High CBD Cannabis Strains and What they Do

by greenrush
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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is just one of more than 80 active chemical compounds found in cannabis called cannabinoids.Over the past few years, seed creators and budtenders have begun to value high CBD cannabis strains on account of their strong medical properties and non-pyschoactive nature. Though still in the early phases of research, studies have shown that CBD can help control or prevent the onset of seizures, control anxiety and depression, and even reduce the size of tumours.

Seed growers have met the growing demand for high CBD cannabis strains with science and innovation, developing a number of varieties to cater to the needs of patients who suffer from pain and other chronic ailments. In this article, we take a look at several high CBD cannabis strains and discuss their medicinal uses.

High CBD Cannabis Strains: Our Picks


[caption id="attachment_592" align="aligncenter" width="640"]High CBD cannabis strains: Harlequin Image from www.tokeofthetown.com[/caption]

Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD-rich cannabis strains to hit the market in recent years. This hybrid comes from a mix of old landrace stock (Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss sativas, and a Nepalese indica,) and is widely considered to be one of the best pain-relief strains out there. As a sativa-dominant strain, you can expect Harlequin’s strong uplifting and mood-enhancing qualities to come through and provide that much-needed boost you’re looking for.

Harlequin differs from non-psychoactive CBD-only strains such as Charlotte’s Web and Avi-Dekel in that it contains both THC (4-7% ) and CBD (8-16%.) Exactly how CBD and THC interact is still somewhat of a mystery, but recent evidence seems to suggests that cannabinoids play off each other and work together at the molecular level in a key process known as the entourage effect. Basically, this means that isolating cannabinoids such as THC or CBD doesn’t necessarily lead to improved treatments for patients.

Unlike CBD-only strains or CBD-high hemp oil extracts, Harlequin provides a full spectrum of therapeutic effects that range anywhere from pain and anxiety relief to seizure prevention and heart protection.

Harlequin is flush with myrcene, the terpene that is responsible for the earthy musk scent common to many cannabis strains. With faint hints of mango on the exhale, Harlequin is delightful on the palate and provides quick pain relief without the added soporific effect.

For more information on high CBD cannabis strains, head over to True Healing Collective to check out their selection of CBD-high hemp oils. Contact The Harvest Bloom  for more information about Harlequin availability, or head over to Flow Kana to sample Harle-Tsu, a CBD-rich cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami.

High CBD Cannabis Strains: Dance World

[caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Dance World Image from www.royalqueenseeds.es[/caption]

The brainchild of Royal Queen Seeds, a Spanish-based seed creator, Dance World is one of the most popular high CBD cannabis strains out there at the moment. Its genetics are mainly sativa, with parent strains Dancehall and Juanita La Lagrimosa combining to give Dance World its inherent uplifting mood-boosting qualities. Dance World gets its name from the dancehall music that one of its parent strains was named after and tends to be consumed by patients undergoing physical therapy and other hands-on treatments.

Doctors and specialists have recommended high CBD cannabis strains such as Dance World for its anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm effects. Dance World contains equal shares of THC and CBD, and is therefore a better option than Harlequin for those who suffer from insomnia or a chronic lack of appetite. Dance World’s 1:1 THC to CBD ratio makes it a great option for both patients and occasional users seeking quick relief from pain, nausea, or lethargy.

Dance World is flowery on the palate, but subtle fruity undertones and hints of earthy pine give it a beautiful complexity on the finish. For a complete list of dispensaries near you that keep a tidy stock of Dance World, please visit the Green Rush website.

High CBD Cannabis Strains: Cannatonic

[caption id="attachment_597" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Cannatonic Image from www.mernagh.ca[/caption]

Cannatonic was developed by Resin Seeds in their search for a great all-around medical cannabis strain with a balanced cannabinoid profile. This sativa-scented bud clocks in at 0-14% THC and 0-23% CBD, and was one of the first strains to pack high levels of both essential cannabinoids.

Cannatonic is a hybrid cross between a G13 Haze father and an MK Ultra mother, both of which are potent indica-dominant strains. Resin Seeds combined MK Ultra’s whopping THC levels and G13 Haze’s potent pain-relief qualities to create one of the best high CBD cannabis strains around.

Used both by patients with chronic illnesses and the wider cannabis community, Cannatonic has been known to occasionally produce a body-melt sensation and reduce sensitivity to outside stimulations. Nevertheless, this high CBD cannabis strain is the ideal daytime bud and is best avoided before hitting the sheets. Relax, sit back, and enjoy as Cannatonic’s energy-boosting genetics act as the perfect pick-me-up at the start of a long, active day.

This high CBD cannabis strain has a piney aroma that is laced with sharp scents of herbs and wood. Canntonic’s terpenes develop on the tongue as they pass through the mouth before giving way to a fine aroma of citrus and mint on the exhale.

To check out other high CBD cannabis strains, such as Johnny’s Tonic, Suzy Q or Luna CBD, head to Grass Valley Health and Wellness.

Finally, for a range of other CBD-rich products, including edibles, hemp oils, and tinctures, be sure to visit California Wellness, True Healing Collective, Cannaluv, or Big Sur Cannabotanicals.

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