The 2018 Farm Bill was essentially a green light for farmers everywhere in the US to get seeds in the ground for this upcoming 2019 hemp harvest (September-November). What does this mean for consumers? Lower prices, for starters. More farming means more supply and lower prices for consumers. We’ve always believed the price of hemp was artificially high, which is why we’ve kept our prices lower than anywhere else in the market and will continue to do so this harvest.
Other than lower prices, this harvest will bring a plethora of strains to the market and we can’t wait to get our hands on them for you. Each strain creates a different experience, from zen and relaxation to creativity. We’ve created a list of some of the top strains to try and their benefits so you know what to select come harvest time:
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- 2 Top 2020 CBD Strains of Hemp and Marijuana
- 2.1 1. Charlotte’s Web (Hemp)
- 2.2 2. Remedy (Marijuana)
- 2.3 3. Harlequin (Marijuana)
- 2.4 4. Hawaiian Dream (Marijuana)
- 2.5 5. Jamaican Lion (Marijuana)
- 2.6 6. Sour Tsunami (Hemp)
- 2.7 7. Trident (Marijuana)
- 2.8 8. MediHaze (Marijuana)
- 2.9 9. CBD Shark (Marijuana)
- 2.10 10. Nordle (Marijuana)
- 2.11 11. CBD Mango Haze (Marijuana)
- 2.12 12. Sweet and Sour Widow (Marijuana)
- 2.13 13. Island Sweet Skunk (Marijuana)
- 2.14 14. Swiss Gold (Marijuana)
- 2.15 15. Dark Star (Marijuana)
- 2.16 16. Stephen Hawking (Marijuana)
- 2.17 17. Astral Works (Marijuana)
- 2.18 18. Bluegenius (Marijuana)
- 2.19 19. Suzy Q (Marijuana)
- 2.20 20. Dance World (Marijuana)
- 2.21 21. Elektra Hemp Flower
- 2.22 22. Otto 2 Franklin Hemp Flower
- 2.23 23. Berry Blossom Hemp Flower
- 2.24 24. Lifter Hemp Flower
- 2.25 25. Special Sauce Hemp Flower
- 3 Top 5 High CBD Strains of Hemp Flower
Top 2020 CBD Strains of Hemp and Marijuana
1. Charlotte’s Web (Hemp)
In a study among pediatric epilepsy patients, patients given Charlotte’s Web with a 27:1 CBD to THC ratio had reduced seizures and improved mood, focus, and
appetite. It’s no wonder that it become so popular for its health benefits!
2. Remedy (Marijuana)
Remedy is derived from Cannabis indica, which often means that it is best for
relaxation of the body and mind, and can encourage sleep. It has been bred from Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk, but it has a higher CBD to THC ratio than Cannatonic.
3. Harlequin (Marijuana)
Harlequin, a type of clown or jester, is the name of one of Pennywise’s cross-strains. The name for this strain is fitting because it is likely to soothe the body and mind while promoting energy. Most Harlequin strains have a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC.
4. Hawaiian Dream (Marijuana)
It’s an uplifting strain that crosses Blue Dream with a Hawaiian variety. Though some renditions of this strain have a THC-dominant chemical profile, Hawaiian Dream is best known for its high CBD content which is often twice as abundant as its THC.
5. Jamaican Lion (Marijuana)
Jamaican Lion is a high-CBD strain with mildly psychoactive effects that stimulate creativity and focus without the loss of functionality. Its rich genetic background combines Mountain Lion a Rock Bud and Lionheart cross with a Jamaican sativa known as Yarders.
6. Sour Tsunami (Hemp)
Sour Tsunami is a cross between Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. Therefore, you can expect a sweet flavor with the unique aroma of diesel. In addition to CBD, Sour Tsunami contains detectable levels of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, THCV, CBC, and CBDV.
Strains like Sour Tsunami hemp flower are good examples of how CBD potency can benefit from the entourage effect. This effect is the ability of diverse cannabinoids and terpenes can synergize with the endocannabinoid system more broadly.
Sour Tsunami CBD hemp flower was one of the historic first strains to be bred specifically for CBD rather than THC. Creator Lawrence Ringo of the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective created the Sour Tsunami strain. His intention was to use it for his own pain and inflammation, but the secret must have gotten out.
7. Trident (Marijuana)
This strain has an impressively high CBD content. This makes it a popular medical cannabis strain. Despite its high levels of CBD, it can have up to six percent THC, so some cerebral effects may take place but the relaxing effects after are pure gold.
