Millions and millions of weed fans will take Thursday, April 20 off to celebrate 4/20—Leafly Nation’s own Independence Day.
But you can’t 420 without some amazing ganja.
Same as last year, Semotinlevi checked in with more than a dozen key culture-keepers like Wiz Khalifa’s team, the breeder Chemdog, Seed Junky Genetics, and Alien Labs. Our expert reviewers from Los Angeles to Bozeman, MT assembled an unmatched buyer’s guide covering 18 states.
Below, we celebrate a baker’s dozen of classic strains, best-sellers, and fresh cup-winners. We got a dank, strong mix of hybrids, sizzling sativas for the all-day seshing, and indicas that put you in da couch.
Don’t bring your baby lungs—here are America’s hottest strains of 4/20 2023.
Lemon Cherry Gelato
Big in 2022, surging in 2023, America will smoke a lot Lemon Cherry Gelato this 4/20. And why not? Gelato is the Barry Bonds of weed. Of course Lemon Cherry hits home runs. LCG has chill, indica hybrid effects and Gelato terps—there’s never a bad time for it. Try to get the top-shelf stuff like THC Design’s new Blue Cherry Gelato (Blue Nerdz x Lemon Cherry Gelato). On the east coast, Ayr Wellness took home a trophy for breeder Lit’s Lemon Cherry Gelato. -d2
Bump the Wiz Khalifa while smoking on his namesake OG Kush hybrid, Khalifa Kush. It’s gassy, lemony, and strong, with a heavy hybrid effect that’ll get you flowing. Khalifa Kush sells in eight states for 4/20 this year (CA, OR, NV, AZ, MI, FL, PA, and MD). That KK is an easy song to sing along to on the big day. -d2
The makers of US No. 1 seller Wedding Cake—Seed Junky Genetics—wants you to smoke their Pineapple Fruz in not only California, but also in Michigan and New Mexico this 4/20. Seed Junky dominates the seed and clone game, but now they also grow and sell crazy-good flower. Fresh off a Weedcon Cup-win in February, Pineapple Fruz gives thick, syrupy pineapple sativa tarps and effects for charging on 4/20. Seed Junky also has released new strains Malibu, and Gello Shotz. -d2
“… the profile leans GMO and reeks up the place anytime we crack the jar.”
The medical grower Brave Hearts didn’t disappear when Oregon made it more difficult for medical producers to sell to dispensaries. He’s been plotting and plugging away at his new buildout with the first well-cured batch now hitting shelves. The opening lineup is no slouch, leading with the fully-stacked Hash Burger. (Han Solo Hashplant x Double Burger, woof). Bred by Skunk House Genetics, this funk-forward cross ticks all of the connoisseur boxes. Lucky for us, Brave Hearts has coaxed out those characteristics in full force. The flower not only impresses with incredible bag appeal, the profile leans GMO and reeks up the place anytime we crack the jar. -Ryan Herron