Top 5 High CBD Strains
For years, marijuana cultivators bred and manipulated the plant to get one thing out of it: a high, of course. Strain after strain was developed with a higher THC content because people thought that the pot was only good for its psychoactive effects.
Today we know that the other compound, cannabidiol (CBD), has potent medicinal benefits. Strains with a high CBD content are widely used by patients to address inflammation, pain, seizures, epilepsy, and nausea. CBD is also valued for its cancer-fighting properties. All of these without the psychoactive effects of THC. Some even use these strains to counteract the anxiety that comes with smoking pot that has too much THC in it.
If you’re looking to try some great high-CBD strains, check these out:
Lemon Kush is a cross from the legendary Master Kush and Lemon Joy strains. This strain has refreshing zesty citrus notes that provides a mild high, ideal for relaxing after a long day of work or in a social setting. D-Limonene is the terpene responsible for giving Lemon Kush its lemony aroma and taste, but more importantly it has also been found to have some cancer-fighting properties. Lemon Kush provides a pleasant body high and invigorates the mind, making it a great strain for creative activities. Lemon Kush is valued for its pain-killing abilities especially for those who suffer from headaches and migraines.
Mango Kush is the closest thing you’ll get to actually tasting a tropical mango with a hint of banana, but in the form of marijuana. This delicious strain gives a strong body buzz that’s perfect for sleeping, or if you want to get into a deep state of relaxation. Mango Kush works wonders for the management of chronic pain as well as inflammation, stress, and anxiety. Some users report that smoking Mango Kush makes them more talkative and even experience the giggles.
Pineapple Express has a tropical and fruity aroma that will transport you right to Hawaii. Patients love Pineapple Express for its euphoric and uplifting buzz which is beneficial for those who are dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. That’s not all: Pineapple Express also provides relief for those suffering from physical ailments such as headaches and pain. It’s known to give the munchies, so have a pack of your favorite snacks handy when you use Pineapple Express. This strain gives a fantastic head high best enjoyed when you are out for a walk in nature, or in a social situation where you don’t want your hit to get in the way of your conversation skills.
OG Kush is another legendary strain, and is also potent considering its THC content. It has a wonderful pine-like and citrusy aroma that will have you wanting more. OG Kush is a favorite of many because it gives intense euphoric feelings like no other strain, so if you are battling depression and anxiety this is the strain for you. OG Kush gives a powerful body-numbing hit, best enjoyed during the evenings. This strain is commonly used to treat bipolar disorders, anger management, stress, anxiety, and symptoms of PTSD.
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant strain that was one of the most popularly used back in 2015. Blue Dream provides a balanced high of both body and mind. This strain is ideal for appreciating artistic and creative endeavors as well as socializing, sex, and even exercise. However, Blue Dream is also one of the most calming indica strains out there and is also a potent analgesic for fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. If you take large amounts of Blue Dream, it could lull you into a gentle but deep sleep. Blue Dream is one of the most versatile medical marijuana strains and is widely used to treat a number of conditions.
High CBD strains pack a punch with their excellent buzz combined with their powerful medicinal properties. They are also some of the most delicious strains around, with many of them having unique flavor profiles with fruity and berry aromas. These strains are commonly used to treat serious conditions including Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, PTSD and more.
CBD doesn’t have to be smoked all the time; there are many excellent products on the market such as edibles, topicals, and creams with all the medicinal benefits of this cannabinoid.