Top 10 Best High-CBD Strains
CBD has a reputation for being able to improve many symptoms. Although CBD is far from a cure-all, its therapeutic abilities are impressive and wide-ranging. Research shows the cannabinoid could improve pain, anxiety, inflammation, skin disorders, and sleep scores, to name a few (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Because of CBD’s impressive abilities, you might be looking to add more CBD into your routine. We’ve rounded up the top 10 best high-CBD strains to help you get started.
What to Look for When Choosing a High-CBD Strain
If you want to experience the effects of CBD with minimal interference from other cannabinoids or compounds, it’s best to choose a strain with a high ratio of CBD to THC. This is because THC, another major cannabinoid, can induce psychotropic effects (a high) that may interfere with how you experience the therapeutic effects of CBD.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 high-CBD strains:
1. Ringo’s Gift
This cannabis strain is not named after the Beatle but after the late Lawrence Ringo, a cannabis activist who focused on raising awareness about the benefits of CBD. Known as the “father of CBD,” Lawrence Ringo’s name is appropriately placed with this high-CBD strain.
Ringo’s Gift can deliver a CBD to THC ratio as high as 24:1. Users of this strain have described it as mellow, affecting the entire body and lacking the couch-lock feeling.
Harlequin is one of the more popular high-CBD strains on the market, and this strain will deliver a CBD ratio of roughly 5:2. You can expect strong CBD benefits, with some relatively mild THC effects as well.
Users of Harlequin often remark on its ability to make you feel alert and clear-headed.
3. Harle Tsu
Also known as Harlequin Tsunami, Harle Tsu is a strong contender for one of the best CBD to THC ratio strains out there. This high-CBD cross strain has been found to have a CBD to THC ratio as high as 20:1.
Harle Tsu also has the added benefit of having extremely low THC levels. This means that Harle Tsu has strong CBD characteristics, and you can experience these without the effects of THC.
Users have described Harle Tsu as being especially effective in treating pain and inflammation. Try Harle Tsu for yourself, and see if you experience the same benefits.
4. Sour Tsunami
Sour Tsunami is one of the mother strains of Harle Tsu, so it’s no wonder that this strain is also high in CBD.
When it comes to high-CBD strains, Sour Tsunami has something of a legacy. Sour Tsunami was one of the first deliberately bred high-CBD strains. In a way, we have Sour Tsunami to thank for the abundance of CBD we can find in strains.
This strain’s CBD content is high, ranging from 11 to 30 percent. Its THC content is low but not non-existent. You can expect to find roughly 10 percent THC in Sour Tsunami, so be aware that you may experience some psychoactive effects.
5. Sweet and Sour Widow
Sweet and Sour Widow has a CBD to THC ratio of 1:1, so it may seem like an odd addition to our high-CBD strain list. However, Sweet and Sour Widow caters to those who enjoy the psychoactive effects of THC but don’t want to give up a strong hit of CBD.
With this strain, you get the best of both worlds, a moderate high alongside the therapeutic effects of CBD.
No list of high-CBD strains would be complete without ACDC. This strain delivers a hit of CBD like the band can deliver a tune. With a high CBD to THC ratio of roughly 20:1, you’ll experience the effects of CBD with minimal interference from THC.
Remedy is an excellent high-CBD strain for those interested in the effects of CBD and who want to avoid the high that comes with THC.
Reaching CBD levels of up to 16%, this high-CBD strain is known for its almost complete lack of psychotropic effects. That means that you can consume Remedy knowing that you won’t experience a high. Instead, you can enjoy the therapeutic potential of CBD.
Remedy users have described this strain as being sweet and floral and delivering a relaxing, happy, and stress-reducing experience.
8. Stephen Hawking Kush (SHK)
Stephen Hawking Kush, or SHK, is a high-CBD strain that is also low in THC. Stephen Hawking Kush will leave you with a cerebral effect appropriate for daytime use and deliver an impressive percentage of CBD and therapeutic effects.
With a CBD content of up to 20%, and THC levels almost non-existent at under 1%, Elektra is an excellent strain option for those who want high amounts of CBD but extremely low amounts of THC.
Be aware, Elektra does have quite a reputation for its strong scent.
10. Sour Space Candy
The last high-CBD strain on our list is Sour Space Candy. Named for its sour aroma and multicolored buds, Sour Space Candy is especially low in THC, at around 0.05%., That is about as THC-free as you can find in a cannabis strain.
Sour space candy packs a CBD punch, with levels as high as 20%.
The Bottom Line
With research pointing to CBD’s impressive therapeutic potential, it’s no wonder why more and more people are looking for strains high in CBD. When it comes to finding the right high-CBD strain for you, it will depend on your personal preferences. Looking at the CBD to THC ratios and reading reviews can help you choose the right strain.
**Standard Disclaimer: CBD is not FDA-approved. We make no such claims that using our products will guarantee relief. Moreover, research regarding CBD is still ongoing and in the early stages.**
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