8. MediHaze (Marijuana)
MediHaze, sometimes known as CBD MediHaze, is a CBD-rich strain that provides clear-headed, uplifting effects. If you need to chill out from any high-strung activities while easing bodily or mental stress, this is a great strain for you.
9. CBD Shark (Marijuana)
Another strain with a 1:1 balanced CBD:THC ratio, CBD Shark is an indica-derived medical cannabis hybrid that helps patients with pain, anxiety, and inflammation. Strains like CBD Shark are considered marijuana- not hemp. They may get users high, but 1:1 strains tend to be a pretty even cruise instead of a jarring takeoff.
10. Nordle (Marijuana)
Nordle is another CBD strain that consumers have been clamoring for, and by that, we mean search interest has leaped by 460% in the past year. A cross between Afghani and Skunk, Nordle is a balanced 1:1 hybrid that delivers mild effects and potential relief of pain and muscle spasms when used under medical direction.
11. CBD Mango Haze (Marijuana)
CBD Mango Haze is a breed of CBD growth Launched by CBD Crew in 2013. This pleasant and aromatic combination combines the tropical flavors of Mango Haze with the benefits of an elevated level of cannabidiol.
12. Sweet and Sour Widow (Marijuana)
Sweet and Sour Widow is a 70/30 indica-dominant cannabis strain with a 1:1 CBD- THC ratio and a subtle sweet onion aroma. Because of its balanced cannabinoid profile, Sweet and Sour Widow’s psychoactive effects are mild, making this strain suitable for novice consumers and patients needing to medicate without a foggy head.
13. Island Sweet Skunk (Marijuana)
This is a sativa-dominant hybrid, reportedly a crossing of a Grapefruit female and
Northern Lights x Haze male originally cultivated by Breeder Steve, Canadian
breeder and founder of Spice of Life seed bank.
14. Swiss Gold (Marijuana)
Swiss Gold is a high-CBD strain from Northern California that was bred by the late Lawrence Ringo. Ringo describes the structure of the strain as “pure indica, short and fat.”
15. Dark Star (Marijuana)
This strain was born by crossing two already infamous strains, Purple Kush and
Mazar-I-Sharif, to create this mind-numbing, though not particularly strong, bud
that is a favorite amongst all users whether medical or recreational is your top
16. Stephen Hawking (Marijuana)
This indica-dominant hybrid is also part of Alphakrokik Genes’ CBD+ line of genetics that emphasize high-CBD strains. There are 3 known phenotypes of Stephen Hawking Kush, all with vivid cherry and berry flavors that mix with a minty note.
17. Astral Works (Marijuana)
Astral Works by Prūf Cultivar has a striking citrus aroma and is full-bodied without being forcefully sour. The subtle notes of pepper, herbs, and hay temper the brightness of the aroma while contributing to the overall complexity of the strain’s fragrance.
18. Bluegenius (Marijuana)
This strain is an exceptional CBD-dominant flower with an interesting bud structure. Its appearance is a little out of the ordinary, expressing wispy yet beautiful, fragrant flowers covered in dazzling crystal resin. Notes of citrus, pine, pepper, basil, and floral spice are all underpinned by an earthy dankness that complements the strain’s odd arrangement of terpenes.
19. Suzy Q (Marijuana)
A CBD-dominant strain with an extremely modest amount of THC, making it another mellow strain with little to no high. The mild effects of this pine-scented strain help you shed anxious or demotivating mental blocks that stood in the way of creativity and productivity.
20. Dance World (Marijuana)
Dance World is a CBD-dominant strain that almost achieves a balanced CBD:THC ratio, making it especially appropriate for medical marijuana patients struggling with pain, depression, and lack of appetite. This synergy of THC and CBD helps to inspire positivity and more vibrant moods by handing you subdued euphoria on a leash.
21. Elektra Hemp Flower
Formed from a combination of high-CBD ERB and ACDC strains, a standard Elektra strain has almost 16 percent CBD and less than 0.3 percent THC content. Developed mainly in southern Oregon, Elektra hemp flowers feel very sticky to touch and have an intense green color with a few orange stripes. Interestingly, some of the same terpenes found in Elektra are also in mangoes, lemons, and pine leaves.
