CBD Flower – The Complete Guide in Hemp Nugs OCT 2019


CBD flower can be thought of as the classic and traditional way to get your cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp flower looks deceptively like cannabis, and can be used for smoking vaping, or making a myriad of homemade products – except it doesn’t get you ‘high’. As with real marijuana, there is enormous variety when it comes to CBD-rich hemp flower, with a selection of sativas, indicas and hybrids to choose from. 

This article intends to serve as your CBD flower bible. We’ll be digging right down into what flower actually is and the compounds it contains; how you can use this product and combine it with other types of CBD, and also outline the potential properties and benefits of all 16 strains in our CBD Genesis flower collection.

Feel free to read the guide in its entirety, or use this table of contents to find the information most relevant to you. 

What is CBD flower?

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that CBD flower is actual marijuana. But while it may look the same and have the same aroma, the effects are much different.

CBD flower has completely the opposite cannabinoid profile to cannabis. Cannabinoids are the compounds that give hemp and marijuana strains special therapeutic effects. CBD hemp flower is packed with high levels of – surprise, surprise! – CBD

Meanwhile, concentrations of THC in these products are incredibly small, and always below 0.3%. This is the maximum amount of THC permitted in any hemp-derived CBD product. 

The high-CBD, low-THC cannabinoid profile has proven a revelation for the industry, and has been made possible through innovative cultivation and breeding practices. 

The result is that CBD flower doesn’t induce any psychoactive effects, no matter how you consume it. For that reason, this non-intoxicating herb has become very popular among those who want a soothing and relaxing experience, but not the heady ‘high’ that comes from cannabis

Exploring CBD’s benefits 

Before delving into the prospective therapeutic effects of CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes in CBD hemp nugs, we must clarify that very few of these benefits are clinically approved. 

As of October 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a CBD spray treatment for epilepsy, with CBD passing extensive clinical trials confirming its anti-seizure and anti-epileptic effects. 

However, experts from across the globe are learning about CBD all the time, and ground-breaking studies are published on a regular basis. From these, we can get a glimpse at CBD’s true potential. 

Mental effects

CBD has emerged as a popular natural remedy for anxiety, with studies showing the compound is useful in rich dosages. The fast-acting nature of smoked or vaped flower is well-suited to combating anxiety, which is notorious for its acute and unpredictable symptoms. 

Surveys have shown that an increasing number are taking CBD for depression. Researchers are currently looking at two key fields – CBD’s impact on chemical balance, and its reductive effects on brain inflammation. The science is promising, although there is some way to go.

Fascinatingly, a handful of scientific papers have suggested that CBD has antipsychotic properties. These could ultimately be harnessed to tackle psychosis and schizophrenia. Cannabis enthusiasts may be aware that psychoactive THC has been shown to increase the risk of these illnesses. But CBD’s contrasting influence appears to produce the opposite effect.

Physical effects 

People smoke CBD flower for the same reasons some smoke medical cannabis: to deal with the pain. Of course, the crucial difference is that CBD-laden hemp provides these soothing, analgesic effects without intoxication. It’s not certain yet just how effective CBD is for pain, but the endocannabinoid system (ECS), where CBD operates, is known to regulate pain sensation.

Inflammation and a dysfunctional immune system is at the root of so many conditions. CBD flower is an intriguing solution to an overactive immune system, because the latter is entwined with the ECS. Messages are transported to the immune system from the ECS, via CB2 receptors, which are spread all over the body. These signals help to temper inflammation. In a nutshell, CBD’s modulating effect on the ECS seems to – indirectly – have the same effect on the immune system.

CBD flower as a supplement 

Not everyone starts using CBD products to take care of a medical problem. Many users like CBD for its supplemental benefits, just like they may take omega-3 capsules or probiotics. CBD is pretty unique in that it helps with ECS regulation, although omega-3 may offer a similar effect, as these fatty acids are key to the creation of endocannabinoids that help the ECS to function. 

A daily dose of CBD may have a series of helpful effects, from moderating pain sensation, to regulating the body’s sleep-wake cycle, to enhancing bone health and even improving cognition. Smoking a CBD joint or vaping a bowl is a lovely way to incorporate the compound into your day, without it feeling like you’re medicating.  

