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These are New Jersey’s top weed strains

The Garden State can’t get enough of these five strains, according to Leafly dispensary data.

New Jersey’s opening day of legal cannabis sales are near, and day one could come as soon as May. The state’s first medical dispensary opened December 2012 in Montclair, and patients have had rave reviews for a handful of homegrown New Jersey strains.

We dug threw the order data to find New Jersey’s top weed strains. Keep scrolling for a guide to getting properly baked in NJ for 420 and beyond. As New Jersey’s world-class dispensaries get ready for the upcoming rush of recreational customers, skip the line with delivery or in-store pickup and grab these editor’s picks on Leafly.


1. Blueberry

blueberry marijuana strain

New Jersey is known for growing cranberries, but Blueberry is the top pick at NJ dispensaries in 2022. Blame it on the sweet flavors of fresh blueberries, that combine with relaxing effects for a long-lasting euphoria. A favorite for pain and stress for decades, this strain won High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2000, thanks in part to its colorful hues and high THC content. Special shoutout to American breeder DJ Short who pulled this A-lister’s original genetics out of a variety of landrace strains in the 1970s.


2. Runtz

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Runtz continues to dominate the national conversation two years after earning the title of 2020 Leafly Strain of the Year. Marvel at the rich purple and lime green color spectrum and devour the creamy smooth, creamy smoke this strain produces to understand why it keeps selling off the shelves. Shoppers keep coming back for euphoric highs and uplifting effects, and growers are fond of Runtz’ ability to grow indoor or outdoor.


3. Mob Boss

This strain originated in California around 2009, thanks to the work of Grindhouse Medical Seeds. And it’s making quite the impression in New Jersey, thanks in part to its sweet floral taste and herbal citrus undertones. And medical patients say Mob Boss is a stone cold killer for treating muscle tension, mood relief, and appetite stimulation.

As one Leafly shopper testified on the Boss: “My favorite strain overall. I could smoke this everyday for the rest of my life! haha. I love how I can smoke it throughout the day and feel great, then it helps me wind down and sleep. Best head high ever. Talking, thinking and laughing.”


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4. Motorbreath

Beginners beware. This greasy gassy hog will run you over if you’re not ready for its potent effects. By crossing Chemdog and SFV OG Kush, this award-winning strain gives notes of fuel, earth, and citrus that OG-lovers can count on to deliver.


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

5. Gelato

This well-balanced hybrid is a cross of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies that creates a relaxed euphoria. With dark purple hues, fiery orange hairs, and a shiny white crystal coating, it’s becoming a favorite of connoisseurs, with numbered variants like Gelato #3Gelato #33Gelato #41, and Gelato #45 sprouting up to carry on its legacy.

Safe to say, Gelato’s precious terps will never go out of style.

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