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Since industrial CBD hemp flower was legalized at a federal level back in 2018, the hemp flower market has exploded in demand to customers seeking to enjoy the benefits of consuming CBD, as well as the unique and flavorful user experience that smoking CBD hemp flower offers.

As the market continues to expand, you have an increasing number of hemp products to choose from when it comes to buying CBD flower online. While the increase in flower products is great for consumers, having so many choices can get overwhelming. So we’ve come up with a list of the 10 best CBD flower strains of 2021, to help you narrow down your search.

In our top 10 countdown we’ve included a good mix of medium to very high CBD percentage federally legal industrial hemp strains, to offer you a good range of choice and to help you find the perfect product to meet your needs.

  1. Lifter Indoor
  2. Bubba Kush Indoor
  3. Orange Peel Indoor
  4. Sour Space Candy
  5. Cherry Abacus
  6. Sour Lifter
  7. Elektra
  8. Special Sauce
  9. Hawaiian Haze
  10. Magic Bullet

The 10 Best CBD Flower Strains of 2021

Without any further ado, here are the 10 best hemp flower strains of 2021. We have included a wide variety of CBD buds, pre-rolls and CBG flower. Non of the strains have psychoactive effects but they all provide a wide range of effects no both your mood and body.

1 – Lifter Indoor

Total Cannabinoids – 16.6% | CBD – 13.3%

Indoor Lifter CBD

About the Lifter CBD strain

  • Sativa strain
  • Medium CBD content
  • Peaceful energy daytime strain
  • Lingering sweet and funky aromas and flavors
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as pre rolls & flower (indoor & outdoor)

Strain Description

Indoor Lifter CBD nugs have a bold terpene profile offering a unique, flavorful and smooth smoke. Sweet, funky and fruity flavors are highlighted against a backdrop of earthy pine.

Lifter perhaps one of the most popular hemp strains in the US which works well in all daytime situations, from business to pleasure. It promotes a feeling of contentedness, offering a peaceful energy that will keep you motivated and focused all day.

Our Lifter strain is sold both as pre-rolls and as loose CBD flower for people who are more experienced with rolling joints or want more CBD for their money.

Lifter is made by Oregon CBD genetics.

The strongest CBD flower

Lifter is a highly popular hemp plant both for its powerful effects and smooth smoking experience. It is the strongest CBD flower we currently have on the menu. Try it today and feel the difference of top-shelf CBD buds!

2 – Bubba Kush Indoor

Total Cannabinoids – 12.9% | CBD – 10.35%

Bubba Kush CBD Indoor

About Bubba Kush hemp buds

  • Indica strain
  • Medium-high CBD content
  • Sedating nighttime strain
  • Exotically flavored with chocolate and spice
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower and pre rolls

Strain Description

A classic and popular strain that will bring decadent and exotic aromatics to a joint near you. Expect chocolate, coffee, and faint coconut notes with a deliciously spicy, citrus finish on the exhale.

Bubba Kush CBD nugs has gained fame for its extraordinary abilities to send you straight to La La Land, so make sure you’ve finished your To Do list for the day before lighting this one up. Without a doubt, this is one of the best CBD strains for the night and you’ll fall in love with it immediately if you’re looking for a fast-acting strain to help you switch off.

Freeze Dried

Our Bubba Kush Indoor is freeze dried which means that it was dried at its peek freshness. The processing methods that go into freeze drying CBD hemp flower are very modern and have the aim to give the end user the best possible smoking experience and health benefits.

3 – Orange Peel Indoor

Total Cannabinoids – 22.5% | CBD – 18%

Orange Peel Indoor

About Orange Peel Indoor

  • Indica dom. hybrid strain
  • High CBD content
  • Relaxing evening strain
  • Powerfully orange & citrus notes
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower

Strain Description

Orange Peel Indoor is a certified organic, Indica dominant hybrid CBD strain with calm relaxing effects that border on the euphoric. The strains is rich in CBD and has relatively high THC levels while remaining within the legal limit of CBD hemp.

It has a pungent and complex citrus orange peel aroma with sweet skunky overtones that give even the most seasoned connoisseur a hit of pure joy. Best enjoyed in the evening time after a long day or on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the looming anxiety of the week starts creeping its head.

Orange Peel is a limited edition Indoor grown strain so pick it up before it’s gone. Indoor variety of strains of flower buds are the epitome of premium hemp flower. They are more expensive to cultivate and therefor have slightly less affordable prices than outdoor buds.

