First things first: cannabis is particular. CBD is particular. It’s unique. It’s never the same for every single person, nor is it the same experience every single time you use it—and the same goes for all the different CBD strains.
Listen, as with all the different cannabis strains, there are a lot of different CBD strains out there, and they can all affect you differently. With that said, it’s really helpful to know about the most common CBD strains that there are, in order for you to maybe help find what is best for you and your lifestyle. Some of the strains here still will have THC in them. However, like with medical marijuana, the CBD will always override the THC amount, meaning you won’t necessarily get the psychoactive effects or the “high” that you might normally get from the higher amount of THC.
Cannabidiol CBD is one of the most popular cannabinoids right now, for obvious reasons. It’s great if you are looking for something to help relieve chronic pain, help with depression, or help improve your overall lifestyle. Using higher CBD strains is also a great way to introduce yourself to cannabis if you’re a first-time user. With that said, here are the most common, and most popular, high CBD strains that you can check out.
Harlequin is probably one of the most popular, if not the most popular, high CBD strain currently around. It’s quickly rising and may even overtake Charlotte’s Web for most popular CBD strain. The CBD/THC ratio is 5:2, meaning it’s pretty high in the CBD and will probably keep you clear-headed throughout the day, even if you smoke it during the day. Most people like to smoke this specific strain because it’s relatively soothing, making it great for pain relief, and even stress, PTSD, and depression.
While the Harlequin strain is rising and rising in popularity, Charlotte’s Web is still number one when it comes to most popular and common CBD strains. Named after Charlotte Figi, a young lady who took this strain that helped reduce her consistent seizures, the CBD/THC content is about 20:1. Because the THC content is incredibly low, it’s commonly sold as a food supplement; this also means that there is basically no “high” when you use Charlotte’s Web. This strain, which is quite high in CBD and has almost no THC, is commonly used in an oil form instead of being smoked. It’s great for pain and people commonly use it if they have seizure conditions or disorders. However, Charlotte’s Web is also great to use if you suffer from any type of pain, migraines, muscle spasms, arthritis, and even fatigue.
Sweet and Sour Widow
Sweet and Sour Widow is a strain that is great for beginners. Its CBD/THC ratio is 1:1, helping you understand just what a mixed strain is without getting you incredibly stoned. This strain is perfect for first-time users or beginners because it can help leave you without a foggy head, but it’s also great for those who need some pain relief.
ACDC is a very common CBD strain that is quite heavy in its CBD (its CBD/THC ratio sits at 20:1, much like Charlotte’s Web). Because of the small amount of THC in this strain, ACDC is the perfect way to daily help with pain or anxiety. This strain won’t leave you feeling intoxicated in the least and is known for keeping your head clear and not foggy.
While the name is a bit scary (if you’re familiar with the Stephen King novel and TV/movie adaptions of It), but this is a great strain high in CBD. A cross between Harlequin and Jack the Ripper, Pennywise is known for helping to bring mental clarity, euphoria, and relaxation to the user. At a CBD/THC ratio of 1:1, this strain leaves you feeling relaxed and functional. It’s great for those who are looking for pain relief or suffer from neurological disorders, PTSD, or arthritis.
Ringo’s Gift is an especially high CBD strain, with a 24:1 CBD/THC ratio. Named after the late CBD pioneer Lawrence Ringo, this specific strain is a cross between Harle-Tsu and ACDC. This strain is known for bringing total relaxation to the whole body without leaving you in a “couch lock” situation, while also helping encourage cerebral activity. It’s basically the best of both worlds.
Stephen Hawking Kush
Named after the famous scientist Dr. Stephen Hawking, SHK is a high CBD strain that helps to bring relaxation to the user. It’s popular and known for helping with nausea while also bringing mild relaxation. It’s definitely considered to be more of a unique CBD strain, but it should still be mentioned here because of the positive reception it’s been getting from people looking for good CBD strains.
Another unique hybrid strain, Cannatonic is highly recommended for those who suffer from insomnia or have trouble sleeping. With its low THC content and high CBD levels, Cannatonic leaves one feeling highly relaxed with a mellow high that tends to be short-lived. However, that doesn’t mean that Cannatonic isn’t amazingly relaxing—it is. It’s perfect for those who are looking for something to deal with their pain, as well as those looking for some help with psychological issues.
Created by the late Lawrence Ringo, the Harle-Tsu strain is a great CBD strain that brings enjoyment without sedation. A cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami, Harle-Tsu has a CBD rating that is 20 times higher than its THC and can really help to keep you both happy and focused. This strain is one of the most popular and commonly used strains to deal with depression, stress, pain, and fatigue, making it quite the familiar CBD strain.
As you can see, there are so many different strains that run high in CBD content, all with different results and effects. Some are better for certain situations and experiences than others, but it’s still easy to get lost in all the effects and benefits! With that said, CBD strains are great because they are able to bring relaxation to your body without the common THC high, leaving you clear-headed, alert, and, hopefully, pain-free.