Since the infamous date of October 17th, 2018, weed smoking has been at an all time high (no pun intended) among Canadians. This was the day when recreational marijuana finally became legal throughout the country. Buds, concentrates, and edibles have literally been flying off of dispensary shelves – especially those containing CBD.
If you’re unfamiliar with CBD, just think of it as the “straight-edge cousin” of THC. Like THC, it is one of the main chemical compounds found in weed, but unlike THC it won’t get you high. However, there are plenty of perks to ingesting CBD; medical smokers have found instant relief from pain, nausea, and anxiety with CBD.
Whether you’re purchasing weed or growing your own, you should consider investing in heavy-CBD cannabis. For anyone with a medical grow license, here’s how to renew your ACMPR permit so you can continue to grow legally. Here are a few CBD-heavy strains to purchase or grow on your own this year.
Charlotte’s Web is by far the most popular CBD strain on the market. It is famous for reducing the seizures of a young girl named Charlotte a few years back. This strain has an extremely high CBD to THC ratio, almost 20:1. Since the THC is so low, you can even buy Charlotte’s Web as a food supplement. It definitely won’t get you high, but it will melt all of your pain and stress away.
ACDC is another extremely potent CBD strain (20:1) that will make you feel happy and calm. It increases focus and productivity and is perfect for all-day smoking. In addition to treating anxiety, inflammation, nausea, and pain it can actually help you out in social settings. ACDC is one of the first picks for chemo-patients since it helps chronic pain and appetite loss.
Even though Harlequin has a lower CBD to THC ratio (about 5:2) it is an ideal choice for medical smokers. Since the CBD content is higher than the THC, the psychoactive effects are cancelled out. There is pretty much no chance of getting high. There is, however, a good chance of experiencing pain relief and a relief from anxiety disorders.
With a 5:1 ratio of CBD to THC, Cannatonic is another great choice. A few puffs of this stuff will completely relax your body, and this quality makes it perfect for treating pain. Chronic pain from migraines, arthritis, or an injury are often treated with this strain. Be prepared to feel a gentle buzz from the THC – nothing crazy but some smokers claim to feel slightly high from Cannatonic.
This cross between Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel was specifically bred to contain a lot of CBD. Yes, it has pain-relieving and appetite-stimulating qualities, but recreational smokers also love it. Not only can it treat pain and nausea, it also has a unique flavor profile of lemon, earth, and of course diesel.
If you’re planning on growing some Sour Tsunami, you’ll love the 9-week flowering period. The dense dark green buds are tinged with pretty purples and oranges. You’ll quickly fall in love with the sweet diesel aromas produced by Sour Tsunami, as well as the 11% CBD.