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15 strains and songs for reaching your 2022 goals

January 12, 2022

Pair these refreshing songs and strains and stay in the zone all year long

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late to get your mind all the way right for 2022. Despite the BS we’re all still going through thanks to COVID-19, there’s still plenty of time to install your latest software update.

Whatever you plan to do more or less of this year, keep in mind that your only opponent is your past self. And remember that you really can get all that shit done by December if you stay on point!

To help maintain your vibe and determination this year, roll up, rock out, and weed along with these fresh song and strain pairings!

Stream along with our full goal-setter’s playlist on TIDAL, Apple Music, or Spotify!


Map out a new mindset with Blue Dream

Burn one and brainstorm your goals for 2022. (AdobeStock)

But what’s your purpose?/What’s your motives? What’s your dreams?/What’s your goals is?/Are your thoughts pure? Are you focusedCordae – “Dream In Color” (2021)

Brainstorming goes great with an uplifting cultivar like Blue Dream, which will have you feeling creative and euphoric while helping with stress and anxiety. Unlock new ideas by pairing this dreamy berry flavor that will give you the plan, good intentions, and willpower needed to stay consistent on your path.

Prime your mind for exploration with Cordae’s “Dream In Color,” which will challenge you to always rise higher than the day before.


Boss up to new levels with Pink Rozay

Exhale and reflect: We made it into another year of possibilities! (AdobeStock)

This is called livin’, don’t ever forget it/Sky is just a view, baby, it’s never the limit /You playin’ the game, then you better be winnin’/Glasses of wine, cheers to better beginningsJadakiss ft. Rick Ross, Emanny – “Kisses to the Sky” (2020)

Aim high and play hard like Jadakiss, who enjoyed a renaissance in his music career last year, and Rick Ross, who expanded his signature strain (Pink Rozay). Their collaboration “Kisses to the Sky” is the perfect music to vibe to before or after a long day of bossing up and handling business.


Bet on yourself with Marathon OG

Artist, activist, and Marathon OG co-founder Nipsey Hussle designed his songs and signature strain to keep you on track toward your goals. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Fuck livin’ basic, I’m takin’ risks/Fuck what they sayin, I’m sayin this/Don’t waste your time, it don’t make you richNipsey Hussle – “Hussle & Motivate” (2018)

When you need a boost of confidence, this song and strain pairing is sure to push you over the finish line. All you need to do is track down a bag of Marathon OG then put on “Hussle & Motivate,” by the strain’s co-founder Nipsey Hussle.

We can all learn from the late great Hussle’s vision, dedication, and confidence. So this year, challenge yourself to honor his marathon-long patience and blazing urgency. Whatever your passion project is, set aside a chunk of free time and change and make a bet on your biggest dream.


Set boundaries with Xeno

Isn’t it incredible how music and weed work together bring clarity about life? (AdobeStock)

“Tell your boyfriend, next time he around/To buy his own weed and don’t wear my shit down/I wouldn’t care if brave would give me some more/I’d rather him leave you than leave him my dro” Amy Winehouse – “Addicted” (2006)

Alien Labs’ new strain Xeno was a hit at the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball in December. One Leafly reviewer says it “reeks of sour cat piss and old fruit.”

The distinct look, aroma, taste, and effects of Xeno will have you guarding your stash from free-loaders like the boyfriend Amy Winehouse sings about on this classic throwback. Set those boundaries and maintain them by any means necessary.


Communicate clearly with La Niña

“It’s written all over your face times two/’Cause I can read your mind/I can read your mind, I can hear your thoughts like a melody/Listen while you talk when you’re fast asleep/You stay on the phone just to hear me breathe/On repeat” Kali Uchis – “Telepatía” (2020)

La Niña is known to help even the shyest smokers become veterans of expressing themselves. So surround yourself with the kinds of friends who can practically read your mind, and proceed to talk your head off in the name of free expression. For assistance, pair this strain with Kali Uchis’ addictive track “Telepatía” and start testing your powers of telepathy.


Change the world like Jack Herer

Cannabis trailblazer Jack Herer left an indelible mark on the world of weed. (AP)

You can still be who you wish you is/It ain’t happen yet, and that’s what intuition is.” Kanye West – “I Wonder” (2007)

The world is changing before our eyes, and you have the power to leave your mark on it every single day, just like Jack Herer. This author, activist and, cannabis icon is responsible for helping legalize and normalize the plant with advocacy that includes wildly popular books like The Emperor Wears No Clothes (1985) and G.R.A.S.S.: Great Revolutionary American Standard System (1973).

Just because your dreams haven’t bloomed yet, that doesn’t mean you stop dreaming! Keep the faith like Jack and know that your hard work will change the world for somebody coming after you.


Stay focused on the mission with Monogram No 1.

The Monogram brand has already left a mark on the industry thanks to high quality flower and incredible attention to detail to packaging the product. (David Downs/Leafly)

Where you disappear to son? Maintaining/Putting myself in a position most of these rappers ain’t inJAY-Z – “Feelin’ It” (1996)

When your goals require extreme discipline, you can count on this track and cultivar pairing to keep you focused on your ultimate mission.

When it feels like life is pulling you in a billion directions, remember that it’s always okay to step back for a minute and regroup. Plan time to unplug and discover that off-time is often the key to unlocking your highest achievements.

