SF Weekly put together this quick guide to best smokeable hemp..
10 Best Hemp Strains
The following CBD flower strains range from uplifting to relaxing. Each of these CBD products has a unique terpene profile to encourage specific effects, and most have a reasonably high CBD content as well as other cannabinoids for a rounded experience.
This strain has exceptionally high CBD content plus additional cannabinoids and terpenes for a potent effect. It’s best for nighttime and relaxation and will help you completely unwind while letting go of the day’s problems. Special Sauce is both hoppy and citrusy, with deep berry notes that you can smell and taste.
With 23.1% CBD and 23.2% total cannabinoids, Special Sauce truly is a unique flower. This cross between the original Special Sauce and Early Resin Berry is striking, with a dark green bud and a purple exterior, adorned with orange hairs and frosted with trichomes.
This citrusy strain is a daytime user’s delight, with a brilliantly sharp profile that sets the senses dancing. Fresh tropical fruit scents spike then succumb to a mango and summer blossom aroma with hints of pine. Sour Space Candy tastes like cherries and spicy ripe plums and can kickstart your morning by boosting your mood.
Sour Space Candy is a spectacular green, purple, and orange bud with plenty of resin-rich trichomes. A cross between Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry, it has 19.4% CBD and 20.5% total cannabinoids.
High CBD content, plenty of additional cannabinoids, and an incredible terpene profile make Lifter one of the best daytime use options. This strain delivers peaceful energy that can help you get through a manic Monday or a fraught Friday with ease. Pine is the dominant flavor, with a whiff of diesel in the initial scent and a lemony funk that lingers on the tongue.
Lifter is a pale green tree-shaped bud, with purple accents and camel-colored hairs under a healthy trichome dusting. A cross between Suver Haze and Early Resin Berry, it has 21% CBD and 21.1% total cannabinoids.
Frequent users will love this slightly less CBD-rich strain for its energy-boosting benefits. A hit of Hawaiian Haze is a great way to start your day, and you can enjoy the good times as long as you like. Pineapple is the dominant note, but you’ll recognize lemon and mango in this delightful tropical hybrid.
Hawaiian Haze is a classic green bud with a lavender hue and rich red hairs. A cross of Hawaiian and Haze, it has 13.7% CBD and 14.4% total cannabinoids.
5. Bubba Kush
A pungent robust indica strain, Bubba Kush is a reigning favorite for those ready for the day to kick down into low gear. A complex flavor profile blends chocolate, coffee, and coconut for a lush, decadent flavor lightened with a citrus and pine scent. It’s the ideal way to get straight into chill territory for a blissful evening of enjoyment.
Bubba Kush is a hefty bud with deep purple shading and bright orange outer hairs. A cross between an indica strain and legendary pre-98 Bubba, it has 16.4% CBD and 19.8% total cannabinoids.
6. Frosted Kush
This strain has a lower concentration of CBD than Bubba Kush but a higher grouping of additional cannabinoids, providing a smooth, strong finish to your day. Plenty of potent terpenes work to keep your mind clear and focused, making this a top pick for evenings when you want to socialize and stay somewhat active. The sweet and sour flavor of Frosted Kush is intriguing and enjoyable, with hints of berries dueling with a sharper, almost skunky aroma.
Frosted Kush is a light green, machine-trimmed flower with a little extra leaf. A cross between Frosted Lime and Kush Hemp E., it has 12% CBD and 12.7% total cannabinoids.
This terpene-rich strain is ideal for anyone who wants to feel calm but not get couch-locked. Elektra is unique in the way it provides a mellow feeling while opening the door to interaction and conversation. Sweet spice and citrus flavors flirt with earthy, pine-studded aroma for an enjoyable, smooth ride.
Elektra is a light green, dense bud with deep orange hairs. A cross between Early Resin Berry and ACDC, it has 19.6% CBD and 15.6% total cannabinoids.
8. El Jefe
This potent, high-CBD indica strain is perfect if you want to unwind but keep a sharp mind. El Jefe can provide clarity and focus in the evening, prickling the senses with its lemon, pepper, and tropical fruit aroma. It’s a choice sure to help you unwind, no matter how stressful your day.
El Jefe is composed of massive, sticky buds with sharp orange hairs. A cross between Ultra Haze and OG Kush, it has 17.3% CBD and 20.21% total cannabinoids.
The words that best describe this strain are “exotic” and “versatile.” Honolulu Haze is the best option for a user looking for a consistent, enjoyable CBD smoke for both day and night use. An intense, tropical aroma rolls over the tongue with floral influence and holds a kick of cinnamon and pine for a final tease of the senses.
Honolulu Haze is a bright green bud covered in sticky trichomes. A cross between Hawaiian Haze and AF6, it has 20.5% CBD and 23.98% total cannabinoids
10. Juicy Fruit
This CBD strain is another terrific daytime choice, with an uplifting and positive terpene profile that can boost your mood and provide a mild sense of euphoria. Juicy Fruit has a delightful, bubble-gum scent and a robust taste with plenty of sweet tropical fruit accents. The bright aroma mellows out a little on the exhale, creating an herbal, earthy vibe.
Juicy Fruit is a yellow and green bud with orange outer hairs. An Afghani Indica and Thai Sativa descendant, it has 18.3% CBD and 22.7% total cannabinoids.