Other cannabinoids

CBD and THC are the cannabinoids that most in hemp and cannabis circles. But they aren’t the only two compounds present in CBD flower. The plant also contains low, but useful quantities of a myriad of other cannabinoids. 

Here’s a brief overview of some of these, and their possible qualities. You can find full details of which cannabinoids are in which strains by checking the third-party cannalysis lab reports, which have been provided by Oregon’s Green Leaf Lab. 

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) 

This is an exciting cannabinoid that scientists are keen to find out more about. THCV already has numerous potential benefits, such as helping to reduce and anxiety and producing anticonvulsant effects. 

THCV is touted as a future treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And as with so many cannabinoids, THCV is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. 

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) 

Another effective anti-seizure agent, CBDV is a great addition to any strain rich in CBD. Moreover, this cannabinoid helps to alleviate nausea and vomiting, which may be just the tonic you need after a heavy night of drinking! 

CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory, and is being explored as a treatment for both mood disorders and pain. 

Cannabinol (CBN) 

This is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive cannabinoid that boosts the sleep-promoting qualities of any CBD flower strain. CBN has pain-killing effects and may stimulate appetite, as well as helping to relieve inflammation, and heal and grow bones. 

In addition, CBN could perhaps be used as an antibiotic going forward. Experts are hopeful that CBN and other cannabinoids could aid in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the coming decades. 

Cannabigerol (CBG) 

This cannabinoid often features as a complement to CBD in legal hemp strains. Some have gone so far as to call CBG “the next CBD.” So, what’s it good for? Firstly, CBG is a powerful anti-inflammatory and may help with gastrointestinal disorders. 

It’s also an antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial cannabinoid. CBG could be used as an appetite stimulant, and is also an effective neuroprotectant and antioxidant. 

Cannabichromene (CBC)

A study on CBC and CBD showed that both of these cannabinoids stimulate neurogenesis in the hippocampus. This is an absolutely vital brain region for both memory and motivation. 

It suggests a CBD flower joint with a smattering of CBC could help keep at bay the threat of neurodegenerative illness later in life. 

Such a strain will also give you some get-up-and-go in the mornings. What’s more, CBC is a likely anti-inflammatory, and may work against digestive and gastrointestinal issues. 


The next set of compounds we’re going to talk about are terpenes. These are present in all CBD flower strains, and are not just found in hemp and cannabis, but all kinds of herbs, flowers and spices. Terpenes are aroma molecules, and are what gives flower it’s delightful and unforgettable scent. 

The therapeutic effects of terpenes sometimes go under the radar. But they play a very important role. It is these compounds that essentially decide whether a strain is an energizing sativa or a relaxing indica. We’ve picked out six terpenes to study in greater detail.


Strains with caryophyllene tend to have a certain spiciness to them. No surprise there, as it’s present in black pepper, rosemary and cloves, too. Caryophyllene aroused the interest of scientists when they discovered that the terpene can activate cannabinoid receptors. This was the first time a non-cannabinoid had been shown to have this effect. 

Caroyphyllene is a CB2 receptor agonist, and therefore serves to regulate and reduce inflammation. This may ease symptoms of arthritis, and also protect against brain diseases by controlling neuroinflammation. 

An animal study found that caryophyllene has analgesic effects. Hence CBD flower strains with this terpene may be better than others for pain relief, and dealing with the likes of fibromyalgia. Whether caryophyllene’s interactions with cannabinoids alters its effects – compared to when the terpene is taken in isolated fashion – remains unknown.  


Linalool is a wonderful terpene, best-known for being present in lavender, but it also occurs in birch bark. It has a calming, floral scent, and is the reason why lavender-themed products are so associated with relaxation. But leaving the smell aside for a second, what does the linalool compound actually do? 

We know that linalool is great for anxiety and that it’s an excellent stress-buster. This terpene is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic – so if you want a strain for pain or arthritis, make sure it’s lavished with linalool. The sedative effects may also be good for sleep disorders like insomnia. 


Savvy recreational marijuana users will know all about the terpene myrcene, which helps to boost the potency of THC. A mango or two with your joint is a one-way ticket to an amazing high. 

Indeed, many cannabis strains are rich in myrcene anyway to serve this purpose.But if we’re keeping things serious, here’s a look into the health benefits of this spicy and peppery terpene.

