Most cannabis users hanker after THC. Strains that are heavy with the psychoactive cannabinoid tend to fly off dispensary shelves. But what about people who want a less intense experience?
Cannabis strains with higher ratios of CBD to THC produce gentler, calmer effects than those solely loaded with THC. Manufacturers and cultivators are taking advantage of the newly-legal markets sprouting around the country and supplying consumers’ CBD demand.
If you’re searching for a high-quality CBD cultivar, here’s what you should look for the next time you’re at a dispensary.
- Sweet and Sour Widow
This fantastic flower boasts a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio. You’ll be able to feel a slight buzz from the THC, but you’re unlikely to become extremely intoxicated. This is a great option for people who are new to cannabis and want to experience a “high” feeling without losing control.
Cannatonic’s popularity means it might be one of the easier strains to find. Its CBD/THC ratio ranges anywhere from 5:1 to 1:1. Because it has a decent amount of THC, less avid recreational users may still find themselves feeling its psychoactive effects.
Reaching ratios as high as 5:2, Harlequin is a solid choice for medicinal cannabis consumers. The buds pack enough THC to be noticeable and have medicinal efficacy,but not enough to leave consumers feeling impaired.
Originally grown in Spain but quickly catching fire with medical cannabis providers world-wide, the THC content in this cultivar is so low that you might not feel any psychoactive effects at all. ACDC typically tests as a 20:1 CBD/THC ratio. It’s the perfect strain for people craving the anxiety and pain-reducing qualities of CBD.
- Ringo’s Gift
This strain is a cross between ACDC and Harle-Tsu, which is itself a hybrid strain. It’s packed to the top with CBD, testing up to 24:1 CBD/THC.
A CBD-rich strain is an appealing choice for people interested in cannabis’ medicinal qualities as well as those who want to experience a calmer, less fervid high.