High CBD Strains

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As more and more people become interested in the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, the demand for high CBD strains also increases. CBD strains often treat various conditions, ranging from anxiety and depression to chronic pain and inflammation.

For those looking to experience the therapeutic effects of cannabis without feeling “high,” high CBD strains are an ideal option. For those turning to CBD for relief, it’s important to find the best high CBD strains effective for your needs.

This article discusses the best high CBD strains available and their therapeutic benefits. So, read on to find out some of the best CBD strains for your needs!

What are High CBD Strains?

Cannabinoid (CBD) is a type of compound found in cannabis. Unlike THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD does not produce the classic “high” associated with marijuana use. 

Instead, CBD is used for therapeutic purposes and can be beneficial in treating many different conditions. Products with high levels of CBD and low levels of THC may be the ideal alternative for those who want to maintain mental clarity while obtaining essential mind-body health benefits from cannabis. 

When examining a strain’s cannabinoid profile, it is typical to have a THC content of between 12 and 25 percent, with strains at 20 or above regarded as exceptionally potent. When it comes to CBD, this is not the case; any strain with a CBD content of 4% or more is regarded as high CBD. 

How to Use CBD Therapy Strains

The most traditional way to consume cannabis is to smoke the flower, which is also suitable for CBD therapy strains. You can grind the flower and put it into a pipe, bong, or rolling paper. Smoking CBD buds will quickly deliver its effects through the lungs and into the bloodstream, allowing you to feel the effects almost immediately.

CBD extracts are used to make cannabutter, which can then be used to make edibles, vape liquids and more. The edibles are eaten and absorbed through the digestive system into the bloodstream. 

You can also use the extracts to make infused oils. Infused oils are a great way to customize your CBD therapy strain dosage and enjoy the benefits of CBD without having to smoke or ingest the plant itself.

According to Medical News Today, CBD oil can also be applied directly on the skin, taken orally or used to make topical creams. These creams are made with carrier oil and CBD extract. They are applied to the skin and absorbed into the skin layer.

Patients can also use topical applications directly to the skin. Topical applications help to deliver CBD directly to the site of pain, inflammation, and other symptoms.

What Conditions are Low THC High CBD Strains Good For?

Low THC high CBD strains are most commonly used to treat a variety of conditions such as:

Chronic Pain: CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce pain and increase mobility.

Anxiety and Depression: CBD is thought to increase serotonin levels, which can help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

• Insomnia: CBD can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, improving sleep quality.

Inflammatory Skin Conditions: CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness, itching, and pain associated with inflammatory skin conditions.

Seizures: CBD has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in people with epilepsy.

Cancer: CBD has anti-cancer properties, which can help prevent the spread of cancer cells.

Other conditions include PTSD, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and epilepsy. People can also use them to help reduce nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and to reduce the symptoms of ADHD.

Highest CBD Strains

Many cannabis growers and breeders have developed strains of cannabis that are high in CBD content, each with unique characteristics making them suitable for different conditions. Below is a list of some of the highest CBD cannabis strains available today and the conditions they are good for.


ACDC was created by crossing the CBD Queen, Cannatonic, with the Ruderalis strain. It contains an average of 14 percent CBD but can go up to 22% and 1-6% THC.

Users may be able to notice a cherry and lemongrass flavor more clearly when smoking this flower.

ACDC users experience an elevating impact, including exhilaration, calm, and happiness after taking a dose. You might experience increased focus and sociability. 

Patients who use medical marijuana often turn to ACDC to assist in managing various conditions, including pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and the side effects of chemotherapy. Patients with less serious symptoms also use this strain.


Mr. Green bred Harlequin from the House of David Collective by combining Colombian Gold with Thai and Swiss landrace strains. Although it possesses at least 10% CBD, it also has a high (7–15%) THC concentration.

Smoking it brings out its earthy, woodsy, and fruity aspects, but cured buds typically have a musky yet fruity aroma. Many users see it as uplifting, stimulating, and joyful.

Harlequin can ease the aches brought on by stiffness and joint pain. It also has strong anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful for treating the pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Furthermore, Harlequin can ease mild nausea.


The lifter is a high-CBD strain originally produced in Oregon, and it’s assumed to be a cross between Suver Haze and Early Resin Berry. Lifter contains a good amount of CBD, between 10% and 18%, and 1% THC.

Its buds have an interesting cheese fragrance and a hint of fuel. Lifter works wonders for treating depression, anxiety, and stress.

It will elevate your spirits and provide the energy you need to function. Because it doesn’t sedate you as much as other strains are known to do, the Lifter hemp flower has become a favorite anytime strain.

Cherry Wine

Cherry Wine is a cross between The Wife and Charlotte’s Cherries. Its genetics boast a CBD content of around 16-20%, a THC content of around 1% or less, and a unique terpene profile.

This strain has a sweet cherry flavor and hints of black pepper and cheese. Its effects are calming and relaxing but not too heavy. 

Cherry Wine has been traditionally used to help relieve anxiety and stress and improve sleep quality. Cherry Wine is also good for relieving chronic pain, inflammation, and depression. Patients can also use it to treat other conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, and epilepsy.

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web was created in Colorado by the Stanley Brothers. It was bred specifically for a young girl named Charlotte Figi, who suffered from frequent seizures. 

It comes from a high-CBD strain called Rathburn and a low-THC strain called ACDC. Charlotte’s Web contains 13% CBD content and 1% THC. The strain has a light herbal taste and aroma, with hints of citrus, and is often referred to as “the grassy-tasting oil.” 