Small studies have demonstrated that myrcene may alleviate pain, and animal research suggests the terpene could tackle inflammation. Myrcene is also antimicrobial and an antioxidant. There’s so much still to study about myrcene, but it’s a great terpene to have in your herb.  


Terpinolene rarely steals the show in any strain of flower, but what’s surprising is how regularly it appears – if only in small quantities. This terpene has a complex aroma, with floral hints, piney notes and even a whiff of citrus. That said, terpinolene’s aroma will usually be overpowered by more concentrated terpenes. 

Now to the effects. Terpinolene is thought to have uplifting properties and may reduce the threat of heart disease. There is also potential for this terpene to interact with cannabinoids in CBD flower strains, although it’s too early to know for sure. 


You can probably guess from the name that limonene has a lemony and citrusy aroma. And indeed, you’ll find oodles of this compound in the rinds of lemons and oranges. But what do we know about its therapeutic value? 

Limonene is uplifting and energizing, and therefore often shows up in sativas. These effects are perfect for enhancing mood, lowering anxiety, dissolving stress and soothing heartburn. 

However, while we are aware of limonene’s impacts, less is understood about the terpene’s chemical reactions in the body. But all told, a tasty, limonene-infused CBD joint is sure to set your day off on the right foot.

Eucalyptol (Cineole)

Eucalyptol has an appealing spicy aroma, which has made the terpene a firm favorite among cosmetic and perfume companies. Historically, many leading cigarette brands have used eucalyptol as an additive to enhance flavor. 

This terpene has a plethora of possible uses. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of eucalyptol have been studied for the past two decades. A study has also shown that, by lowering neuroinflammation, eucalyptol may work as a treatment for Alzheimer’s. 

As an antioxidant, the terpene may also reduce oxidative stress on the brain. Finally, eucalyptol is an antibacterial and antifungal compound. 


Last but not least, flavonoids are also an essential part of all CBD flower strains. These compounds have always been somewhat obscure. But recent studies indicate they are more relevant than first imagined, and may be key to the therapeutic value of marijuana and hemp.

As with terpenes, flavonoids are fairly ubiquitous in the plant kingdom, and are not just contained to the cannabis species. Estimates suggest there are a whopping 6,000 flavonoids in all, with some more important than others. 

We’re going to focus on just two: cannflavin A and cannflavin B, which are exclusive to the Cannabis Sativa L. subspecies. This means CBD flower contains flavonoids.

In 2019, the peer-reviewed Phytochemistry published a paper that showed the anti-inflammatory properties of these flavonoids are an astonishing 30 times stronger than aspirin. Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and has enjoyed decades of popularity as an over-the-counter painkiller. 

The researchers of the Phytochemistry study got stuck into some incredibly high-level science, that you can check out here. But the upshot is that these special flavonoids have massive potential, and reaffirm that it’s not just the cannabinoids that contribute to hemp’s therapeutic effects. 

Introducing the entourage effect 

Further on the theme of all the components in hemp having beneficial value, let’s talk about the entourage effect. This is the term to describe the concept that “the sum of all the parts that leads to the magic or power of cannabis,” a phrase coined by research scientist Chris Emerson, Ph.D.

The ‘entourage effect’ term is not set in stone. It has been used to describe the moderating effect of CBD and THC, which tempers the psychoactive effects of marijuana. And it’s possible that other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids also help create the entourage effect. We sure know so many of these compounds are teeming with benefits.

In the CBD world, the entourage effect is touted as enhancing ‘full-spectrum’ products, making them more therapeutic than CBD-isolate products. This often refers to oils and e-liquids made with whole-plant extracts. But you can’t get a more whole-plant extract than CBD flower – it literally is the whole plant! 

Not everybody subscribes to the entourage effect, and there is no definitive evidence to prove its presence. But since we know that cannabinoids beyond CBD are beneficial, along with terpenes and flavonoids, if you plan on taking CBD, you might as well get the advantages of these compounds, too! And what better way to do so than with CBD flower? 

Is CBD flower right for me?

Now for the big question. Firstly, CBD flower is awesome, but it’s not the only way to take CBD. If you’re a non-smoker who hates the concept of smoking, the chances are you don’t want to start smoking CBD joints. The same applies for vaping

If you’re in either of these boats, check out tincture oils, topicals and edibles, which are undeniably healthier. Or, scroll further down this post to learn how to make homemade edibles using CBD flower, a must-try for keen cooks! 

