Cannabis is a remedy for some people who live with anxiety. But not all cannabis is created equal. Both are similar in structure, but there is a big difference. THC is a psychoactive compound, and CBD is not. THC causes the “high” associated with cannabis, including the anxiety and paranoia that some people experience.
Until recently, the goal of most cannabis growers was to maximize THC content. Today, however, this trend is declining in favor of CBD-rich strains, those that contain a high amount of cannabidiol and only a minimal or moderate amount of THC. There is a lot of laboratory research supporting CBD’s therapeutic potential, which has resulted in high demand for high CBD strains. Here are the top 5 best and most popular CBD-rich strains on the market, containing a large amount of CBD and varying levels of THC.
Effects of CBD in our Endocannabinoid System
CBD is interesting because it interacts with our body’s cannabinoid receptors in a different way than THC. Instead of binding to these major receptors-CB1 and CB2, it indirectly modulates their activity.
For example, CBD works against the fatty acid amide hydrolase production, which is an enzyme that breaks down anandamide (a prominent endocannabinoid).
By doing this, CBD increases this internal cannabinoid’s availability in the brain without directly binding to endocannabinoid receptors. Anandamide activates the same receptor as THC, resulting in therapeutic effects throughout the body.
The significant CBD strain:
Harlequin CBD takes around 60-65 days indoors to finish its full bloom. It creates the flowers relatively quickly compared to other medicinal strains. At first, its fruits are the size of your fingertips, but in the middle of its flowering, we will need to tutor it to support the tails. In the last 21 days, it will show its trichomes that will give weight to the flowers. It is not a productive variety, but we will be amazed by its excellent quality. With less than half the average amount, the effect is twice as powerful.
This bulk seed with CBD has extraordinary organoleptic qualities as well as delicious. Mainly its fruity notes stand out with subtle hints of citrus and orange. A taste and smell that nobody gets bored with. Be careful with the fertilizer; this variety overfertilizes very quickly. Try never to exceed 1.8 EC during the flowering phase. It is also better to grow it with organic fertilizer if the end of
The Harlequin CBD variety of medical marijuana has a charming physical and relaxing effect, making it a type that can help us with insomnia problems or muscle pain. Its power is brutal; you will be lying on the sofa, sleeping in seconds with a minimal amount.
Characteristics of the Harlequin CBD cannabis strain:
Genetics: 90% Indica & 10% Sativa.
Crossing: (Harlequin X Sour Tsunami) x Kimbo Kush.
Flowering: 60-65 days.
Effect: Very relaxing / Physical crushing.
THC: from 3% to 6%.
CBD: from 11% to 15%.
Flavor: Fruity / Citrus notes / Orange.
Indoor production: 400-500 gr / m2.
Outdoor production: 500-550 gr / plant.
About Black Harlequin feminized
Feminized Black Harlequin is an indica / sativa hybrid. Its formidable genetic heritage includes our Black Domina, winner of a Cannabis-Cup, and Harlequin, a potent CBD strain from the United States. Growers can get huge yields from these plants, whose scent is floral with hints of wood and earth. They have a THC / CBD ratio of 1: 1 and offer consumers a wonderfully relaxing high with a lot of balance for the body and mind.
This special strain started life as one of the strains in our Sensi Seeds Research 2019 project. Despite initial plans to add just three of them to our permanent catalog, it received such excellent reviews from our community that we decided to include it as well.
Feminized Black Harlequin Grow Pattern Feminized Black Harlequin
Cannabis seeds are an indica / sativa hybrid. Its genetic heritage includes the Black Domina from Sensi Seeds, winner of a Cannabis-Cup, and Harlequin, a respected strain of CBD sourced from the United States.
This strain is feminized, which is useful for growers who don’t want to identify and remove male plants. It makes growing easy for newbies and anyone who wants an easy-growing strain. The plants have a medium flowering period, so don’t wait too long until harvest. Feminized Black Harlequin plants tend to be of medium height, both indoors and outdoors. They are also capable of producing extraordinarily large yields, especially in the hands of a highly-skilled grower.
