Let's take a look at the cannabis strains richest in CBD, modern medicine's latest all-natural wonder drug
The most popular strains in the world of cannabis are legendary for a variety of reasons. Favorites like Super Lemon Haze have inimitable flavor profiles that win back-to-back Cannabis Cups. Others such as Chemdawg are world famous due to the sheer potency they possess, so much so that they are used as "parent strains" to create other wildly popular cannabis phenotypes. But are there any strains that are widely coveted for their high CBD content? In this post, we answer that question and provide examples. But before we do, it's worth noting how CBD became one of the most sought after cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant.
So what is CBD, in the first place?
Cannabidiol (popularly known as CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, and is rapidly becoming a staple in the health and wellness industry due to its various medicinal and therapeutic properties. In the past decade alone, medical research has shown CBD to have anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, analgesic, antiemetic and antipsychotic properties. It also helps to calm seizures, epilepsy, restlessness – even leaky gut syndrome! Every day, CBD is tested as a means of ameliorating symptoms of various ailments and disabilities, and proving to be a viable panacea in its own right.
How is CBD different from THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is the single most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, and is known far and wide as the cause of the "high" when ingesting cannabis products. Conversely, CBD has no psychoactive or intoxicant properties, instead providing a range of medicinal and therapeutic effects as described above. CBD also works to balance out some of the more compromising aspects of THC-induced highs in certain strains, including anxiety, paranoia and nausea. CBD even has the ability to synergize with the hundreds of terpenes present in cannabis to amplify the terpenes' curative qualities, in a process that's been dubbed the Entourage Effect. While the cannabis plant has been famous for its THC-related psychotropic side effects for several decades, recent breakthroughs in medical science have put the spotlight on CBD and its tremendous potential as a cure-all for common health issues.
4 High-CBD Strains to Take Your Well-being to The Next Level
The point of cannabis consumption is rapidly changing from simply getting high to improving one's health and state of mind
Without further ado, here's a list of high-CBD strains you should check out the next time you hit the dispensary. With good research and knowledgeable dosing, the following strains could improve the overall quality of life for both humans and pets! Let's take a brief look at each, in no particular order
Charlotte's Web originally known as "Hippies' Disappointment" for its virtual inability to cause a high, Charlotte's Web deserves top billing in this post for being the first CBD-dominant strain to garner media attention in the form of a national news story. After initially gaining notoriety for its ability to calm epileptic seizures, Charlotte's Web has gone on to be prescribed for anxiety disorders, inflammation and chronic pain issues in adults, children and pets.
Suzy Q ever get writer's block while working on that novel you've always wanted to finish? A lack of creativity getting in the way of your favorite musical or artistic hobby? The Suzy Q strain helps with mental inhibitions by providing a mild surge of creative energy and focus to go with its pleasant pine scent and flavor.
Harlequin Harlequin is one of the most popular high-CBD strains in the market today, typically holding a CBD-to-THC ratio of 5:2. This is a strain often recommended and prescribed to soothe chronic pains and inflammation. It's also known to work wonders for depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders and even migraines. Harlequin's high CBD makes it a viable sativa-dominant strain to enjoy regardless of the time of day.
ACDC this is known among CBD lovers and aficionados as a "beginner's high-CBD strain." ACDC provides practically all the perks of cannabis – think relaxation and a strong sensation of overall well-being – without the side effects of THC. No high, no loss of time nor heavy, foggy or frantic state of mind. If you're curious about high-CBD strains and would like to try one for the first time, you can't go wrong with ACDC.
There are a number of other popular high-CBD cannabis strains such as Sweet & Sour Widow, Ringo's Gift and Remedy. Once you've fallen in love with the idea of getting cannabis' medicinal and therapeutic benefits without losing time or productivity, we're confident you'll give the other strains a try as well.
Natural Options Are Often The Best Options
The future looks bright ahead for cannabidiol, whether it's in or out of the cannabis plant. As more people become educated about its various health-positive benefits, the popularity of CBD products is bound to surge in the coming years. The use of isolates, concentrates, topicals and CBD-dominant strains of cannabis has helped considerably in improving the quality of life for everyone – from cancer patients to individuals with stress and anxiety disorders.