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Guides | 08.12.2022

Explore The 10 Strongest CBD Flower Strains To Look Out For

Meet these potent CBD strains that will take your chill to the next level.

I am thrilled to explore a list we compiled of the 10 strongest CBD flower strains you’ll look forward to adding to your user experience, as the consumption of CBD arises, due to the increasing popularity and demand. Enjoy!

Apart from being the most bioavailable form of consumption of cannabidiol (CBD), and not surprisingly relatively budget-friendly, smoking CBD hemp flower has all the health and mental benefits minus the high. 

Ever since the federal legalization of industrial CBD hemp flower, the flower market has boomed in demand to clients seeking to explore and bask in the wonders and benefits of CBD consumption. Many consumers enjoy the unique and flavourful experience, and as the market continues to grow, you’ll start seeing the number of CBD hemp products rise even more.

While I love seeing the market fill up with all assortments of products we can enjoy, I am looking for the strongest, most potent CBD strains. Be it that you smoke from a pipe, take amazing bong rips, love rolling or prefer any other way of consuming, you are going to want to try these.

Maybe you want energizing, cerebral, euphoric effects that allow clear focus and creativity; does the name Sour Lifter ring any bells? Perhaps you and I are both more into a flower loaded with tropical terpenes and a flavor profile with subtle floral notes, with pineapple and papaya packing a powerful punch. To me, that sounds amazing! Hawaiian Haze has amazing taste, and amazing social, heady effects. 

What I like the most about consuming CBD is I can cater my needs to the user experience, you will see that CBD offers a wide range of effects on your mental state and wellbeing. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in an opposite way to that of THC, which makes it non-psychoactive. That sounds like an amazing time, without the risk of becoming high.

I for one, am getting a very good vibe about CBD Strains that provide a catalog of effects I can surely enjoy, plus amazing flavor profiles, smooth as soaring through life with proven wellness benefits. Let’s take a look at the 10 Strongest CBD Strains.

Entice Your Friends’ Palate With Sour Space Candy

Let’s start off with what could be the most elegant and exotic-looking flower on the list, featuring multicolored flowers with hues of purple, orange, and green. How could this not sound amazing? Well, it’s even better, because these dense buds have an enticing terpene profile. 

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 15% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Citrus
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Terpinolene, Caryophyllene
  • Effects: Calming, Uplifting, Energizing

Sour Space Candy is bred by Oregon CBD, making a great cross of Sour Tsunami with Early Resin Berry. The tangy, sour taste profile comes from CBD-heavy Sour Tsunami, with a similar taste to GG4 and Sour Diesel. On top of that, Early Resin Berry brings in even more sourness to the mix. 

With a dominant herbal terpene like Myrcene and added complexity with fruity and peppery notes coming from the Terpinolene and Caryophylenne respectively, this smoking experience promises a rich, relaxing, and soothing vibe. 

love it when a flower has amazing looks, a great taste, and helps me feel relaxed, happy, uplifted, and energized, a great benefit to assist with anxiety, stress, and inflammation.

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Project Manager, Rainbow Sherbet At Your Service

Rainbow Sherbet is an amazing CBD Strain that is great for a relaxing-body-mind-boost effect that will be of great use when starting a new hobby, your next daytime or DIY project. I love the looks of beautiful green and orange flower that has a kick.

  • Sativa Dominant Strain
  • CBD: 16% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Citrus, Floral, Stone Fruit
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene
  • Effects: Relaxing Body, Mind Boost, Energize

Featuring a flower that has been bred with care and thought, your user experience will be otherworldly. On top of facilitating a mind boost with body calmness and a will to get down to work, this bud is a true gem for weed lovers. 

Imagine the fruity notes in an apricot or peach, citrus, sweet vibes from a mandarin, and an acidic, sour touch from lemongrass, making its way to unwind, decompress, help your appetite and give you a good night’s sleep, amongst other amazing benefits.

I’d for sure love to smoke Rainbow Sherbet when I’m at a game night, have a project I need to stop procrastinating or want to sketch up some art for a tattoo piece.

Harle-Tsu, AKA Harlequin Tsunami

Just from its rad name, we can surely infer we’re about to have an amazing user experience from this high-CBD hybrid. Bred by Southern Humboldt Seed Collective, this cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami features big, dense buds that pack a punch and promise a great array of medicinal and mental benefits.

