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Best weed strains and products for St. Patrick’s Day 2022


The millions of revelers who pair legal cannabis with St. Patrick’s Day have unprecedented options for cross-fading, or skipping alcohol entirely on this boozy Irish holiday. All the legalization states—from California to Michigan to Maine—have green-lit more options than just generic ‘weed’ versus alcohol.

You can flex on the haters with boutique, designer indoor flower, or craft-scale outdoor bud; or share the party vibe with tasty, potent pre-rolls big and small. You can substitute THC drinks for alcoholic ones, or nurse a mellower buzz with infused bar snacks and candy. Nowadays, you can even battle hangovers with custom-formulated THC tablets to help folks recover like a pro. Here’s some of the US’ best weed strains and products for St. Patrick’s Day 2022.

Exotic party flower splurges


Seed Junky Genetics Sherbert Bx1 x Geato 41 cross Jealousy—grown by LA Family Farms.(David Downs/Leafly)
Seed Junky Genetics Sherbert Bx1 x Gelato 41 cross Jealousy—grown by LA Family Farms.(David Downs/Leafly)

Work up a hearty appetite with this sweet, scrumptious, and dank cross of Sherbert Bx1 and Gelato 41. Jealousy is a maximum-THC indica hybrid offering some of the best of GSC genetics in 2022. Make ‘em green with envy in the smoking circle courtesy of this contemporary cross from number one breeder Seed Junky Genetics. Jealousy is on shelves from LA to Massachusetts, Detroit, Denver, Seattle, and beyond. Yup, That corned beef and cabbage is going down. You too, Shepard’s Pie.

Rainbow Mintz

Here’s another hybrid to pair with eating and conviviality this holiday—Arctic Genetics’ Rainbow Mintz. Everything ‘mints’ and ‘rainbow’ is in this year, so this strain nails the trend test. It’s a cross of Rainbow Truffle and Animal Mintz, bringing together genetics from GSC, zkittlez, and OG Kush. Rainbow Mintz is going to make a beer or Irish coffee taste even luckier. In Cali, Source has Rainbow Mintz flowers and Korova has dabs of it. Portland has it in flower and extract. See also: Exotic Genetix’s Slapz (Runtz x Grease Monkey) nationally from Portland, OR, to Colorado, and Boston.


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Old-school sativa flower

Prayer Pupil

Mass Medical Seeds' Prayer Pupil—grown biodynamically here by Glentucky Family Farm, CA.  (David Downs/Leafly)
Mass Medical Seeds’ Prayer Pupil—grown biodynamically here by Glentucky Family Farm, CA. (David Downs/Leafly)

Wake and bake with an Irish Breakfast and some Prayer Pupil for a blessed day. This Mass Medical Seeds cross of Star Pupil and Bodhi Seed’s Prayer Tower delivers medium-THC sativa hybrid power for going all day. We see Prayer Pupil as carts in Boston, flowers in Cali, and dabs in Seattle. See also: all the sativas for energetic daytime cross-fading. Quick fact: St. Patrick’s Day is a worldwide Irish cultural heritage day honoring the Roman-era Christian patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who converted many a pagan Irish.


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Party-sized pre-rolls big and small

Terphogz pre-rolls

The Original Z Melon Brainz pre-rolls (David Downs/Leafly)
Direct from the Emerald Triangle: The Original Z Melon Brainz pre-rolls. (David Downs/Leafly)

Americans will spend about $5.7 billion celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s hard to find a better party format than the pre-roll. No grinding, papers or licking needed—pre-rolls are pre-rolled joints, and every shop has them. Look up pre-rolls for sale near you.

In California, we recommend the Emerald Triangle-based Terphogz five-packs this winter; as well as the 7 Leaves, or Connected brand pre-rolls. Last weekend, we went a little too hard on the Heavy Hitter diamond-infused Jealousy roll, but it was worth it. Another fun fact: Ireland’s known as the Emerald Isle, because it’s so green. Meanwhile, America’s pot-growing heartland is known as The Emerald Triangle, also because it’s so green with cannabis.

Special tip: Dogwalkers

Look out for mini-sized joints dubbed ‘dogwalkers,’ because they’re just small enough to last a walk around one city block. They mostly come in packs, so instead of five people sharing one wet joint, everyone gets their mini-j. In California, a new, infused line called Lime has ‘lils.’ 2022 is all about ‘infused’ pre-rolls—which come with extra potency and flavor. See also: Pacific Stone minis and Juniper.

Tiny, terpy, strong: littles brand 'Lime' dogwalkers. (Courtesy Lime)
Tiny, terpy, strong: littles brand ‘Lime’ dogwalkers. (Courtesy Lime)
THC edible alternatives to hooch

Kiva Camino Citrus Breeze

Kiva Camino Citrus Breeze—5mg THC each. (David Downs/Leafly)
Kiva Camino Citrus Breeze—5mg THC each. (David Downs/Leafly)

Plenty of people are dialing back on the booze after two years self-entertaining on the couch. Kiva Camino gummies rule California and have advanced into the sour phase, with a line of effect-specific sours. They’re just 5 mg per sour, so you don’t overdo it. Taking THC before you drink alcohol may lower the overall amount of alcohol consumed. Conversely, taking THC after too much alcohol will cause the room to spin. Browse local THC gummies for sale on Leafly.

CANN Ginger Lemongrass

Microdose the night away.(Courtesy CANN)

A new generation of potential alcohol lovers is trying THC beverages instead—like CANN’s Ginger Lemongrass. Each can of CANN comes with a microdose of 2mg THC and 4mg CBD, for a social, uplifting, controlled buzz. Swap in the green beer for this green drink with just 35 calories and 4 clean ingredients. Every state has its own hit THC microdose drinks. Look at legal THC drinks on sale locally near you on Leafly.


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Infused bar snacks

Tsumo Snack’s Fiery Hot Cheese Crunchers

'My body is a temple. A temple made to host parties.': Tsumo Snacks' infused hot cheese crunchers. (David Downs/Leafly)
‘My body is a temple. A temple made to host parties.’: Tsumo Snacks’ infused hot cheese crunchers. (David Downs/Leafly)

Savory cannabis snacks both solve for and complicate the issue of munchies. We’re talking” ranch-flavored THC pretzels in Seattle; infused kettle corn in Portland; or irie potato chips in Detroit. In California, we like Tsumo Snack’s Fiery Hot Cheese Crunchers. With a manageable 10mg of THC per bag—it’s super-shareable and fun. St. Patrick’s Day at the bar is a time to celebrate—and these microdose bags of hot crunchiness taste great and compliment a party. Look at THC snack foods on local menus on Leafly.

Hangover remedies

Level+ PROTAB Hangover

Last night the beer was green. Today, it me! (Courtesy Level+)
Last night the beer was green. Today, it me! (Courtesy Level+)

Ooops, you did it again. That bucket of whiskey seemed like a good idea at the time, and yet here we are. Pound some water and two Level+ brand PROTABs in the Hangover formulation. Each tablet contains a mix of pain and inflammation-relieving cannabinoids with a little mood-improving THC to help with the crummies. That’s THCA, CBD, CBG, delta-8 THC, and regular THC. PROTABS are easier on your sore throat than a bong-load, with body-centric relief for the aches. Level+ is a California brand, but every legal state has brands pressing tablets. Browse THC tablets for sale in each legal city in the US.


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Protip: Look out for dispensary deals around St. Patrick’s Day—it’s another big sales weekend each year. For example, Cookies Las Vegas has ‘buy three eighth-ounces get 1 for $1.’ So does Essence in Pasadena, CA., or Coastal Wellness in Vista, CA.
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David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for 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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