Common High CBD Strains
By Alice Grace
Knowing what the components of particular cannabinoids in cannabis can do can help you determine what you are looking for in a particular strain of cannabis. A strain can be high in THC, CBD or a combination of each. Both compounds have unique medicinal properties, some of which are amplified when both compounds are present (e.g. pain management). CBD is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis and we know that it can provide many benefits to users both medicinally and recreationally. It has been proven to assist in pain relief and reducing inflammation and reducing anxiety symptoms and nausea. There are lots of studies that still need to be conducted but there is evidence to support that the use of CBD can lower the incidence of diabetes and promote stronger cardiovascular health not to mention the positive results shown in its ability to treat sufferers of seizures and other neurological disorders. There is also evidence to support that CBD helps to fight multidrug resistant bacteria, can provide help for schizophrenia and can assist in promoting a healthy weight.
It is important to note that the ratio of THC:CBD does significantly alter the effects users can expect to experience. The following is a good rule of thumb when deciding what might be the best ratio for you.
THC 1:CBD 0 – High psychoactive effects, euphoric emotions
THC 2:CBD 1 – Euphoric emotions, relaxed mental acuity
THC 1:CBD 1 – Beneficial therapeutically.
THC 1: CBD 2 – Sedate, relaxed.
THC 0:CBD 1 – Relaxed. No psychoactive effects.
So, what are the strains that feature the highest levels of CBD? Here a few of the more popular strains and some that are available from WVapes.
ACDC is a sativa-dominant phenotype of the high-CBD cannabis strain, Cannatonic. One remarkable characteristic of ACDC is its THC:CBD ratio of 1:20, meaning this strain induces no psychoactive effects. Tests have put ACDC’s CBD content as high as 19%, which helps many patients treat pain, anxiety, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and the negative effects of chemotherapy, all without intoxication.
Cashy’s Honey is a hybrid cross between DulcaCanna and AK-47. The strain is named after medical patient Cash Michael Hyde, also known as “Cashy, The Boy of Steel”, 2008-2012. Cashy’s Honey is 37% THC and 33% CBD, with a sweet honey taste coupled with citrus undertones, and and has had outstanding success in treating chronic pain, nausea, tension, stress, and anxiety.
With a 5:2 CBD/THC ratio Harlequin is one of the most popular high CBD strains available. Users describe it as being very relaxed with very little psychoactive activity making it for concentration.
Ringo’s Gift is a high-CBD strain that crosses Harle-Tsu and ACDC. Ringo’s Gift has seen ratios as steep at 24:1 CBD/THC providing a mellow mix of cerebral activity and soothing, full-body relaxation without the “couch lock” effect.