WHAT’S IN A STRAIN? A GUIDE TO PICKING WHICH CBD STRAIN IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
CBD is absolutely exploding in popularity. It’s hard to go into a grocery or convenience store right now and not see a selection of CBD products – and all forecasts expect the industry to continue to grow at a crazy rate. The market size for CBD is projected to reach $1251.8 million by 2024. Whether your dream is to sell your own CBD products or you just want to explore the potential of CBD flower, we’ve got you covered with our selection of eight premium CBD strains, all offered at price points that make it easy for you to grow your CBD business and see big profits. We carefully selected our strains to meet a wide range of needs and one of the questions we get asked the most is which strain is best for a particular purpose. Well, let’s break it down.
BEST NIGHTTIME STRAINS: BUBBA KUSH, SWEET WIFE, CHERRY WINE, SUVER HAZE, SPECIAL SAUCE
Bubba Kush has almost a cult following due to the powerful relaxation it delivers. It’s really well known for being a great strain to enjoy before bed and some users even describe it as tranquilizing. The wave of relaxation it causes is instant and all-encompassing. Sweet Wife and Special Sauce are also known for an instant, physical and powerful sense of relaxation. Sweet Wife in particular creates a mellow buzz and is known for the way you can really feel the effects washing over your body. Cherry Wine and Suver Haze are highly potent CBD strains and that potency creates noticeable relaxing effects. Cherry Wine isn’t as well known for full body relaxation, but it’s a great strain to unwind with and Suver Haze, like Bubba Kush, is a go-to treatment for insomnia.
BEST DAYTIME STRAINS: LIFTER, SOUR SPACE CANDY, STORMY DANIELS
If you’re looking less for a strain that will knock you out and more for one that will help get you through the day, Lifter, Sour Space Candy and Stormy Daniels are great choices. Reviewers love to make puns with Lifter’s name while noting its uplifting effects (wink, wink) and it’s a great choice for alleviating pain while keeping your mind clear. Many users say they feel a physical buzz and a deep sense of calm from Stormy Daniels, but it’s not known for putting people to sleep. Instead, many people use it to alleviate anxiety at social events since it provides a slight sense of euphoria alongside the calm. Sour Space Candy hails back to a sativa legend, Sour Diesel, and like the classic THC strain, its known for its uplifted calm that clears your head without creating that sink-into-the-couch vibe. Like Stormy Daniels, the upbeat buzz it provides is a great solution for relieving stress when you still need to be social.
BEST STRAINS FOR RELIEVING PHYSICAL PAIN: CHERRY WINE, BUBBA KUSH, LIFTER, SWEET WIFE
Cherry Wine is an insanely popular CBD strain and it earned its reputation for a reason. A lot of people suffering from chronic pain swear by this strain. Bubba Kush and Sweet Wife have similar effects and all three strains are known for providing a deep, physical sense of relaxation and pain relief. Sweet Wife in particular is really well known for the way it hits the body, with some users describing the effects like a really powerful hug from a loved one. It’s becoming a popular choice for people who find that cannabis alleviates pain better than (or with less side effects than) prescription pain meds, but who don’t want to experience THC’s psychoactive effects. In addition to body aches and muscle pain, it also helps with nausea and headaches. Lifter is a little bit different from the others in this category, as many users say it has strong pain relief properties, but doesn’t cause the numbing, physical wave of relaxation that the others do. It’s a better choice for managing pain throughout the day, when you need to stay focused and sharp but still want to feel better.
BEST STRAINS FOR RELIEVING ANXIETY: SPECIAL SAUCE, BUBBA KUSH, SOUR SPACE CANDY, STORMY DANIELS
Bubba Kush is famous for its calming effects and many people find that it helps with mental stress just as much as physical pain. A lot of users say that Bubba Kush fills them with the overwhelming sense that everything is going to be okay. Special Sauce is well known for alleviating anxiety and also helps with headaches and migraines. Stormy Daniels is a strain that many people use to help with anxiety in social settings as it makes you feel calm, but also upbeat and outgoing. Like its inspiration, the sativa legend Sour Diesel, Sour Space Candy is also known for helping deliver stress relief while keeping users feeling upbeat and social.
