Best CBD Strains for Making Cannabis Edibles

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Cannabis edibles are one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors, and their popularity is due to them being among the easiest ways to consume CBD. However, not all CBD strains are suitable to be added to these products. The right strains are required for the industrial production of cannabis edibles. Given their wide variety, it’s not that difficult to get confused when looking for the best strain for making cannabis edibles. Today, we want to make understanding the question easier for you with a detailed guide that includes the main characteristics of CBD strains that can help you find the best strain for edibles.

Sativa strains vs. Indica strains

First of all, it’s important to understand that there are two main groups of cannabis plant strains: sativa and indica. Each of them has its own characteristics (appearance and taste, for example), and both are the base of other, more specific strains, which we will talk about today. The first group of strains, sativa, grows in various parts of Africa and Asia and usually has lower CBD content. In contrast, the second group, indica, is native to countries such as Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Turkey. These plants grow faster than sativa, and their CBD content can be high. So, both groups are different, and the particular strains with varying combinations of cannabinoids and other compounds are more diverse.

So, is sativa or indica better for edibles? Actually, the answer is “both”. That’s why many CBD hemp strains are hybrids (blends of sativa and indica) with different ratios of both groups. We have compiled a list of the six best hybrid and non-hybrid strains for edibles that can complement your meal with a unique style, so let’s check them out.

Don’t forget that before you bake with hemp flowers, they should be decarboxylated by heating them. During this process, many chemical components of the flowers like terpenes and flavonoids are removed, as are acidic cannabinoids (CBDA and THCA) converted into CBD and THC, respectively. To decarb the flowers, they are ground, then placed on a baking sheet and left in a preheated oven at 110 °C for about 40 minutes.

№ 1. The White Widow strain

The first strain we’re going to look at is White Widow, one of the most recognisable strains since the 1990s, which is becoming a consumer favourite. This strain is rich in CBD (just under 18%) and has a slightly sweet, earthy, woody and spicy taste with notes of peach, skunk and fruit. The buds of this strain are white (that’s where the strain gets its name from), and the flowers themselves are tapered and pointed.

Making edibles is not the only application the White Widow can be used for. This strain, like many others, has resin as one of the components of the plant, and the World Health Organisation notes that this element can make the strain potent. For example, the resin can be broken down into an oil and used in hemp by-products. According to some people, White Widow is considered a perfect strain to use for edibles.

Are you keen to start your day with a boost of energy by having a cup of tea and your favourite dessert? If you are a fan of all things old school and classic, this strain with its light taste can be a perfect addition to your CBD edibles.

№ 2. The Buddha Cheese strain

This strain has more CBD content than the others we feature in this guide — the CBD level of Buddha Cheese is less than 23%. CBD hemp made from this strain, which is one of the most popular in the UK, has an exciting blend of cheesy, earthy, pungent and herbal flavours with notes of mint and fresh fruit. Have you ever tasted a balanced mix of cheese and fruits in your butter, cookie or cake?

Since its appearance in the early 2000s, this strain has been gaining in popularity. A cheesy, earthy and fruity taste is a combination that has little chance of dying out. Do you enjoy your evening meal or tea session after a busy day at work? If so, why not say “Cheese!” and try this CBD strain when making your edibles?

№ 3. The Strawberry strain

Do you like strawberries and crave more fruit flavours than we found in the previous two? If so, we’re guessing that you, like many of us, have loved strawberries ever since you were a child. This berry is a delicious ingredient in many desserts, so the Strawberry CBD hemp strain may be just the solution to complement your morning tea party on your own or with friends and family. These hemp flowers have less than 18% CBD (so they are the least CBD potent of the six reviewed in this guide) and have a strong berry flavour with sweet cream and earthy notes.

If you’re looking for a strain with the strongest flavour, it’s almost impossible to find one that can replace Strawberry. Its aroma will make your desserts more enjoyable and tasty. As for its appearance, the strain has large nugs that are covered with trichomes.

If you are a big fan of berries and want to fill your bag of edibles with the sweet taste of these wonderful fruits, this one might be worth a try.

№ 4. The Super Silver Haze strain

This strain has been another consumer favourite from the latter half of the 1990s, and it is rich in CBD (just under 22%). And what about the taste? The Super Silver Haze strain has hints of citrus but overall a herbal, sour and earthy taste. The strain’s name refers to the way the hemp buds look (as if they’ve been dipped in fresh, just-fallen snow).

Want to transport yourself to a tropical forest, get an energy boost and a second wind during a tough day? Make your dessert sunnier, even if the name of the strain says otherwise.

№ 5. The Blueberry strain

Don’t like strawberries and prefer other berries? Okay, there’s an option for you, too. Coming into play is the Blueberry CBD hemp, one of the most classic and common strains. This strain has more CBD content than its strawberry counterpart (around 20%). You probably don’t need to wonder about its taste since everything about it is spelled out in the strain’s name. The taste is sweet with the flavour of fresh juicy blueberries mixed with the colourful hues of the berries. It also sounds like summer, doesn’t it? Bringing sunny vibes to cold and rainy autumn evenings is essential for a good mood and decent productivity during the fall season.

The Blueberry strain is considered one of the best choices for making edibles like butter and sweet dishes. So, this is another option for those who like time-tested strains with the taste of berries.

№ 6. The Orange Bud strain

Want to add a fresh citrus flavour to your CBD edibles? If so, the Orange Bud strain may be the answer. Flowers of this strain contain 19% CBD and can make your meal or tea session more enjoyable in a summery and tropical way. The strain has a citrus taste with notes of ripe orange and nectarine.

The Orange Bud strain is colourful in appearance and reminiscent of clementines. It has bushy, profuse buds, numerous bright orange hairs and a lush covering of trichomes, making this cultivar sticky and gummy. It also has vibrant shades of green, amber and yellow spots.

This strain is suitable for those who want an energy boost in the morning or during the middle of the day. It can also add a strong citrus flavour to your edibles.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the diverse range of CBD varieties and which are the best strains to make cannabutter, cakes and cookies. Still don’t know which strain to pick? If you want to bake these kinds of edibles yourself, choosing the strain you are most familiar with is the best option. All CBD hemp made by Marry Jane is meticulously grown in the company’s indoor plantations with no herbicides or pesticides. Our products are certified with ISO 9001 international QMS standards and comply with the CBD and THC legislation of many European countries. Please check your local and international legislation governing CBD and THC and remember that the illegal production, consumption and distribution of products containing both compounds mentioned above is prohibited. So, be sure to choose only trustworthy manufacturers.

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3. Cannabis and cannabis resin (https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/Cannabis-and-cannabis-resin.pdf?ua=1)

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