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Top 5 High-CBD Cannabis Strains 2019

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We have taken a look at what the world of CBD has to offer and handpicked five of our favourites. They are sure to keep anyone seeking CBD happy!

Various breeders are turning their attention to cultivating high-CBD strains to meet the increasing demand for this cannabinoid. Just as breeders have selectively bred incredibly potent THC-rich strains, the same is now happening in regards to CBD. Today, there are strains with an equal ratio of THC and CBD, and strains with just CBD and no THC (<1%). These 5 strains to follow are loaded with the therapeutic cannabinoid, and make for a great smoke when looking for a clear head and subtle feelings of relaxation.

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WHY CHOOSE CBD STRAINS?

WHY CHOOSE CBD STRAINS?

THC used to be the only cannabinoid to occupy the limelight when it came to weed. However, cannabis science is expanding, and other cannabinoids are now being examined in greater detail. CBD is indeed the new kid on the block, and has become incredibly popular due to its therapeutic potential. The compound has displayed anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-tumour action within scientific studies, and many cannabis users employ the cannabinoid to treat symptoms of numerous health conditions.

CBD has been shown to interact with the endocannabinoid system, a series of receptors found throughout the body, including the nervous system, immune system, and skin. CBD isn’t just limited to medicinal use. Many recreational users enjoy it on its own to reach states of relaxation, and also mix it in with high-THC strains to keep the head clear or reduce the psychotropic side effects of THC.

OUR TOP 5 CBD CANNABIS STRAINS

CBD strains are coming hitting the market hard and fast, so we have put together a list of our favourites.

1. CBD FIX AUTO

CBD Fix Auto (Zamnesia Seeds)

CBD Fix Auto is the result of a vigorous breeding programme that sought to produce a strain with extremely high CBD levels and minimal THC. The idea behind this project was to provide CBD users with a strain that allows them large doses of the cannabinoid without getting high in the process. This means users can smoke up first thing in the morning or throughout the day and enjoy the relaxing effects of CBD without compromising productivity. This CBD:THC ratio of 8.8:1 was made possible by crossbreeding a CBD-rich clone along with Northern Lights Auto.

Her large and bushy colas are high in trichomes, which produce varying CBD values of 7–15% alongside THC levels as low as 0.8%. Smoking these flowers results in a state of meditative calm, increased focus, and reduced stress and anxiety. It makes a great smoke before long periods of reading and writing, as well as before social gatherings to put you at ease.

CBD Fix Auto grows to easily manageable heights and produces relatively large yields. Plus, her autoflowering nature makes her beginner-friendly, easy to grow, and fast to flower. Plants grown indoors are capable of providing 325g/m² and grow to heights of between 60–100cm. Plants grown outside within pots and garden beds grow to slightly taller heights of 80–120cm and put out yields of 120g/plant. CBD Fix Auto springs from seed to harvest in as little as 70 days.

2. CANDIDA (CD-1)

Candida (CD-1) (Medical Marijuana Genetics)

Candida (CD-1) was crafted to be a medicinal strain capable of providing enormous levels of CBD alongside almost non-existent levels of THC. Breeders combined highly therapeutic parent strains ACDC and Harlequin, and the result was a huge success. Candida (CD-1) features a CBD:THC ratio of 20:1, with CBD levels clocking in at between 10.6–20.6% and THC levels at 0.3–0.9%.

At levels below 1%, it is possible to smoke this strain with zero intoxicating effects at all. Instead, smokers will experience a lucid state of focus, motivation, and clarity of thought. She can be enjoyed all day long whilst keeping mental faculties intact, and is a vital strain for medicinal users looking for symptomatic relief. Her sky-high levels of CBD make her ideal when it comes to crafting quality tinctures, extracts, oils, and edibles.

This indica/sativa hybrid is best grown indoors where she produces impressive yields of 400g/m² after a flowering time of 9 weeks.

3. AUTO DIESEL

Auto Diesel (CBD Seeds)

Auto Diesel brings world-famous Diesel genetics into the autoflowering world. This good-looking lady was created by backcrossing a Diesel variety 3 times until the result was to standard. She’s a beginner-friendly variety that’s ideal for novices looking to cultivate something on the exotic side. Her flowers are small and compact, yet heavy with dark purple sugar leaves and dusted with a thick coating of trichomes.

Your friends will be both surprised and impressed when you pull these purple nuggets out of your stash jar. This high-CBD strain provides a relaxing effect that stimulates the mind and relaxes the body, influenced by both sativa and indica genetics. These smoking sessions are defined by giggles, fluent conversations, and new perceptions. The terpene profile is on the citrus side, with a hint of fuel and diesel.

After approximately 70 days from seed, Auto Diesel will gift growers with yields of around 30g/plant. This cultivar makes a great choice for those seeking rapid turnover.

4. MOBY DICK CBD

Moby Dick CBD (Dinafem)

Moby Dick CBD is the CBD version of the esteemed sativa of the same name, known for her astronomical THC content and colossal size. She was born by crossbreeding parent strain White Widow with a sativa strain provided by the CBD Crew. The addition of these genetics endowed the strain with a hefty portion of cannabidiol. The CBD:THC ratio within the flowers is around 3:1, with CBD values clocking in at 15% and THC levels hovering around 5%.

This is enough to produce a very slight psychotropic effect. Her genetic makeup of 60% sativa genetics and 40% indica genetics provides a well-rounded effect that sparks the appetite and puts the user in a laid back and social mood. Her flowers are loaded with contrasting flavours of spice, incense, cedar, and lemon that work very well together.

Moby Dick CBD provides immense yields and achieves massive heights, just like her predecessors. Indoor plants produce 650g/m² after a flowering phase of 70 days. However, this strain truly reaches her full potential outdoors, where she puts out massive yields of 600–900g/plant and soars to heights of up to 3m. Outdoor plants will be ready to harvest during the middle of October.

5. KAMA KUSH CBD

Kama Kush CBD (Kannabia)

Kama Kush CBD is a medicinal strain designed to harbour high levels of CBD alongside low but detectable levels of THC, enabling users to benefit from the effects of both cannabinoids. This indica-dominant strain does wonders for relaxing the body, clearing the mind of ruminating thoughts, and stamping out anxiety and stress.

She was created by infusing the legendary Kush with a CBD-rich strain. Low THC levels mean she can be enjoyed throughout the day during coffee breaks, without hampering productivity. She possesses a CBD:THC ratio of 2:1, with CBD levels of 12% and THC values of 6%. She’s a good strain to carry around in a vape for those times throughout the day when you require an urgent hit of CBD and THC.

Kama Kush CBD is a pleasure to grow and develops thick and durable branches, making her highly resistant to wind. Indoor plants provide satisfying yields of 500g/m² and will be ready to smoke up after 55–60 days of flowering. Outdoor plants put out rather huge yields of 800g/plant and will be ready to chop during September.

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Luke Sumpter

Written by: Luke S.
Luke S. is a journalist based in the United Kingdom, specialising in health, alternative medicine, herbs and psychedelic healing. He has written for outlets such as Reset.me, Medical Daily and The Mind Unleashed, covering these and other areas.

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