12 Popular CBD Strains to Consider at the Dispensary
CBD is the hottest cannabinoid in cannabis right now - and everyone is talking about it for good reason! It's been shown to help fight disease, improve your quality of life, and it's safe for both humans and pets. Here are several popular and common strains you should consider during your next purchase of high-CBD cannabis flower.
Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD strains, and you can usually find it with a 5:2 CBD/THC ratio. While it's a sativa dominant strain, it has a very soothing effect which makes it an excellent pain reliever for chronic pain, inflammation, depression, PTSD, migraines, and stress. The high THC content is somewhat negated by the high CBD content, which means you shouldn't have much issue smoking it during the day and remaining clear headed.
Sweet and Sour Widow
This strain is what we would consider a beginner strain - it has a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio. It's going to give you a good preview of what a mixed strain looks and feels like, without sending you to the moon.
Stephen Hawking Kush
Stephen Hawking Kush offers mild, relaxing effects while doling out a healthy dose of CBD, too. This indica-dominant strain is one of the more unique CBD cuts out there, offering both heady and soothing effects.
This strain is a 50/50 hybrid and has one of the highest CBD: THC ratios around at 20:1. Once you consume ACDC, you’ll experience a strong euphoric feeling which makes you calm and happy. It is ideal for daytime use as it tends to make users more focused on their work and it also increases your sociability. ACDC is generally used to treat anxiety, inflammation, migraines, nausea, neuropathy, arthritis and bipolar disorder. It is also a favorite for people with chronic pain, and it is even a good choice if you’re looking to mitigate the effects of chemotherapy treatment.
This strain usually has a CBD/THC ratio in the 5:1 range. This is another great example of a strain with medicinal qualities. It induces strong feelings of relaxation making in useful in the treatments of muscle spasms, anxiety, and pain. This strain will give you plenty of relief along with a gentle THC buzz.
This indica dominant (60%) strain is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin strains and can contain up to a 22:1 CBD/THC split. Harle-Tsu basically works like a painkiller, which means it is excellent for daytime use. You'll feel calm and relaxed, but also completely functional. It works well for calming the adverse effects of PMS, PTSD, migraines, depression, inflammation, and insomnia.
Canna-Tsu is a more balanced CBD/THC strain. With a 5:1 or even 1:1 split and a sensational olfactory palette of citrus and sweet earth, Canna-Tsu gives the CBD enthusiast a splendid terpene profile.
Pennywise truly gets its name from its genetic cross of Harlequin and Jack the Ripper. It combines Jack the Ripper’s mental clarity with the medical power of Harlequin. At an even 1:1 CBD/THC split, it's definitely going to provide some level of THC high that's pleasurable at almost any dosage.
Ringo's Gift is a hybrid cross of Harle-Tsu and ACDC. With a ratio of 24:1 CBD/THC, the strain is potent medicine named for activist, CBD specialist, and founder of SoHum Seeds, Lawrence Ringo. A sativa dominant strain with a CBD/THC ratio as high as 20:1, it is a cross of ACDC and Harle-Tsu; and both are known individually for their high levels of CBD. It's ideal for alleviating chronic pain, anxiety, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, stress, PTSD and muscle spasms.
Also created by Lawrence Ringo, Sour Tsunami was created by crossing Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. This unlikely pair of stimulating plants bred a high-CBD phenotype that has since reshaped the medicinal benefits of high-CBD cannabis.
Charlotte’s Web (The World’s Most Famous CBD Strain)
Charlotte's Web is the strain that famously helped reduce the seizures of Charlotte Figi. Because its CBD content runs as high as 20:1 and the THC content is so low, it can be sold as a food supplement. Due to this extreme CBD potency, there is little to no ‘high’ associated with Charlotte's Web. In fact, it's so oriented toward helping with seizure disorders such as Dravet’s Syndrome, you won’t even realize you’ve taken anything except for the fact that your pain disappears. If you're curious, we wrote another article on what does taking CBD feel like? Charlotte’s Web is used to help with migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and arthritis and is typically consumed in CBD oil form rather than being smoked.
Did you know that many people have started a daily CBD regimen, even though they aren't 'sick'? It's an incredible wellness tool that you should consider! Read our article on 10 Healthful Reasons you should try CBD.