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CBD Strains to Look for in 2020

By Diana Morales

The 2018 Farm Bill was essentially a green light for farmers everywhere in the US to get seeds in the ground for this upcoming 2019 hemp harvest (September-November). What does this mean for consumers? Lower prices, for starters. More farming means more supply and lower prices for consumers.We’ve always believed the price of hemp was artificially high, which is why we’ve kept our prices lower than anywhere else in the market and will continue to do so this harvest. 
Other than lower prices, this harvest will bring a plethora of strains to the market and we can’t wait to get our hands on them for you. Each strain creates a different experience, from zen and relaxation to creativity. We’ve created a list of some of the top strains to try and their benefits so you know what to select come harvest time:

 

1.Charlotte’s Web
In a study among pediatric epilepsy patients, patients given Charlotte’s Web with a 27:1 CBD to THC ratio had reduced seizures and improved mood, focus and
appetite. It’s no wonder that its benefits make it so popular.

2. Remedy
Remedy is derived from Cannabis Indica, which often means that it is best for
relaxation, reduced muscle tension and improved sleep. Therefore, you should useRemedy if you are looking to stop insomnia and get a calming “body high.” It’s across between Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk, but it has a higher CBD to THC ratio than Cannatonic.

3.Harlequin
Harlequin, a type of clown or jester, is the name of one of Pennywise’s cross-strains. The name for this Sativa-dominant strain is fitting, because it is likely to soothe pain, increase energy and improve mood.

Most Harlequin strains have a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC, so you won’t get high
despite being feeling happier, energetic and more sociable

4.Hawaiian Dream

It’s an uplifting sativa strain that crosses Blue Dream with a Hawaiian variety.
Though some renditions of this strain have a THC-dominant chemical profile,
Hawaiian Dream is best known for its high CBD content which is often twice as
abundant as its THC.


Benefits:
Pain
Inflammation
Anxiety without physical heaviness or a foggy head.

5. Jamaican Lion
Jamaican Lion is a high-CBD sativa strain with mildly psychoactive effects that
stimulate creativity and focus without the loss of functionality. Its rich genetic
background combines Mountain Lion a Rock Bud and Lionheart cross with a
Jamaican sativa known as Yarders.
Benefits:
Stress
Pain
Depression
Muscle Spasms
Fatigue.

6. Sour Tsunami
Sour Tsunami is a cross between Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. Therefore, you can expect a sweet flavor with the unique aroma of diesel.
The strain’s CBD to THC ratio is about 1:1, specifically with CBD levels around 11
percent and THC levels up to 10 percent. This may not be the best strain for
beginners or the THC-averse, because a slight high can be expected despite the
calming balance of CBD.

7.Trident
This strain has an impressively high CBD content. This makes it a popular
medical cannabis strain. Despite its high levels of CBD, it can have up to six percent THC, so some cerebral effects may take place but the relaxing effects after are pure gold.

8. MediHaze
MediHaze, sometimes known as CBD MediHaze, is a CBD-rich strain that provides clear headed, uplifting effects. If you need to chill out from any high-strung activities while easing pain or anxiety, this is a great strain for you.

9. CBD Shark
Another strain with a 1:1 balanced CBD:THC ratio, CBD Shark is an indica-
dominant hybrid that helps patients with pain, anxiety, and inflammation. Sure,
you’ll get high, but those 1:1 strains tend to be a pretty even cruise instead of a
jarring takeoff.

10. Nordle
Nordle is another CBD strain that consumers have been clamoring for—and by
that, we mean search interest has leaped by 460% in the past year. A cross
between Afghani and Skunk, Nordle is a balanced 1:1 hybrid that delivers mild
effects and potential relief of pain and muscle spasms.

11. CBD Mango Haze
CBD Mango Haze is a breed of CBD growth Launched by CBD Crew in 2013. This pleasant and aromatic combination combines the tropical flavors of Mango Haze with the benefits of an elevated level of cannabidiol.
Benefits:
Concentration
Cheer up
Energy
Relaxation
Happiness


12. Sweet and Sour Widow
Sweet and Sour Widow is a 70/30 indica-dominant cannabis strain with a 1:1 CBD- THC ratio and a subtle sweet onion aroma. Because of its balanced cannabinoid profile, Sweet and Sour Widow’s psychoactive effects are mild, making this strain suitable for novice consumers and patients needing to medicate without a foggy head.
Benefits:
Depression
Stress
Lack of Appetite
Pain
Insomnia.

