High CBD Strains of Marijuana

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is considered as the second most useful cannabinoid present in cannabis. While its sibling THC is known for being psychoactive, CBD is not, playing it cool, offering non-psychoactive and relaxing effects. For this reason, it is very useful for several medicinal and personal uses.

Since CBD does not leave its users stoned, as what is common with THC filled strains, it is also an amazing option for patients who need to have a clear head during treatment of various health conditions including pain, headaches, nausea, anxiety, stress, epilepsy, muscle spasms, and several others.

However, with presence of just so many strains that are high in CBD these days, it may turn out to be challenging to select the best one. To help you out, here are the top 10 high CBD strains of marijuana that you can avail for yourself.

Harlequin

Key Features:

  • Type:75% Sativa 25% Indica
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 5:2
  • Taste: Earthy, Woody, Sweet

This sativa dominant strain is known because of its CBD content. As a descendant of aNepali indica, combined with Swiss and Thai landrace strains, you can expect this strain to offer you a clear-headed and alert sativa feeling. This strain is highly effective when it comes to treating anxiety and strain, since CBD can counteract the paranoia effects of THC while also introducing its painkilling features.

AC/DC

Key Features:

  • Type: Sativa dominant
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 20:1
  • Taste: Earthy, Woody, Pine

This sativa dominant strain is a phenotype of another high in CBD strain – Cannatonic. A remarkable feature of this strain is its 20:1 CBD:THC ratio, which means that it does not have any psychoactive side effects. Different tests have shown that this strain contains CBD as high as 19%, making it ideal for patients who are dealing with anxiety, pain, multilple sclerosis, epilepsy, as well as the negative effects of chemotherapy.

Ringo’s Gift

Key Features:

  • Type: 60% Sativa 40% Indica
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 24:1
  • Taste: Earthy, Pine, Citrus

This high in CBD strain is a cross between AC/DC and HarleTsu. The cross comes in several ratios and phenotypes, but this particular strain,Ringo’s Gift, comes with a steep ratio of 24:1 (CBD:THC).

It has become a favorite among the clubs in Barcelona, as it offers a mellow mix of soothing and full-body relation, minus the couch-lock sensation after.

Cannatonic

Key Features:

  • Type: 50% Indica 50% Sativa
  • CBD Level: 6-17%
  • Taste: Earthy, Citrus, Pine

This highly unique hybrid is especially bred for its low CBD content level. It is a cross between a male G13 Haze and female MK Ultra, producing a mellow, short-lived high which is both powerfully relaxing and uplifting. As a medical strain, it is used to treat muscle spasms, pain, migraines, anxiety, and different psychological and physiological symptoms.

Sweet and Sour Widow

Key Features:

  • Type: 70% Indica 30 Sativa
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 1:1
  • Taste: Earthy, Sweet, Woody

Sweet and Sour Widow is an indica dominant strain that offers 1:1 CBD to THC ratio. It also introduces a sweet and onion aroma. The psychoactive effects offered by this strain are mild, which means that it is ideal for novice users, as well as patients who need a clear head during medication.

Charlotte’s Web

Key Features:

  • Type: 60% Indica 40% Sativa
  • CBD Level: 20%
  • Taste: Flowery, Earthy, Pine

Charlotte’s Web comes with less than 0.3% THC content, making it very popular for patients who are dealing with seizures, and several other medical conditions. The potency of this strain is because of its high-CBD content, especially cultivated by breeders in Colorado, in search for a cure to an epileptic patient named Charlotte. Its powerful effect may cause some dizziness, which means that new users should be cautious in using this strain.

Stephen Hawking Kush

Key Features:

  • Type: 70% Indica 30% Sativa
  • CBD Level: 5%
  • Taste: Earthy, Woody, Berry

Stephen Hawking Kush, otherwise known as SHK, is named after the famous scientist Dr. Stephen Hawking. It is an indica dominant strain which emphasizes on high CBD content. There are three phenotypes under this strain, and all of them exhibit a combination of berry and cherry flavors, with a hint of mint. The relaxing and soothing effects offered by this strain helps in keeping pain away, while stimulating your stomach in order to suppress feelings of nausea.

Pennywise

Key Features:

  • Type: 70% Indica 30% Sativa
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 1:1
  • Taste: Earthy, Woody, Sweet

The Pennywise strain is high in CBD, and is cross between two other famous strains, Jack the Ripper and Harlequin. There are four phenotypes of this strain, with some of them having fingerlike buds, and others have round appearance. It is especially ideal for those who are dealing with PTSD, arthritis, neurological disorder, epilepsy, as well as cancer symptoms.

Harle-Tsu

Key Features:

  • Type: 60% Indica 40% Sativa
  • CBD:THC Ratio:20:1
  • Taste: Earthy, Woody, Sweet

HarleTsu is a high in CBD strain which is a hybrid between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami, thus the name. With a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, it offers relief to those who are dealing with inflammation and pain, without physically have to deal with psychoactivity.

Valentine X

Key Features:

  • Type: 50% Indica 50% Sativa
  • CBD:THC Ratio: 25:1
  • Taste: Citrus, Pungent, Skunk

This strain is named after St. Valentine, who is known as the patron saint for those with epilepsy. It is a 50/50 hybrid strain that is famous for its amazing healing features, providing great assistance to those who are dealing with inflammation, seizure disorders, as well as in treating cancer. On top of its medicinal effects, Valentine X strain is also sought after for its capacity to boost creativity.

As mentioned above, these strains are just some of the strains with high CBD strains of marijuana. However, it definitely represents some of the newest and the most reliable strains available. Strains that are dominant in CBD levels are the safest options as they can satisfy the needs of medical marijuana patients.