You can expect pretty impressive yields coming in at around 450 grams per square meter indoors. The high is clear-minded and has an emphasis on the body. The high CBD level makes this a perfect strain for everyday relief. L ow-THC, high-CBD cannabis strains are gaining popularity among marijuana consumers looking to experience the medicinal benefits of the plant without heightened psychoactive effects. Thanks to medical and recreational legalization in the past decade, consumers more than ever have their pick of the litter when it comes to low-dose products or high-CBD strain varieties.
For those curious about some of the high-CBD strains currently on the market, check out our curated list below highlighting some key details. Charlotte’s Web (20% CBD) Charlotte’s Web is perhaps the most famous high-CBD strain due to the worldwide news coverage of Charlotte Figi, for whom the strain was named for. Charlotte was suffering from up to 300 grand mal seizures a week until her parents tried CBD as a treatment, which miraculously reduced her seizures to one or less a week. Created by Colorado growers the Stanley Brothers, Charlotte’s Web has a 30:1 CBD:THC ratio and is essentially non-psychoactive. Known to treat: Pediatric epilepsy Dravet’s syndrome PTSD Migraines Fatigue Fibromyalgia Muscle Spasms Arthritis. Harlequin (15% CBD) A cultured, diverse descendant of Colombian Gold, Nepali Indica, Thai, and Swiss strains, Harlequin is highly regarded for its relaxing effects that don’t sedate or intoxicate. This strain’s other claim to fame is its consistent CBD:THC ratio of 5:2, exhibiting none of the minor fluctuations common to other CBD strains. This pain-relieving strain is often used for weaning users off of pharmaceuticals and opioids. Known to treat: Chronic pain Depression Inflammation Migraines PTSD Stress.
Sour Tsunami (11% CBD) One of the first strains bred specifically for its CBD content, Sour Tsunami’s parentage of Sour Diesel and NY Diesel makes it an alert, uplifting 1:1 CBD:THC ratio, which has a great reputation for treating depression related issues as well as body pain. Known to treat: Stress Depression Anxiety Pain Inflammation. Harle-Tsu (22% CBD) The popular lovechild of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin, the only thing holding this strain back from widespread distribution is its rarity. Boasting a 20:1 CBD ratio, this painkilling strain leads with a light buzz behind the eyes before following with a free and relaxed body high. Harle-Tsu is perfect for daytime use for its minimal psychoactive effects. PMS PTSD Migraines Depression Inflammation Insomnia. Ringo’s Gift (20% CBD) Named for the legendary CBD trailblazer and cannabis advocate Lawrence Ringo, and not legendary adequate drummer Ringo Starr, Ringo’s Gift is a cross between ACDC and Harle-Tsu. At a 24:1 CBD ratio, the strain delivers a mild, focused mental high alongside a soothing and relaxed body feel. Known to treat: Chronic pain Anxiety Arthritis Gastrointestinal Disorder Stress PTSD Muscle Spasms. ACDC (19% CBD) A calm and happy strain descended from Cannatonic and Ruderalis, ACDC is known for helping marijuana enthusiasts focus on their work during the day and sharpen their social skills at night. While ACDC’s 20:1 CBD:THC ratio has been traditionally used for chronic pain and anxiety, it’s become a go-to for chemotherapy patients looking to ease the effects of their treatment. Known to treat: Anxiety Inflammation Chronic Pain Epilepsy Migraines Nausea Neuropathy Arthritis. Stephen Hawking Kush (22% CBD) Named for the most famous astrophysicist of the last century, and the second most famous case of Lou Gehrig's disease, this strain is best known for mitigating the symptoms of muscular degenerative diseases like ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. Descended from Harle-Tsu and Sin City Kush, this 1:1 CBD:THC strain is a daytime indica that imparts a relaxing, serene vibe without being sleepy. Known to treat: ALS Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy Other conditions related to involuntary muscle contractions and spasms. Valentine X (17% CBD) Boasting a remarkable 25:1 CBD:THC ratio, medical marijuana patients revere Valentine X as the go-to for a number of health issues from seizures and inflammation to cancer treatment. Despite the association with love and courtship, this potent strain’s name instead refers to St. Valentine’s other title: the patron saint of epilepsy. Known to treat: Epilepsy Seizures Inflammation Stress Nausea Depression Cancer-Related Pains. Zen (9% CBD) While this strain contains the lowest CBD percentage on our list, Zen earns its place on the list for the relief given to those suffering from digestive and stomach issues.
A cross of Afghani and Mexican Sativa with a dash of calming Lavender hybrid, Zen delivers swift relief for GI problems ranging from anorexia to Crohn’s disease. Known to treat: Anorexia Crohn’s Disease Nausea Appetite Loss Anxiety. Warlock (13% CBD) A cross between Skunk and Afghani varieties, this strain boasts a nearly 1:1 CBD:THC ratio. Unlike most CBD strains, Warlock was bred to contain a high level of THC to enhance its effects. This strain’s CBD:THC ratio has users with ADD and ADHD celebrating its “sharpening” of their focus and engagement while relieving the inattention and boredom common with that issue. Known to treat: Focus Issues Social Anxiety Stress. As knowledge of CBD’s health benefits continues to spread through word of mouth and, hopefully soon, federally funded research, we can expect more low-THC, high-CBD strains to be developed.
Already growers have developed Corazon, which boasts a CBD content of 22.5%, the highest ever tested. There’s a lot of interest in breaking this record in the coming years as well. In addition to CBD products sold in dispensaries, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has allowed for hemp-derived CBD products to become extremely popular.