There are tons of vendors to choose from when buying CBD products it can be hard to know who to trust. Luckily, we did the work for you and reviewed some of the stores that sell CBD flower samples (spoiler alert: Ark Institute Store was our favorite).
What is a CBD Flower Sample Pack?
A CBD flower comes from the marijuana plant. The main difference between THC flowers and CBD flower is there aren’t psychoactive properties like THC flowers. This means you cannot get the “high” feeling you get with THC. THC levels are regulated by the government and can’t be sold if they have more than 0.3% THC. CBD flower sampler are a small amount of CBD flowers, usually 1-gram, that is sold for users to test the strain before buying a larger quantity. These are popular among first-time users, inexperienced users, and those wanting to test a new strain.
Ark Institute Store
- Ark Institute Store is the best place to buy your CBD flowers. They offer wholesale for those that have stores, at a cheaper rate than most places. Ark Institute sells 100% legal hemp flowers and a wider variety than most shops do. They sell terpenes, CBD seeds, oils, tinctures, plastics, and more.
- Ark Institute has a comprehensive guide to growing hemp with a farming guide. The list of reliable vendors for your hemp needs is also available, so you don’t have to worry about where you’re purchasing your hemp from.
- The sample pack for CBD flowers can be purchased in 8s. If you are wanting an extra sample of a strain, you add what you want to the cart and checkout. Each pack is 3.5-grams of a strain totaling 28-grams for eight different strains.
- Good: guide on their website for vendors, and planting hemp, a variety of eight strains, can pick the strains you want, simple packaging, great customer service.
- Bad: strains were a little dry
The packaging is simple and not dramatic. Each sample pack contains 3.5-grams for a total of 28-grams with all eight packages.
- Zskittles has a 17.40% CBD content. Users flock to this strain for its pleasant effects and smell.
- Chemdawg OG is a Sativa-dominant strain that’s a cross between Chemdawg and OG Kush. It has a dank smell with relaxation sensations.
- Jack Frost has a CBD content of 13.59%. This strain has been known for making users uplifted and euphoric.
- Afgoo has a CBD content of 16.50%.
- Strawberry Champagne has a 30.60% CBD content. Users report feeling the claim effects immediately and praising its sweet flavor.
- Umpqua has around 18% of CBD content. It’s reported that it gives a boost of energy by users.
- Blue Dream is a favorite among new and long-term smokers. It has a calming yet energetic sensation. It helps with the side effects of anxiety or depression. The CBD content is 20.10%.
- Elektra is a higher strain of CBD and has around 12-16% CBD content. It has a fruity flavor with a nutty taste.
- AC/DC has a CBD content of 15.6%. It’s a Sativa-dominant phenotype. It’s used to treat pain, anxiety, MS, chemotherapy side effects, and epilepsy.
- Special Sauce has a CBD content of 21.20%. Users of this strain report feeling euphoric. It also helps with symptoms of fatigue, stress, depression, and pain.
- Lifted Sour has a CBD content of 15.20%. It has a calming effect that’s not too harsh on the throat.
They use 3rd party lab testing for each product that tests for potency and compliance. Their lab results are found easily on their website. There is also a QR code to scan on the front of the product for easier access.
Overall, we liked what the Ark Institute Store had to offer. They not only offer guides on how to farm your hemp seeds, what CBD flowers are, and how to buy wholesale but include the best vendors on their site. Ark’s sample packs are by far the best out of the sites we reviewed. They include 3.5-grams of the product while offering eight different options to choose from.
- Cascadia Bloom Direct has a plethora of products offered besides its CBD flowers. The strains they have available serve a variety of needs.
- Good: A variety of relaxing strains, high content of CBD, five strains available to test, lab results shipped with the product.
- Bad: not much variety for strains for the sample pack in terms of energizing or specific to pain, etc.
Each of the samples come sealed with a clear front, so you can see the flower before opening. The sample comes with five individually packaged strains. The samples are all 3.5-grams apiece giving you 17.5-grams total.
- All Cascadia Blooms sells its products with less than 0.3% of THC.
- Cherry Wine has a CBD content of 15.4% with a rich terpene profile and pleasant taste.