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4 – Sour Space Candy

Total Cannabinoids – 22.2% | CBD – 17.3%

Sour Space Candy CBD Flower

About Sour Space Candy CBD nugs

  • Sativa strain
  • High CBD content
  • Uplifting daytime strain
  • Potent sweet and sour aromatics
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as pre rolls & flower

Strain Description

Sour Space Candy is another one of our USDA organic products! An uplifting and potent strain with an uplifting and potent flavor to match. Sweet blossom balances with an array of fruits to party in your mouth. Citrus, tropical and even the odd whiff of cherry pulls through on this surprisingly smooth and tasty smoke.

Sour Space Candy is a fantastic mood booster, making it one of the best CBD strains for the daytime that we’ve encountered. Containing hefty amounts of both limonene and pinene, this strain will help you tackle any task, large or small, by uplifting you into a zone of motivated calm and clear, rational thought.

5 – Cherry Abacus

Total Cannabinoids – 16.4% | CBD – 15.87%

Cherry Abacus CBD Flower

About Cherry Abacus

  • Indica strain
  • Medium CBD content
  • Very relaxing strain for rest & sleep
  • Sweet notes of cherry & diesel
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower

Strain Description

Cherry Abacus is a loud, aromatic CBD strain that has become very popular in 2021 for its relaxing effects and sweet flavor. It has a fruity and floral scent with rich notes of red berries with cherries in particular. Some even think the aroma is similar to that of Cherry Coke.

Cherry Abacus is perfect CBD hemp flower for relaxing the mind and body without getting completely locked to the couch. A strain for winding down after a long day when you want to melt away tension and discomforts. It’s high quality hemp flower with mellow and therapeutic benefits.

6 – Sour Lifter

Total Cannabinoids – 19.62% | CBD – 17.42%

Sour Lifter 2020

About Sour Lifter hemp flower

  • Sativa strain
  • High CBD content
  • Daytime strain
  • Unique and flavor-packed with citrus and diesel
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower

Strain Description

Sour Lifter puts a fun new twist on the original Lifter strain. It has a more pungent, gassy, diesel and citric flavor but the same uplifting, clear headed and calming effects.

With almost 20% total cannabinoids and a rich terpene profile, Sour Lifter makes excellent use of the entourage effect to give you the best results from your CBD flower.

7 – Elektra

Total Cannabinoids – 13.3% | CBD – 15.4%

Elektra CBD flower fresh

About Elektra CBD buds

  • Sativa strain
  • Medium CBD content
  • Social & uplifting strain
  • Flavor of citrus & gas
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower & pre-rolls

Strain Description

A smoker’s delight, Elektra is a uniquely flavor-packed strains with an rich terpene profile.

This strain makes a perfect match for you if you’re looking for a potent daytime strain that will help you feel calm and relaxed without sending you to sleep. It gives you a relaxed body and a clear and alert mind.

With particularly uplifting and clear-headed effects, Elektra is great for social situations when you want to be more talkative and less anxious.

8 – Special Sauce

Total Cannabinoids – 19.6% | CBD – 17.9%

Special Sauce CBD flower

About Special Sauce CBD

  • Indica strain
  • Medium CBD content
  • Relaxing and smooth evening and nighttime strain
  • Uniquely flavored with berries
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as pre rolls and loose flower

Strain Description

The unassuming bud size of Special Sauce will break down to particularly pungent grounds that smell and taste of cinnamon and berries, with a woody, vanilla-ish, earthy finish.

This strain offers a smooth and velvety smoking experience that is best enjoyed in the evening or before bed, when you’re looking to unwind and let go of the day’s stresses and strains. When expressed in such high levels, both CBD and the terpene myrcene will help make you feel supremely calm and relaxed.

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9 – Hawaiian Haze

Total Cannabinoids – 17.2% | CBD – 15.13%

Hawaiian Haze 2020

About Hawaiian Haze

  • Sativa strain
  • Medium-low CBD content
  • Energetic daytime strain
  • Totally tropical tastes
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as pre rolls & flower

Strain Description

Hawaiian Haze won’t disappoint your tropical expectations as the aromas and flavors will send your imagination packing to an island paradise. This hemp flower is an absolute pleasure to smoke, exuding fruits such as pineapple and mango, accented with sweet summer petals, all with an earthy and peppery finish.

This CBD strain is sure to put a spring in your step that will help kick-start your day the right way, also setting you up well for parties and social occasions. The slightly lower CBD content makes it an ideal strain for hemp newbies, lighter CBD users, more frequent smokers, and it will also mix well with cannabis products.

Another strain with genetics by Oregon CBD.

