Being a cannabis-savvy consumer, you’re probably more aware than most about what CBD is. These days, it seems to be just about everywhere. In addition to high CBD strains of cannabis, you may have seen CBD advertised as an additive in popular foods and beverages like CBD-infused coffee, candies, ointments, and even dog treats. And in those states in which cannabis isn’t (yet) legal, you can often buy CBD derived from hemp.
That’s because CBD—the second most abundant cannabinoid—isn’t psychoactive like its more famous cousin, THC. But even if CBD won’t get you high, it’s responsible for many of the cannabis plant’s health benefits. Thus far, researchers have pinpointed CBD’s efficacy in combating pain, anxiety, depression, and more esoteric conditions such as epilepsy and symptoms of cancer as well as the side effects of its treatment.
It is possible to buy high CBD strains of cannabis without any psychoactive effects at all. But it’s far more common these days to find CBD and THC working together. Why? For one, most fans of cannabis enjoy at least some psychoactivity; for another, the two cannabinoids fight pain (and even give you the munchies) in different ways
Of course, there are many strains to choose from, and many cannabinoid ratios that—hopefully—make choosing the best strain for your purposes a bit easier. To keep things simple, today we’ll keep our focus on high CBD strains, or those with at least 2:1 CBD to THC ratio.
What Are High CBD Strains Good For?
High CBD strains of cannabis have a wide range of effects on the body, and they’re typically very different from those of high THC strains.
If these CBD dominant strains lack THC’s psychoactivity, that’s not to say there’s no sensation whatsoever. Many users report that even those strains with virtually no THC will produce a very mild “heady” or a “buzzy” quality as opposed to the bludgeoning “velvet hammer” of high-THC strains.
If you’re prone to the anxiousness that a heavy hit of THC can induce, CBD may be a better choice for you. It tends to leave you clear-headed and alert; whether you’re seeking medical or recreational benefits, this makes it a great choice for daylight or work-hour use.
So, how do I actually find these high CBD strains? Because cannabis is a natural product, our stock is always changing based on harvest and availability. But here are some popular and typically available strains we invite you to seek out and try.
One of the most famous high CBD strains, Harlequin typically comes in at about a 5:2 CBD/THC ratio. This beloved strain displays sativa-dominant uplift, usually with a very slight euphoric effect. It’s great for daytime activities while providing a mild and soothing ride.
Another popular favorite, this strain averages around a 20:1 CBD/THC ratio. The THC is barely perceptible, if at all, making ACDC a great choice for daily users who want to mellow any anxiety, pain or tension with gentle and sustainable relief.
Averaging around a 2:1 CBD/THC ratio, this hybrid isn’t quite as sedative as the name might suggest! It’s often described as “even-keeled, delivering many medical benefits without the anxiousness and paranoia sometimes associated with THC.
Of course, we’d love to tell you more about our high-CBD flower strains in person. Stop by any time to learn more, or use our online dispensary menu to order your favorites right now!