13. Island Sweet Skunk
This is a Sativa-dominant Hybrid, reportedly a crossing of a Grapefruit female and
Northern Lights x Haze male originally cultivated by Breeder Steve, Canadian
breeder and founder of Spice of Life seed bank.
Benefits:
Depression
Stress
Pain
Fatigue
Headaches

14. Swiss Gold
Swiss Gold is a high-CBD strain from Northern California that is typically classified as a sativa and was bred by the late Lawrence Ringo. Ringo describes the structure of the strain as “pure indica, short and fat.”
Benefits:
Inflammation
Fatigue
Muscle Spasms
Seizures
Pain

15.Dark Star
This strain was born by crossing two already infamous strains, Purple Kush and
Mazar-I-Sharif, to create this mind-numbing, though not particularly strong, bud
that is a favorite amongst all users whether medical or recreational is your top
choice.
Benefits:
Anxiety
Pain
A Loss of Appetite
Insomnia
Depressed

16. Stephen Hawking
This indica-dominant hybrid is also part of Alphakrokik Genes’ CBD+ line of
genetics that emphasize high-CBD strains. There are 3 known phenotypes of
Stephen Hawking Kush, all with vivid cherry and berry flavors that mix with a minty
note.
Benefits:
Pain
Insomnia
Stress
Fatigue
Inflammation

17.Astral Works
Astral Works by Prūf Cultivar has a striking citrus aroma and is full-bodied without being forcefully sour. The subtle notes of pepper, herbs, and hay temper the brightness of the aroma while contributing to the overall complexity of the strain’s fragrance.
Benefits:
Its effects are also outstanding, offering calm relaxation without being dissociative,
confusing, or distracting.

18.Bluegenius
This strain is an exceptional CBD-dominant flower with an interesting bud
structure. Its appearance is a little out of the ordinary, expressing wispy yet
beautiful, fragrant flowers covered in dazzling crystal resin. Notes of citrus, pine, pepper, basil, and floral spice are all underpinned by an earthy dankness that complements the strain’s odd arrangement of terpenes

19. Suzy Q
A CBD-dominant strain with an extremely modest amount of THC, making it
another mellow strain with little to no high. The mild effects of this pine-scented
strain help you shed anxious or demotivating mental blocks that stood in the way of creativity and productivity.

Benefits:
Relaxed
Inflammation
Pain
Stress
Depression
Insomnia

20.Dance World
Dance World is a CBD-dominant strain that almost achieves a balanced CBD:THC ratio, making it especially appropriate for consumers struggling with pain, depression, and lack of appetite. This synergy of THC and CBD helps to inspire positivity and more vibrant moods by handing you subdued euphoria on a leash.

Benefits:
Stress
Depression
Lack of Appetite
Pain
Insomnia.

21.Elektra Hemp Flower.

Formed from a combination of high-CBD ERB and ACDC strains, a standard Electra strain has almost 16 percent CBD and less than 0.3 percent THC content. Developed mainly in southern Oregon, Electra hemp flowers feels very sticky to touch and have an intense green color with a few orange stripes.Interestingly, some of the same terpenes found in Electra are also in mangoes, lemons, and pine leaves.

22. Otto 2 Franklin 

Otto II Franklin
Vigorous plant with moderate to long internodal spacing. Has shown above average powdery mildew resistance.
Terpene Profile: Berry, pungent, spice.
smells like sweet tangerines with notes of pine and pepper.
CBD Range: 10-13%
Total THC: < 0.3%

23.Berry Blossom 

Berry Blossom was bred by HGH Seeds by crossing Cherry Kandahar with their own Chardonnay. Buds are light green with scattered purple hues while the flavor profile is floral with overtones of candied raspberries and acai berries. This high-CBD strain is a great addition to their CBD collection and is a great boutique-quality CBD flower that can handle rough conditions.

