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The Best CBD Hemp Strains
There are a million hemp strains out there. There are a couple things in common with every strain you’ll find at Smoke N Brew: they are all 100% Farm Bill-compliant hemp flowers grown in the United States, and they all have a cool name. Berry Blossom, Lifter, Cherry Wine, and on and on. But these names aren’t just there for the fun of it.
Hemp strains all come from a unique seed stock and are the product of meticulous growing practices in labs and on farms across the country. Each CBD hemp strain has been bred with a goal in mind: whether it’s a particular terpene composition, CBD to THC ratio [note: all hemp strains contain 0.3% THC or less by dry weight], or cannabinoid profile. Knowing what makes each strain special will help you find the perfect CBD hemp flower for your needs at Smoke N Brew, Greenville, South Carolina’s best CBD flower shop.
Indica and Sativa: How are Hemp Strains Different?
You’ve probably heard someone talk about “Indica-strain” or “Sativa-strain” hemp before. While both Indica and Sativa are subspecies of Cannabis sativa (the plant species that includes both marijuana and hemp), the subspecies doesn’t always have an impact on the effects a hemp strain will have.
Through deliberate growing practices and hybridization, there are Sativa varieties with the properties typically associated with Indica varieties and vice versa. So, how do you know what you’re looking for?
The answer requires a little work, but it’s worth it: you need to look at lab results to determine the strain’s cannabinoid and terpene profile.
Cannabinoids and Terpenes Matter
Cannabinoids should be familiar to our regular readers. They’re the compounds in cannabis plants (both marijuana and hemp) that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Researchers are studying these compounds for their potential impact on a variety of bodily functions. CBD and THC are the most well-known cannabinoids, but CBG and CBC are also found in some hemp strains.
Terpenes are of equal scientific interest. Terpenes are a broad class of compounds found in all plants and some animals. They’re responsible for a ton of things including giving citrus and are pretty regularly used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Many hemp strains contain terpenes including pinene, myrcene, limonene, and linalool.
Common CBD Hemp Strains
At Smoke N Brew, we’re always getting new hemp strains in. It would be impossible to write a blog post chronicling every CBD flower out there, so we’ll hit on some of the most common ones here.
- Berry Blossom: This variety is super common due to the plant’s ability to survive in all kinds of climates. You’ll probably see Berry Blossom or a variation on it at every hemp store from coast to coast. It has a high amount of CBD and is a great strain all around.
- Cherry Wine:Cherry Wine has a CBD content that ranges from 15-22% and is identifiable from its large, dense flower buds. Cherry Wine hemp has a rich terpene profile.
- Lifter:Lifter is another common strain thanks to its dense flowers and high yields. It typically has about 15% CBD content.
Choosing the Right CBD Flower Strain
There is no one-size-fits-all hemp flower. Different factors come into play when picking the right strain for you. Some people like extremely high CBD and a high CBD:THC ratio, others look for a more even cannabinoid and terpene profile. There are other factors to consider: whether a plant is grown with organic practices, the state it is grown in, and if the facility is indoors or outside.
We keep a variety of raw hemp flowers in stock and our selection is always changing, so visit your closest Smoke N Brew to find out what’s available today to get the best hemp in Greenville.