It’s 2019 and it seems like every city in the nation has at least one dispensary or head shop stocking cannabis for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. At this point, you’re the minority if you aren’t partaking. What gives? For the most part, those who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon abstain to avoid the psychedelic side effects of weed – totally fair! Not everyone is interested in hallucinations and such.
A decade or so you would have been hard pressed to find cannabis strains that are higher in CBD than THC, but as demand for these non-psychoactive marijuana seeds grows, breeders are stepping up to the plate and delivering a range of seeds and products that are suitable for cannabis consumers from all walks of life.
What do you look for in a cannabis strain that won’t get you high? The description should read claim to have a high CBD content compared to THC, or a ratio of at least 1:1. CBD doesn’t interact with the endocannabinoid system in the same way as THC, seemingly only connecting with receptors that are located throughout the body and not the brain. It can also block the uptake of THC, reducing its effectiveness if it’s present at the same time as CBD.
Check out some of our favorite high CBD, low THC marijuana seeds that are easy enough for every level of experience to grow, and available year round online in our shop:
- CBD Divine
- CBD Divine is a 1:1 (CBD to THC) cannabis that treats pain and mental health conditions with great ease. It was named for Sheng Nung, a man widely considered the father of Chinese medicine and known as “The Divine Farmer”.
- Probably a credit to its indica-heritage, CBD Divine will instill a relaxing calmness over the entire body, and the citrusy, floral-scented strain will be ready for harvest after 6-8 weeks of flowering.
- CBD MediHaze
- CBD MediHaze can boast a cannabinoid ratio of anywhere between 1:1 and 10:1, making it one powerhouse of a medicinal strain. The hints of honey and lemon will remind you of traditional remedies, but CBD MediHaze is not your mother’s therapeutic weed. It will get you off your butt and back to your productive self in no time.
- CBD Therapy
- The name says it all – CBD Therapy marijuana seeds can produce ratios of upwards of 1:20 THC to CBD. Hello! Many have chosen CBD Therapy to treat conditions like Dravet’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, wasting syndrome, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder.
- CBD Therapy is a sweetly scented strain that has minty, maple flavor with cloves, dill, and lemongrass.
A funny name for a serious strain, Nordle marijuana features an almost 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, making it an ideal medical strain. Indica dominant, it provides a deep, full body relaxation and a clear-headed high that will have you feeling optimistic and functional, the perfect therapy for stress, depression, insomnia, and chronic illness and pain.
Despite only containing a moderate amount of CBD, Zen marijuana is medically beneficial without hallucinations. It’s a 50/50 hybrid that folks love for the mental clarity and combined relaxation. Zen is often used to treat conditions like epilepsy or seizure disorders, but it brings relief from stress, depression, and other mental health disorders courtesy of its mood-enhancing properties (obviously).
Beyond the joint
Medicinal marijuana goes well beyond the joint – cannabis-infused products make this therapeutic alternative available to an even broader segment of the population. Edibles have been popular for quite some time, but now you can get products like concentrated oils or tinctures (which are alcohol-based), and pills that can be taken orally, or lotions, creams, and salves that can be applied topically for localized relief. As long as these products don’t contain THC (or at least low levels of THC), you’ll get all the benefits of marijuana without the hallucinogenic side effects.