24. Lifter 

Lifter is a CBD hemp cultivar created by crossing Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud. Buds have a funky cheese aroma with a hint of fuel.
Benefits.
Pain
Stress
Depression
Inflammation
Cramps

 25. Special Sauce 

Special Sauce is a High CBD hemp flower that is earthy, sweet and with a hint of diesel aroma. Perfect to help you relax your stress away after a long day.

Great for assisting in a variety of conditions including inflammation, arthritis, pain, anxiety, and depression.

Top 10 of High CBD strains.

CBD strains have a higher CBD to THC ratio. Some strains may have a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, in which case the CBD mitigates much of the high produced by THC. Some euphoria may still remain. For CBD strains with 2:1 and 2:0 ratios, there is very little to no high. The strain produces a much more relaxing effect.

1. ACDC
This cannabis is a sativa-dominant CBD powerhouse! With an extremely CBD-
heavy cannabinoid makeup (THC:CBD ratio of 1:20), this strain produces few if
any intoxicating effects.
Benefits:
Pain
Anxiety
Epilepsy
multiple sclerosis
negative effects of chemotherapy, all with a clear head.

2. CBD Critical Mass

A high-CBD cross of Afghani and Skunk #1, this indica-dominant strain is great for relaxing and easing physical discomfort. It stimulates creativity and euphoria
without knocking you out. Botanically speaking, it grows like a sativa but flowers
like an indica. Fans of this strain most commonly report the effects as relaxing, tingly, happy and Uplifting.

3. Cannatonic
Typically showing a 2:1 CBD to THC ratio, this hybrid delivers many medical
benefits without the anxiousness and paranoia associated with THC. You will feel
some psychoactivity, however, so prepare accordingly
Benefits:
pain relief
it calms nausea
anxiety
stress
mood disorders as well.

4. White Widow
Technically, White Widow is not a high-CBD strain but was bred with the optimal
amount of CBD as a buffer (1-4%) to mitigate some of the effects of THC.
Benefits:
helpful in treating PTSD
depression
Anxiety
Nausea
Pain.
It’s a versatile strain that works great for daytime or evening use

5. Wife
This strain is more of an even hybrid, and features a staggering CBD:THC ratio of
20:1. It does happen to be rare, so if you see it on any menu, make sure to stock
up.
Benefits:
treating nausea
chemotherapy side effects
chronic pain
Depression

6. North Star CBD
North Star CBD has only a small amount of THC, and is far more dominant in CBD than most strains. It is very helpful for post-workout aches, and other pains. It’s also thought to be very good for reducing anxiety

7. Pennywise
An Indica-dominant hybrid, Pennywise is a cross between the Harlequin strain and the Jack the Ripper strain. This is most likely where it gets its name, which comes from the famed killer clown. Like traditional clowns, however, Pennywise is meant to make you happy.
You’ll get some of the happy-inducing high with the calming, balancing effects of
the CBD and Indica-based properties

8. Ringo’s Gift
Ringo’s Gift is a high-CBD strain that is a cross between AC/DC and Harle-Tsu,
two hybrid strains also recognized for their therapeutic value and immense amount of CBD content. It’s named after its original breeder, a renowned marijuana activitis and trailblazer in CBD genetics named Lawrence Ringo.

Benefits:
Anxiety
Depression
Physical ailments can also be potentially treated with Ringo’s Gift, including
epilepsy, arthritis, chronic pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, and
Headaches

9. Harle-Tsu
Boasting a 20:1 CBD-to-THC ratio, this high-CBD strain can be consumed without
any concern of being inundated by the intoxicating effects of THC. Harle-Tsu is
said to give users the feeling of complete relaxation. It comprises a plethora of
terpenes, including myrcene, pinene, humulene, terpinolene, and ocimene.


Benefits:
The combination of terpenes and high CBD content generates a number of
potentially therapeutic benefits for various conditions, such as
Epilepsy
chronic pain
inflammation
depression, stress, and others.

10.Ak 47
This sativa-dominant hybrid delivers a steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz that
keeps you mentally alert and engaged in creative or social activities. AK-47 mixes

Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties, bringing together a complex
blend of flavors and effects.
Benefits:
Stress
Depression
Pain
Fatigue
Insomnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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