My Strain Wish List – What I Want to Smoke in the Second Half of 2022

I think over the course of this blog I have done a pretty good job establishing what works for me – but can I predict how strains I’ve never tried will work on me? I put Blue Dream on my wish list at the very start of legalization, and it ended up being just as good as I thought it would be. This list is an amalgamation of the strains I’ve saved on Leafly and strains I tried in the past that I haven’t had a chance to review.

Jack Herer

This was specifically recommended to me by a budtender friend in PA. I’ve also seen this strain name thrown around in r/Trees by people who like it specifically for ADHD. When you look into the effects of Jack Herer, it seems like a great productivity strain, providing a clear-headed, focused, and creative high.

Jack Herer is also very high in terpinolene, which is one of the rarest terpenes in cannabis. It is said to have uplifting effects, and strains where it is the dominant terpene tend to be very energetic. XJ-13, which I have tried in cart form, is terpinolene dominant and has a really great mood-boosting effect. The other dominant terpenes are pinene and caryophyllene. If you remember from the April Roundup, pinene is the terpene that shows up in a large majority of my favorite strains, followed closely by caryophyllene. This terpene profile, along with ringing endorsements from the ADHD community make this strain extremely attractive to me.


I put this one on my list around the same time as Blue Dream. Candyland is said to have uplifting and stimulating effects, which is what I typically look for in a strain. Leafly recommends it for social gatherings and creative past times. The terpene profile of Candyland is caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene. The descriptions and reviews of this one remind me of my experience with the strain Euphoria, which is one of my all-time favorites. In addition, the fact that it’s reported to smell and taste sweet like candy is also a draw for me.

Golden Goat

Now this one I have actually had before. My husband tried it back in January and liked it so much that he brought me a pre-roll of it. We couldn’t find it in regular flower at the time. This one is really nice. It’s top three terpenes are terpinolene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. Even if I hadn’t tried this one that terpene profile would make it attractive to me. Golden Goat provides a very happy, energetic high that feels like it would make an excellent daytime strain for getting work done. I wasn’t paying as much attention to strains back that, but I remember having a very euphoric high from the pre-roll. I want to find this one again to do a proper review, but it’s become a bit of a white whale in my household. We haven’t seen it anywhere.


Well, I like the drink . . . just kidding that’s not the reason I want this one. The exact sentence on Leafly that made me add it to my favorites was: “In small doses, this strain produces happy, level-headed effects that will leave you feeling uplifted and motivated enough to take on any mundane task.” This strain is great for treating depression and stress, and it sounds like it would also help with overstimulation and executive function. I’m also a sucker for strains with a citrus aroma and taste. This strain also contains my top three terpenes: myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.

Bruce Banner

On 4/20 my husband and I went to a dispensary and bought two half-gram pre-rolls each just for the day. The one I got was Bruce Banner, which I ended up really loving. It was just to celebrate the holiday, so I didn’t take any pictures or notes about it, I just enjoyed it. Side note, I used to hate pre-rolls, but I’m warming up to them. What I do remember is that the high hit me very fast and very hard. It was a euphoric, buzzy high that I would like to experience again. I’d also like to try it in different scenarios to give a really thorough review. The terpenes that are dominant in Bruce Banner are myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene.


I’ve taken a few hits off of a Kilimanjaro joint, but I’ve never truly given it a good try. It’s known for being an energetic, HYPER strain. I could not find any information on the terpenes in this strain, but the descriptions remind me of how I felt after vaping Sour Krypt OG, the very first strain I reviewed for this blog. The reviews lead me to believe this is just the thing for generating the energy I need to get stuff done.


I’m currently trying XJ-13 in cart form, but I feel like I need to buy the flower to get a truly thorough review. This one is supposed to be great for creativity and conversation – again, very reminiscent of Euphoria. The cart, which I try to use in very small doses, gives me a pretty familiar rush of happiness. It makes me very talkative and excited. It’s terpinolene dominant, with myrcene and caryophyllene not far behind. I’ve been told several times that I should be on the look out for this rare terpene. So far I’ve noticed that this strain makes it easier to navigate social situations while out running errands. I can talk to people without as much nervousness. I’d like to get some bud and do a more thorough test.

Which strains do you want me to review? Let me know in the comments!

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