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 11% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Earthy 
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Pinene, Terpinolene
  • Effects: Relaxing, Uplifting, Happiness

With beautiful, green, and purple flowers that will dazzle your smoke pals, this CBD Strain has a rich earthy flavor profile with hints of woody and pine notes. Without a doubt, the more traditional smokers will love the aroma and richness of this bud. Now, I’d prefer this strain for more relaxed activities or those activities that may strain or stress you out, seeing as it’s simply amazing to aid with anxiety and focus.

Another added benefit is pain relief, great for those looking for a potent CBD Strain that will ease inflammation, reduce stress and make the pain go away. 

A Bowl Of Cherry Wine For Pain & Stress

A true gem of a bud that will soothe pain, calm the body, and help with anxiety, asthma, and stress. A cross of The Wife and Charlotte’s Cherries that offers sweet cherry notes with hints of black pepper and cheese. A dense flower with a promising user experience I’d like to keep in mind for its added medicinal effects and benefits.

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 17% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Berry
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene, Humulene
  • Effects: Calming, Uplifting, Energizing

Allowing users effects like relaxation, happiness caused by an uplifting experience, euphoria, and anxiety relief, Cherry Wine is a definite contender on my list. With a rich and complex flavor profile that highly resembles the flavor layering of a culinary masterpiece, the earthy and woody notes go well with a berry and herbal dominant flavor profile. 

Sounds to me like Cherry Wine might offer everything I need when it comes to pain relief, for a day when I need to relieve strain or stress, and with mental benefits that will ease decompressing and the feeling of anxiety.

Bubba Kush Takes No Prisoners

This amazing CBD Strain goes way back, some even pointing at its creation back in the ‘90s. Bubba Kush CBD comes from crossing Pre-98 Bubba Kush and a CBD-rich Kush strain, although there are many stories of its origins and complexity due to its long heritage and lineage. The result of this process is a heavy Indica that relaxes body and mind, perfect for consumers with troubles sleeping, deep pain, or anxiety. 

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 13% THC: < 0.3%
  • Flavor Profile: Skunky, Citrus, and Pine
  • Terpenes: Bisabolol (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene, Humulene
  • Effects: Relaxing, Blissful, Euphoria

Showcasing a sexy, sticky, colorful bud with deep green and hues of orange and purple, this CBD Strain is quite unique, featuring effects that come close to feeling high, with no mind impediments but all the great mental effects we want and expect. Be ready to feel more of a couch-locking experience due to the sedative and pain-relieving qualities of this flower, great for consumers looking to calm a racing mind or troubles sleeping through the night.

This flower tickles and plays with our senses, showing off a rich, complex aroma of tropical fruits, chocolate, coffee, and a dominant earthy taste that is surprisingly well-rounded and complemented with citrus and pine. What I’m most into about Bubba Kush is that it promises amazing flavors, plus has a mind-boggling experience that grants a sense of wellbeing and inner peace. 

A Flavorful Lifting Experience With Sour Lifter

One of the most sought-after CBD Flowers, perhaps due to its amazing experience and applicability, but I believe the best feature of this gorgeous flower is its potency.  With 17% CBD and over 35mg/g of terpenes, almost three times the industry average, this flower is a contender for the top of the list and I am sure you will most definitely enjoy a rich, plentiful, and blissful smoking experience.

  • Sativa Dominant Strain
  • CBD: 17% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Citrus, Grapes, Diesel
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene 
  • Effects: Uplifting, Sedative, Happiness, Energetic

Sour Lifter boasts a beautiful flower, densely packed with a shiny blanket of trichomes over a deep green bud with hints of orange and red. It truly is a sight to see, but more importantly, a unique smoking experience jam-packed with beneficial and alluring effects.

From stress and pain relief to boosting your mental wellbeing with feelings of euphoria and general happiness, a top-tier flower indeed. Spark it to feel smooth clouds of crisp orange, sweet grapes, and a heavy/sour diesel twist. I do believe that’s the definition of complexity when it comes to flavor and aroma. Take it from me, you will enjoy smoking this bud, and it will love making you feel relaxed and smooth in no time!

Aloha, Hawaiian Haze

If I had to choose a strain that has the full potential to wow and entertain you with its user experience, I would definitely go with the Polynesian complexity and aromatics of Hawaiian Haze. When I say this CBD Strain will wow you, you will be rock and rolled by the powerful and pungent notes of pineapple, papaya, and smooth hints of floral notes that accompany this 21.7% CBD flower.

  • Sativa Dominant Strain
  • CBD: 21.7% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Tropical, Polynesian Aromatics
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Pinene, Guaiol, Caryophyllene 
  • Effects: Uplifting, Energizing, Social Boost 

Hawaiian Haze is the product of crossing Hawaiian and Haze strains and is believed to have been created in the Aloha State. Promising a flavor-packed user experience, this mango and citrus strain has the capacity to awe the senses, almost confusing with its peppery and spicy hints that blend well with flowery and fruity notes.

