Top 3 Strains with High CBD Content
If you want to enjoy the medicinal effects of smoking cannabis but don’t want to experience a potent cerebral and body high, then get cannabis strains with high CBD content. This will give you all the therapeutic benefits of the cannabinoids and terpenes without inducing powerful psychoactive and couch lock effects.
Below are the top three strains known for their high CBD levels.
Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant strain with a ratio of 75% Sativa and 25% Indica. This popular high-CBD strain’s genetic makeup can be traced to the Colombian Gold, Swiss landrace, and Thai landrace. Its CBD to THC ratio is about 5:2. THC level typically ranges between 7% and 15%, while the CBD level is between 4% to a high of 10%.
Harlequin is renowned for its relaxing and invigorating effect that can leave you feeling more energetic and happier than usual. It can clear your mind and free your body from stress. This particular strain can also ward off chronic pain and inflammation, nausea and vomiting, stress and anxiety, as well as depression. Some patients find that smoking Harlequin can also relieve muscle spasms.
Charlotte’s Web is probably the most popular high-CBD strain right now. This particular strain was bred for a special little girl called Charlotte Figi by the Stanley Brothers.
Charlotte’s Web is a Sativa-dominant strain with a ratio of 60% Sativa and 40% Indica. Its THC level is very low at about 1% or less, but it has a very high CBD level of about 17%. Some tests even revealed that Charlotte’s Web’s CBD level can reach as high as 20%. The parent strains of Charlotte’s Web are unknown since it’s kept a proprietary secret.
This particular strain has a potent antiepileptic and relaxing effect. It can reduce not only the frequency of seizures but their severity as well. Charlotte’s Web also has powerful analgesic effects and can help decrease the severity of migraines, chronic pain like arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
ACDC is also a Sativa-dominant strain with a ratio of 70% Sativa and 30% Indica. Its genetic makeup can be traced back to Cannatonic and ruderalis. It’s interesting to note that ruderalis, a lesser known type of cannabis, has a low THC content, while Cannatonic is also another strain that yields a high CBD content. The THC content of ACDC typically ranges from 0.2% to 1%, while CBD level is high at 13% to 20%.
ACDC has powerful analgesic effects that can significantly reduce chronic pain caused by inflammation (arthritis) and nerve damage (multiple sclerosis). It also has uplifting effects, making it a good strain to combat depression and anxiety. The relaxing effects of ACDC can reduce muscle spasms and tremors.
Can they still produce side effects?
Yes; although they contain a high level of CBD, they can still produce some adverse side effects, the most common of which are dry mouth and dry eyes. They can also induce dizziness, headache.
If it’s your first time to try these strains, you should start low and go slow. You need to cut back on your dosage if you’re starting to feel any unwanted effects.