It is calming and is believed to be good for treating conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, and PTSD. The Stanley Brothers claim that Charlotte’s Web can help reduce seizures by as much as 90%, and many users have reported positive results.

Ringos Gift

Ringos Gift is a hybrid cannabis strain cross between Harle-Tsu and ACDC. The CBD content of Ringos Gift ranges from 11-15%, with a THC content of 1% or less.

It has a slightly sour taste, with a hint of pepper and an herbal finish. The Ringo’s Gift high produces a smooth blend of mental stimulation and body relaxation. The high begins with an invigorating head rush that makes you blissfully joyful and friendly.

This strain is recommended for anxiety, pain relief, and stress relief conditions. It is also good for treating insomnia and other sleep issues. Its CBD content is believed to help reduce inflammation and pain, while the little THC content may help stimulate appetite.


Harle-Tsu is a high-CBD cannabis strain that was created by crossing Harlequin and Sour Tsunami. The Southern Humboldt Seed Collective are the brains behind this useful strain.

The THC content of Harle-Tsu is generally low, usually, 1% or less, while CBD is significantly higher, ranging from 18-22%. 

Harle-Tsu is sweet with hints of citrus and pepper that are pleasant to the tongue. It could make your entire body feel completely relaxed. Additionally, users claim that this strain makes them feel incredibly happy.

Its therapeutic properties typically include relief from anxiety and depression, and chronic pain. Harle-Tsu is also used to ease strained muscles, pain, stress and inflammations.

Sour Tsunami

Sour Tsunami is a CBD-dominant cannabis strain bred in collaboration with the team at Theraplant, LLC and Lawrence Ringo from the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective. It is a cross of Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel and is known for its diesel and citrus aroma.

Sour Tsunami has a THC content of around 8-10% and a CBD content of 10-11%. Sour Tsunami is a Sativa-dominant strain that produces energetic and euphoric effects. It is best used for daytime use, as it can be stimulating and energizing.

Many supporters of CBD claim it helps treat illnesses like anxiety, chronic pain, and epilepsy.

Sour Space Candy

Sour Space Candy is a hybrid cannabis strain that crosses Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry. It was first bred by the Indiana-based breeder Sugar Creek Gardens created. Averagely, Sour Space Candy contains 15% CBD and only 1% THC.

Sour Space Candy has a sweet, earthy, and citrusy aroma and a sour, herbal taste. On exhalation, Sour Space Candy produces a startling punch of diesel and black pepper on top of its sweet, sweet, fruity candy flavor.

Its effects are uplifting and euphoric, which is good for relieving anxiety, stress, and chronic pain. It is also beneficial for treating chronic inflammation, seizures, spasticity, ADD or ADHD, neuropathy and depression.

Suzy Q

The Suzy Q cannabis strain was created by the famous breeder Subcool of TGA Subcool Seeds. This hybrid strain is a cross between Appalachia and Jack the Ripper. 

It has a pungent, earthy aroma with subtle hints of citrus. The CBD content of Suzy Q ranges from 12% while it contains less than 1% THC. The taste of Suzy Q is a mix of hash, citrus and earthy flavors.

It can be best described as an uplifting and relaxing strain. The Suzy Q strain is good for treating conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasm and nausea. It can also help reduce inflammation and boost moods.

Are There Strains of CBD Oil?

There are some cannabis strains of CBD oil. However, most CBD oil products do not list the specific strain used in producing the oil. 

This is because many CBD oil products are made with hemp extract, which is not strain-specific. However, CBD oil purchased directly from a dispensary is more likely to list the specific strain(s) used in the product. 

In some cases, CBD oil products may combine multiple strains with complementary terpene profiles to achieve the desired therapeutic effects. For example, a CBD oil product may contain hemp extract with high levels of CBD and low levels of THC to provide relief from anxiety while still allowing the benefits of THC.

Where to Buy High CBD Strains Seeds?

If you want high CBD strain seeds, the best way is to purchase them online or from a local dispensary. When buying online, only purchase seeds from reputable seed banks that ship from within the United States. 

Some of the most popular and reliable seed banks include ILGM, Homegrown Cannabis Co., Seed Supreme, and Seedsman. 

When searching for high CBD strains, it is important to filter the search results based on the percentage of CBD content. This will ensure that you purchase seeds with the desired amount of CBD. 

Some helpful tips include searching for “CBD strain with high CBD content” or “high CBD strains” and then remembering to filter search results based on CBD content.

How to Grow CBD Strains

Herbies say that there is not much difference between growing high-CBD and low CBD high THC strains. So, you already understand how to grow CBD strains if you’ve ever grown any regular cannabis strains.

To get started, purchase seeds online or from a local dispensary, then set up a grow tent with LED lights, an exhaust fan, and oscillating fans in your grow room. This will help control your plants’ temperature, light, and air circulation.

 You must also purchase fabric pots, soil, and supplemental nutrients to help your plants grow. You then germinate your seeds and plant them in the pots when they are ready for transplanting. Make sure to water them regularly and monitor their growth throughout the period.


CBD strains are known for their healing properties and are used to treat a wide range of conditions. The best CBD strains include Charlotte’s Web, ACDC, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami and others. 

These strains are known for their high CBD content and low THC content, allowing users to experience the benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects. They help to treat pain several medical conditions. 

CBD strains are grown just like other regular strains. It is important to purchase quality seeds from a dispensary or a reliable online vendor. You also require a well-ventilated grow room, quality LED lights and adequate nutrients.

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.