But perhaps you’re already familiar with smoking, either with cannabis or tobacco. In this case, you’ll love CBD-rich bud. For marijuana users especially, CBD nugs smoke the same and taste the same. It practically is the same, except for the compounds! 

Cannabis and hemp smokers get the benefits of CBD fast-tracked to them, because they’re inhaling the cannabinoids. Consider the passage of cannabinoids through the lungs and into the bloodstream a shortcut route, as opposed to ingesting them. If instant relief is a top priority for you, then only smokable or vapable products will suffice. That leaves you with flower, vape juices and concentrates. 

Or maybe you have friends who love to smoke weed, but you’re not so enthusiastic. With CBD flower, you’re still able to join in, chill out and have an awesome time, by smoking some non-psychoactive bud. 

Indeed, even cannabis users who love their THC may benefit from a CBD joint now and then. Cannabinoid cycling describes rotating between high-THC and high-CBD strains. This resets your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to stop your tolerance getting sky high, making your cannabis use more cost-efficient.   

CBD flower is non-addictive

Smoking gets a bad reputation because of tobacco, and deservedly so to some extent. Carcinogens in smoke can pose serious health risks with sustained use. But there’s an important distinction to make. 

While tobacco smoking is addictive, this isn’t the case for all forms of smoking. Tobacco contains high levels of nicotine, a highly addictive but fairly benign substance. However, it’s the nicotine that makes you want to keep smoking, and the excessive smoking which causes long-term health issues.

In contrast, CBD flower doesn’t contain any addictive ingredients that could get you hooked to smoking hemp joints or bowls. There’s no nicotine in flower, and as THC doesn’t play a factor, there’s no risk of dependence, which affects 9 percent of people who try marijuana

In fact, the opposite may be true about CBD, with research pointing to the cannabinoid having anti-addictive effects. A study looking at smoking cessation showed participants who used an inhaler smoked less over the testing period than those who had a placebo solution. You can check out the details here.

The key takeaway is that using CBD flower won’t leave you dependent. Even if you smoked every single day for months on end, this doesn’t lead to any chemical changes that will leave you craving your next joint. Sure, you may miss it if you did stop (many simply enjoy the smoking experience), but there’s no risk of a chemical addiction. In short, smoking hemp is still smoking, just not as you may know it! 

How to enjoy CBD flower

Flower is awesome because it is so versatile. If you’re somebody who loves to experiment, and try their CBD in various ways, your options with high-CBD flower products are endless. In this section, we’ll outline how to smoke and vape flower, and how to use it to concoct several homemade products, which you can tailor to your requirements. 

Smoke it

There are many possibilities with smoking flower. Each of these provide a slightly different experience, and some methods are easier than others.

In a joint 

Rolling a joint and smoking it is the classic way of enjoying any type of flower, whether it’s loaded with CBD or THC. A cone-shaped joint is the first thing that comes to mind for most when thinking about smoking pot or hemp

Learn how to roll and you can make your own joints – the majority go for a traditional cone, but feel free to experiment with Ls and cross joints. Find the process too fiddly? Why not purchase some empty cones and fill them yourself. This way you are guaranteed to get a nicely packed joint that smokes perfectly. 

Joints work well in a chilled environment with friends, and alone. They’re good to share, but we wouldn’t blame you for having an entire joint filled with one of our flower strains to yourself. And with joints, you decide how much you smoke. Don’t want it all at once? Just save some for later!

The smoke from a joint is really, really hot, so most opt to take small tokes, rather than huge inhales. Inevitably, the more you smoke, the bigger draws your lungs will be able to handle. If rolling your own joints, we recommend you use natural hemp papers. Other papers – and particularly flavored papers – may contain nasty chemicals. You don’t want to inhale those. 

In a bong 

Bongs are great for taking huge hits. The water inside cools down the smoke, allowing you to inhale much greater quantities than you can with a joint. Filling the bong tube with ice will cool the smoke down even more!

In CBD terms, this means you can get a strong dose from just a couple of hits. This is brilliant for getting rid of your symptoms as quickly as possible. Simply fill the bong with water and the bowl with CBD bud. Then light up, and enjoy! 

