One of the first strains bred specifically for its CBD content, Sour Tsunami’s parentage of Sour Diesel and NY Diesel makes it an alert, uplifting 1:1 CBD:THC ratio, which has a great reputation for treating depression related issues as well as body pain.
Charlotte’s Web is perhaps the most famous high-CBD strain due to the worldwide news coverage of Charlotte Figi, for whom the strain was named for. Charlotte was suffering from up to 300 grand mal seizures a week until her parents tried CBD as a treatment, which miraculously reduced her seizures to one or less a week. Created by Colorado growers the Stanley Brothers, Charlotte’s Web has a 30:1 CBD:THC ratio and is essentially non-psychoactive.
In addition to CBD products sold in dispensaries, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has allowed for hemp-derived CBD products to become extremely popular. Many large retailers like CVS and Walgreens have started carrying CBD products, and e-commerce sales for the hemp industry are booming as well. If you’re not in an area where recreational or medical cannabis is legal, buying CBD online can be a great way to gain access to a variety of products. One of the industry’s leading CBD manufacturers and retailers is Pure Relief, a North Carolina company that prides itself on providing naturally-derived products made from industral hemp.
The popular lovechild of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin, the only thing holding this strain back from widespread distribution is its rarity. Boasting a 20:1 CBD ratio, this painkilling strain leads with a light buzz behind the eyes before following with a free and relaxed body high. Harle-Tsu is perfect for daytime use for its minimal psychoactive effects.
Named for the most famous astrophysicist of the last century, and the second most famous case of Lou Gehrig’s disease, this strain is best known for mitigating the symptoms of muscular degenerative diseases like ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. Descended from Harle-Tsu and Sin City Kush, this 1:1 CBD:THC strain is a daytime indica that imparts a relaxing, serene vibe without being sleepy.
As knowledge of CBD’s health benefits continues to spread through word of mouth and, hopefully soon, federally funded research, we can expect more low-THC, high-CBD strains to be developed. Already growers have developed Corazon, which boasts a CBD content of 22.5%, the highest ever tested. There’s a lot of interest in breaking this record in the coming years as well.
A cross between Skunk and Afghani varieties, this strain boasts a nearly 1:1 CBD:THC ratio. Unlike most CBD strains, Warlock was bred to contain a high level of THC to enhance its effects. This strain’s CBD:THC ratio has users with ADD and ADHD celebrating its “sharpening” of their focus and engagement while relieving the inattention and boredom common with that issue.
L ow-THC, high-CBD cannabis strains are gaining popularity among marijuana consumers looking to experience the medicinal benefits of the plant without heightened psychoactive effects.
Named for the legendary CBD trailblazer and cannabis advocate Lawrence Ringo, and not legendary adequate drummer Ringo Starr, Ringo’s Gift is a cross between ACDC and Harle-Tsu. At a 24:1 CBD ratio, the strain delivers a mild, focused mental high alongside a soothing and relaxed body feel.
Cannabis strains high in CBD are gaining popularity for their medical benefits and relatively low psychoactive effects. Take a look at our list of some of the top high-CBD, low-THC strains available in cannabis dispensaries.