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Your guide to Strains Madness 2022 

Weedmaps News March 14, 2022   12:44 pm PDT | Updated 1 year ago
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UPDATE: A flower has been crowned! Keep scrolling to see which strain came out on top.

Another March, another round of Strains Madness. This year, we're taking it to Instagram and Twitter where 32 popular strains will go into head-to-head matchups to determine which strain will reign supreme in 2022.  Last year, OG Kush took home the championship trophy. This year, some of the same heavyweights are back, and we're mixing it up with classics like Maui Wowie and GSC.

How it works:  

  • Strains will be pitted against each other in matchups starting at 4:20 p.m. PST (full schedule listed below). All voting will happen on Weedmaps' Instagram Story stream and on Twitter
  • To vote on matchups: starting at 4:20 p.m. PST on a matchup day, click into our stories and vote for your favorite strain in the matchup, and repeat until you've voted for every matchup in the round. 
  • To find out who advanced: check back here as we update this article with the winners. 
  • To find out who won: the winning strain will be posted on Weedmaps' Instagram and Twitter and will be covered right here on Weedmaps News. Keep scrolling to find out the winning strain!

This year's contenders

Here's the full lineup of strains going head-to-head and will be eligible for your vote in the coming days.

Shelf 1

(1) OG Kush vs. (8) 24K Gold

(2) Wedding Cake vs. (7) Alien OG

(3) GG4 vs. (6) MAC

(4) Granddaddy Purple vs. (5) Northern Lights

Shelf 2

(1) Gelato vs. (8) Headband

(2) Super Silver Haze vs. (7) Maui Wowie

(3) Durban Poison vs. (6) Bubba Kush

(4) Chemdog vs. (5) Sour Diesel 

Shelf 3

(1) Blue Dream vs. (8) Tangie

(2) Purple Punch vs. (7) Mendo Breath

(3) Mimosa vs. (6) Cherry Pie

(4) Super Skunk vs. (5) Super Lemon Haze

Shelf 4 

(1) Acapulco Gold vs. (8) GMO Cookies

(2) Biscotti vs. (7) Forbidden Fruit

(3) White Widow vs. (6) Ice Cream Cake

(4) GSC vs. (5) Trainwreck

The schedule

This year, you can vote for each matchup starting at 4:20 p.m. PST on both Weedmaps' Twitter and Instagram Stories.

  • 3/17: Round 1: Madness Begins — 16 matchups between 32 strains. Fans can vote on Instagram Stories and Twitter.
  • 3/24: Round 2: Dank 16 — 8 matchups pitting the remaining 16 strains. Fans can vote on Instagram Stories and Twitter.
  • 3/28: Round 3: Quarter Finals — 4 matchups pitting the remaining 8 strains. Fans can vote on Instagram Stories and Twitter. 
  • 4/1: Round 4: Fire Four — 2 matchups pitting the remaining 4 strains. Fans can vote on Instagram Stories and Twitter. 
  • 4/4: Round 5: Championship Monday — One strain for glory, the final matchup. Fans can vote on all Weedmaps social platforms. 
  • 4/8: The Champion's Friday — Our champion is announced on Instagram, Twitter, and across our other platforms.

Tournament recaps 

Check out the full list of results from Strains Madness 2022.

First-round winners

Match 1: OG Kush
Match 2: Wedding Cake
Match 3: GG4
Match 4: Granddaddy Purple
Match 5: Gelato
Match 6: Super Silver Haze
Match 7: Bubba Kush
Match 8: Sour Diesel 
Match 9: Blue Dream
Match 10: Purple Punch
Match 11: Cherry Pie
Match 12: Super Lemon Haze
Match 13: GMO Cookies
Match 14: Biscotti
Match 15: Ice Cream Cake
Match 16: GSC

Dank-16 winners

Match 17: OG Kush 
Match 18: Granddaddy Purple
Match 19: Gelato  
Match 20: Sour Diesel 
Match 21: Blue Dream  
Match 22: Super Lemon Haze  
Match 23: GMO Cookies 
Match 24: Ice Cream Cake 

Quarter-finals winners

Match 25: OG Kush
Match 26: Gelato  
Match 27: Blue Dream
Match 28: Ice Cream Cake 

Fire-four winners

Match 28: OG Kush
Match 29: Blue Dream

Strains Madness 2022 Champion

And the champion of Strains Madness 2022 is...


Take a lap, OG Kush. You earned it.