Glass bongs and silicone bongs are the two main types of bong. The former offers the purest taste, providing it’s made with borosilicate glass. The latter is a life-saver if you’re clumsy or want to travel with your bong, as there’s no chance of it breaking! 

Silicone bongs are much easier to clean, which you’ll inevitably need to do after burning through so many CBD flower bowls! Glass bongs are a little trickier, but just use some isopropyl alcohol and salts to clear away and gunk and residue on the inside. Rinse and dry before using again. 

In a pipe

Pipes are perfect if you don’t want the hassle of cleaning a bong, or rolling a joint. The smoke heat sits nicely in between the two. Just grind up some CBD flower, pack your bowl, and smoke away! A little cleaning every now and then is necessary to keep your smoke tasting great. But it’s less time-consuming than cleaning a bong. 

In a bubbler

Bubblers are pretty similar to pipes, except they hold water at the bottom to cool the smoke. Bubbler smoke is cooler than in a pipe, but hotter than in a bong. All the same, you’ll be able to take big, wholesome draws of CBD-infused smoke with a bubbler. These nifty little devices are easy to travel with, and fairly simple to maintain. 

With concentrates 

However you choose to smoke, one sure way of upping the ante is by mixing in some concentrates. A smidge of wax or crumble on top of a bowl or in the middle of the joint will up the strength of your CBD flower product. It’s perhaps not the most economical way of using concentrates. But if your priority is to get a high dose in short shrift, this is a good trick to have up your sleeve.

Vape it 

Vaping CBD flower is potentially more cost-effective and efficient than smoking it. The body absorbs more cannabinoids from vapor than smoke, since none are lost through burning. Vaping simply cooks the herb to a temperature hot enough for vapor production, but not enough to cause burning.

This is healthier than smoking, too, as the body isn’t exposed to harmful carcinogens from smoke. Typically, cooler vaping temperatures produce more flavor, while higher heat settings generate more vapor. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to vaping.

The control you have over your experience depends on the quality of your device. Basic dry herb vapes may have just one temperature setting, or at best, a limited range of options. This is fine if all you’re worried about is getting CBD into your system.

However, enthusiasts who want to fine-tune their dry herb vaping will prefer a device with a temperature control system that operates to one-degree intervals. These are more expensive, but can be well worth it if you vape a lot, and like to experiment. 

Nowadays, some dry herb vapes even have Bluetooth functionality, so that you can connect them to your smartphone or tablet. This puts you in even more command of your experience.

We emphasize the term ‘dry herb vaporizer’. There are many vaping devices on the market, but a lot of these will only work with e-liquids. Ensure that any vape you purchase has dry herb functionality. Some models are compatible with flower, vape juice and concentrates.

Homemade edibles

Usually when thinking of CBD edibles, it’s professionally manufactured products that spring to mind, such as CBD gummies, chocolates, honey sticks, and hard candies. These edibles are fantastic, but they’re not as fun as making CBD treats yourself! 

Homemade edibles like pot brownies are much-loved in the cannabis scene, and will likely always be popular. Now it’s time to bring this creativity to the world of CBD

Why make edibles out of CBD flower?

Before going further, you may be wondering what the point is of making edibles from flower, when you could just smoke or vape it. The reason is the effects, or more to the point, how the effects take hold.

When you take an edible, nothing happens for the first 20 to 30 minutes, before it gradually starts to kick in, reaching its peak after two or three hours. You may still be feeling the effects after six to eight hours! 

These timings vary from person to person, but the bottom line is that edibles last much longer than smoking or vaping, where the CBD stops having an effect after about three hours. There are many conditions where extended effects are preferable – for chronic pain and insomnia to name a couple.

How to make edibles from CBD flower

Making edibles from CBD flower is much easier than it may sound at first. It’s as simple as infusing an oil or butter with CBD extract, and then using this ingredient as part of a standard recipe, to rustle up brownies, cookies, or anything you may choose. We’re going to use CBD-infused butter an example.

Before doing anything else, you must decarboxylate the CBD flower. In its raw form, the cannabinoids are in their preactivated state. CBD only becomes CBD after the cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is heated up. Decarboxylation is essential if you want to extract all the goodness from your flower.

Pre-heat your oven to around 270°F. Grind up your CBD flower, spread it thinly on a baking tray, and heat for around 45 minutes in the middle of the oven. This will ensure that all the CBDA is changed into CBD, without burning your bud.

