CBD is a huge buzzword in the cannabis world, and for a good reason. Many people find that CBD, or cannabidiol, is helpful for things like depression, anxiety, stress, and chronic pain. CBD derives from cannabis and may be consumed on its own or in marijuana. However, due to the intriguing chemical interaction known as the entourage effect, CBD is more effective when consumed in weed than on its own. In other words, when you combine CBD with other cannabinoids (such as THC), you’ll experience different results.
If you’d like to experience the full potential of the therapeutic
effects of CBD, try marijuana strains with a good blend of cannabinoids. Look
for strains with low THC levels, so you can really feel the CBD working. The
following ten strains are known for their stellar CBD levels, without
overwhelming levels of THC to distract you.
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Blueberry CBD is a beautiful, indica-dominant strain that can make anyone’s day a little better. With a CBD level that’s up to 16% and less than 1% THC, there’s little to no psychoactive effect. Its indica heritage helps those with anxiety and stress relax and let go of their worries for a while. Users report that it provides a euphoric high that leaves them happy and relaxed for hours.
The Blueberry name is well-earned. The bud is strikingly
purple, and the taste is sweet, fruity, and just a little tart. The scent is thoroughly
blueberry – something even the most casual user will find it pleasant.
OG Kush CBD
OG Kush is an OG strain. Fans of its high THC form should be
excited to know that there’s a CBD-dominant strain just for them. With THC
levels under 1% and CBD up to 15%, it’s all the great taste and scent of the
original strain without the high. Many of the benefits of OG Kush remain,
without the inconvenience of being high. That makes it the perfect choice for a
morning toke while also potentially helping with everything from ADHD to PTSD
If you’re a fan of all things citrus, OG Kush might be your
favorite strain. The scent is a clean, bright blend of lemony freshness with an
undercurrent of pine. The flavor is just as tempting, with lemon, herb, and
wood char notes.
Strawberry Kush CBD
If you like to start your morning with a breakfast of
berries, Strawberry Kush CBD might be a part of your rounded morning routine.
On average, CBD levels in this strain can be up to 15%. THC stays below 1%,
making it a great start to your morning. It’s great for helping people relax
and find a more laid-back state of mind. People with anxiety and stress note
that it’s helped them find peace for a while. It’s mellow, calm, and will help
you chill out.
The scent puts you in a strawberry field, with herbal,
earthy notes and just a hint of sweetness. It’s the flavor that really reminds
people of strawberries and just a hint of pine.
Critical Mass CBD
If you’re already a medical marijuana user, you’re probably
familiar with Critical Mass. It’s known for helping sufferers of a variety of
conditions find symptom relief. This indica-dominant strain has a more balanced
THC-CBD ratio, with both coming in between 6% and 9%. If you don’t mind a
little head high with your CBD, this strain is a great choice. Be sure to get
the CBD strain, however, because there is a relative strain that has significantly
Critical Mass CBD is a genuinely earthy strain, with hints
of sweetness peeking through. The scent is heavy on the earth, with just a
touch of honey. However, the taste is where the sweetness shines, with honey,
fruit, and cookie flavors making themselves known.
If you’re looking for a killer CBD to THC ratio, ACDC is the first place you should look. It has anywhere from 15:1 to 28:1 CBD-THC ratios, which makes it a perfect choice for new cannabis users. ACDC is a sativa-dominant plant. Most people find that sativa plants are great for energy and focus. This combo of CBD effects and a boost of motivation is great if you’re looking for a little help with symptoms of depression.
ACDC a citrusy-sweet strain. Its very low THC content and
appealing taste will help beginners ease into using cannabis.
If you’re looking for something a little different,
Harlequin is a sativa-dominant CBD-heavy strain. It has up to 10% CBD, with
less than 7% THC on average. The sativa genetics are great for providing users
with focus, energy, and creativity. If you’re interested in CBD for a little
help getting out of the depression doldrums, Harlequin’s a great choice. Other
users say it helps reduce pain and inflammation, so if you’re dealing with
chronic soreness, Harlequin can possibly help.
A hit of sweet, herbal Harlequin can be a great way to start
the day. The scent is less intense than most sativa strains, so it won’t follow
you around all day. However, the taste is spicy and herbal, almost reminiscent
of a strong chai. Its earthy undertones many people find appealing.
People who’ve had the chance to visit an Amsterdam coffee
house are almost certainly familiar with White Widow. She’s a relaxing, fun
strain that is just as helpful medically as it is recreationally. Both the THC
and CBD content vary from 6% to 9%. The strain is 60/40 indica/sativa, so it’s
the best of both worlds. It has the uplifting, creative effects of sativa,
while still helping people with anxiety unwind. It’s an excellent strain for
White Widow is a spicy, sometimes pungent strain. There’s a
hint of earth and pepper that you’ll notice towards the end. The earthy flavor
comes out quickly when you first smoke it. The aftertaste comes out sweet and
woody, making it pleasant from start to finish.
When you want just a hint of a buzz, you can look to strains
with high CBD and just a hint of THC. Trident, which has 12% CBD concentrations
and 6% or less THC, is a solid choice in that respect. The little bit of a head
high that results give just a little bit of a boost while the CBD helps you
manage pain, stress, or other unpleasant symptoms.
The piney scent is just a little tart, and it’s appealing to
most users. The flavor comes through as earthy with piney, woody overtones.
Overall, it’s a low-key smoke that can help you handle unpleasant symptoms a
little more easily.
Cannabis and hemp are very closely related. In fact, certain
strains of cannabis were initially bred as hemp plants. Carmagnola is one of
those strains and started out in Italy as an industrial hemp plant. It was
chosen due to its incredibly low THC content that averages around 0.3%. Its CBD
levels vary from 6% to 9%, depending on growing conditions. However, even at
the low end, that’s still a ratio of 20:1 in favor of CBD.
Carmagnola tastes earthy with citrusy overtones. Some people
notice a pineapple, tropical scent to go along with the taste. The buds
themselves are a bright and vibrant green and are known to get quite large.
Looking for something with an even lower THC level? CBD Kush
is about as low THC as you can get. With a THC concentration of 0.2% on
average, and CBD levels reaching 15%, it’s perfect for therapeutic use as there
is no risk of unwanted psychoactive effects. Meanwhile, the high CBD levels can
help you relax, boost your appetite, and give you a euphoric escape from
symptoms of depression and stress.
This strain has a complex flavor and scent. It’s earthy,
pungent, and spicy. If you’re someone who enjoys herbal teas or complex spice
combinations, CBD Kush will appeal. The scent is woodsy and reminds many people
of the great outdoors.
FAQ About High CBD Strains
CBD does not cause users to get high. The compound that’s responsible for that is THC, and it is usually found in very low concentrations in strains that have high concentrations of CBD in them.
No, CBD is believed to have no addictive properties.
No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a CBD heavy
strain for you. Whether you’re interested in therapeutic relief or simply want
a chill time, these strains can help. Today’s
CBD marijuana comes in a variety of flavors, intensities, and hybridizations,
so there’s definitely one that you’ll love.