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Have a Truly Green St. Patrick’s Day

If there was ever a holiday that inadvertently catered to the cannabis industry, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day where we indulge in all things green, and for us that includes all things marijuana. If you’re a cannabis enthusiast looking to take the day off to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities, we have a handful of strains you’re going to want to get your hands on before the holiday. First, let’s talk about marijuana and Ireland.

Top 10 Strains for St. Patrick’s Day

Cannabis has a very long history, dating as far back as 2,500 years. This versatile plant has been found growing natively throughout the world, but unfortunately the Emerald Isle does not present the right growing conditions to have its own landrace strains. Despite a lack of Irish origins, there are still plenty of strains that acknowledge Éire by name. If you’re looking for some options to enjoy, these 10 hit home with our budtenders:

Green Crack, aka Green Cush or Cush

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

There are a lot of popular sativa hybrids on the market, but Green Crack has to be in the top 10 for its popularity among cannabis connoisseurs young and old. It has a sweet, fruity flavor and aroma, and ranges anywhere from 15-25% THC, depending on a variety of factors. Though Green Crack got its original name from Snoop Dogg, many people choose to just refer to it as Green Cush or Cush in order to remove any relation to harder substances.

Rainbow Sherbet

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

One of the fruitiest strains available today, Rainbow Sherbet is a delightfully sweet mix of berry overtones that end with a fresh minty aftertaste. Bred by crossing the flavorful Champagne and Blackberry strains, Rainbow Sherbet is an evenly balanced hybrid with a moderate THC percentage of around 18%.

Rainbow Runtz, aka Rainbow Runts


You can’t have enough rainbows on St. Paddy’s Day! Rainbow Runtz offers a cornucopia of fruit flavor, including pears, apricots, and berries, as well as notes of fresh florals and spicy lavender. Its famous parents, Skittlez and DoSiDos, are cannabis fan favorites, so you can expect this strain to impress your senses. THC percentages are in the above average (21-23%) range, so plan accordingly.

Lucky Charms


The White, crossed with Appalachia, created the delicious Lucky Charms—a balanced hybrid named after the cereal it tastes like. It’s sweet, sugary, and fruity, with a little nip of sour at the end much like a citrus fruit. While Lucky Charms is popular, you should take it easy if it’s your first time consuming this strain. Its high levels of THC (23-25%) can come on fast if you’re not careful with your dosing.

Green Goblin

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

While its history is unknown, Green Goblin is thought to descend from to of the most famous cannabis strains available: Northern Lights and Skunk #1. A session with this cultivar is going to result in rolling clouds of the classic skunk-meets-diesel cannabis flavors and aromas. It’s reported that Green Goblin does contain a small amount (around 1%) of CBD and a more robust 24% THC.

24K Gold, aka 24k or Kosher Tangie

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Bright citrus and skunky sweetness are the two ways to describe 24K Gold. An indica-dominant hybrid with a moderate 20% THC, 24K descends from the Kosher Kush and Tangie strains. In addition to its golden flavors, its flower also resembles a glowing nugget of pure gold. Talk about a pot of gold!

Mint Cake, aka Cake Mints or Cake Mintz

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Get ready for your official St. Patrick’s Day dessert strain: Mint Cake. This tasty cultivar descends from two classics, Wedding Cake and Animal Mintz, creating a bud that’s a must-try for any cannasseur. Mint Cake offers a sweet and creamy mint inhale, with citrus undertones and earthy cinnamon notes on the exhale. THC percentages can climb anywhere from 22% to 28% so be sure to keep your sweet tooth in check when trying this strain.

Pot of Gold

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Another indica-dominant strain on our list, Pot of Gold comes from a cross with a different kush (Hindu Kush) and Skunk #1, so you can imagine the smell of this strain has some skunk to its sweetness. The scent has been described as catching one of our furry black and white striped friends in an apple orchard—pleasant but also surprising. Pot of Gold has won 2nd Place at the 2003 Cannabis Cup for Best Hybrid strain, so it’s been popular in the cannabis industry for a while. If you’re looking to try this strain, go slow. It has a whopping 27% THC.

Irish Cream

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

You might think, because of the name, that Irish Cream tastes like that sweet, rich cream it’s named after. Instead, it actually has both earthy flavors and aromas with just a little bit of sweetness to them. It contains moderate levels of THC (16-17%) and even a hint of CBD (1%) too, making this indica-dominant strain popular both among recreational consumers and medical marijuana patients.

Emerald Jack

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Emerald Jack encompasses everything the cannabis community loves about its parent strains, the famous Jack Herer and Emerald OG. This strain is a great option for cannabis newbies, as it offers a moderate 16% THC, along with classic cannabis aromas like earthy pine and slightly sour citrus.

Purchasing Cannabis for St. Patrick’s Day

While anything green will do when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day cannabis, it’s nice to be able to honor the day with strains that give a gentle nod to the Emerald Isle. Of course, if you prefer not to smoke or vape flower for the March holiday, you can always use the flower to make your own gummies. However you choose to celebrate the luck o’the Irish, be sure it’s your favorite way and your favorite strain. 

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.