CBD cannabis flower is an optimal choice for users that don’t want to get high, but are still looking for relief for their aches and pains. CBD-rich flower strains range in THC potency. Some have very little, while other CBD-rich strains have a more balanced CBD:THC ratio.
Cannabis breeders and growers are becoming more interested in cultivating strong CBD flower buds with high levels of CBD reaching over 20% levels or higher. Ask your budtender or delivery service if they have any high-CBD or CBD-rich flower strains. If not, consider asking around for these popular CBD strains.
Harlequin’s one of the more popular CBD-rich strains ranging from 7 to 13% CBD and 5 to 10% THC (5:2 CBD:THC ratio). This 75/25 sativa-dominant strain comes from a mix of Colombia, Thai, Swiss, and Nepalese landrace strains (wild cannabis). It’s prized for its chill and stimulating effects and earthy and fruity taste. You can’t miss its fiery orange and red hairs.
CBD consumers looking for the lowest possible THC levels can turn to the CBD-rich ACDC strain. It’s a cross between the popular Cannatonic strain (a balanced CBD:THC strain) and Ruderalis (a free-growing species) creating a half sativa and indica strain. Expect CBD levels to reach up to 20% with THC levels around 2 to 6%. It’s sweet and earthy aroma isn’t bad either.
Although not typically found in flower form, Charlotte’s Web gained worldwide popularity after reports that a young girl had treated her intractable epilepsy with CBD oil made from this strain. Made by the Stanley Brothers in Colorado, this strain contains less than 0.3% THC and up to 20% CBD. It was originally called “Hippie’s Disappointment” due to its low THC levels.
If you can, get your hands on the high-CBD Harle Tsu strain, originally bred by Southern Humboldt Seed Collective. It’s a cross between CBD-rich Harlequin and Sour Tsunami strains, which contribute to their whopping 18 to 22% CBD levels. You won’t find more than 1% THC in this strain. Use this for a buzz-free experience.
Sweet and Sour Widow
You’ll notice a subtle sweet onion and floral scent on Sweet and Sour Widow flower. Bred by CBD Crew, this 1:1 CBD:THC strain provides users with a clear-headed and energizing experience. It’s essentially a CBD-rich White Widow strain with around 5 to 10% THC and CBD.
Named after Lawrence Ringo, the late cannabis activist, Ringo’s Gift is truly a gift to CBD enthusiasts. Ringo’s Gift combines the best qualities of Harle-Tsu and ACDC to create a high-CBD and low-THC strain. It’s earthy and fruity aroma might pull you in, but their 18%+ CBD and low THC levels will keep you coming back for more.
CBD-rich flower is slowly getting more shelf space in dispensaries across the nation. Some retailers even sell their CBD flower online. It’s as easy as looking up a hemp flower producer and ordering from their website. CBD flower provides a respite from high-THC strains and mellow, but engaging effects that won’t get you that high.