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Top CBD Hemp Strains

Caleb Summeril
Written by Caleb Summeril

This spring brings the first full growing season under the new regulations laid out by the 2018 Farm Bill allowing hemp to be grown, produced and sold on a widespread national level. It is an exciting development for the use and development of CBD products as well as a look into more widespread acceptance and understanding of cannabis across the country. With the CBD industry thriving, here is a look at the top CBD hemp strains around.

Strain Considerations

Seed selection is a critical decision when growing and can be the difference in a productive, stable crop and a field that falls flat. Reputable sources should be grown by a local farmer for several years to ensure viability and crop yield.

Another consideration is the cannabinoid profile of certain strains. Top notch CBD strains typically have a profile of at least 20-1 CBD to THC. To comply with the Farm Bill, the hemp must have a THC content of less than .3%.

Top CBD Hemp Strains

  • Berry BlossomThis CBD heavy variety is a favorite among many growers and for good reason. The structural integrity of Berry Blossom lends to super productive plants suitable for large scale production. It is a selectively bred cross between Cherry Kandahar S1 and Chardonnay. Excellent in a variety of climate conditions and holds up well in harsh wind and weather.
  • ElektraKnown to be one of the most potent CBD seed lines available, Elektra is a cross-bred improvement on the already legendary ACDC variety. ACDC paved the way for CBD production in the U.S. and this hybrid improves upon that renown with a stronger stalk, fuller flowers, and earlier blooms.
  • Charlotte’s Web – This strain gained popularity for its medical uses, being developed and perfected by the Stanley Brothers in Colorado. Charlotte’s web is very low in THC, making it a preferred strain for those looking to bypass any psychoactive affects.
  • Cherry Wine Possesses a very strong terpene profile with CBD content ranging from 15-22%, with total CBD varying due to harvest and climate conditions. This variety consistently produces large flower buds that are exceptionally dense.
  • Lifter Lifter is a reliable and tested strain that consistently delivers high yields of dense flowers, rich in CBD and other terpenes. Generally possessing CBD content around 15%, this strain grows thick and rich like a bush leading to some of the highest yields of any CBD heavy variety.

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Caleb Summeril

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