10 – Magic Bullet

Total Cannabinoids – 21% | CBD – 18.4%

Magic Bullet Hemp Flower Strain

About Magic Bullet CBD flowers

  • Indica strain
  • High CBD content
  • Soothing anytime strain
  • Complex fruity and floral strain
  • Hand-trimmed
  • Sold as flower

Strain Description

Magic Bullet is an exotic strain of hemp flower that will impress even the pickiest of hemp connoisseurs with its complex fruity bouquet that is somewhat floral… and hoppy… and peppery… and citrus-y. We invite you to discover new depths to its flavors with every puff.

This exciting strain will soothe and relax you and although we feel that it is generally best suited to the evenings, it also works really well during any downtime you may have, morning, noon, or night. Whether you’re getting a bit of work done around the house, or relaxing with friends, this soothing sense of calm feels floaty and fantastic and will most certainly have you coming back for more.

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The Selection Process

Here at Green Unicorn Farms, we spend our days hunting down the most premium strains of hemp bud (in terms of potency, flavor, consumer experience and price), from experienced and passionate farmers, allowing you access to the best of the best all in one place.

We know that growing really great hemp flower takes a lot of experience and know-how. Everything needs to be perfect from choosing the right seed genetics, through to timely harvesting and proper curing, to ensure that when the flower reaches you, its trichomes are brimming with all of the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. A truly great CBD product must be great from soil to body in order to give the best benefits to you as the consumer.

Therefore, every hemp flower strain you will come across at Green Unicorn Farms has been handpicked for the following qualities to make sure you are better equipped to buy CBD flower online.

  • Effects – When we talk about the “best CBD flower” we really talk about helping you find the best CBD flower for YOU. Most of us smoke to remedy something, whether physical or psychological, and our mission is to help you find the perfect strain with a terpene profile that helps you reach that goal.
  • Fully Developed Terpene Profileall of our strains offer pungent aromatics and unique, thoroughly enjoyable flavors due to their bold terpenes from the purest sources.
  • Rich Cannabinoid Content – next to each hemp flower strain you will see that we’ve provided you with the total cannabinoids vs CBD %, all of which can be confirmed with third party lab reports. Total cannabinoids contribute to the entourage effect, in which it has been proven that the whole plant effect is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Moisture Content – we also check the moisture content of each strain to ensure that it’s cured properly, as all too often we’ll see flower that is either too wet or too dry. If the flower has too much moisture in it then it will be more prone to mold and will weigh heavier (meaning you lose out) and if it’s too dry then it will lose potency and flavor (also meaning you lose out).
  • Cleanliness – all of our handpicked CBD nugs are grown using organic farming methods, in clean arable soil right here in the USA, so you can be confident they’re free from pesticides, heavy metals, and any other harmful compounds.
  • Compliance – we also only source from licensed growers and make sure that our CBD flower is fully compliant with the Hemp Farming Act, never containing more than 0.3% delta-9 THC.

CBD Pre Rolls Vs. CBD Flower

You’ll notice that some hemp strains are sold as bags of flower, some as pre rolls, and some are available in both formats. If you’re not sure whether to buy your hemp flower by the bag or roll, let us help by explaining the differences.

Pre Rolls

Our pre rolls are available to buy in packs of two, five, or seven, perfectly rolled 0.75g joints. They offer the ultimate in convenience for both busy and more inexperienced hemp smokers. Whether you don’t have the time to roll yourself, or have yet to learn how, these consistently crafted pre rolls will burn evenly every time and are packaged in handy, reusable joint packs, allowing you to light up on the go.


Our flower is sold in increments of ⅛’s (3.5g), up to 1lb (56g) bags and is better suited to more experienced hemp or cannabis smokers that can already roll their own joints. If you buy bags of flower, then not only will you get more bang for your buck, but it also gives you more freedom on how to smoke it (joint, pipe, or bong, straight or mixed with cannabis).

How much THC and CBD is in CBD flower

You have surely noticed that the CBD, THC and total cannabinoid content is written in % in CBD flower lab reports.

For other CBD products like gummies and tinctures, the CBD content is stated as an absolute number in milligrams (mg).

To calculate the percentage as milligrams you can use this “simple” calculation.

Let’s take a 1 gram pre roll with 15.6% CBD to start with.

1g = 1000mg | 15.6% CBD

mg x CBD% = CBD in mg

1000 x 0.156 = 156mg

If the pre-roll is .75 grams, you would change the 1 for .75 as such:

.75g = 750mg | 15.6% CBD

mg x CBD% = CBD in mg

750 x 0.156 = 117mg

Frequently asked questions

We get a number of frequently asked questions sent to us every day and we try to answer each person as quickly as we can. Most people wonder about a few common things before having purchased CBD flower so we have listed those questions and answers below.