STRAINS WITH THE MOST POWERFUL AROMA: SUVER HAZE, CHERRY WINE, SPECIAL SAUCE, LIFTER, SOUR SPACE CANDY
Some people new to CBD are surprised that CBD flower can smell just as intense and dank as THC flower. In fact, many CBD strains are highly aromatic, making them highly enjoyable to smoke. Suver Haze has a bold and intense terpene profile and gives off a powerful sweet aroma. Special Sauce and Cherry Wine are also known for their distinctly sweet aromas. If you’re looking for something more dank than sweet, try Lifter or Sour Space Candy. Lifter’s dank smell is maybe it’s more defining characteristic. Sour Space Candy has a more earthy scent, but it’s still dank, pungent and known for its terpene profile.
STRAINS WITH THE MOST POWERFUL FLAVOR: CHERRY WINE, SPECIAL SAUCE, SOUR SPACE CANDY
Cherry Wine matches its bold fruity scent with a rich fruity taste. It leads with bold berry flavor, but it also has notes of cheese and black pepper. Special Sauce has a similar bold, sweet, berry flavor. Sour Space Candy offers up something totally different, with strong sour notes. It has a rich flavor profile with hints of lemon and cheese, but its pungent sour flavor is hard to miss. It’s bred from two CBD strains with strong sour flavor profiles. They combined to create a strain with heavy sour notes that makes it highly enjoyable to smoke.
STRAINS WITH THE WILDEST APPEARANCE: LIFTER, SUVER HAZE, STORMY DANIELS
If you’re looking for flower that will stand out when it’s packaged and sold in raw form, give Lifter, Suver Haze or Stormy Daniels a try. All three have a funky, unique and engaging look to them. Lifter has a bold green hue and is dotted with crazy orange hairs. Stormy Daniels is a particularly frosty strain with wiry, bright hairs. Suver Haze also is dotted with little orange hairs and its buds have a unique, elongated quality to them. You can count on these three strains to catch somebody’s eye.
MOST POTENT STRAINS: LIFTER, SUVER HAZE, SWEET WIFE, CHERRY WINE
All four of these strains pack a serious punch with near or above 15% CBD content. Sweet Wife in particular is a high potency CBD strain known for its almost 20 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC. Those high CBD levels create powerful physical effects, which is what gives Sweet Wife its reputation for all-encompassing, deep pain relief. Lifter and Suver Haze are the two most potent strains we carry with 16.43% and 15.20% CBD content respectively. Cherry Wine is right up there in terms of CBD content and pairs that high potency with a strong fruity flavor and aroma.
MOST WELL-KNOWN STRAINS: CHERRY WINE, LIFTER, BUBBA KUSH
Cherry Wine and Lifter are two of the best-known CBD strains. With its powerful flavor, aroma and CBD content, Cherry Wine consistently tops lists of most popular CBD strains. Lifter is a newer strain, but it has gathered a big following in a short time. It makes sense – Lifter is a potent, dank, funky strain that helps with both physical and mental ailments. It looks engaging, smells engaging and has really distinct dank flavor notes. Bubba Kush gets talked about less, but those who use it regularly will consistently sing its praises. The strain has a worldwide following due to the intense sense of relaxation and well-being it provides.
STRAINS WITH FAMOUS LINEAGE: CHERRY WINE, SOUR SPACE CANDY, STORMY DANIELS
If you’re targeting real CBD enthusiasts, try one of our strains with a well-known CBD lineage. Cherry Wine is bred from two really well-known high-potency CBD strains, The Wife and Charlotte’s Cherries. Sour Space Candy is a nod to the stoner classic Sour Diesel and is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry, which combine to give it a unique and bold sour flavor. Stormy Daniels hails from the legendary Trump 1 strain, known for its bold citrus and fruity flavor, as well as being a really enjoyable strain to smoke.
CLOSEST TO SMOKING THC: SOUR SPACE CANDY
If you’re a reformed stoner, or catering to reformed stoners, or even a regular THC user looking for a CBD option, this is the strain you need to try. Sour Diesel is one of the most famous THC strains out there and Sour Space Candy was created in its image. Sour Space Candy was bred from two highly potent and highly sour CBD strains and ends up hitting even more sour than the legendary Sour Diesel. It has a strong terpene profile and a bold aroma and flavor. Just like its sativa inspiration, Sour Space Candy is known for the clear, upbeat buzz it provides.
We hope this helps you decide which strain might meet your needs, but if you have questions or want to talk about any of this in-depth, just shoot us an email. We’re so happy to work with you to find the strain that works best for you.
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