What Is Hemp Flower?

You may have seen legal CBD hemp flower for sale and noticed that it is becoming quite popular. But what is hemp flower and why are people smoking and vaping it?

Hemp flower is also known as hemp buds, CBD flower, CBG flower, and CBD bud. In this raw, natural form, it is pretty much indistinguishable from the “weed” that, until the last few decades, was a symbol of countercultures associated with hippies and stoners.

It looks, smells, and tastes like full fledge marijuana. That is if it’s quality hemp flower. But because of an ultra low THC content, it will not get you high, it’s legal, and, like CBD oil, it has powerful therapeutic effects — especially since it includes a range of other whole plant compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, healthy fats, and more!


Where to Buy Hemp Flower

Want to get right to the best hemp flower strains you can buy online?

Our Stardust Hemp strains are available through The Hemp Haus, our exclusive vendor.

We literally hear all the time that this is the best CBD flower for sale, because of its potent effects and it looks, smells, and smokes like full on weed. You can also buy CBG flower, which is high in the now popular cannabigerol (CBG) cannabinoid that is known for its own arsenal of health benefits.

Here is a list of our hemp flower strains from Stardust Hemp — all legal and loaded with the powerful therapeutic benefits of cannabis, just without the all the THC. (Click on a strain to see the product.)


List of Hemp Flower Strains by Stardust Hemp


  1. Bubba Kush CBD Light citrus flavors with kush notes. Relaxing and light euphoric effects. Great for anxiety, reducing stress, zapping aches and pains.


  1. Hempress 2 CBDPine and citrus earthiness. Immediate calming, followed by confident alertness in the mind. Great for racing mind, concentration, and pain and inflammation.


  1. Jack Frost CBGSmooth, light citrus taste. Promotes focus and clarity. Great for social anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression, OCD, PTSD, neurological conditions.


  1. John Snow CBG Pungent diesel with sweet undertones. Used for effects on mood, sleep, and memory.


  1. Pineapple Haze CBDSweet and tropical. Promotes feelings of comfort, happiness, and focus. Great for relaxing, social gatherings, relieving pain and inflammation.


  1. Purple Punch CBDCandy-flavored comfort. Powerfully relaxing. great for insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, paranoia, nausea and inflammation.


  1. Sour Diesel CBDStrangely alluring aromas of skunk, gas, and sour. Uplifting and motivating. Great for sluggishness, pain, and depression.


  1. Suver Haze CBDSweet and skunky. A primo daytime strain. Used to relieve anxiety, depression, and inflammation.


How Much Is an Ounce of Hemp Flower?

Way lower than an ounce of weed, which in newer legal states can run from $150-$600 an ounce. The national average on hemp flower is around $100-$200 per ounce. Our Stardust Hemp is priced at $99, but is sometimes on special for as low as $69.


We can sell it for this price because we don’t have any middle men. We shop farmers in the Emerald Triangle, and cultivators in the Nevada mountains for the best hemp flower. And then we purchase it directly from them. That’s how we can sell it to you at a reasonable price. 


And once people become Stardust Hemp customers, they stay customers. They can’t believe it’s so good and cost less then a lot of the herb being peddled our there.


More About Raw Hemp Flower

Hemp flower comes from female hemp plants that have reached full bloom and have begun to produce cannabinoids and resins to attract pollen from male plants and produce seeds. The optimum time to harvest smokeable hemp flowers is after they’ve secreted a maximum output of cannabinoids and other essential oils, but before they’ve produced seeds. Check out this article on trichomes to learn more about how the cannabis plant makes all these whole plant nutrients.

As you are probably aware, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and a range of more than 100 known cannabinoids, are found in all cannabis—i.e., both marijuana and hemp. And you probably know this too:

  • marijuana = high THC
  • hemp = high CBD

In the last few decades, each has been bred to boost the amounts of their respective dominant cannabinoid. Before medical marijuana publicly existed (in the 60s, 70s, 80s), the average marijuana stash contained around 5 percent THC. Now, strains can top out in the 30-45 percent range. People should understand that scientists are proving that ultra high THC strains are not more or even as medicinal than strains with lower THC. In strains where THC is that dominant, the trade off is less of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.


