It’s official, THC is no longer the star chemical compound of the budding bud industry. CBD, terpenes, and even flavonoids are getting a lot more attention these days. CBD is often associated with the healing properties of marijuana since it can help with chronic pain, epilepsy, and even the side effects of cancer medication. In this article, we are going to highlight some CBD heavy strains that give you less of a high but can pack a punch for those who use cannabis for medicinal purposes.
This Sativa dominant hybrid is known for little to no high. It can have a CBD: THC ratio of 20:1, so you can smoke this before engaging in a variety of activities without feeling intoxicated. Perfect for people with epilepsy or cancer patients who benefit from CBD treatments.
This strain is hemp-derived and has almost no psychoactive effects at all. It was developed by two brothers in Colorado who made it for a young epilepsy patient named Charlotte (so naturally, a perfect fit for people with epilepsy). This strain has been known to cause some dizziness when first used, so test the waters first if you plan on trying it.
Remedy is a high CBD strain that is a cross of the strains Catatonic and Afghan Skunk. This strain has no psychoactive effects but can make you feel very mentally and physically relaxed. Great for autism, anxiety, and inflammation.
Sour Tsunami is a hybrid crossover between Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. This strain is known for pain management and helping with anxiety. One reviewer of this strain on Leafly.com said, “the pain in my shoulder eased, my focus felt sharp, and there was hardly a buzz in my head, allowing me to think quickly and fully remain functional.”
This Sativa strain is a cross between Blue Dream and Hawaiian, and although many variations of those are THC heavy, this one is not. What it is known for instead is its uplifting effects and its fruity and sweet flavor, making it one of the more fun and enjoyable CBD heavy strains to smoke.
So if you need a little help with treating medical conditions but don’t often like the side effects of THC heavy strains, this list might be your go-to for that next trip to the dispensary. If these strains aren’t available, your budtender should be able to point you in the right direction to find other CBD heavy strains that work for you.