Choosing among the vast number of smokable hemp flower strains can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a newbie. Brand websites offer a host of information on their strains, but how can you be sure that the things they say are unbiased? 

If you really want to discover the best hemp flower strains, you need to find out what the customers are saying. Browsing online forums is one of the easiest ways to see what strains consumers prefer. Here are the top 12 hemp flower strains according to Reddit.

Sour Space Candy

Sour Space Candy tops the list with the most mentions in Reddit forums as one of the best wake-and-bake strains. The sativa-dominant buds offer plenty of uplifting energy and an outstanding sweet-tart flavor thanks to the strain’s unusually diverse terpene profile. In 2020, a highly competitive year for hemp strains, Sour Space Candy, earned 3rd Place in the prestigious High Times Hemp Cup.

Sour Space Candy Girls

Sour Space Candy Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Sour Tsunami x Early Resin Berry
  • CBD content: around 15%
  • Terpene profile: myrcene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, humulene
  • Flavors: sweet, cherry, sour apple
  • Aroma: lemon, diesel, floral

Bubba Kush

You can hardly peruse a hemp flower thread on Reddit without reading a mention of Bubba Kush. Reddit users can’t seem to stop praising this indica-dominant strain, and they like to show off their Bubba Kush buds, prerolls, and homegrown plants.

It’s no wonder reddit members rave about Bubba Kush. The strain has become famous for its profound calming effects and desertlike flavor. If you’ve been looking for a dependable nighttime strain to smoke before bed, you can’t beat Bubba Kush.

Bubba Kush Relax

Bubba Kush Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Pre-98 Bubba Kush x unknown CBD strain
  • CBD content: around 18%
  • Terpene profile: myrcene, alpha-bisabolol, beta-caryophyllene, humulene
  • Flavors: coffee, chocolate, chamomile
  • Aroma: pine, mint, herbal


Another contender for best evening strain, Remedy features a 75:25 indica-to-sativa ratio and a moderate CBD content, making it an excellent choice for beginners. This is the ideal hemp flower strain to ease stress or promote rest and relaxation when you’re feeling overwhelmed or under the weather.

Smoking Remedy dazzles the taste buds with a unique blend of orange, anise, and juniper berry flavors. The strain’s pleasant taste and dependable calming effects make Remedy a must-have strain to keep in your herbal medicine kit.

Cannaflower Remedy Lifestyle

Remedy Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Cannatonic x Afghan Skunk
  • CBD content: around 13%
  • Terpene profile: limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, pinene
  • Flavors: earthy, orange, spice
  • Aroma: herbal, citrus, skunk, pine


Considering that Lifter was one of the first hemp flower varieties to earn the spotlight, it’s no surprise that Reddit posts continue to mention the strain. Originally bred by the experts at Oregon CBD, Lifter even garnered the strain-of-the-week award from the subreddit r/hempflowers

As the name suggests, Lifter is a sativa-dominant strain with an unmatched ability to energize the body and promote positive thinking. Lifter’s flavor is dominated by refreshing lemon and pine aromas, making consumers want to get up and tackle the day’s tasks.

Lifter Skateboard Reddit top strains

Lifter Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Suver Haze x Early Resin Berry
  • CBD content: around 20%
  • Terpene profile: limonene, humulene, linalool
  • Flavors: lemon, berry, spice
  • Aroma: citrus, skunk, pine

Cherry Wine

A balanced hybrid, Cherry Wine makes a fantastic hemp flower strain for any time of the day or night. With its complex terpene profile, Cherry Wine flavors can vary so much that the exact taste is often hard to pin down. Most consumers notice ripe cherry notes with hints of rosemary, hops, and clove. Some even describe Cherry Wine’s taste as akin to freshly cut cantaloupe, and one Reddit reviewer compared the flavor to cherry cheesecake

One thing is for sure, once you try Cherry Wine, you’ll put the strain on the top of your shopping list for next time.

Cherry Wine relax

Cherry Wine Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: The Wife x Charlotte’s Cherries
  • CBD content: around 17%
  • Terpene profile: beta-caryophyllene, pinene, limonene, myrcene
  • Flavors: sweet, berry, stonefruit
  • Aroma: spicy, pine, citrus

Pink Panther

If you’re a social animal with a sweet tooth, you’ll love sativa-dominant Pink Panther. Reddit users frequently comment about the strain’s pleasant heady effects and mouthwatering candy aroma. Pink Panther buds are a delight to behold with bright orange pistils and lavender accents. According to one Reddit review, Pink Panther “looks and smells amazing!” We tend to agree.

Pink Panther Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Cat’s Meow x Alpen Gleaux
  • CBD content: around 17%
  • Terpene profile: pinene, limonene, myrcene
  • Flavors: candy, pear, blueberry
  • Aroma: pine, skunk, gas


Indica-dominant Abacus remains one of the most popular West Coast hemp strains and gets mentioned frequently in hemp-oriented subreddits. Like many Northern California cultivars, Abacus plants produce compact, dark-green buds swirled with purple highlights and coated with a generous layer of shimmering trichomes.

