Author: Jason Beverly

High CBD hemp flower has been gaining a lot of popularity lately. People are learning that there are many different ways to consume CBD. If you’ve never smoked CBD flower or bud, you’ll come to learn that it’s very similar to smoking marijuana, but without the high.

High CBD flower strains are typically derived from hemp and not traditional cannabis. CBD flower strains derived from hemp have a high CBD percent (typically 5%-20% CBD) and low amounts of THC (less than 0.3% THC). CBD flower strains are allowed to have up to 0.3% THC legally. This amount of THC will not get you high, but it’s important to note that it can be enough to produce a positive test for THC on a drug test.

Therefore, we do not recommend smoking CBD flower regularly if you have an upcoming drug test.

Dry and trimmed cannabis buds, stored in a glass jars. Medical cannabis

What does smoking CBD flower feel like?

The main effect of smoking CBD flower is a sense of relaxation. This instant feeling of relaxation can lead to reduced anxiety, stress and chronic pain. One of the best parts about smoking CBD is that the effects are felt almost instantly. This is the reason that many people are choosing to smoke CBD as opposed to using CBD tinctures, which can take up to 40 min to feel the effects.

What do I need to know before purchasing high CBD flower?

CBD flower comes in a variety of strains which each have particular benefits and medicinal properties. CBD flower can also be categorized into 3 categories which are Sativa, Indica and Hybrid. CBD Flower Sativa will typically provide uplifting and energizing properties. CBD Sativa strains are best used in the morning or throughout the day. On the other end of the spectrum, Indica strains have more relaxing and calming properties which can sometimes lead to sleepiness. Therefore, Indica is best used after dinner or before bed. In the middle of the spectrum are Hybrid strains. These are grown with a mix of Sativa and Indica and can be used virtually anytime of the day.

What are the best high CBD flower strains?

We’ve tested hundreds of high CBD flower strains and listed the top 10 below along with a special bonus strain. If you’ve never tried CBD flower, it’s best to try a variety to see what works best for you. All of these CBD strains can be purchased in the United States legally.

1. Cherry Wine

  • Avg. CBD percent: 13%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Indica
  • Best Used For: Nighttime
  • Effects: Cherry Wine is known for its calming and therapeutic effects. Cherry Wine is an excellent choice for people suffering from chronic pain, arthritis and muscle spasms. I suffer from chronic back pain and I use Cherry Wine when I have flare-ups. It doesn’t take away all of my pain, but it makes it more manageable.
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2. Lifter

  • Avg. CBD percent: 19%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Sativa
  • Best Used For: Morning or Daytime
  • Effects: Lifter is a very popular strain and it’s known for its energizing properties which help to get the creative juices flowing. I like this strain because it helps my productivity throughout the day and it reduces the stress caused by work. This is my go-to strain before meetings because it helps to calm my nerves while maintaining a clear mind.
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3. Sour Space Candy

  • Avg. CBD percent: 15%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Hybrid
  • Best Used For: Mostly Daytime
  • Effects: Sour Space Candy is one of the most popular CBD strains because of its unique effects. Sour Space Candy has been known to provide euphoria, stimulate the mind and loosen up muscles. I always keep this strain in my arsenal because it helps me to be more talkative and sociable. It’s the perfect supplement for an introvert in a social situation.
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4. Bubba Kush

  • Avg. CBD percent: 11%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Indica
  • Best Used For: Nighttime
  • Effects: Refreshing and relaxing. Perfect strain to bring on the sleepiness before bed.
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5. Elektra

  • Avg. CBD percent: 18%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Sativa
  • Best Used For: Morning or Daytime
  • Effects: The Elektra strain is notorious for its electrifying properties. This strain bodes well with a cup of coffee or to help get you through a long day. I like this strain because it gives me the following effects: alert, active and motivated.
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6. Hawaiian Haze

  • Avg. CBD percent: 14%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Hybrid
  • Best Used For: Anytime
  • Effects: Hawaiian Haze is a well-rounded strain which makes it great for any situation. We consider Hawaiian Haze to be a multipurpose strain because of its vast array of effects. These effects include: anxiety reduction, pain relief, relaxation and productivity. I like this strain because it’s balanced and has a citrusy flavor which tastes great.
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7. White Rabbit

  • Avg. CBD percent: 16%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Hybrid
  • Best Used For: Day or Night
  • Effects: The White Rabbit strain is difficult strain to describe. It can provide uplifting effects for some, while others report more chill effects. Personally, I fall in the middle and I like this strain because it calms my nerves.
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8. Suver Haze

  • Avg. CBD percent: 16%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Indica
  • Best Used For: Before Bed
  • Effects: Suver Haze is an indica-dominant strain which can help to unwind after a long day. This strain can also provide pain relief and muscle relaxation.
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9. Special Sauce

  • Avg. CBD percent: 14%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Hybrid
  • Best Used For: Day or Night
  • Effects: Special Sauce is a versatile CBD strain with a variety of effects. This strain can be used for anxiety, pain relief and creating a sense of tranquility. This is one of those strains that affects users differently depending on the individual. I recommend trying it on the weekend to see how the Special Sauce affects you.
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10. Remedy

  • Avg. CBD percent: 13%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Indica
  • Best Used For: Evening
  • Effects: Clear-minded relaxation. The Remedy strain has been known to provide relief from migraines. Excellent choice for a midday nap.
remedy-cbd-bud-strain

Bonus Strain - White CBG

  • Avg. CBD percent: <0.01%
  • Avg. CBG percent: 11%
  • Sativa, Indica or Hybrid: Indica
  • Best Used For: Day or Night
  • Effects: White CBG is technically not CBD flower but I wanted to mention it because it’s also a powerful cannabinoid. CBG (cannabigerol) typically will have sedative properties if smoked by itself. I like to mix White CBD with a Sativa like Lifter during the daytime to get the best of both worlds.
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Smoking High CBD Hemp Flower FAQ

Is it legal to order CBD flower online?

Yes, CBD flower can be purchased online in all 50 states. But, the CBD flower must be derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC.

What's the best CBD flower?

Here's our list of the top 10 CBD hemp flower strains:

  1. Cherry Wine
  2. Lifter
  3. Sour Space Candy
  4. Bubba Kush
  5. Elektra
  6. Hawaiian Haze
  7. White Rabbit
  8. Suver Haze
  9. Special Sauce
  10. Remedy

These strains can be purchased from Berkshire CBD.

Can you fail a drug test due to CBD flower?

Yes, it is possible but unlikely to fail a drug test due to CBD flower. CBD flower derived from hemp can contain up to 0.3% THC legally. If CBD flower is consumed regularly, the THC can build up in your system and result in a failed drug test.

How does smoking CBD flower make you feel?

Smoking CBD hemp flowers will typically give you a relaxed feeling which can result in reduced anxiety, stress, and chronic pain.

Can you get high from smoking CBD flower?

No, you cannot get high from smoking CBD flower. The law requires that all CBD flower derived from hemp must contain 0.3% THC or less. Smoking CBD flower can provide a relaxing feeling without the intoxicating effects of cannabis.

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Amit
1 month ago

I can’t wait to try some these strains. I’m new to smoking CBD but I’ve tried it a couple times. I’ve taken CBD oil for a year but I’m not getting the same benefits. Smoking CBD takes away pain right away

Trisha
4 days ago

Suverhaze is my favorite strain for relaxing after work. I didn’t know there were this many kinds