If you wonder about anything else, just shoot us an email and we’ll get to you as soon as are able.

Smokable CBD hemp flower is the carefully dried and trimmed buds from the hemp plant grown for smokable enjoyment. It is normally consumed in a joint, vaporizer or pipe and the effects vary from strain to strain. It has become increasingly popular to smoke CBD hemp flower for its quick and powerful delivery of cannabidiol without psychoactive effect.

The hemp plant itself comes from the Cannabis Sativa L. family of plants and has below .3% delta-9 THC (dry weight) which will not cause any intoxicating effects. Industrial hemp comes from the same family of plants as the intoxicating cannabis plant. A hemp strain (from both CBD and CBG flower) can be enjoyed in all the same ways as a cannabis strain with the difference that the sale of hemp is legal in almost all place in the US.

People smoke CBD for a number of reasons. Depending on the CBD percentage and terpene profile of the strain, you will get a different beneficial effect. Some people smoke it to help them cope better with the mental stress and anxiety of everyday life while others smoke CBD flower for the therapeutic and sleep promoting benefits found in the terpenes.

You can also smoke CBD for the pure pleasure of it or to mix with THC flower for more controlled effects.

Depending on the strain you are consuming, you will get different effects. Read our terpene guide to get a better understanding of the effects that terpenes produce in CBD flower. Some terpenes will make you feel sleepy while other terpenes help you focus and stay awake.

Use our category system to find the right daytime and nighttime products.

You sure can! Vaping CBD flower is perhaps the best way to enjoy its flavor and aroma. Just make sure to get a high quality dry herb vaporizer and stay away from cheap brands (we recommend The Mighty).

Could it? Yes

Will it? Difficult to say…

CBD flower is a full-spectrum hemp product and as such it does contain small but legal amounts of THC. THC is commonly tested for during drug tests and CBD flower can trigger a false positive for cannabis.

Most over-the-counter drug tests are not sensitive enough to pick up on the small amount of THC found in hemp flower but if you are subject to drug testing and may lose your work or freedom due to a failed drug test, we recommend using CBD isolates over full-spectrum products.

Try our CBD gummies if you want a CBD isolate product.

Your body may react negatively to any natural or manmade chemical that you consume. Everyone’s body chemistry is unique and some people have intolerances to things like gluten, certain foods, and medications.

Some uncommon side-effects include: Dry mouth, red eyes, munchies, feeling drowsy, upset stomach and nausea.

Smokable hemp flower is federally legal under the 2018 farm bill as long as it contains no more than .3% delta-9 THC.

There are places and products that have stricter regulations so please check with your local laws to confirm what their policy on hemp flower is. Since CBD flower looks and smells just like cannabis you may want to keep the legal documentation (we send that with your order) with you if you move around with the buds.

Learn how to read a CBD flower lab report here — We always send our products with all the necessary paperwork contained in the shipment.

There are many variations of CBD buds on the market and picking the right one for your needs can be quite difficult.

We encourage you to start with a bundle if this is your first time ordering with us. The bundles give you a tasting menu of different CBD buds and pre-rolls that allow you to fid your Unicorn. We also have a practical personal shopper powered by artificial intelligence to give you a personal strain recommendation. Try the personal shopper here.

CBD flower does not have sufficient levels of delta-9 THC to induce a high. Full-spectrum CBD and terpenes can however give you a slight “tingle” and a sensation in your body and head that you may confuse with a body high. Especially your first couple of times.

CBD will not impair your ability to go about your day. In fact, many professional athletes consume CBD before and even during competition.

Delta-8 THC on the other hand does give you a pretty significant buzz and should be consumed with caution. Read more about what D8 is and how it feels here.

You definitely want to store your CBD buds with care. Leaving them exposed to contaminants, heat and other elements will impact the effects, quality and flavor of the buds.

Best is to store the fresh buds in sealed mason jars in a cool dark place. If you plan to keep the buds there for a longer time, you might want to invest in Boveda moisture controlling bags. These little packs control the moisture at 62% which is ideal for cannabis and hemp strains.

Mark the mason jars with the strain name and keep the lab report underneath the jar to remember both the strain and the cannabinoid content of the buds.


About Green Unicorn Farms

Green Unicorn Farms writes about anything hemp and CBD related with the goal of inspiring and education curious readers. Our in-house hemp flower experts with a wealth of experience in the CBD and hemp world is here to help 24/7.