The flavor is reminiscent of Sour Diesel, but the aroma features distinct floral and grapefruit notes. The combination of physically relaxing and mentally uplifting effects makes Abacus an ideal choice for drifting to sleep with a smile on your face.

Abacus Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: OG x Purple Urkle
  • CBD content: around 12%
  • Terpene profile: beta-caryophyllene, pinene, myrcene, linalool
  • Flavors: sweet, spicy, grapefruit
  • Aroma: diesel, citrus, floral

White CBG

Reddit hemp flower threads are filled with mentions of cannabigerol and CBG-rich hemp flower strains, such as White CBG. One Reddit user at r/CBDhempBuds claims that a cup of “fresh coffee and some frosty energizing White CBG flower” makes the “perfect start to the day.” White CBG’s ultra resinous buds and complex flavor earned the First Place spot in Oregon’s 2019 Grower’s Cup awards.

A balanced hybrid, White CBG flowers offer the same relaxing effects as high-CBD hemp buds. However, CBG interacts more strongly with endocannabinoid receptors and provides unique therapeutic benefits. White CBG frequently sells out, so you’ll want to pick up a package or two before it’s all gone.

White CBG Reddit Hemp

White CBG Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: The White x unknown high-CBG cultivar
  • CBG content: around 12% 
  • Terpene profile: myrcene, limonene, alpha-bisabolol
  • Flavors: earthy, lemongrass, chamomile
  • Aroma: diesel, citrus, herbal

Cherry Chip

Cherry Chip, aka Cherry Chocolate Chip, is starting to show up more and more in hemp-oriented subreddits after the strain won 2nd place in the Hemp Flower category at the 2020 Oregon Grower’s Cup. Cherry Chip seems to have all the qualities that make up an award-winning hemp strain, including outstanding flavor and long-lasting effects.

Purple accents swirl through the fresh green nugs, and the sweet, earthy flavor has tons of character. Distinct chocolate and cherry notes make indica-dominant Cherry Chip a close competitor for the ever-popular Bubba Kush.

Cherry Chip Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: Cherry Wine x Kush E1
  • CBD content: around 16%
  • Terpene profile: limonene, beta-caryophyllene, myrcene, linalool
  • Flavors: earthy, chocolate, cherry
  • Aroma: lemon, chocolate, floral

Hawaiian Haze

Hawaiian Haze won first place in the 2020 High Times Hemp Cup, and the immense popularity of the strain shows in a host of Reddit posts. In addition to the many glowing recommendations for the hemp flowers, one Reddit member put up an impressive photo of her own backyard Hawaiian Haze in bloom.

Hawaiian Haze is a sativa-dominant strain that offers fast-acting energy and a delightful tropical fruit flavor. With its upbeat vibe and refreshing pineapple aroma, Hawaiian Haze is sure to infuse your day with the spirit of Aloha.

Hawaiian Haze Reddit Hemp

Hawaiian Haze Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: DC Haze x Early Resin Berry
  • CBD content: around 18%
  • Terpene profile: myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, humulene, alpha-bisabolol
  • Flavors: tropical fruit, orange, spice, 
  • Aroma: grapefruit, pineapple, lemon


Elektra is another sativa-dominant hemp strain that shows up time and time again in Reddit threads. The strain’s effects resemble those of Lifter, but the flavor leans more toward an earthy red wine. 

Smoking Elektra never fails to erase anxious thoughts and leave consumers feeling energized and creative. The combined ability to relax the body and calm the mind while enhancing the imagination makes Elektra one of Oregon’s most popular hemp flower varieties and a top-rated strain on Reddit.

Elektra Bag Pre-roll metal work reddit hemp

Elektra Highlights:

  • Genetic makeup: ACDC x Early Resin Berry
  • CBD content: around 15%
  • Terpene profile: myrcene, pinene, beta-caryophyllene, limonene
  • Flavors: earthy, chocolate, black cherry
  • Aroma: pine, citrus, spice

Sour Tsunami

What best-of hemp flower list would be complete without mentioning classic Sour Tsunami? One of the first high-CBD strains, Sour Tsunami emerged from Northern California’s Humboldt Seed Collective and soon became a mainstay in the state’s medical marijuana program. Famed breeder Lawrence Ringo cultivated the first Sour Tsunami plants as a way to ease his own body aches, and the resulting harvest did not disappoint.

Sour Tsunami’s balanced genetics offer profound physical relief without causing drowsiness. With its predictable effects and tart citrus flavor, Sour Tsunami never goes out of style. Reddit users seem to agree.

Sour Tsunami Beach Smoke Reddit Hemp Flower


  • Genetic makeup: Double Diesel x Ferrari
  • CBD content: around 18%
  • Terpene profile: limonene, myrcene, humulene
  • Flavors: sweet, tart, earthy
  • Aroma: diesel, citrus, buttercookie

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