High CBD Cannabis Strains With Anti-Inflammatory Properties

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychotropic cannabinoid believed responsible for many of the medical and therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Because CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in a way that doesn’t produce the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana, marijuana strains high in CBD and low in psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and/or anti-spasm effects, without the troubling side effects of lethargy or depression.  Strains that contain at least 5 percent CBD are considered “CBD Rich” strains.

Ongoing research about the “entourage effect” of cannabinoids is beginning to demonstrate that, for many medical applications, CBD and THC enhance each other’s effects. It is expected that within the next 10 years, additional strains with specific CBD to THC ratios will be developed to treat an increasing roster of diseases, including cancer.

The following strains, outlined below in order of estimated CBD strength, are considered to be among the top choices for treating inflammatory diseases, including arthritis. Where marijuana is harvested, differences in growing techniques and processing systems affect levels of CBD, so only average characteristics are represented.

Cannatonic

  • Variety: 50:50 Indica - Sativa Hybrid
  • Origin: MK Ultra, G13 Haze
  • THC Range: 14 percent
  • CBD Range: 17 - 23.4 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Focused, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Depression, Hyperactivity, Inflammation, Migraines
    • Flavors/Aromas: Earthy, Woody, Pine, Citrus, Tangy

AC/DC

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant
  • Origin: Cannatonic
  • THC Range: Max 1.2 percent
  • CBD/CBN Range: 16 – 24 Percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Social
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Inflammation, Nausea, Neuropathy, Seizures, Tremors, Tumors
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Lemon, Spicy, Sweet

Great White Shark AKA Peacemaker

  • Variety: Sativa Dominant Hybrid (85:15 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Super Hunk, Brazilian, South Indian 
  • THC Range: 14 – 15 percent
  • CBD Range: 24 Percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Fatigue, Inflammation, Migraines, Nausea, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Fruity, Pungent, Skunky, Sweet 

Avi-Dekel 

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant Hybrid (60:40 Indica – Sativa Ratio) 
  • Origin: (Proprietary Blend – Tikun Olam)
  • THC Range: 0 percent
  • CBD Range: 15.8 to 16.3 percent CBD
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Aroused, Energized, Happy, Social 
    • Symptom Relief:  Appetite Loss, Colitis, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Heart Disease, Inflammation, Liver Inflammation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Disorders
    • Aromas/Flavors: Chestnut, Earthy, Nutty

Charlotte’s Web

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (60:40 Sativa – Indica)
  • Origin: (Proprietary Blend – Tikun Olam)
  • THC Range: .05 percent
  • CBD Range: 20 percent CBD
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Calming, Mellow, Relaxed, Uplifted, 
    • Symptom Relief: Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Pain, Seizures, Tremors
    • Aromas/Flavors: Earthy, Fresh, Lemon, Pine, Woody 

Refael (often spelled “Rafael”)

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (80 – 20 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: (Proprietary Blend – Tikun Olam)
  • THC Range: 1.1 – 2 percent
  • CBD: 15 – 17 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: 
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Chron’s and Colitis, Inflammation, Tourette’s Syndrome
    • Flavors/Aromas: 

Harlequin

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (75:25 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Colombian Gold, Thai, Swiss Landrace
  • THC Range: 4 – 7 Percent
  • CBD/CBN Range: 8 – 16 Percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Body Buzz, Calming, Mellow, Relaxed, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Headaches, Inflammation, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Mango, Musky, Sweet

Sour Tsunami

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel
  • THC Range: 10 percent or lower
  • CBD Range: 10 – 11 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Focused, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: Inflammation, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Diesel, Earthy, Sour, Woody

Blue Blood

  • Variety: Indica Dominant Hybrid (70:30 Indica –Sativa Ratio)
  • Origin: OG Kush, Blueberry
  • THC Range: 15 – 20 Percent
  • CBD/CBN Range: 10 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Creative, Energetic, Relaxed, Sleepy
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Fatigue, Inflammation, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms, Nausea 
    • Flavors/Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Peppery, Sweet 

Canna-Tsu

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: Cannatonic, Sour Tsunami
  • THC Range: 7.5 – 10.4 percent  
  • CBD Range:  7.46 – 13.8 percent 
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Cerebral, Clear-Headed, Happy, Mellow, 
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Inflammation, Mood Swings, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Seizures
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Mellow, Pine, Sweet 

Mango

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Strain (70:30 Sativa Dominant Strain)
  • Origin: Original strain crossed with KC 33 to create current blend
  • THC Range: 6.6 to 9 percent
  • CBD Range: 6.6 to 9 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Giggly, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Headaches, Inflammation, Insomnia, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Fruity, Mango, Sweet, Tropical

El-Na

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant (60:40 Indica – Sativa Ratio)
  • Origin: Unknown (Proprietary Blend – Tikun Olam)
  • THC Range: 10 – 12 percent
  • CBD Range: 4 – 6.5 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Symptom Relief: Crohn’s, Colitis, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Nausea, Pain, Stress, Vomiting

Blue Shark

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: Blue Cheese, CBD Shark
  • THC Range:  6.5 percent
  • CBD Range:  6.5 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Euphoria, Hunger, Giggles
    • Symptom Relief: Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Pain, PDSD, Stress, 
    • Flavors/Aromas: Berries, Cheese, Fruity 

Shark Shock

  • Variety: Indica – Dominant Hybrid (80:20 Indica – Sativa Ratio)
  • Origin: Skunk #1, White Widow
  • THC Range: 6
  • CBD Range: 6
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sedation, Sleepy, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Headaches, Inflammation, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Earthy, Pungent, Skunky, Spicy, Sweet

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