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There have never been as many strains of hemp flowers in time, as there are in the 20th century. From the simplest and purest flower buds, that were grown by a select few to home recreational use, the business of growing hemp flower strains has changed and grown tremendously.
Just as many candies are in the candy store, there are strains of hemp flowers. All sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, smells, and tastes available on the market to satisfy any human needs. If you want to relax, their one just for that, if you want to focus on work, another one for that, perhaps you suffer from anxiety and looking for a natural aid – enter Hemp.
The unfortunate thing is, not everyone knows about all of them either because up until recently, in 2018, it became legal to grow it, and also because there are so many different ones that it is hard to tell one from the other. Besides the fascinating way they are grown to produce the distinct flavors and feelings, their ‘personalities’ are also considered.
Sometimes even the reasons for ingesting it are important because as of 2018, it has been added to the list of medicinal use as well, however, it is not advised to self-diagnose your health issues with it. But if you are looking to find some solace in anxiety or feelings of lethargy or depression, you could try this route. Click here to find out more about this.
This article will help point you in the right direction on what to look for when you are online or in the store wanting to buy the varieties that have similar terpenes – a blend of sweet and sour.
Characteristics of Popular Strains
Besides the obvious way to choose the one you want, i.e. how it will make you feel and the reasons you want to smoke it, be it for relaxation or focus. Knowing about them will help you make an optimal decision. Let’s look at a few examples of these:
Sour Space Candy. This is a relatively new breed of hemp flower and came out in 2020. It is a result of a cross between 2 other strains namely the Early Resin Berry (ERB) and the Sour Tsunami. Created as a dominant Sativa hybrid. More on Sativa can be looked up here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_sativa, which means the levels of CBD are about 16% and THC is only 0.155%.
The terpenes, which are the combinations of the taste and the smell when smoking it, is also, to some, an important factor. It could make or break the enjoyment. Needless to say, this new hybrid has won over users’ palettes, with its dominant terpene combination of a little bit of sweet mixed with a fraction of a sour taste as well. Typically, when buying it you should be looking for a pure hemp CBD flower that is grown in pesticide-free conditions. The good quality producers on the market must be approved by the Department of Agriculture or one of their accredited laboratories before distribution. They must also be tested and approved and the results of which must be published online for anyone in the public domain to access.
Yet another popular choice for smokers however this has been around for much longer and is almost the grandfather of if cannabinoids. It has a much lower concentration of CBD than most other varieties of the ‘Kush’ family, such as Bubba Kush, but still packs a punch when it comes to taste and smell.
This is a good option to buy if you are looking for a ‘pick me up’ for the evening after a hard day’s work. It is relaxing, but not too much so you can have a good time in any social setting. The flavor is a blend of the sweet and sour as well and tastes for berries are a sharper terpene amongst this one. Unlike the Sour Candy variety, this one has more of the sour than the sweet.
It is light green and the flower buds are usually trimmed using a machine because of the way it grows, in bunches. If you’re looking for a cross between the Kush family (the sweet) and the frosted lime (the sour) one, this one is a perfect companion. It has a CBD level of just over 12%. A good balance one might say.
Most of the accredited online sellers, such as Cheef Botanicals, have a report of the strain’s terpene profile as well as a lab test result of the CBD and THC levels accompanied by the online information when they sell them. The levels will differ slightly based on the supplier and the grower and the conditions they are grown under.
Others Similar Tastes to Choose From
Other varieties you can look into with similar terpenes are:
Elektra: A Sweet but spicy flavor, so if you’re into the pine-wood tastes, this is brilliant at that.
El Jefe: A mix of tropical fruit, lemon, and notes of pepper, to tingle your senses. It is a beautiful orange and light green flower almost tastes as good as it looks.
Juicy Fruit. As the name implies, this one could be straight out of the candy store. Tastes like bubble gum with a mix between tropical and sweet tastes and smells. When you exhale this hybrid, it may smell earthy too. Best of both worlds, we would say!
Smoking these types of hemp flowers is a different type of experience from smoking plain old marijuana or weed so make sure you know what you want when you’re buying it.
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