Monogram No. 01 is the perfect strain to zone to with this classic JAY-Z cut. On it, the mogul admits to indulging in Mary Jane “once in a few, when there’s nothing to do, and the tension gets too thick for my sober mind to cut through.”


Chew through tough days with Peanut Butter Breath

A nug of Peanut Butter Breath with the High Lights stamp.
Peanut Butter Breath will melt your stress away and help deal with the ups and downs that come with every new year. (Leafly)

God shuffled the cards, dealt me a hand with impossible odds/Put an obstacle course up/Look, and I conquered them all (Conquered them all)/With minimal effort I’m fresher than sock in your drawer (Fuck)Bas ft. J. Cole – “Tribe” (2018)

You never know what the next day has in store. That’s why it’s wise to keep a few extra nugs of Peanut Butter Breath handy at all times. The heavy nut aroma, dark sticky buds, and consistently relaxing high will make this one of your all-time favorites for turning a bad day around.


Build your dream team with Tangie

How many times I sit back and contemplate?/I’m fresh off the dank but I’m tellin’ my story/My relationship with my folks is give-and-take/And I done took so much, now give me my gloryOutKast ft. Goodie Mob and Erykah Badu – “Liberation” (1998)

Don’t try to do everything on your own. Whether it’s family, friends, or partners, you need people to lean on. So make space and time to talk out any issues and enter the New Year knowing where you stand in all of your relationships. Tangie is the perfect strain for social and family talks or gatherings that require everyone to loosen up and get social.


Exit reality with Quantam Kush

quantum kush cannabis strain

I just wanna wake up to the suns in Saint Laurent/Hundred thousand dollars on the fronts, hella blunts/I just wanna wake up on ya thigh, on a yacht/Or in the Rolls that’s rented, windows tintedSolange – “Binz” (2019)

Manifesting dreams into reality can burn a lot of bandwidth. That’s why this mind-shifting strain-song combo will help you unplug from the matrix and fully lock into your true purpose.

A high-THC strain that tempers euphoric effects with relaxation, Quantum Kush is a perfect change of pace when life is moving too fast or slow.

This is the strain to smoke when you’re about to drown yourself in luxury, or need some inspiration for updating your bucket list. So dream big and enjoy the herbaceous aroma and earthy profile that will transport you to another dimension, free of tension and monotony.


Stay thankful with Sage

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I done dodged a few heartbreaks, yeah/Never lost a thing I can’t replace yet/Then I came up ten toes out the basement.” Lil Wayne, Jeremih, DJ Khaled – “Thankful”

S.A.G.E (a.k.a. Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium) is known as the perfect Thanksgiving strain for a number of reasons. Unlike the sleep-triggering tryptophan in a Thanksgiving turkey, this cultivar will lift you up and allow you to stay energized for the people, places, and things that you stay thankful for year-round.

We all took a couple L’s last year. But if you’re reading this – you’re still in the game. So remember to show yourself gratitude for making it through the storm. And don’t be shy about spreading the same love around your family tree and social circles. You never know who needs a pick-me-up.


Stay above the bull with Sour Diesel

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Between love and hate, it’s a fine line/So I stay parallel to the sky line/THC levels is through the roof/When you floating in clouds you can view the truth/Hush feel the rush from the altitudeJadakiss ft. Wiz Khalifa – “So High”

Sour Diesel has been an essential strain for decades, and for good reason. We chalk its longevity up to consistent relaxation and creativity.

Sour is a favorite for artists, as well as highly-stressed executives, because of how its balanced effects can help your mind overcome less than ideal circumstances while still remaining clear and focused.


Rule your world with King’s Kush

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“If I ruled the world, I’d free all my sons” Nas ft. Lauryn Hill – “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)

The aftermath of the failed War on Drugs is still devastating communities worldwide. As you enjoy your own trees, pay respects and dues to all those who served or are serving time for nonviolent cannabis crimes.

You can do so by donating to organizations like Last Prisoner Project and The Weldon Group, or by putting pressure on your elected officials to free and forgive everyone with a weed charge.

The world really is yours, no need to imagine anymore. Roll up some King’s Kush, turn up this classic, and start working on the world you want to see.

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Eat good and rest up with Monster Cookies

“I am feeling kinda hungry, ’cause my high is coming down.” Erykah Badu – “On & On”

Not to sound like your mother, but make sure you are eating well and getting enough rest this year. If you are ever struggling to build up an appetite or need help getting to sleep, turn to a strain like Monster Cookies, or one of these sleep-inducing strains for the desired effects. Remember that self-care is key to maximizing your productivity, no matter what “grind” culture tries to tell you about going 100 mph, 24/7.

Leave regrets behind with King’s Cake

10 Albums to Get High to on 4/20
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“I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow and let ‘em go, let ‘em go, let ‘em go, let ‘em go!” Jay Electronica ft. JAY-Z & The-Dream – “Shiny Suit Theory”


You only have one life to live. So you owe it to yourself to build a ladder all the way up to your dreams and climb every single rung. Just don’t let any regrets weigh you down along the way.

Take it from New Orleans wordsmith Jay Electronica: You can’t carry regrets about the past or allow them to sully your next chapter. So forgive yourself and move forward with a clear mind and heart.

If you need some assistance, King’s Cake, a.k.a. Disco Glitter will send you flying via high THC levels, while still keeping you grounded thanks to a sturdy body high. If you ever need a balanced cultivar to quiet that voice of inner-doubt, look no further.

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