Most of the press is preoccupied with the advance of recreational use. It appears that’s where the economy will find its big bucks.
But, medical marijuana may be the place to put your money. It’s available in more than half the states, and it has the support of more people.
Medical marijuana also offers the “high road,” so to speak, because who can dismiss its felt health benefits. So, remembering those support the calming, soothing, and palliative care attributed to CBD, you might look at the top 10 CBD strains making news.
Top 10 CBD strains to look out for in 2018
#1 — Dinamed CBD by Dinafem is the first purely therapeutic strains. They claim little or no measurable THC. So, without psychoactive pleasure, it might serve better as an oil than a smoke.
Its heritage belongs to CBD-rich Dancehall, but it may take some lessons in cultivation. It grows very tall in 60-days before flowering. Orangey sweet, it has measured at 10% plus CBD to relieve inflammation and involuntary muscle spasms
#2 — Orinoco by Medical Marijuana Genetics has topped several lists with this Sativa-dominant hybrid. Named for the South American river with its dark mysteries and natural diversity, this strain has been heavily tested in Canna and Totem Labs to confirm its 9% THC/15.56% CBD content.
The breeders have crossed Mango Cheese with Candida for intense fruit flavors and medical relief. Despite the CBD potency, you will find yourself focused and creative rather than sedated.
That CBD content of 15% serves those suffering from a catalog of medical conditions, including ADHD, anorexia, chronic pain, depression, and PTSD.
#2 — Candida comes from Medical Marijuana Genetics, too, and had been around for a while. That popularity is some proof of its effectiveness. A ACDC X Harlequin hybrid, it boasts a 20 to 1 CBD: THC ratio.
Candida is hearty, easy to grow, and fast to flower. A prime therapeutic candidate for home growing, it is also healthy enough to supply oil and extracts.
#3 — CBD Hash Plant by Seedsman has been catching on since its introduction in 2016. It mates Indica Hash Plant genes with a CBD Crew parent for a 1: 1 CBD: THC lab tested result.
A versatile product, it can be manipulated during cultivation and extraction to treat arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, Inflammation, nausea, spasticity, pain, Parkinson’s, and spinal cord injury pain.
Small, squat, and fast-flowering, it is easily grown in indoor tight spaces. The 8% CBD outplays the 6% THC for a sedating and therapeutic couch-lock.
#4 — Crown Royale comes from Federation Seed Company after they married Blueberry and Purple Kush. An Indica-dominant hybrid, it clocks in at 21.5% THC and 2.1% CBD.
The combination offers a high potency THC cerebral impact for recreational use, but its citrus taste still delivers strong therapeutic values in treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, migraines, and more.
#5 — CB Dutch Treat comes from Canada’s Crop King Seeds with spicy and evergreen flavors and scents. This is a Sativa-dominant hybrid bred of Azura Haze and Amnesia. The result is 8% CBD and 4% THC.
Heavy buds mature in ten weeks for a super yield the delivers an uplifting but focused euphoria for recreational or medical use.
#6 — CB Dream is also a Crop King Seeds product. A brand-new seed from Blue Dream and Original Kush, this Indica-dominant hybrid comes in at 1: 1 THC: CBD.
Seeds produce compact, bushy, and high-yielding plants. Blueberry tastes are touched with piney flavors that invite novice smokers to a mellow experience with benefits for stress and anxiety relief.
#7 — Supreme CBD Kush by Nirvana™ is a Sativa-dominant medical product. Born of development with G13 Haze and OG Kush genetics, it delivers a 1: 1 THC: CBD ratio.
The balance still boasts a 9.5% CBD for treating chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, and more problems. It relaxes the body without too much negative psychoactivity. An early smoke will still let you focus on work all day.
#8 — Blackjack, also by Nirvana™, is another Sativa-dominant strain with a long-lasting impact for anxiety, depression, and stress. It mixes Jack Horror and Black Domina for a citrus and pine flavor.
It’s skunky enough to give itself away, but users report it relieves stress while letting you finish as much work as you can. That tendency for the CBD and THC to work together suggests its value for those suffering from ADHD and PTSD.
#9 — CBD Therapy A took four years to stabilize at CBD Crew. Tested at WercShop and Canna, they have been releasing the seeds since 2016. They advise that variations will occur, but seeds carry 20: 1 to 2: 1 CBD: THC.
By removing or minimizing the THC, they are looking forward to a therapy for symptoms of relating to anxiety, Crohn’s, Dravet’s syndrome, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and more.
#10 — CBD Cashy’s Honey was created by CannaSol from DulcaCanna and AK-47 strains. A Sativa-dominant. Named for Cash Michael Hyde, a medical cannabis patient, who campaigned for legalization, it has 18% CBD in a 2: 1 ratio over THC.
There’s enough THC to provide a light uplift in focus and energy. Patients prefer this strain for stress relief, migraine headaches, and painful inflammation. Big and bushy, it is also pest and mildew resistant.
There are more, too!
You can add some more recent and old reliable strains to this top 10 CBD strains to look out for. ACDC, Catatonic, CB Dream, Harlequin, Northern Lights, and more will relax you with medical benefits.
And, more breeders are working on the ready-made market for medical cannabis. But, it may take time to get seeders, growers, and labs in synch, an important issue as states reach some sense of standardization on testing and labeling.