Next, it’s time to combine the decarbed flower with your butter. We recommend using one cup of butter for every 7 grams of CBD Genesis herb. But you can modify this ratio to meet your needs.

Melt the butter with a cup of water in a saucepan, add in the decarbed flower and simmer the mixture at around 160ºF for three hours. Strain the mixture into a container using cheesecloth and a funnel, and refrigerate the butter.

And that’s it, your done! You now have activated CBD-infused butter to use in any recipe! Just ensure you don’t exceed the 270°F threshold when cooking with this butter, or you may burn the cannabinoids, and kill off the butter’s therapeutic value.

Finding the right CBD flower dosage

“How much CBD flower should I take?” is essentially the same question as, “How long is a piece of string?” However much or long you need it to be! Not all CBD users want the same thing from flower, as we’ve already covered, and therefore the dosages can vary. 

CBD has biphasic effects. Small doses (usually below 20-30mg) are stimulating and boost concentration. Higher doses (above 30mg) tend to be more relaxing and sedating. These figures are just rough estimates. CBD doesn’t affect everyone in the same way, and researchers haven’t homed in on precise doses yet. 

We have an idea how much to take for some conditions, thanks to studies. Higher doses are required for sleep, according to one paper, and the same goes for anxiety. Be prepared to take 100mg or more for the full effects. The good news is the body tolerates large CBD doses with ease, and there are no major side effects to heavy, regular consumption.

How does this apply to flower specifically, when you can’t measure out an exact dosage or serving size? Weighing out a set amount of flower would give you a good idea of how much you’re taking. But the cannabinoids are not distributed evenly across the plant as they are in tincture oils and vape juices. So you’ll never get it right down to the milligram.

A CBD flower product with 20% CBD contains 200mg of CBD per gram. Remember that 1% is equal to 10mg. Some brands that sell pre-rolled CBD cigarettes, such as Plain Jane, state on the packaging how much CBD is in each smoke.

Get to know the CBD Genesis flower selection

CBD Genesis is enthusiastic about flower products. That’s why we have such an all-encompassing range of CBD herb. At present, we have 16 strains to pick from, all of which are sure to give you premium CBD relief, while getting your taste buds going. 

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to all the strains in our collection. For now, let’s get to know four of them. We have a superb sativa called Green House Electra, a hybrid known as Green House Lifter, and a potent indica that goes by Catatonic.

These high-quality strains are sold in eighths and quarters. That’s 3.5 grams and 7 grams for those of you working off the metric system. 


In general, sativas are strains that make you feel alive. Feeling sluggish and not on top of your game? Blow away the cobwebs with any of these.

Green House Electra

We have all had days where we wake up, know we have a full schedule ahead of us, but simply can’t summon the mental strength to hit the ground running. At best, we just about make it through the day without screwing up. At worst, we make a hatful of mistakes and get into an argument after argument. Thankfully, there’s another way. 

Green House Electra is a premium sativa strain that has everything you need to make mornings fun again, and consign fatigue and tiredness to history. The energizing and motivating properties will bring you back into balance, so you’ll still feel calm and level-headed. Perhaps you have a tough office job? The mental boost will take your focus levels up a notch, a perk that’s also ideal if you’re a student with a batch of exams on the horizon.

Whatever tasks you have to complete, Green House Electra has you covered. Renowned for its smooth, pine and fresh flavor, you’ll be excited to smoke this with your wake-up coffee or as a lunchtime pick-me-up. This strain is definitely more suited for daytime use, presuming you want to relax and chill out in the evenings! 


Indicas are all about relaxation and calm. These strains are a treat to have at the end of the day, when you want to sit back, sink into your sofa, and binge-watch your favorite show. The only difference with a CBD-rich indica strain is that you won’t feel intoxicated as you do so!


This is one of our most potent indicas, and has a traditional earthy flavor. The high CBD content and calming terpenes could be helpful for all kinds of problems. 

Perhaps you’ve had a long and exhausting day, and want a nice, sedative strain to give you a peaceful night’s sleep. Maybe you have a condition that causes agonizing chronic pain, and want to dissolve that discomfort. Or do you have a pounding migraine, or find yourself fretting due to high stress and anxiety levels?

In any of these cases, Catatonic has the cocktail of compounds you need to rebalance your endocannabinoid system (ECS) and melt your troubles away. 

