In the world of cannabis genetics, a huge variety of big-name strains have placed a lot of emphasis on the THC-producing potential locked within their seeds over the years: more recently, however, with the increasing popularity of medical marijuana, there has been a lot of publicity surrounding the positive effects of one of the lesser known constituents of the herb: Cannabidiol (CBD).
Today, an increasing number of medically-oriented breeders work around the clock to focus their efforts upon producing ever more balanced seed strains which possess the potential to produce effective amounts of CBD.
What are the positive effects of CBD?
CBD is a naturally-occurring, non-toxic component of cannabis which has no psychoactive properties; whilst THC has some very real medical applications, CBD has been shown to be the more medically-focussed constituent contained within the plant:
- CBD can inhibit the growth of cancer cells
- It’s a fantastic antioxidant
- It can be used as a potent pain-killer
- It is an effective anti-inflammatory agent
- It has been shown to relieve anxiety
- It can work to reduce nausea
- It can work as an anti-spasmodic agent
Such powers could make CBD a potentially useful tool in the management and treatment of symptoms relating to:
- Various forms of cancer
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Immune disorders
Which strains possess high levels of CBD?
If you are looking for cannabis genetics which pack more CBD than average, you might like to look into these five heavy-hitters:
CBD Crew Nordle Feminized, by CBD Crew
This strain packs a mighty CBD punch, at a potent 5.5%: to complete the package, this gorgeous variety throws a finely-tuned 5.5% THC level into the mix.
CBD Critical Mass Feminized, by CBD Crew
The gurus at CBD crew have lived up to their name yet again, by producing this genetic marvel: with an even 1:1 ratio that can produce 5% CBD and 5% THC, this strain is making waves in the medical marijuana scene.
CBD Skunk Haze, by Dutch Passion
This 50/50 Indica/Sativa strain produces an effective 5% CBD and 5% THC combination, to generate physical, highly medicinal effects.
Auto Blue Pyramid by Pyramid Seeds
For a higher ratio of THC to CBD, this beautiful automatic contains the potential to spit out over 1.4% CBD, in combination with THC levels which sit at an effective 15%.
Alaskan Ice, by Green House Seeds
This potent, medicinally-focussed, yet THC-laden masterpiece combines genetics from the famous White Widow and Pure Haze strains, to produce a 1-2 combo of potent CBD (over 1%) and THC (over 15%) levels, to create energising, physically-rooted effects.