Candida (CD-1) has been created for its medical benefits. Loaded with CBD, it has been developed to minimize psychoactivity and increase medical impact. Its breeders are after a strain with enough THC to interest consumers while the CBD takes full-body effect.
However, many strains have an important medical impact. Charlotte’s Web, for one, has led the world’s interest with the aid it offers children with recalcitrant epilepsy and related syndromes. But we have listed 10, some better known than others, with reputed medical influence.
10 cannabis strains known for their medical properties:
1. Supreme CBD Kush: With a high 9.5% CBD and low 9.5% THC content, Supreme CBD Kush contains a pharmacy of medical benefits. A 1-to-1 balanced hybrid it offers little recreational benefit.
Developed from G-13 and OG Kush, this strain lifts you up and lets you down with a full-body hug. It is full-flavored, fruity, and recommended for use with a bong for a smooth smoke to ease pain, cramps, and involuntary spasms. Supreme CBD Kush grows tall and flowers in about 12 weeks.
2. Blackjack: Not to be confused with Black Jack, the Blackjack strain comes from Black Domina and Jock Horror by Nirvana Seeds. The cross makes it an Indica-dominant hybrid (70: 30) with a moderate 14% to a potent 24% THC. You’ll enjoy an uplifting and creative euphoria before sliding into a tingling body buzz.
Blackjack tastes of lemon, spice, and pine and smells of sweet berries. The THC punch keeps you active and focused while easing anxiety, ADHD, depression, fatigue, fibromyalgia-related pain, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
3. Crown Royale: There is a CBD count of 2% in Crown Royale, an Indica-dominant hybrid (70: 30). It has scored at 21% THC, but it usually hovers around 14%. The heir to parents — Blueberry and Purple Kush — Crown Royale continues the sweet berry and piney aroma and flavor.
Crown Royale delivers a lasting and energizing cerebral buzz before it drifts toward a relaxation free of stress and depression. People choose it to treat migraine headaches, arthritic pain, and situational depression.
4. Northern Lights: It is hard to name a more classic cannabis strain than Northern Lights. It’s just about everything you imagined in a product. A direct descendant of Afghani landrace plants, it has bred many generations on hybrids. A pure Indica with a reliable 16% THC sometimes reaching 21%, it is potent, and users are thankful for that.
It produces a deeply felt cerebral euphoria and body relaxation. While the therapeutic CBD is negligible in Northern Lights, it will help you ignore or forget anxiety, chronic pain, loss of appetite, and sleeping disorders. This is a Hall of Fame strain, a Top 10 Indica, and multiple High Times Cannabis Cup winner. But the THC potency should keep it out of the hands of novice users.
5. Purple Pineberry: The breeders are keeping the secrets of Purple Pineberry close to their Canadian vest. But word has spread about its rich combination of grape, lemon, and pine. It grows quickly indoors or out with healthy yields.
An 80: 20 Indica-dominant clone, Purple Pineberry has a modest to potent THC content (18% to 20%). Its punch begins with giggles and euphoria before reaching a couch lock relaxation relieving mild depression, stress, chronic pain, and nausea.
6. Supreme CBD Durban: The is another 1-to-1 strain with 8% THC and 8% CBD, a 70% sativa hybrid from Durban and a Suprema CBD. The heavy CBD load offsets the THC and packs a medical promise.
It’s sweet with tastes of licorice and anise and recommended for vaping. There’s little or no cerebral effect, but you can expect a full-body stone for treating muscular aches, arthritic pain, and involuntary seizures. Supreme CBD Durban is mild enough for first-time smokers, but they may wonder what’s going on because there is no head trip.
7. Black Indica: In a climate bursting with super potent THC strains, Black Indica is an 80% Indica-dominant cannabis with a mild 12%-17% THC. This strain offers a mild introduction for first-time users and a mellow fade into sleep for those with stress symptoms or sleeping disorders.
Black Indica carries the classic genes of Pure Kush and Afghan landrace strains. The THC delivers an uplifting buzz while the 2.5% CBD produces a deep body, near couchlock, relaxation. Mild as this strain is overall, it is recommended for late day or evening use. Easy to grow, Black Indica flowers early and yields well.
8. Orange Bud is a flavorful treat for new users with a mild-to-moderate THC level of 16.5%. It’s Indica dominant in a nearly balanced 65: 35 ratio. You’ll taste and smell lemon and orange with touches of cloves and mint.
The THC produces a high euphoria to reduce anxiety and depression and increase focus and creativity. The low CBD content will ease chronic pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. The strain induces enough fun and giggles to please anyone and to appeal to novice cannabis users.
9. Cannatonic is a medicine cabinet with a high CBD content that treats many medical problems. A 50: 50 balanced strain, Cannatonic holds 7%-15% THC with a heavy 12% CBD. There’s enough THC to make you feel good, but the potent CBD kills pain, reduces inflammation, relieves anxiety and stress, and eases migraines. But many use it for PTSD and epilepsy therapy.
Cannatonic gets its woodsy taste and medicinal properties from its parents, MK Ultra and G-13. And, it ranked 3rd in High Times Cannabis Cup for Sativas in 2003.
10. Candida (CD-1) has been bred from unrevealed parents for its medical benefits by Medical Marijuana Genetics. With an unprecedented 20% CBD and minimal THC, it does not offer a psychoactive trip. It can be smoked, but like Cannatonic, users process it into oils, tinctures, and butters.
Candida (CD-1) is packed with analgesic, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and other medical mechanisms of action treating seizures and tremors. And, it won 2nd Place in the 2017 Spannibus Champions Cup.
Take a stand!
It may be time to become an advocate for medical-use cannabis. No harm is known, and while government restrictions limit long-term research, users report significant medical benefits. Until the mechanism of action is scientifically discounted, legalized accessibility and availability are important — even vital — for some.