YUNG LB – Runtz: Cannabis Strain Of The Year

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Yung LB a Los Angeles-based artist of Tongan descent debuted a new strain at Santa Rosa’s influential Emerald Cup competition in 2017, the reactions were priceless. 

Yung LB was an original member of the vaunted Cookies growing crew, his endorsement of fresh flower was also not made lightly. Cookies gained international fame when their namesake strain took the market by storm a decade ago and is a name long associated with incredible cannabis.

Three years later, the strain LB developed (along with fellow “Cookies Boyz” Nick and Ray) is being valued as the top cannabis choice of 2020. Leafly has declared Runtz to be 2020’s Strain of the Year.

 “The formula that Runtz followed to succeed was first pioneered in San Francisco with Cookies at the Hemp Center and Berner in the 2000s,” David Downs , Leafly’s California Bureau Chief tells SF Weekly. “These hip-hop entertainers are master marketers and social media natives and we all need to be watching how they operate and learn from it.”


An Indica-leaning strain combination of Grape Ape and Grapefruit. Many users have reported uplifting yet relaxing effects and tasting tropical flavors after smoking this bright green bud. High in terpenes Caryophyllene, Humulene and Linalool.

Gelato #33

A 50/50 Hybrid strain combination of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC. Leafly has reported this originally bred in the Bay Area. Depending on the breeder, the flower can exhibit either bright orange hairs and have either deep green or purple-flecked buds. Sweet yet pepper-noted smoke and uplifting effects. High in terpenes Myrcene, Carryophyllene and Limonene.

Written by: Samantha Watts-Hopkins

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