Top 10 Highest CBD Cannabis Strains of 2021

Top 10 Highest CBD Cannabis Strains of 2021

Is it the lockdown? Could it be the return to “normal”? Maybe it is the fear of what comes next? Whatever the reason, everyone feels high anxiety from time to time.

With more states decriminalizing or authorizing the sale, possession, and use of cannabis, people have turned to CBD cannabis for its help in reducing anxiety and depression, among dozens of other medical conditions. As a result, the top 10 highest CBD strains of 2021 have created a high-demand market.

First things first

The cannabinoid CBD (or cannabidiol) maps over to the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS), where its mechanism remains mysterious. The ECS includes neuroreceptors CBD1 and CB2 throughout the body and brain. The brain hosts more CB1 receptors while the body houses more CB2 receptors.

The psycho-activity attributed to many cannabis strains comes from the THC (or Δ9- Tetrahydrocannabinol), which binds to receptors, modulating or agitating their activity. On the other hand, CBD seems to affect receptors indirectly, enabling a gentler response.

CBD does influence a 5-HT1A receptor. This receptor releases serotonin to affect calm and mood. In addition, CBD has a heavily researched impact on the involuntary spasticity endured by those who have recalcitrant epilepsy, Dravet syndrome, and similar conditions.

While cannabis strains with various CBD: THC ratios can benefit several physical and mental problems, the strains high in CBD minimize psycho-activity in favor of calming results.

Top 10 highest CBD cannabis strains for 2021:

  1. Charlotte’s Web

Strain: Indica Dominant Hybrid - 60% Indica / 40% Sativa

CBD: 13 - 20%

Genetics: Proprietary cultivar

Experience: Charlotte’s Web must lead any list of high-quality CBD cannabis strains. Its compassionate manufacture and results have led many states to admit the benefit of medical cannabis. With less than 1% THC, this strain will not trigger a mental high. However, it has proven hugely successful in managing stubborn pediatric seizure disorders and pain, muscle spasms, headaches, and sleeping disorders for adults. In addition, the mechanism of action for Charlotte’s Web has launched significant research into developing pharmaceuticals aimed at the relief of an increasing number of health problems.

  1. Valentine X

Strain: Balanced Hybrid – 50% Sativa / 50% Indica

CBD: ≤ 25% with 1% THC

Genetics: Synergy Wellness holds a proprietary twist on ACDC genetics.

Experience: Valentine X does not couchlock despite its critical CBD load. Instead, it proves excellent for daytime use. It charges a high euphoria with a tranquil bliss. Its piney and forest loam aroma and taste deliver effective medical therapeutics for chronic pain, muscle spasms and cramps, involuntary seizures, and migraines.

  1. Stephen Hawking Kush

Strain: Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa

CBD: Varies with phenotype

Genetics: Harle-Tsu X Sin City Kush

Experience: Stephen Hawking Kush generally has a 1: 1 THC: CBD ratio. However, CBD has tested as high as 22% for something closer to a 5: 1 CBD: THC content. A low CBD level can produce a soothing calm in mind and body, but the higher CBD will trigger a mellow, blissful, full-systems relaxation. In addition, the mint and berry sensations treat chronic anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS tremors, nausea, and pain.

  1. Harlequin

Strain: Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 75% Sativa / 25% Indica

CBD: 4 - 10% CBD with 7 to 15% THC

Genetics: Colombian Gold X Thai X Swiss Landrace

Experience: The CBD: THC ratio of roughly 5: 2 energizes mental focus without tripping during daytime use. The effect minimizes threats, depression, and fears. Lush with the taste and aromas of mango and soil, Harlequin relieves head and body pain. Like Charlotte’s Web, Harlequin has retained its high rating over the years.

  1. Sour Space Candy

Strain: Balanced Hybrid – 50% Sativa / 25% Indica

CBD: 16% to 20% CBD with 1% THC

Genetics: Sour Tsunami X Early Resin Berry

Experience: Flavorful and cerebral, Sour Space Candy launches a buzzing euphoria with a focused calm. A punch of black pepper and a whiff of diesel underlies its rich candy sweetness. Users choose this strain for its intense flavors and brain and body calm to reduce spasticity and symptoms of ADHD and PTSD.

  1. Special Sauce

Strain: Balanced Hybrid – 50% Sativa / 50% Indica

CBD: 18% - 20% CBD with up to 1% THC

Genetics: Hybrid from unidentified other hybrids, including Early Resin Berry

Experience: Customers looking for medical therapy report a full-person calm from Special Sauce. They enjoy the freedom from pain and anxiety and a trip that soothes without sedating or crippling. It treats chronic pain, anxiety, seizures, and cramps. But customers looking for something more uplifting and euphoric pass on this strain.

  1. Sour Lifter

Strain: Sativa Dominant Hybrid

CBD: 16%+ CBD with -0.3% THC

Genetics: Proprietary breed from Oregon CBD

Experience: Lemon rind adds zest to rich grape flavors in Sour Lifter. The clam ends a stressful day or brings focus to any day out of sorts. Sour Lifter - Best for Non-Drowsy Calm. Sour Lifter produces no noticeable psychic lift, but experience abandons anxiety, tension, and fatigue under potent terpenes.

  1. Elektra

Strain: Balanced Hybrid – 50% Sativa / 50% Indica

CBD: 19% CBD with 1% THC

Genetics: Early Resin Berry X ACDC

Experience: Elecktra puts the “Mellow” in the cannabis experience. Hugely relaxing and thoroughly therapeutic, this strain tastes of sweet berries, cherries, and citrus. The rich flavor relieves aches, pains, cramps, and stress with a light mood lift and strengthened daytime clarity.

  1. Magic Bullet

Strain: Balanced Hybrid – 50% Sativa / 50% Indica

CBD: ≥ 17.46% CBD with ≤ 0.06% THC

Genetics: Otto II X Wife

Experience: The mere trace of THC makes Magic Bullet legal throughout the U.S. Particularly heavy with CBDa (16.598%). Magic Bullet delivers a therapeutic event quickly. An exotic mix of tea, ginger, and spice, this strain calms the body and soothes stress and pain late in the day or early evening.

  1. Dance Hall

Strain: Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% Indica

CBD: 15% with 1% THC

Genetics: Juanita La Lagrimosa X Kaliyah

Experience: Dance Hall takes a different direction. It clears the mind and triggers chuckles and laughs. It produces social confidence with a mellow body tickle. The uplift distracts from cramps, inflammation, muscle spasms, and chronic pain. Tropical, sweet, and earthy, Dance Hall has a rich terpene content for a strong entourage effect.

There are more strains to list here. ACDC, Northern Lights, and others create experiences high in medical benefits. However, most of those listed here produce memorable experiences to refocus legacy lists of high CBD cannabis content strains.