The Hawaiian Haze bud is not the densest, but is sure perplexing and complex, not only in regards to its effects and flavor but due to its beautiful appearance. This flower has a light and delicate feel, thin leaves of light green with thin streaks of orange that wrap around the nug. 

Get ready for a heady sensation, you might even find yourself especially chatty, highly energized, and full of social energy. I recommend this strain for activities that will require a social boost, but keep in mind it’s a strain that might be better for daytime use, as it can interfere with the user’s sleep cycle.

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Funky, Energizing & Electric, Go Lifter

When I think about the Lifter CBD Strain and its similar strains all I can think of is a lifting, energizing, and potent experience that is a guaranteed lift to your spirits. The Lifter is a cross of Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud, featuring a cheesy and funky aroma with a hint of fuel.

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 16% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Earthy
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene, Humulene
  • Effects: Calming, Uplifting, Energizing

Similar to the Sour Lifter, this strain boasts a layered flavor profile that goes without saying, will definitely rock your socks off. Earthy, peppery, citrus, woody, and flowery notes layer to make this a really cool strain to smoke. On top of my favorite part of smoking which is the complexity of flavors, the benefits this strain has and its effects make it a must-have for your day-to-day smoke sessions.

This strain is great for pain, stress, and strain relief. Aside from that bodily benefit, Lifter will be great for consumers that are looking to feel focussed, relaxed, and uplifted. In my opinión, this strain is a Jack of all trades, making it great for daytime or nighttime use, for social or private environments, and of great mental or medicinal benefits. 

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Rest, Unwind, Or Decompress With Space Invader

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This Indica dominant hybrid strain is a cross between very rare and sought-after T1 X spectrum genetic strains. With divine Kush notes reminiscent of strains like Bubba Kush and OG Kush, that layer well with an array of fruity flavors, this strain is a must-try, for it will make your taste buds blast off. 

  • Indica Dominant Strain
  • CBD: 16% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Herbal, Clovers, Hoppy
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene
  • Effects: Resting, Unwinding, Body Soothing

Like any Indica Dominant strain, the sensations and effects connected to Space Invader are relaxations, calmness, and soothing. On top of this general state of wellbeing, this strain offers a great capacity to relieve stress and pain or soothe physical ailments. I find the mental benefits in this strain enough to indulge in its taste and aroma, which will for sure arouse your taste buds.

Cherry Ultra Will Lead You To Calm and Ease

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Take the edge off of pain, aches, anxiety, and stress with a couple of puffs of this Cherry crossed with Cherry strain. Yes, you read that right, Ultra Cherry is the triple cross of Cherry Strains to perfect a super calming effect with an amazing flavor profile.

  • Hybrid Strain
  • CBD: 15.6% THC: < 1%
  • Flavor Profile: Berry
  • Terpenes: Myrcene (Dominant Terpene), Caryophyllene
  • Effects: Calming, Relaxing, Ease

I recommend this strain for evening use, it’s truly perfect for times when you need a body high that leaves you feeling calm and at ease. Perhaps you would be indulging in this sweet, aromatic, and playful strain to prepare for creative processes, long study sessions, or when in need of peace of mind. Either way, you’ll for sure enjoy its sweet and tangy notes that are guaranteed fun.

A Myriad Of Options

CBD consumption has boomed, exploded, climaxed, and now found a steady influx of strains that offer amazing flavors, great benefits to our peace of mind and well-being, and a whole catalog of effects we can use to our benefit. From both sides of the spectrum, these strains of CBD Hemp are powerful tools for medicinal and recreational use.

Indulge in traditional flavor profiles with Pinene and Limonene terpenes, or give more tropical and exotic terps like Caryophyllene or Myrcene a shot. Rest assured these strains all have potent effects due to the high percentage of CBD, and no risk of becoming high, seeing as their THC level falls below 1%. 

Maybe you’re not so passionate about flavors and just care about the effects, either way, there’s no way these strains won’t satisfy you deeply. No matter how you consume, keeping in mind there are benefits and risks is crucial, so take a spin, choose a strain from this list and start experimenting with the strongest CBD strains, you will surely find yourself having great smoking experiences that cater to your needs and wants.

Remember, be safe and responsible, experience all the benefits and effects these strains offer, and have a rush by exciting your palate with flavorful buds, but keep in mind this in no way replaces therapy. If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or any form of mental health worry, find help or therapy.

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