- Pineberry is a variety of Indica and produces calming effects in the body. It’s recommended to use at night since it can be used at a sleep aid. It has a 15.1% CBD content.
- Sour Space Candy has around 16.5% CBD content. It’s a cross between Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry It helps clear the mind, relief stress, and can be used for sleep. However, it can be taken during the day.
- Lifter has around 15.5% CBD content. It’s a cross between Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud. It can be used for pain or relaxation and focus.
- Special Sauce has a CBD content of 13.5%. It’s a cross of Special Sauce and Early Resin Berry. It has a sweet flavor and is good for clearing the mind, pain, and relaxation.
They use 3rd party lab testing for each product that tests for potency and compliance that’s available online. They do ship a copy of the lab results with your order too, so you get a physical copy.
Cascadia Blooms Direct offers a small variety of strains to test out. While the variety of strains aren’t there, the size of samples is larger than others we have reviewed with 3.5-grams VS 1 to 1.5-grams. The strains available do vary in what they will do for you, so you are bound to find one you like.
- Plain Jane has a variety of products to suit your needs, not just flowers but edibles, vapes, and more. For flowers, Plain Jane offers several different sample packs with different strains in each one. The only downside is you don’t get to choose your options for the samples. What is listed is what you will get. However, they do have a wide variety of potencies, flavors, and strains.
- Good: can choose from six different packages (four pre-chosen strains in each), variety of CBD potencies available, variety of flavors available, simple packaging, comprehensive guide to flowers on their site.
- Bad: can’t choose your strains (pre-chosen in the packs), lab tests take time to find.
The packaging is simple and clear. You can see the flower without opening the package. The Plain Jane Sampler Pack has six different options for samples with 1-gram each.
- The first option offers Elektra, t-1, Special Sauce, and Lifter.
- The 2nd option is Kush, Otto 2 Franklin, Suver Haze, Stress Killer.
- The 3rd option is Blueberry Diesel, Ringo’s Gift, Hawaiian Haze, and Berry Blossom.
- The 4th pack offers Charlotte’s Web, Stormy, Rogue, and Pineberry.
- The 5th sample package has Remission, Harle-Tsu, Bubba Kush, and Golden Cherry.
- The last sample has Jack Herer, Pineapple Haze, Sour Diesel, and Purple Gas.
The Elektra hemp strain is a crossbreed of the ACDC strain. It has one of the most potent CBD available ranging from 12% to 16% with less than 1% THC. It has an earthy flavor and produces a calming, relaxing sensation.
- The t-1 strain is potent. It contains about 18% CBD and is recommended for nighttime usage.
- Otto 2 Franklin has a lower CBD content with only about 9%.
- Stress Killer is a citrus hybrid between Lemon Haze, Juanita la Lagrimosa, and Ruderalis. It has a CBD content of 16% and is a strain that can be smoked in the day.
- Ringo’s Gift is a higher CBD strain. It’s a cross between Harle-Tsu and ACDC. It comes with different CBD to THC ratios. It gives a full-body relaxation and is soothing.
- Harle-Tsu is a hybrid of Harlequin and Sour Tsunami. It works for pain relief and inflammation.
- Rogue has a CBD potency of 17.4% with less than 1% THC content.
- Pineberry is a cross of Ringo’s Gift and Early Resin with a CBD content of 13% and less than 1% THC.
They use 3rd party lab testing for each product that tests for potency and compliance and display them on their website. However, it does take some navigating to find the lab reports.
Plain Jane offers many stains to try in their sample packs. The only thing we don’t like is you don’t get to choose what strains you get, meaning they are pre-picked. If you know what strains you already like it can help make it easier to choose. If you are a new or inexperienced user, you might struggle with the strains available in each package.
CBD Hemp Direct
- The Ultimate Hemp Flower Sampler of CBD hemp direct has both CBD and CBG strains. CBG differs from CBD in a few ways and offers other therapeutic properties than CBD.
- Good: 10 different strains to try, CBD and CBG strains, various range of flavors, range of effects from pain relief to relaxation, pharmaceutical packaging for freshness, and odors.
- Bad: some strains may have earthy flavors, not as much CBG variety.
CBD flowers are packaged in pharmaceutical-grade gram bags. These bags are heat sealed to omit odors and keep them fresh. The bags are then wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a box or envelope, depending on how much you order.
