The New Jersey Cannabis Landscape: The Top Strains of 2024 and Surprising Rising Stars

As cannabis culture continues to flourish in the Garden State, enthusiasts from Hoboken to Atlantic City have spoken out, and their tastes are as diverse as New Jersey itself. Let's take you from the blissful high of Lemon Cherry Gelato to the surprising rise of LA Kush Cake explore the strains shaping New Jersey's cannabis scene in 2024.

The five most searched cannabis strains in New Jersey

1. Lemon cherry gelato: The reigning champion

Lemon Cherry Gelato remains steadfast at the top and continues to enchant with its sweet, fruity notes and balanced high. It is the go-to strain for anyone looking for a flavorful and euphoric experience.

Lemon cherry gelato.  Grown by Fig Farms, CA.  Hybrid Indica.  (David Downs/Leafly)


  • Tingling • Giggling •Relaxed
  • THC ~20%

Lemon cherry gelato is a hybrid weed strain created from a genetic cross between Sunset Sherbet and Girl Scout Cookies. Lemon Cherry Gelato contains 20% THC, making this strain an ideal choice for experienced cannabis users. Leafly customers report the effects of Lemon Cherry Gelato to be intoxicating, relaxing and euphoric.

2. Blue dream: The dreamy runner-up

Following closely behind is Blue Dream for its versatility, offering a calming yet uplifting high that's perfect any time of day. Its widespread appeal is a testament to its balanced effects and sweet berry aroma.

Blue Dream marijuana strain


  • Creative • Sublime •Energetic
  • THC ~18%

Blue dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain created by crossing Blueberry with Haze. Originally from California, Blue Dream has since achieved legendary status among West Coast strains, quickly becoming one of the most searched strains in the Leafly database.

3. wedding cake: The relaxing pleasure

In third place, Wedding Cake remains strong, treating users to a powerful, relaxing high with its rich, spicy flavors. It is the ideal strain for relaxing after a long day or for celebrating the beautiful moments in life.

Is it Runtz?  Just gelato?  Lemon cherry gelato grown by fig farms.  (David Downs)

4. GG4: The potent staple Leafly

GG4, firmly in fourth place, is known for its boisterous euphoria and relaxation. Its sticky resin and earthy, pungent flavors make it a powerful choice for anyone seeking a deep, grounding experience.

Often flatulence – original glue up close.  (David Downs/Leafly)



  • Relaxed • Sleepy •Hungry
  • THC ~20%

Gorilla Glue is a hybrid weed strain created from a genetic cross between Chem's Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. This strain is 37% sativa and 63% indica. “Gorilla Glue”, also known as “Original Glue” or “GG4“is a potent strain that induces intense euphoria and relaxation, leaving you glued to the couch.” Her chunky, resin-covered buds fill the room with sharp earthy and sour aromas inherited from her parent strains. Gorilla Glue contains 20% THC, making this strain an ideal choice for experienced cannabis users. Leafly customers tell us that Gorilla Glue causes relaxation, sleepiness, and hunger, among other things.

5. Cereal milk: The sweet climber

Cereal milk is growing in popularity, jumping from tenth to fifth place. She impresses with her creamy, sweet profile and balanced high. Due to its unique taste and pleasant effects, it is quickly becoming a sought-after strain.

(David Downs/Leafly)

Cereal milk


  • Excited • Giggle •Relaxed
  • THC ~18%

Cereal milk is a hybrid marijuana strain from Cookies. Cereal Milk is made by crossing Y Life (Cookies x Cherry Pie) and Snowman, a sativa-dominant Cookies phenomenon. Cereal milk has a bold flavor with a sweet dairy and ice cream flavor that will keep you coming back for more. You can expect dense, high-quality buds full of trichomes and a powerful high.

Notable movers and shakers

LA Kush Cake: The most dramatic increase is LA Kush Cake's jump from 152nd to 33rd, signaling growing interest in its rich flavor and potent effects. This impressive leap highlights New Jersey's spirit of adventure and willingness to embrace new varieties.

GMO cookies: GMO Cookies climbed from 24th to 6th place and has caught the attention of New Jerseyans with its earthy and powerful profile, ideal for a deeply relaxing experience.

Brownie Scout: With a significant jump from 76th to 28th place, Brownie Scout's surge in popularity suggests a growing appreciation for its powerful, calming effects and rich, chocolaty flavor.

The Original Z: Despite a slight decline from 20th to 38th, The Original Z's initial high ranking suggests strong initial interest in its unique terpene profile and balanced effects, reflecting dynamic tastes within the state.

New Jersey's cannabis scene in 2024 is as vibrant and dynamic as the state itself, with a wide range of strains capturing consumers' hearts. From long-standing favorites to exciting new discoveries, Garden State enthusiasts have a rich selection of cannabis experiences to explore.

As we move through the summer, we'll stay on the pulse of evolving cannabis trends in New Jersey and update you on current trends, news and possible surprises. Stay tuned and have fun discovering!

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