In appearance, the plants are quite bushy with a thick central tail. They are also covered in abundant compact buds. This strain can grow well in both temperate and continental climates and does wonderfully well when grown indoors at any time of year.
Effect, flavor, and aroma of feminized Black Harlequin
Feminized Black Harlequin is an indica / sativa hybrid, with a 1: 1 THC / CBD ratio. This high CBD content is remarkable in effect. The influence of the mother plants can be detected in the aroma and taste. Once consumed, users highlight a pleasant sensation of relaxation, both body and mind. Thanks to the CBD levels, it is also balanced and relatively mild.
During the growth phase, they give off a woody, earthy, and slightly floral aroma. These notes become more evident during the flowering stage and the bud curing process. In terms of flavor, users can perceive this strain’s pungent earthy taste, with a delicate touch of sweet flowers and exotic wood.
In one word
- Plants grow to medium height, both indoors and outdoors
- The strain grows well indoors and outdoors in both temperate and continental climates
- The aroma and flavor of the buds have hints of wood and earth, with some floral notes
- The THC / CBD ratio is 1: 1, thanks to the introduction of a CBD strain to the gene pool
- This strain is feminized, making it easy for beginners to grow.
- The climb is pleasant, relaxing, and not too intense.
Another CBD strain is the strain known as ACDC, a high CBD sativa-dominant phenotype. It is a popular variety in California. It is famous for its deficient THC levels and very high CBD content. A notable feature of ACDC is its THC: CBD ratio of 1:20, which means that this strain does not induce psychoactive effects. Briefly, it has between 1 and 6% THC, so the psychoactive effects are almost nil. However, CBD levels are around 20%, much higher than the average strain.
ACDB is a cross between Cannatonic and a ruderalis variety, resulting in a uniform and balanced combination of 50% hybrid and 50% indica. Due to the indica / sativa balance, users often feel revitalizing effects such as happiness, euphoria, and calm. It can also make the consumer feel more sociable and focused. Some users describe the feeling as very relaxing. Tests have put ACDC’s CBD content as high as 19%, which helps many patients treat pain, anxiety, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy’s adverse effects without intoxication.
Special Sauce is an evenly balanced hybrid strain (50% indica/50% sativa) created through a new combination of other hybrid strains. The perfect ingredient to treat any remedy, Special Sauce packs a massive 18-20% CBD level and a minimal 0-1% THC level, making it one super medicinal strain. That being said, the effects of Special Sauce are pretty minimal, serving to relax and soothe the body rather than leave you flying high or dropping low. You’ll feel calm from head to toe, free of any physical or mental aches and pains, and relaxed with a feeling of unmatched tranquility and happiness. You won’t feel weighed down or energized with Special Sauce; instead, you’ll be entirely at ease with the world around you with lifted spirits and a raised head. These super soothing effects, combined with its high CBD level, make Special Sauce perfect. It becomes perfect for treating a wide variety of conditions, including inflammation, chronic stress, chronic pain, cramps or muscle spasms, spasticity, and seizures. Special Sauce has a lightly sweet and woody flowery pine taste and an earthy herbal aroma to match. Special Sauce buds have small triangle-shaped forest green nugs with thin orange hairs and a coating of tiny purple-tinted white crystal trichomes.
Let’s see the following table to make a comparison between these three strains:
|THC Content (Max)||15%||19%||0.05%|
|CBD Content (Max)||15%||14%||14.3%|
|Flowering Time||9 weeks||10 weeks||8 weeks|
|Taste & Smell||Earthy
| Sweet aroma of berries, vanilla,
woody flowery pine taste
|Indoor Yield (Max)||700g/m2|
|Outdoor Yield (Max)||600g/plant||450g/plant
|Outdoor Harvest||Mid October|
|Cannatonic||Special Sauce Origin
Early Resin Berry
|Similar Strains||Ringo’s Gift
|Negative Effects||Dry Mouth
Cramps or Muscles Spasms