There are 10 different 1.5 grams strains in the sample pack.
The following are the strains included
- Paradise OG
- Hemp World Haze
- Sunset Road Sherbert
- Casino Cookies
- Juicy Fruit #2
- Desert Snow
- Jazzy CBG
- Trophy Wife
- Durban Potion #2
- All CBD Hemp Direct hemp products have THC levels below 0.3% total THC.
- The total CBDA percentage of Paradise OG is 18.7% with 5% CBD. It has a musky flavor and is used for pain relief and relaxation.
- The total CBDA percentage of Hemp World Haze is 17.8% with 4.8% CBD. It’s grown at Hemp World and is one of the highest CBD content flowers available. It comes from the Sativa strain and is used for calmness and relaxation.
- The total CBDA percentage of Sunset Road Sherbert is 21.9% with 0.2% CBD.
- The total CBDA percentage of Casino Cookies is 20.6% with 0.1% CBD.
- The total CBD percentage of Juicy Fruit #2 is 20.5% with 0.2% CBD. It comes from a Sativa dominate hybrid making users feeling happy and relaxed. It has a citrus/fruity flavor for those that don’t like the earthy taste.
- The total CBDA percentage of Desert Snow is 21.8% CBG. It has several terpenes and provides relaxation and pain relief.
- The total CBDA percentage of Jazzy CBG is 19.7% CBG. This strain has high levels of terpenes to give the user a relaxing effect.
- The total CBDA percentage of Tangie is 15% with 3.9% CBD.
- The total CBDA percentage of Trophy Wife is 12.8% with 6% CBD.
- The total CBDA percentage of Durban Potion #2 is 14.6% with 1.9% CBD.
They use 3rd party lab testing for each product that tests for potency and compliance. Safety is also a priority and they test for terpenes, microbials, moisture, pesticides, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. QR codes are available as well both on the website and the product.
CBD Direct sample pack does offer a choice for people who would like to try some CBG strains. They offer a range of samples for relaxing, pain relief, sleep aid, and a variety of flavors. They do lack in CBG variety with only two options but it’s a good choice if you want to try out different flavors and types.
Happy Budz Hemp
- Happy Budz Hemp sells different types of organic hemp. They even sell CBG based products for those that are interested in trying that instead of traditional CBD.
- Good: most strains are tasty, good customer service, helps with sleep, most strains are properly cured, calming, and sedative effect with some strains, energetic with others.
- Bad: the taste of a few are bland or earthy, some of the strains are hard and not properly cured.
Each comes in their separate, sealed bag. The packing isn’t anything fancy or stands out (not that it’s meant to).
The Hemp Flower sample pack has different grams with six strains. The 1.0-gram sample pack has one gram of each strain with 6 grams in total. The 3.5-gram sample pack has 3.5 grams of each strain with 21 grams in total.
Both packs include the following strains
- Cherry Abacus
- Hawaiian Haze
- Kush Hemp
- Special Sauce
- Suver Haze
- The Cherry Abacus has a THC level at 0.6268%. The total CBD percentage is 16.891% with total cannabinoids at 18.1257%.
- Hawaiian Haze has a THC level at 0.812%. The total CBD percentage is 18.169% with total cannabinoids at 19.569%.
- Kush Hemp has THC levels at 0.5704%. The total CBD percentage is 15.7688% with total cannabinoids at 17.3735%.
- The lifter has THC levels at 0.608%. The total CBD percentage is 15.568% with total cannabinoids at 16.665%.
- Special Sauce has a THC level at 0.7396%. The total CBD percentage is 18.6154% with total cannabinoids at 20.0427%.
- Suver Haze has a THC level at 0.7774%. The total CBD percentage is 19.9035% with total cannabinoids at 21.4743%.
They use 3rd party lab testing for each product that tests for potency and compliance. If you already have the product, you can scan the QR code and get the reports right on your phone.
Overall, most of the strains are good. Several of them are tasty, work great depending on what you want (sedative or energizing), and most are properly cured. On the flip side, several strains are bland or taste earthy. Some did come uncured and it took a few days for them to be useable. For a sample pack, it’s worth the price if you aren’t sure what type you’re wanting or want to try them out.