By: Olivia Walters
Even in a legal state, finding CBD-dominant strains can be a challenge. Call me a picky, but having one CBD strain to choose from at the dispensary isn’t cutting it.
Despite all this talk of innovation in the cannabis industry, THC is still the favorite cannabinoid when it comes to accessibility.
I’ve traveled to dispensaries on both coasts in search of CBD flower (key point: herb, not a tincture or an infused beverage), but more often than not I leave empty-handed.
Whether it’s the lack of options or the crunchy, dried-out texture of the buds, decent CBD strains are hard to come by.
And believe me, I’ve done my research and visited multiple dispensaries in different states.
Now that I have CannaFlower, though, I take three steps to the door to retrieve my goods—knowing good and well that my CBD is up to standard.
How CannaFlower delivery works
For starters, let me share a few words about this wonderful, wallflower of a company.
CannaFlower is a CBD-friendly online retailer specializing in low THC strains. You can buy 1-gram CBD joints or up to an ounce (28 grams) of straight CBD flower with shipping available in all 50 states.
There are over 20 different CBD strains to choose from on CannaFlower’s site, each listed as a Sativa, Hybrid, or Indica.
Of all the selling points, the fact that CannaFlower packages each strain to order made me giddy with excitement. Each nug is cured for a minimum of 60 days, which preserves potency, freshness, and aroma—three non-negotiables I consider when buying CBD.
Deciding to go the online route made me leery at first since you don’t get to see the buds until after purchase, but let me tell you, the anticipation was well worth the wait.
CannaFlower sent me the Explorer Box, but you can purchase individual products too. If you use cannabis every day like me, though, I encourage you to splurge on the Discovery Boxes so you can sample multiple strains at once.
Easily the best CBD flower I’ve ever had
This isn’t an exaggeration, by the way. I consider myself a cannabis snob, especially when it comes to flower. At the dispensary, I don’t buy unless the buds look fluffy and crystalline.
So when my box from CannaFlower arrived, I was ready to inspect the CBD strains up, down, and around with a critical eye. Here are my thoughts on the whole experience:
At first glance, I was surprised to find frosty kief on each CBD nug. I could instantly tell these buds were raised and handled with care because they glistened under the light.
Nug size is important for me so seeing that each strain wasn’t broken up into itty-bitty buds made me sigh with relief.
Yes, I’m picky, but there’s nothing worse than buying a gram of flower and having to meticulously pluck tiny buds off an even tinier stem. These 1g-sized buds did not disappoint.
I pinched off a bit and put it through the grinder. The resulting consistency was perfection. No stemmy bits, dryness, or flakiness—just air-like greenery.
This made rolling a joint much easier, as the texture was sticky and compact enough to stay in place throughout the roll.
Everyone uses CBD for different reasons, but I enjoy it during the day when I’m working or picking up around the house.
Under stress, I tend to tense up my shoulders and neck, but CBD reminds me to release, stretch, and breathe.
As CannaFlower says, the Lifter strain is ideal “for a creative lift without losing the spring in your step.”
Taking a few hits before work helped me stay engaged and receptive to my body when it needed breaks. I wouldn’t call it a “high” so much as an increased awareness of the present.
People looking to take the edge off but feeling nervous about being in an altered state can appreciate the subtlety of these CBD strains.
It may not matter to everyone because it’s the cannabis inside that really counts, but I do consider eye appeal when buying a cannabis product.
CannaFlower’s packaging is bursting with color and “ooo, I want that!” style (the Cherry Wine strain comes in a pinkish, cherry print bag). The packaging is cute, sophisticated, and educational.
The tasting notes and potential effects come listed on each strain. The OG Kush strain, for example, has hints of diesel and cinnamon and is recommended for nighttime use.
Last but not least, there’s a QR code on each bag so you can access the third-party lab results (another CBD non-negotiable to keep in mind).
The Explorer Box has two 1g pre-rolls, four 1g strains, and multiple CannaFlower stickers (for merch lovers). All of that costs less than $50, which for the quality you get is a true bargain.
Budget shoppers can pick up single grams for $10, and because I cannot reiterate this enough, I’ll say it again: CannaFlower isn’t cutting any corners in terms of quality. You get more than what you pay for from the impressive consistency and cultivation of these CBD buds.
To sum it up
It’s easy to get stuck in a THC rut, which is why I switch to a CBD-only routine when my tolerance gets too high.
CannaFlower coming into my life was the perfect excuse to rethink how I consume cannabis.
On chill days when I feel most in control and on top of my physical and mental health, I have CannaFlower to thank. Hands down, this really was the best CBD I’ve ever had.
Olivia Walters is a writer who focuses on cannabis culture and lifestyle.