22. Otto 2 Franklin Hemp Flower
Otto II Franklin hemp is a vigorous plant with moderate to long internodal spacing. It has shown above-average powdery mildew resistance. Otto 2 Franklin is a hemp flower strain that smells like sweet tangerines with notes of pine and pepper. CBD content of Otto 2 Franklin ranges from around 10-13%/
23. Berry Blossom Hemp Flower
Berry Blossom hemp flower was bred by HGH Seeds by crossing Cherry Kandahar with their own Chardonnay. Buds are light green with scattered purple hues while the flavor profile is floral with overtones of candied raspberries and acai berries. This high-CBD strain is a great addition to their CBD collection and is a great boutique-quality CBD flower that can handle rough conditions.
24. Lifter Hemp Flower
Lifter is a CBD hemp cultivar is a result of crossing Suver Haze #50 and Early Resin Berry (ERB). Oregon CBD created this energizing and uplifting strain that matches flavor and potency. Lifter hemp flower has approximately 18% CBD (with less than 0.3% delta-9-THC).
Lifter CBD hemp flower features prominent lavender and chamomile flavors with a subtle spiciness of hops. Overall, Lifter hemp flower offers herbal, peppery, and minty flavors. Its large dense CBD-rich hemp buds boast a diverse terpene profile that teams up with cannabinoids to provide relief and relaxation with great flavor.
25. Special Sauce Hemp Flower
Special Sauce is a high CBD hemp flower that is hoppy, earthy, and sweet with a hint of cinnamon and orange. Perfect to help you relax your stress away after a long day. This terpene-rich CBD hemp strain has effects tying back to its CBD-rich genetics. Special Sauce is also a very potent CBD hemp flower reaches almost 20% CBD with legally compliant THC levels (<0.3%).
The Special Sauce is known for its berry aromas, pink stigmas, and small buds. The Special Sauce CBD flower contains terpenes like myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, beta-farnesene, and alpha-Humulene. It also boasts a diverse cannabinoid profile of CBD, CBG, and CBCA.
Top 5 High CBD Strains of Hemp Flower
CBD strains have a higher CBD to THC ratio. Some strains may have a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, in which case the CBD mitigates much of the high produced by THC. Some euphoria may still remain. For CBD strains with 2:1 and 2:0 ratios, there is very little to no high. The strain produces a much more relaxing effect.
In order to be hemp flower, these ratios must account for no more than 0.3% delta-9-THC. If the THC exceeds that level, like in 1:1 strains, it is considered marijuana and cannot be bought online.
1. ACDC CBD Flower
This hemp strain is a CBD powerhouse! With an extremely CBD-heavy cannabinoid makeup (THC:CBD ratio of 1:20), this strain produces relief without intoxicating effects.
2. Wife CBD Flower
The hemp strain Wife features a staggering CBD:THC ratio of 20:1. It is a high-CBD hemp strain that packs more than 18% CBD. The Wife hemp flower has a skunky and sweet aromatic profile. This hybrid hemp strain is mellow with a tangy flavor profile and notes of cherry, and dense green buds.
Even though The Wife packs potent levels of CBD, it is free from psychoactive effects because of the legally compliant THC levels (under 0.3%). Plain Jane hemp flower reviewers note The Wife CBD hemp flower calms the mind and relaxes the body.
3. Ringo’s Gift CBD Flower
Ringo’s Gift is a high-CBD strain that is a cross between AC/DC and Harle-Tsu. Those hybrid strains also recognized for their therapeutic value and immense CBD content. It’s named after its original breeder, a renowned marijuana activist and trailblazer in CBD genetics named Lawrence Ringo.
4. Harle-Tsu CBD Flower
Boasting a 20:1 CBD-to-THC ratio, this high-CBD strain can be consumed without any concern of being inundated by the intoxicating effects of THC. Harle-Tsu is said to give users the feeling of complete relaxation. It comprises a plethora of terpenes, including myrcene, pinene, humulene, terpinolene, and ocimene.
5. Skywalker CBD Flower
The Skywalker CBD Hemp Flower strain hails from a famous cannabis lineage combining the indica marijuana strains Skywalker and OG. But how does a famous marijuana strain become hemp flower that will not get you high? That secret is well kept among breeders.
Skywalker hemp flower shares the terpene profile similar to its marijuana ancestors Skywalker and OG. Its cannabinoid profile is different though, with CBD being the dominant cannabinoid (21.7%) and delta-9-THC less than 0.3%. This CBD hemp flower is very potent in CBD but will not get you high because it does not contain significant levels of THC and complies with the 2018 Farm Bill that governs industrial hemp flower.