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Strains much like the 2020 Leafly Pressure of the 12 months | Leafly


Runtz took the highest prize of Strain of the Year at Leafly in 2020. Now, it’s time to shed some mild on weed strains much like Runtz, and encourage your internal pressure chaser.

The entourage impact: when the combo of cannabinoids, terpenes, and different compounds in a weed pressure work collectively to create particular results.

To create this record, we pulled information from Leafly’s lab companions, who check weed strains in authorized markets all throughout the nation. Every of the 5 we selected have an analogous chemical make-up to Runtz, however include their very own particular surprises and subtleties due to the entourage impact.

Take pleasure in these associated strains or file the information away in your pressure journal, so that you’ll all the time keep in mind their similarities and variations. 


The Leafly Strain of the Year 2020 is—Runtz!

Bubba Kush

bubba kush marijuana strain
Bubba Kush. (Leafly)

Bubba Kush is similar to Runtz, chemically talking. Each have the identical dominant terpenes—caryophyllene and limonene—and related ranges of THC.

However one puff of Bubba Kush and also you’ll style its OG Kush genetics: candy hash flavors and a basic indica leisure that’ll make you need to sink into the sofa and doubtless take a nap. That is in stark distinction to Runtz, identified for its candy flavors and uplifting, talkative impact.

The important thing distinction would possibly lie within the refined quantities of myrcene in Bubba, a terpene identified for its enjoyable results, and one frequent to most Kushes. 


gsc marijuana strain
GSC. (Leafly)

In case you checked out the runners-up to Strain of the Year, you understand that people who smoke beloved the candy GSC, or Cookies, in 2020.

Cookies is within the lineage of Gelato, one of many mother and father of Runtz, so it is sensible that it has an analogous chemical profile. Little question, among the candy, easy, and creamy flavors of Runtz could be traced again to Cookies. Particularly since each are identified for his or her easygoing, uplifting results. 

Like Runtz, Cookies is dominant in terpenes caryophyllene and limonene however differs in its quantity of humulene. GSC additionally has among the cannabinoid CBG in it, probably giving a novel twist to its results.  


Top strains of 2020: Runners-up to Strain of the Year

Authentic Glue

original glue marijuana strain
Authentic Glue. (Leafly)

Original Glue, or GG4, is a little bit of a curveball on this record. It has an analogous terpene and cannabinoid profile to Runtz, however any smoker will let you know that GG4 tastes nothing like Runtz. Identified for its sharp diesel style with hints of chocolate, the candy, fruity Runtz doesn’t even come near a glue in taste. 

So how are they so related? The style could also be totally different, however there’s one thing to be mentioned about results. Each are identified for his or her relaxed, pleased, and uplifting really feel, so even when they don’t style the identical, possibly the compounds in each make people who smoke really feel related.


gelato marijuana strain
Gelato. (Leafly)

One of many mother and father of Runtz—and 2018’s Strain of the YearGelato crosses Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint GSC. Passing on the Cookies lineage, Runtz certainly will get its candy, creamy smoke from this dessert pressure. 

Gelato has slightly little bit of the terpene humulene in it and it is probably not as fruity as Runtz, however with sturdy pleased and uplifting results, for those who love Runtz you’re positive to like Gelato.

Pineapple Specific

pineapple express marijuana strain
Pineapple Specific. (Leafly)

Pineapple Express is one other oddball unearthed by our analysis. Descended from old skool strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian, this pressure’s lineage doesn’t come anyplace near Runtz’s. Each have caryophyllene and limonene as dominant terpenes, with related ranges of THC, however Pineapple Specific has just a bit little bit of myrcene and slightly little bit of the cannabinoid CBG to combine issues up.

Each strains have a fruity style, however Pineapple Specific is extra tropical, whereas Runtz is extra grape and sweet.

So far as results go, Pineapple Specific is thought for its excessive power, productiveness, and creativity. So if Runtz is slightly too mellow for you, possibly strive some Pineapple Specific.

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Pat Goggins is an editor at Leafly, specializing in hashish cultivation after working for a industrial grower in Oregon for 2 years. When not fixing typos, you’ll most likely discover him on a ship or within the mountains.

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