Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is an ingredient in cannabis that can provide mental and physical benefits without causing the high related to THC. People who are interested in trying a CBD product to ease pain or reduce the symptoms of anxiety can check out these five strains with high CBD contents.
ACDC is a sativa-dominant strain created from Cannatonic. The strain contains CBD amounts of up to 20 percent and THC amounts that range from 0.42-6 percent, making it popular among all types of smokers. The earthy and woody flavor most strongly tastes of pine, although many users report a slightly sweet taste as well.
Most people report feeling an increase in relaxation, energy, and focus, making the strain a good choice for use during the day. Some users successfully used ACDC to relieve symptoms of migraines, pain, and inflammation, nausea, anxiety and more. The strain may help to relieve some of the side effects of chemotherapy as well.
2. Ringo’s Gift
Named after cannabis activist Lawrence Ringo, Ringo’s Gift is a hybrid of ACDC and Harle-Tsu. The strain is available in several ratios and contains as much as 24 percent CBD to 1 percent THC. Like ACDC, Ringo’s Gift mostly features an earthy and woody flavor, but there are also strong hints of citrus.
The result is both a cerebral and body high. Initially, users begin to feel focused and more relaxed. Eventually, the high travels throughout the body and leaves most users relaxed without becoming couch-locked. Smokers commonly report using this strain to ease the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, PTSD and arthritis. It may also help to relieve anxiety and muscle spasms related to chronic pain.
3. Charlotte’s Web
An extremely low-THC strain typically used as a CBD oil, Charlotte’s Web is Indica-dominant and features up to 20 percent CBD. The flavor is mostly sweet citrus but does have a hint of a floral taste. Since there is nearly no THC in the strain, it typically has no cerebral effect and is a good choice for those who prefer not to feel “high.” People who use the strain report that it helps with pain, muscle spasms and anxiety related to fibromyalgia, migraines, and arthritis. Some users also experience a reduction in seizure disorder symptoms.
Sativa-dominant Harlequin typically has a CBD to THC ratio of 5:2 with CBD amounts of up to 10 percent. The ratio makes the strain a good daytime option. Harlequin’s flavor begins with a musky earth taste but then quickly makes its way into a sweeter mango.
Smokers who use the strain often feel more relaxed, creative and alert. People often experience relief from pain related to inflammation, migraines and chronic syndromes. Harlequin also offers relief from depression, anxiety and other PTSD symptoms for some people.
As the name suggests, Harle-Tsu is a hybrid child of Harlequin and Sour Tsunami. The strain can contain anywhere from equal amounts of CBD and THC to a 20:1 ratio in favor of CBD. Although the bud is still rare right now, its growing popularity is likely to change that. Harle-Tsu, which has a woody flavor that almost tastes like tea, may work as an appetite enhancer.
Other reported side effects include feeling more relaxed, more focused and happier. The effects of Harle-Tsu are usually mellow, so many smokers use it during the day. Some people report that Harle-Tsu relieves symptoms related to PMS and PTSD as well as helps with depression, joint pain, and insomnia issues.
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