What Were the Best Selling Strains in 2022?

Stephen Andrews
24 Jan 2023

Leafly, the internet's largest information database on cannabis strains, has revealed what the most popular choices for the year past were. So many classics are riding the top 5 for 2022, it feels like it's hard to move away from some sweet and sugary options. Perhaps you've tried them all, if not all, then at least some of them. Let's skim through the list.

Ice Cream Cake

The cannabis strain that made it to the top of the list: Ice Cream Cake, a sweet and sugary indica with a note of vanilla and a gassy kick. Ice Cream Cake is a beautiful match between Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake and was bred by Seed Junkie Genetics. A lot of people use this strain to also medicate poor sleep, anxiety, and pain. Its proven genetics and cultural approval have helped Ice Cream Cake seize first place at the Emerald Cup twice, in 2019 and 2021. And now it's the best selling strain of the year 2022. 

Blue Dream

Another classic strain that aimed high on the best-selling list is Blue Dream. Known for its sweet berry fragrance, this cultivar offers a happy, creative high, and a complete body buzz. It's generally accepted that Blue Dream appeared as a hybrid cross of Haze with a Blueberry from the famed breeder DJ Short in the early 2000s. Blue Dream is also one of the easier cannabis strains to grow at home. 

Wedding Cake

On the first hit, your head will ring like a church bell as an intense aroma of sweet vanilla dough, menthol, and pine overwhelms your senses. This Indica-dominant hybrid was proclaimed the Strain of the Year as recently as 2019. While it's heavy on THC, Wedding Cake is not overstimulating; the mind remains alert while the body relaxes - one more reason why it has stayed so popular among users. Wedding Cake was also bred by Seed Junkie Genetics and can also be found as Pink Cookies.


The gassy, vanilla cream palate of Gelato has earned its place as one of the most favorite strains of all time. People praise this cultivar for its rich flavor, eye-catching royal purple buds, and the euphoric chill that it offers. Also known as Gelato 33 or Larry Bird, Gelato is an Indica-dominant cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, bred by Sherbinskis in San Francisco. The strain has proved to be a real trendsetter in the last couple of years. Many newer strains tend to be sugary, fruity, and gassy, just like Gelato. 

Gorilla Glue 

Also known as Original Glue or GG#4, this strain is a heady mix of Chem's Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel. It's famous for its heavy earthy odor and sticky resin that collects on the scissors when trimming. GG is the kind of strain with the absolute power to knock your ass out. It's the foundation of so many other strains of marijuana. It has earned many accolades, including two wins at the Los Angeles and Michigan Cannabis Cups in 2014. 

Stephen Andrews