downs/Leafly)
Push it real good: Orange Push Pop, grown by Minntz (David Downs/Leafly)

Orange, creamy, vanilla-fueled goodness awaits you with this Orange Cookies and Triangle Kush cross from Seed Junky Genetics. Sold by brand Minntz, mainly in California but spotted at Freddy’s Fuego in Seattle, WA, and wherever else terp chasers germinate Seed Junky seeds.

Slurricrasher

Slurricane season: Slurricrasher is Slurricane X Wedding Crasher. (Courtesy Floracal)
Slurricane season: Slurricrasher is Slurricane X Wedding Crasher. (Courtesy Floracal)

Do-Si-Dos to Purple Punch gave us Slurricane. Now, Slurricane and Wedding Crasher combine in this hit exotic from California’s Floracal Farms—Slurricrasher. It smells like sweet grape and lemon fuel, with a smooth, lemony gas on the exhale. It pairs well with the end of the day and some Mario Kart.

Guava Jam

Let’s get tropical: Guava Jam is a sunny vacation in a bag. (David Downs/Leafly)
Let’s get tropical: Guava Jam is a sunny vacation in a bag. (David Downs/Leafly)

Thick, sweet, tropical Guava and Zkittlez berry flavors mix in Guava Jam—a reported cross of Guava’z #62 x Guava’z #74 from Bloom Seed Co. (aka Harry Palms). Breeding for potency and terpenes with rosin in mind, Bloom Seed Co. genetics won two trophies in the 2021 Oregon Cannabis Cup for Strawberry Guava and Tropicana Cookies, both grown by Deschutes.

Hot dayam, Guava Jam is a lot of elite, heady genetics packed into one nug. It’s two superb cuts of Guava’z married together; and for its part, Guava’z is Pure Guava x OZ Melon. Even further back, Pure Guava is Chunky Diesel x Great White Shark. Meanwhile, OZ Melon is OZ Kush x Melon Bread. Bloom Seed Co. writes: “These plants have the rawest, in-your-face guava terps… The flavor is straight-up Guava funk and dumps solventless extracts.”

Fresh in stores this March

New on dispensary shelves—Lemonatti by Connected Cannabis Co, CA

Love Lemon Tree? Go even blingier with Lemonatti. (David Downs/Leafly)
Love Lemon Tree? Go even blingier with Lemonatti. Sold by The Green Cross, SF. (David Downs/Leafly)

New on shelves from Connected Cannabis Co. in California is Biscotti crossed to Gelonade—Lemonatti. It’s just fun to say. We get thick, lemon syrup terps in our faces when we crack this jar, like a bag of lemon syrup for a soda machine broke open.

You can identify the Lemon Tree parent to the Gelonade in this grandchild. As for effects and duration? Electric yet heavy, and about as long as Avengers: Endgame.

Rocketing up the charts—Caramel Apple Gelato by Gud Gardens, OR

Midnight snacktastic: Caramel Apple Gelato (Courtesy Gud Gardens)
Midnight snacktastic: Caramel Apple Gelato (Courtesy Gud Gardens)

Attention, Oregon shoppers: Caramel Apple Gelato is on shelves and midnight snack-ready. Compound Genetics’ Apple Cider x Jet Fuel Gelato delivers sweet, buttery, apple, fuel, and cookie smells and tastes. Gud Gardens—a female-owned adult-use farm on the Rogue River—stocks stores across Oregon with the cultivar; while supplies last.

Best-sellers

Ballin’ out—Ooh La La by Lemonnade, WA

Oh, you fancy, huh?: Ooh La La from Lemonnade and Run the Jewels (David Downs/Leafly)
Oh, you fancy, huh?: Ooh La La from Lemonnade and Run the Jewels (David Downs/Leafly)

If you’re throwing money at celebrity weed, Seth Rogen’s new stuff is gonna be instantly out of stock. Meanwhile, supplies have ramped up for Ooh La La—rap duo Run the Jewels’ pot with the weed brand Lemonnade. (Yup—with two n’s.)

Ooh La La is Wedding Cake crossed to London Pound Cake, for a sweet, lemon, cake, and cookies taste, and high-THC effects. Spotted in Washington at Have a Heart and beyond.

Ballin’ on a budget—MAC 2 by Orekron, OR

Return of the MAC: Starring MAC 2. (Courtesy Orekron)
Return of the MAC: Starring MAC 2. (Courtesy Orekron)

MAC 1 crushes insomnia with a dense, chocolatey, sweet, cookie flavor and mellow effects.

MAC 2 from Oregon growers Orekron hits ya like a truck as well this month. Orekron grows all winter in greenhouses which means MAC 2 for all seasons; part of a lineup of stellar-priced Orekron across the Beaver State.

Ending on a High Note: Jeeter XL pre-rolls

Hit some dingers,Jeeter! (David Downs/Leafly)
Hit some dingers, Jeeter! (David Downs/Leafly)

Pre-rolled joints have a reputation as the hot dogs of cannabis: dubious-tasting tubes packed with trashy scraps. Not the 1.75-gram Jeeter XL! This is the MVP of pre-rolls.

Jeeter brand joints get rolled fresh with indoor-grown exotic bud direct from an Desert Hot Springs, CA farm. Not affiliated with the Yankee Hall of Famer, Jeeters move quickly in Southern California stores like Emjay Delivery and Exhalence Los Angeles, and also Purple Star in San Francisco.

Unlike most junior varsity joints, Jeeters smell and taste good. The terps are triple-sealed in behind a joint cap, glass tube seal, and a screwtop.

That means fresh aroma and taste, with effects like a hard line drive deep into center-left field.

Higher tolerance? Jeeter Infused adds oil and kief.

Jeeter Infused finna get the whole fam lit. (David Downs/Leafly)
Cannabis extracts combine with flower for moar powerrr: Jeeter Infused (David Downs/Leafly)

Buzz back-issues

Need more flavors?

What goes into Leafly Buzz?

Who decides what’s in the Buzz? Not money or compliments. Each month’s Leafly Buzz picks come from:

  • Secret shopping in stores
  • Leafly staff and reader tips
  • Interviewing the biggest brands
  • Parsing Leafly search data
  • Lurking breeders on Instagram

Growers, breeders, brands, stores—got buzz for Leafly? We’re all ears. Email us at buzz@leafly.com

[Story correction made March 30]

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David Downs

David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for Leafly.com. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns

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