Top 5 CBD Flower Strains
Sovereign Bubba CBD Hemp Flower
The Sovereign Bubba CBD Hemp Flower is a top-shelf, fresh harvest from Industrial Hemp Farms. This strain features pine and purple hues that complement the strong aroma of this slightly dense flower. It’s definitely on the more pungent side, but tastes smooth, earthy, with a hint of pepper (which it gets from the terpene caryophyllene – which is also found in black pepper and cinnamon). Several reviews indicated that this strain was perfect for daytime use since it provided effective pain relief, muscle relaxation, and mood stabilization.
Spectrum 7 CBD
Spectrum 7 has a modest 11:1 CBD-to-THC ratio and is a great entry-level strain for beginners and others who are seeking milder effects from their herb. Relatively, this strain has a low potency compared to various others, but it does offer a spectrum of effects – hence its name.
This strain has been reported by users to relieve physical discomfort, easing muscle tension and stress, and adding to an overall calm feeling- without drowsiness. Though it’s on the mild side, Spectrum 7’s effects are reportedly long-lasting and aid with nervousness, unease and help with overall cognitive flow. Flavor-wise, it’s predominantly herbal and earthy, with a hint of spice.
Hawaiian Express is one of the fairly popular and in-demand strains on the market today- probably due to its distinctly sweet, citrusy taste that’s highly reminiscent of tropical fruits like pineapples and mangoes. Hawaiian Express users claim that this flower initially imparted a slightly heady buzz that faded into an overall productive calm – perfect for easing tension while getting things done.
Cherry Abacus 2.0 CBD Hemp Flower
Cherry Abacus 2.0, is a strain that’s known for making falling asleep an easy affair. A hybrid product of Cherry and Abacus, this Indica-dominant strain has users reporting effects that greatly aid insomnia and mental clarity.
The flower itself is defined by its dense buds covered in green, orange, and purple hues. Though it’s noticeably smaller than other strains- it’s big on flavor. Cherry Abacus is distinctly smokey with cherry and blackberry notes.
Skywalker CBD Hemp Flower
Skywalker CBD Hemp Flower is another popular strain, loved by users for its effects and fairly unique flavor profile. Reminiscent of blueberries, pine, with a distinct kush-like smell. This strain is easy-going, calming, and is a great companion to a relatively active day.
As a relatively strong hemp strain, Skywalker’s effects are long-lasting and are ideal for both daytime and evening use.
CBD Buying Guide
Regardless of the fact that Hemp looks, smells, and is consumed like a weed, the purpose of their use is definitely different. Hemp-derived CBD should not be intoxicating or psychoactive, but rather it should be calming and relaxing.
Several CBD brands help users curate their experiences and handpick the set and quality of effects they would like from their herb- by categorizing their products into a basic set of tiers- bottom, middle, and top-shelf.
Top Shelf: This is the best money can buy you. Flowers with rich aromas under a dense coating of resin. Quality like this will cost you more, but top-shelf CBD herb exhibits a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, complex flavor profile, and has an overall higher cannabinoid content.
Mid-level: Objectively speaking, this grade is still of pretty good quality and has a good enough CBD content and a fair level of aromatic terpenes and resin. This range covers most of the listed products available, but the buds might begin to look a bit compressed and sparse.
Bottom: Don’t be too dismayed by the name, this tier doesn’t exactly mean the worst- as long as the brand labels this product and prices it accordingly- it does not mean you have been robbed. These buds are simply less potent, less thick, and below average.
Our Criteria For Choosing CBD Hemp Flower
Since the legalization of CBD, cultivators and farmers have been breeding different varieties, each with its own set of characteristics – creating hybrids and the myriad of choices we have today. Reputable brands like Industrial Hemp Farms are best known for their transparency, organic sourcing, and product quality- which is why our selection criteria align with theirs.
CBD is a natural well-being product, which is why it is of the utmost importance that your herb is natural too. This is why we’ve dug deep into how the hemp we’ve listed is grown and cared for.
Transparency and Third-Party Testing.
Users almost always want to know utmost certainty what exactly they’re getting in their CBD bud. Any brand can claim that their products are tested but only brands that link to third-party test results, have a total transparency policy, and disclose other consumer-centric information - pass our standards.
The most simple but effective method of researching any product online is to check reports and reviews from other sources than the vendor; CBD is no exception. I highly recommend checking for a high volume of reviews before the store ratings themselves.