On top of that, hemp is currently being bred to be richer in other cannabinoids that are considered to be beneficial like cannabigerol (CBG). We usually carry 2-4 CBG hemp strains for people who want to take advantage of CBG health effects.


While it lacks the THC and psychoactive effects, hemp flower looks, smells, tastes, and smokes similar to weed. This, no doubt, leads people to ask if it’s really legal.


Is hemp flower legal?

Yes. Hemp was first defined apart from marijuana by the federal government in the 2014 Farm Bill, followed by a succession of states that wanted to get in on the hemp fever that’s been lighting a fire under the U.S. agriculture and marketplaces ever since.


For nearly a century, during prohibition, the terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp were used interchangeably. It began with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 and continued through the overkill of the Controlled Substances Act of the 1970s that made marijuana (and subsequently, hemp) a Schedule I drug because it has “a high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” This placed marijuana (and it’s can’t-get-you-high cousin, hemp) on the same level as heroin and LSD. However, …


The 2014 Farm Bill defined hemp as containing .3 percent or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and made it legal to cultivate, produce and sell within state-defined programs that were considerably restrictive. The 2018 Farm Bill loosened those restrictions, and as long as hemp and hemp-derived CBD products follow the guidelines of the bill, they are legal. The defining factor is the THC amount of .3 percent or less.


What it comes down to is that hemp flower with the legal .3 percent or less amount of THC will not get you high. But it can potentially treat an impressive and growing list of conditions.


What is CBD flower used for?

In terms of benefits, hemp flower is used for reasons very similar to other CBD forms. People are inhaling hemp bud to help with stress, inflammation, pain, mood, and insomnia. Even though most CBD research is currently limited to pre-clinical studies involving animals (mice, rats), an increasing population of people use it to help treat symptoms of arthritis, PTSD, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cancer, and much more.


Smoking Hemp Flower

You can smoke hemp flower in all the traditional ways that marijuana is combusted and inhaled— through joints, pipes, bongs, etc. Stardust Hemp even sells prerolls — filtered hemp flower joints in your strain of choice that are ready to spark up. Smoking allows the full spectrum of hemp cannabinoids to get into you fairly quickly through the lungs — the onset of effects is usually immediate. Smokable CBD flower is convenient. However, some people prefer to vape because it eliminates inhaling majority of carcinogens from combusted flower.


Vaping CBD Flower

Vaping is highly effective, and has an even higher absorption than smoking. Also, it’s not damaging to your respiratory system like smoking is. (We are referring to vaping raw hemp flower, not THC oils. And even with vaping the oils, the danger has so far been associated with illicit black market products. Quality is everything in the cannabis industry.)


With vaping, though, you will have to buy and maintain a dry herb atomizer.

The dry herb atomizer will heat the CBD buds to a certain temperature, so you can inhale the cannabinoids as a vapor. Here’s a kind of general description of how raw hemp flower is vaped:

  • Break apart or grind the hemp buds using an herb grinder to increase the amount of plant matter that gets exposed to heat.
  • Fill the vaporizing device with the ground buds. Make sure the bottom of the chamber closest to the heat source is covered with ground herb, but don’t over pack it.
  • For optimum absorption, inhale vapor slowly for about 10 seconds, then exhale slowly.


Try a Hemp Flower Sampler

A great way to wade in to a quality CBD flower (or CBG) like Stardust Hemp is by sampling. We have prerolls in several strains and sell it in 3.5 g, 7 g, 28 g and 1 lb. quantities. 

So after you peruse our strain descriptions, you can pick and choose a bit of each to see which strain works best for you. 

And if you have any questions or concerns, contact us. We love to talk about our Stardust Hemp!