This strain is a gem in the late afternoons and evenings. It’s not so suited to earlier in the day, as the sedative properties could make you sleepy and sluggish. But once you’ve taken care of business, grind up some Catatonic, then roll up and smoke away. 


Hybrids are a cross between sativas and indicas. Some hybrids are more sativa than indica, and vice versa. In essence, they’re the middling strains for CBD flower users who neither want deep relaxation nor stimulating cerebral effects, but something in-between. 

Green House Lifter 

This strain is very similar in terms of aroma and taste to Green House Electra. So we hope you like your strains to be smooth, piney and fresh! This hybrid is all about getting you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead.

The mood-boosting properties are ideal if you’re simply having a bad day, or have endured a prolonged period of low mood. Green House Lifter will lighten the load, and brighten your outlook, without inducing any psychoactive effects.

This hybrid boasts everything you need to improve your focus and concentration. We get it, there’s so much going on in the world nowadays, and so many potential distractions, it’s not always easy to knuckle down and work on your tasks. Green House Lifter will blow away any unnecessary mental junk, and leave you with the single-minded focus that is needed for office work, studying and more.


Can I fly with CBD flower?

If going by the letter of the law, yes, you can fly with CBD flower. Hemp-based products with less than 0.3% THC are legal at national level, and it’s within the law to travel with them, cross state lines with them, and possess them on federal property (airports).

But in reality, it might not be so easy. As you can imagine, CBD flower looks like weed, smells like weed, and as far as a potentially uninformed TSA agent may be concerned, probably is weed. If you get stopped, you’d be within your rights to have products tested, and of course, all CBD Genesis flower products would conform to federal requirements. 

It’s up to you whether you want to take the risk of a time-consuming hassle and some stressful moments. With hemp flower’s distinct aroma, there’s a much higher chance of it being picked up in screening, as opposed to oils, edibles, capsules and vape juices. When making a judgment call, you may decide it’s easier to travel with one of these than CBD flower. 

Can I take CBD flower with alcohol?

Combining CBD flower with alcohol definitely doesn’t come with the risks of mixing THC-rich cannabis with alcohol. But just because you can, does that mean you should?

Research shows that CBD has a protective effect against alcohol-induced cell damage, and that the cannabinoid lowers concentration of alcohol in the blood. 

Both compounds easily permeate the blood-brain barrier, hence why they have a mental effect. 

CBD’s anti-addictive effects may help to reduce the risk of alcohol abuse and dependence, although the science is far from conclusive. It’s just something we can anticipate since we know CBD generally has anti-addictive properties.

Having an alcoholic drink with a strong dose of CBD could produce an amplified sedative effect. This may induce a rather pleasant and relaxing feeling, and even aid with sleep. 

Experimenting with mixing CBD and alcohol can’t exactly be recommended, but there’s nothing to suggest it’s dangerous. If you’re familiar with both substances, you could confidently give it a try. 

Introducing the CBD Genesis Joint and Kief Infused Pre-Roll

If rolling is something you can’t take to, or you just want to smoke a perfect joint, then perhaps the CBD Genesis Joint and Kief Infused Pre-Roll may interest you. Each joint is packed with top quality flower, and amped up with potent kief.

“What is kief?” you may be asking. Kief is the term used to describe the resinous trichomes from hemp and marijuana, which are teeming with cannabinoids and terpenes. Kief means ‘pleasure’ in Arabic, and it sure is pleasurable in its effects!

The pre-roll is available in a few flavors, including Grape, Coconut and Strawberry Lemonade. These joints are sold individually and in a pack of 12.


We’ve covered a lot of ground in this post, but hopefully have answered any queries that you have about CBD flower. Cannabis fans who have embraced CBD will know just how much you can do with the herb itself. For those who have only tried oils or e-liquids, flower is a great way of learning more about CBD, and hemp in general.

This guide has also strived to show why CBD flower is not just about CBD, and that hemp is as awesome as it is because of the collection of compounds, their individual effects, and their combined interactions. Only with whole-plant products is it possible to appreciate these factors.

And we hope that this post has given you a clearer idea about what to expect from our CBD Genesis strains. The non-psychoactive and non-addictive traits of CBD are crucial, but knowing the more detailed effects helps with finding the perfect strain, and enjoying maximum relief.

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