Medical Cannabis Guide - 3 High CBD Strains
When it comes to medical cannabis, CBD has taken the lead. While still a market niche, CBD-rich strains are shooting up all over, as more folks are realising the amazing health benefits of our beloved herb. We‘ve put together our 3 favourites CBD strains for the medical user.
Along with its cousin THC, CBD performs the magic in medicinal cannabis. The cannabinoid has been shown to play a central role in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and even stopping cancer in its tracks - all while not being psychoactive. That‘s what makes CBD revolutionary - it doesn‘t get you high but effectively cures a whole range of ailments.
After decades of breeding exclusively high THC strains, a number of seed producers have come to realise the potential of CBD-rich plants. As of today, top seed producers such as Royal Queen Seeds are pumping out high quality strains with sky high CBD percentages. Any strain with more than 4% CBD is considered CBD-rich, regardless of their THC content. Already, we‘re seeing plants come in with 19% CBD, effectively reversing the THC:CBD ratio of the more common strains.
Here‘s our fine selection of CBD-rich strains that will serve the needs of the medical user.
1. CBD Crew - Skunk Haze
CBD Crew is the joint venture between Mr. Nice Seeds and Resin Seeds. They are bringing medical users around the world strains specifically bred with a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio - and they have been very successful in doing so.
CBD Crew's Skunk Haze is the result of crossing their cannabis cup winner “Haze/Skunk” with other high CBD varieties. It has produced a strain that has an average THC content of 5% and a CBD content of 5%, but some smaples show both levels in the 12% range. The 1:1 ratio has proven ideal for many medical applications since it allows both the THC and CBD to unfold their magic, without letting the THC take over and produce overly cerebral effects. The CBD dampens the effects THC, producing a functional daytime high, while still allowing the therapeutic to unfold.
The high of the Skunk Haze is clear and smooth, without paranoia or anxiety that can sometimes come from really high THC levels.
This strain has a 10 week flowering time and produce around 450 g/m2 when grown in ideal conditions.
2. Royal Queen Seeds - Royal Medic
Building on the genetics of Juanita la Lagrimosa, a strain well known for its high CBD content, Royal Queen Seeds developed a new medical hybrid with a near 1:1 ratio. The Royal medic is ideal for anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety and/or anti-spasm applications.
With very full and fruity flavors, the smoking experience of Royal Medic is not just a benefit to medical users, but also very pleasurable. If you get hold of these seeds then expect plant heights of 1.2-1.5 meters, a flowering time of roughly 9 weeks and an indoor yield of around 575-625 g/m2 when grown in optimal conditions.
3. CBD Crew - Shark
CBD Crew's Shark takes Mr Nice's Shark Shock and combines it with some very CBD rich strains. It has resulted in a strain that is even stronger than their Skunk Haze. With an average content of roughly 6% for both THC and CBD, CBD Shark is the ultimate medical cannabis strain, and one of CBD Crew's strongest. Get ready for a real smooth and relaxing experience. Expect very fruity tastes, an 8 week flowering time and a yield of roughly 400 g/m2 under an experienced and guiding hand.
These are our 3 favourite CBD-rich strains at the moment. We hope the amazing health benefits of CBD spread far and wide and reach those who need it. Stay tuned for updates on new strains and developments on CBD.