Many Canadians love recreational cannabis and go to great lengths to find strains which are rich in THC and promise to give an intense and euphoric experience.
However, THC is not the only natural compound found in cannabis plants. There also is something called CBD or Cannabidiol.
But while THC is widely famous, it does not have nearly as many medicinal benefits as CBD. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this.
Which is why today we will be talking about 5 of our top strains with high CBD which have been designed specifically for medicinal uses.
But before we do that, let us first look at what CBD exactly is, and what its benefits are.
What is CBD?
While cannabis plants contain more than a hundred cannabinoids, not all of them are famous, useful, or even legal. The two most common and helpful one’s, however, are THC (Tetrahydro cannabidiol), and CBD (Cannabidiol).
But while both CBD and THC are found in cannabis plants, they are both very different in their uses, effects, and benefits.
The main difference between the cannabinoids, however, is in the effects they have on people. THC causes psychoactive effects. This means that the best THC rich strains will get you high, give you a couched look, make you feel hungry, make you dizzy, and get you properly stoned.
On the other hand, CBD infused strains will not get you high. Instead, they will offer you non-intoxicating and relaxing effects, without all the side effects of THC.
What are the medicinal benefits of CBD?
While many people are aware of the medicinal and recreational benefits of marijuana, not many know that it is in fact the CBD cannabinoid in the marijuana flower which is the reason behind these benefits.
Unlike THC, CBD does not have any intoxicating or psychoactive effects on the users. In fact, it is quite the opposite, as the cannabinoid instead blocks the CB receptors in the brain.
This means that a CBD infused strain will have all the benefits of cannabis, but it wont get you high or have any side effects of a THC infused strain. Which is why many users who use medicinal cannabis products choose to purchase high CBD strains instead.
The many health benefits of CBD include
- Pain management: A CBD infused strain can help reduce chronic pain and treat inflammation
- Reduce anxiety and stress: While CBD does not get you high, it does still has the relaxing and peaceful charm of marijuana
- Help fight against depression: CBD does help you get over the blues
- Provides relief for epileptic seizures
- Useful against mental disorders such as OCD and even schizophrenia.
- Reduce side effects to cancer treatments.
If you too are looking for medicinal marijuana for one of these reasons, a high CBD strain may be just what you need. Luckily for you, we have a lot of such products especially for you. So take a look
1. Green Crack
Extremely famous, Green Crack has been a highly popular CBD strain in the market since even before legalization.
A sativa dominant hybrid, with 65% sativa and 35% Indica, Green Crack is a strain which promises its users the best of both worlds.
Because its high levels of CBD are fused with trace amounts of THC, the strain can offer a high which is both intellectually and emotionally reviving. Effective against anxiety, depression, migraines, and PTSD, Green Crack is perhaps one of the most beneficial medicinal strains in the market right now.
The taste of the flower is sweet, with tropical and citrus touches which you will be delighted to find as you smoke. Users often get mentally recharged and experience a boost in creativity and motivation which helps them get things done quickly and efficiently.
So if you are in desperate need of an intellectual and emotional recharge, Green Crack is the strain you need.
2. Citrus Haze
Perhaps one of the most famous, and the most delicious strains ever, Citrus Haze has also been famous amongst users for quite some time. A popular and highly demanded combination of the Lemon Haze and Citrus Sunshine, it is a Sativa dominant hybrid which smells like sweet pine combined with a lemony scent.
As sweet to taste as it is to smell, the strain is 70% Sativa which offers an experience like no other. Due to the high CBD levels, the effects set in rather quickly, sending the user into a mood of pure happiness and euphoria, which slowly stimulates the mind into a concentrative state.
Not only does this strain allow you to complete mind-numbing tasks with ease but will also help your body relax and recharge. Particularly effective against anxiety and tiredness, the strain can also be used to fight anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
3. White Widow
A hybrid tracing it’s roots back to Brazil as well as South India, the White Widow is even more exotic than it sounds. A predominantly sativa hybrid, with high CBD levels, this strain is famous all over the world.
With a lemony scent and taste which is sometimes infused with touches of pepper, the White Widow strain promises an exciting experience which will reenergize you in an instant.
Particularly famous for its ability to relax your body without weighing you down, the strain can keep productivity levels up, and can be used to fight against depression, stress, anxiety and even PTSD. If you haven’t yet, this is one strain which you simply must try.
4. OG Shark
A popular Canadian blend which is quite hard to find elsewhere in the world, OG Shark is also a sativa dominant hybrid strain with high CBD levels and moderate THC amounts.
With an earthy pungent smell and taste of blueberries and tones of diesel, the strain offers a cerebral high which gives the user a creative and emotional boost.
Due to it’s high CBD levels, the strain can be used to relax without any side effects like dizziness or headaches, and can be used to treat problems such as depression, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and even ADHD.
5. Blue J
Recommended for daytime use, Blue J is also one of the best, high CBD, medicinal strains in the market.
A sativa dominant strain with a sweet blueberry muffin aroma and taste, the strain is particularly famous for its medicinal benefits and its ability to help users relax even in the most stressful of situations.
Especially helpful against fatigue, chronic pain, depression and insomnia, Blue J has been used to treat inflammations and even glaucoma. Its relaxing attribute also makes it a prefect strain to use against anxiety and stress.