Apr 19, 2016 4:20 PM

High CBD Strains: What to Choose?

Unlike ten years ago, nowadays, the market is full of high-CBD strains, and every day more and more varieties appear. Of course, it can be a bit difficult to understand what is what, and the temptation to get stuck on only one strain is big.

It is remarkable if you manage to find the weed that fits your needs perfectly. But if you still have some doubts whether there is something better or more powerful, check out our database. In this article, we will tell you about the most powerful strains with a high CBD level; if you have not tried them yet, maybe it is time to give them a chance.

Why CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, an active compound in the cannabis plant that provides no psychoactive effect but has a number of positive effects on the human health, such as pain relief, bones strengthening, anti-nausea, anti-epileptic, and anti-inflammatory effects. It also counteracts with the THC-induced side-effects, such as anxiety and panic attacks.

THC, which can also be found in the cannabis plant, has its own health benefits, but usually, it is the unique combination of the two that makes every strain special. High-THC strains can be too psychoactive or bring some side-effect that can spoil the whole experience. High-CBD strains, in their turn, may be too sedative, therefore, you should avoid consuming such a strain before driving.

Remember that you cannot expect exactly the same effect of every purchase you make: strains may differ from grower to grower, from crop to crop. So, it is up to you, whether you want to trust the label or choose only those products that have passed lab tests.

Charlotte’s Web is a sativa strain with a CBD level of up to 17%. That is probably the most popular high-CBD strain that earned its popularity due to the story of a girl named Charlotte who suffered from severe epileptic seizures. The weed has little to no psychoactive effects, so it is appropriate for everyday consuming. However, when consumed in big doses, it may cause dizziness and drowsiness, so new users should be careful with it.

Sour Tsunami is a sativa-dominant hybrid with 10-11% of CBD and around 6% of THC. You can find this strain in almost every dispensary, as it is one of the first strains that was bred (for over four years!) specifically for getting the high-CBD content, and it proved itself as a very powerful analgesic with no sedative effect.

Cannatonic is a hybrid strain with a CBD level that can vary from 10 to 17 percent. The THC level is usually about 5%, and it provides a nice relaxing effect on top of a number of strain's benefits: treating pain, spasms, headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress, and many other physiological and psychological symptoms. You should be careful with consuming Cannatonic in big doses, as it can be quite sedative.

Harlequin is another sativa-dominant strain. It has 6% of CBD and only 4% of THC. Due to its balanced THC:CBD ratio (it is always 2:5), this strain is very effective for treating pain and anxiety. A psychedelic high can be slightly noticed only after taking a big dose, therefore, if you are using it for medicinal purposes, take a rather small or average portion.

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