CBD & THC Strains – The cannabis plant has posed many controversies, both in a negative and positive light. However, with various researches and medical breakthroughs, it has shown that there are many potentials that this plant brings. One notable difference is that this plant contains two of the most popular properties: cannabinoids (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
In the following section, we’ll discuss the differences between CBD and THC, as well as the strain types that this plant contains. Keep on reading to learn more about how this plant is highly beneficial for you.
CBD and THC in a Nutshell
THC is known for its psychoactive property that can induce a euphoric or psychotropic effect on the user. CBD, on the other hand, is the property deemed as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and has many medical benefits established by many studies.
Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, but they’re different in various ways, uses, and applications. Albeit there’s traditional demand for THC, many consumers are starting to prefer products lower in THC and higher in CBD.
High-CBD Cannabis Strains
For a proper understanding of the cannabis plant, it’s best to discuss what this plant entails. The cannabis Sativa family is said to have twins: hemp and marijuana. However, hemp and marijuana are broad classifications of cannabis that have been adopted in today’s culture.
That said, what should be considered are the ‘species’ and ‘strains’ of the cannabis plant. On the topic of strains, CBD is typically the second-most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. However, this isn’t always the case. A strain contains CBD and THC in the following ratios:
- High THC, low CBD (e.g., 10-30% THC, trace amounts of CBD): As mentioned, the ‘high’ effect comes from consuming a high concentration of THC. THC is a crystalline compound that is considered as the main active ingredient of cannabis, which can lead to mind-altering effects when consumed. THC has medical benefits as well, but it comes with the side effects of getting ‘high.’ Most marijuana users take this strain for recreational purposes. CandyLand Feminised Cannabis Seeds by Garden Of Green have a THC content of 29% with a CBD content below 1%
- Balanced THC/CBD (e.g., 5-15% THC and CBD): Balanced CBD/THC strain contains a little euphoric effect. However, it is less likely to induce anxiety, paranoia, and other negative side effects. This type is most effective for pain relief and is also for THC-sensitive consumers who like a mellow hit. Bomb CBD Feminised Cannabis Seeds by Bomb Seeds are a prime example of a balanced strain with a THC:CBD ratio of 1:1
- Low THC, high CBD (e.g., THC under 5%, 5-20% CBD): High-CBD strain delivers functional effects without the euphoric high. This strain is ideal for controlling pain, inflammation, anxiety, or other chronic conditions. With this, you can smoke or vaporize CBD-rich flower, eat a CBD-infused edible, swallow a CBD oil capsule, apply a CBD lotion, or use a CBD tincture sublingually. Solomatic CBD Auto Feminised seeds from Royal Queen Seeds have up to 21% CBD and never more than 1%THC.
Medical Benefits of CBD
With various researches in the medical field being carried out, the benefits of CBD are ever-expanding. Below are some of the common conditions and symptoms that CBD can address when used or consumed:
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Pain and inflammation
- PTSD and anxiety
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Opioid withdrawal
CBD and THC levels may vary from crop to crop, even from plant to plant. Consider the valuable information given concerning the CBD and THC content of particular products. Always check with dispensaries about the specifics of their strains’ CBD levels. It’s best to purchase only lab-tested products that clearly state the CBD/THC levels so that you can make the most out of the products and remain safe when consumed.
If you are looking for THC, or CBD seeds to grow, get in touch with Coffee Shop Seeds to see how we can help.