Jealousy named Leafly’s strain of the year

Published on December 8, 2022 by oz. staff

Photo: Seed Junky
Jealousy was made by cannabis breeder Seed Junky Genetics.

Jealousy is the strain of the year, according to Leafly.

The hybrid strain was first introduced in 2019 and has become increasingly popular among growers and consumers.

The strain was made by cannabis breeder Seed Junky Genetics. It’s a cross of Sherbert and Gelato.

It was first brought to market in 2019 by The Minntz—a Cookies and Seed Junky Genetics collaboration brand. It took the influential Southern California market by storm.

This is the fifth year Leafly has chosen a top strain.

Previous top strains:

  • 2021Dosidos, a flashy, pungent, maximum-strength indica hybrid cross of OG Kush and GSC
  • 2020Runtz, with its gorgeous trichomes, phenomenal aroma, and potent effects
  • 2019Wedding Cake, with its proliferation throughout the world, cultural influence, and overall impact on the industry
  • 2018Gelato, which burst into the mainstream by capturing the zeitgeist


Photo: Seed Junky
Jealousy's dominant terpene is Caryophyllene.

Purple weed is so hot right now

David Downs, Leafly’s California bureau chief, says purple-coloured weed is trending right now; and Jealousy’s flower is dark purple, all the way to black, with dapples of bright green.

“Cannabis breeders constantly create new strains to meet evolving consumer trends and future demand. Jealousy’s waves continue to reverberate. More than a dozen new, notable strains crossed with Jealousy capitalize on its lineage and prestige,” says Downs in a statement.

The terpene Caryophyllene dominates Jealousy, giving it a spicy aroma.

Reviews on Leafly say Jealousy tastes earthy and funky and brings a sense of relaxation to everyday activities.

Title is not for sale

Leafly says advertisers cannot buy the Strain of the Year.

Rather, “Leafly’s award-winning experts follow emerging strains, analyzing year-over-year changes in strain page views, growth in menu-availability and orders placed,” it says.

“Other deciding factors include how new or unique a strain is, as well as its pedigree. Leafly’s team scrutinizes the breeder, the strain’s effects, where it fits into the market and how widely available it is in adult-use states.”