Although many marijuana lovers  enjoy  it due to its psychoactive high offered by high THC marijuana strains,  research has  made a number of people are understand  the medicinal benefits of high CBD strains. For some marijuana consumers, CBD has actually become an important factor when choosing their medicine. However, the choice can often be an overwhelming and confusing one as there are so many strains to choose from. This article looks at the most popular CBD strains on the market.

What is CBD in Cannabis?

Cannabidiol is a well-known cannabis compound which does not have any psychoactivity. This means you won’t experience the mind-altering high synonymous with THC or what is commonly known as the ‘high’. Today, CBD comes in a various   forms and can be extracted from both types of Cannabis that is marijuana and hemp. It is commonly used for medical purposes. However those who smoke marijuana but want the benefits of CBD may have to choose an equal THC/CBD ratio, as CBD is known for countering the “high” effect associated with THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana). CBD is also used in treating arthritic pain as it reduces overall pain and inflammation in joints with no side effects. A high CBD/low THC strain known as  Charlotte’s Web  introduced the  use of CBD as a treatment for pediatric seizures, as this compound  has helped decrease the e frequency  of seizures in so many children that it was eventually incorporated into a pharmaceutical treatment called Epidiolex. 

Five of the Most Popular High CBD / Low THC Strains

1 – ACDC (The cannabis Strain that does not leave you Feeling Thunderstruck)

This strain is a 50/50 hybrid and it contains one of the highest CBD: THC ratios around. There are  get up to 20% CBD versions of ACDC,  with some containing  up to 6% of THC,  and others  with as little as 0.42%. This strain generally leads to a strong euphoric feeling, making the smoker feel calm and happy and is ideal for daytime use as it tends to make users more focused on their work and also increases sociability. ACDC is generally used in the alleviation of symptoms of anxiety, inflammation, migraines, nausea, neuropathy, arthritis and bipolar disorder and is also a favorite for people with chronic pain and those looking to mitigate the effects of chemotherapy treatment.

2 – Charlotte’s Web (The World’s Most Famous Marijuana Strain)

This strain is the world-famous indica dominant (60%) and was the main reason for the bid to legalize high CBD strains. The strain has  a CBD content as high as 20% and  oil made from Charlotte’s Web is extremely low in THC, meaning it can be everywhere  as there is no psychoactivity associated with this strain, and it provides users with no cerebral effect. This strain is typically consumed in form of  CBD oil  rather than being smoked and it is very  effective for  treatment of  pediatric seizure disorders such as Dravet’s Syndrome and equally  helps  with migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and arthritis.

3 – Ringo’s Gift

This strain  is a slightly sativa dominant (60%) strain with a CBD:THC ratio as high as 20:1 though  strains of Ringo’s Gift can be found  with up to 20% CBD and as little as 1% THC. This strain is a cross of ACDC and Harle-Tsu; both strains known for their high levels of CBD. Ringo’s Gift has an earthy hash taste and aroma, and consumers tend to experience an element of cerebral activity while feeling soothed and relaxed. Due to the low THC content, the high received from this strain is mild yet noticeable as it begins in the in the head and slowly but surely leads to a body buzz which keeps you relaxed. This strain is   ideal for people with chronic pain, anxiety, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorder, stress, PTSD and muscle spasms and is also a good choice for daytime medication as it keeps you relaxed yet alert and ensures you remain sociable.

4 – Harle-Tsu (The Painkilling Marijuana Strain)

This is an  indica dominant (60%) strain and is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin strains and contains up to 22% CBD and less than 1% THC.The Harle-Tsu high is rather mellow, which does not provide the  body with  cerebral high, but rather  works well as a painkiller. It produces a buzz feeling behind the eyes at first and then makes the body feel free and relaxed afterward. Consumers have revealed that they  feel energized and motivated with Harle-Tsu which means it is excellent for daytime use and also  treats conditions such as PMS, PTSD, migraines, depression, inflammation, and insomnia.

5 – Harlequin (A Unique Hybrid Marijuana Strain)

This strain is notable for having a high CBD content of at least 10%. Th is makes Harlequin ideal for use during the day as it keeps you alert and energetic. Harlequin is also useful for relaxing and staying calm and it produces a soothing effect all over the body and in the head. The high THC content is counteracted by the high CBD content so it should be okay to smoke it during the day, although dry eye is a possible side effect. Harlequin is used to combat health condition such as chronic pain, depression, inflammation, migraines, PTSD, and stress. This strain is an excellent pain reliever, so it can be a good alternative to OTC and prescription pain killers.

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