Are you looking for the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without its psychoactive effects? You might want to consider growing high-CBD strains. Seedsman carries an extensive range of CBD cannabis strains that offer all the benefits of cannabidiol without the ‘high’ of THC-laden cannabis. Here, we recommend 10 of the best high-CBD strains to grow.
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What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, the second most abundant compound in the cannabis plant. It offers therapeutic benefits for many ailments, all backed by scientific studies, but it doesn’t contain the psychoactive properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means you won’t experience the ‘high’ effect associated with regular cannabis strains, but you will get the medicinal advantages.
CBD is found in many medical cannabis strains and will allow you to keep a clear head while at the same time providing some relief from various medical conditions. While there aren’t as many CBD strains as THC strains, the CBD market continues to grow.
Other CBD products are becoming widely available in health shops, such as CBD creams, oils, edibles and sprays to help manage common and complex medical issues. The range of conditions said to benefit from CBD use is vast and includes the following:
- Muscle Spasms
- Sleep Issues
More and more science-based evidence is emerging to support CBD as a potential treatment for other complex medical issues, including seizure reduction and heart health. CBD is beneficial in reducing the symptoms of various conditions and has recently been recommended for its potential neuroprotective qualities. It has become a popular natural treatment as it offers relief from many pharmaceutical drugs’ side effects.
CBD is available in cannabis strains with ultra-low THC levels, meaning any psychoactive effect is balanced or negated by equal or higher levels of CBD.
10 of the best high-CBD Cannabis Strains to Grow
Doctor Seedsman CBD 30:1
They say to save the best ‘til last, but we couldn’t help ourselves with this one. Seedsman’s own Doctor Seedsman CBD 30:1 is fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest high-CBD strains today, and it’s easy to see why. This is a profoundly relaxing strain for the body, with an incredible taste profile of refreshing ginger and pine. It’s an 80% sativa cannabis with Asian CBD genetics, and its CBD to THC ratio of 30:1 means you enjoy all the therapeutic benefits without any cerebral effects.
Growing Dr Seedsman CBD 30:1 is a joy. It’s a highly robust plant, small in stature, but yields bountiful harvests of dense, resinous buds. It’s suitable for indoor or outdoor cultivation and flowers in around 8-9 weeks.
Peyote WiFi CBD 2:1
A stunning hybrid of Peyote Purple, WiFi OG and a high-CBD phenotype known as Seedsman CBD #2, this superb CBD strain offers blissful soothing relief for medical cannabis consumers. With very high CBD levels between 10 and 20%, Peyote WiFi CBD 2:1 provides comfort from many ailments without the heavy debilitation of THC strains.
This is another hardy plant suited to indoor and outdoor growth and thrives well in most climates. Peyote WiFi CBD 2:1 has a flowering time of around 65 days, after which you will harvest excellent yields of a quality medicinal strain. Benefits reportedly include assistance with depression, anxiety and loss of appetite. This is an easy-growing strain with therapeutic properties in abundance.
Purple Kush Auto CBD 1:1
If you’re looking for a high-yielding, high-CBD strain with a fruity flavour, look no further – Purple Kush CBD Auto 1:1 is the answer. Better yet, it’s an autoflowering plant, making cultivation even more straightforward.
Purple Kush CBD Auto 1:1 is the product of crossing Purple Kush, CBD Auto and Purple Afghan CBD Auto. There are no prizes for guessing what colour it is, but you’ll undoubtedly reap the rewards in other ways! This is a powerful and relaxing mostly-indica variety, but the balance of cannabinoids means there’s no heaviness, paranoia or anxiety along with its medicinal effects.
Going from seeds to maturity in just 63 days, this potent medical strain packs a delicious earthy lemon flavour, and its high yields offer supreme relaxation in abundance.
Sweet n Sour Widow CBD
Cannabis enthusiasts will be familiar with the hall of fame strain White Widow. Thanks to your best buds at Seedsman, a high-CBD enhanced variant is at your disposal to help with specific medical ailments.
This vigorous, high-yielding strain is superb to grow, especially for indoor growers. Its buds possess an airy quality, meaning an excellent resistance to mould in lower air circulation areas. Sweet ‘n’ Sour Widow CBD flowers in just 8 weeks, after which you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of the mostly-indica, high-CBD beauty.
It’s best-known for its stunning appearance, packed with glittering resin, and its unique scent of sour onion.
Cream & Cheese CBD 1:1
A superb therapeutic strain, Cream & Cheese CBD 1:1 features many hallmarks of great Cheese cannabis. The flavour is one of intense cheesy goodness, and while the classic cerebral effect is absent due to the high CBD content, the deep body relaxation is undoubtedly there in spades. THC content is higher in this strain, making it an excellent choice for recreational and medicinal use.
Cream & Cheese CBD 1:1 is an excellent strain for beginners to grow. It’s a high-yielding variety, offering 400gm/m2 for indoor growers and as much as 800gm/plant outdoors. Lab reports confirm a CBD content as high as 18%, meaning therapeutic benefits to the fore.
Flowering time is around 9 weeks, and high yields of dense buds are all but assured.
CBD Auto Compassion Lime
Dutch Passion’s master breeders have developed a high-CBD strain with a heavenly taste profile – citrusy, zesty lime.
This winning medical strain is a mostly-sativa hybrid of CBD Compassion and Daiquiri Lime, meaning flavour in abundance to compliment the rich, relaxing properties of the 10% CBD content. It’s fast-growing auto, taking 10-11 weeks from germination, and yields high whether grown indoors or outdoors.
Expect a strong body effect to soothe aches and pains from this superb auto.
Sweet Critical CBD
Mega-potent medical cannabis? That’s Sweet Critical CBD from 00 Seeds in a nutshell. A staggering 50:1 ratio of CBD to THC is the prize, meaning excellent therapeutic cannabis to help many ailments.
Delicious sweet and fruity flavours abound in this top-quality CBD strain, and while the plants are relatively short, they still produce some outstanding yields. Sweet Critical CBD flowers in 9 weeks and offers a sweet, sugary taste, potent medicinal properties and next to no psychoactive effects.
An easy pick for one of 10 of the best high-CBD cannabis strains to grow.
Positronics Seeds have developed a high-quality, high-CBD strain with an impressive 20:1 ratio. It’s a highly relaxing strain with many touted medical uses, but the beauty lies in its ease of cultivation. This strain is highly resistant to mould and insects, making it one of the best to grow on our list.
Yields are average to high, while flowering should take around 65 days. This mostly-sativa strain is a robust plant and produces big, dense buds of high-CBD cannabis. The flavour is sweet and fruity, with fruit-salad qualities. This is a unique strain with relaxing properties, making it a superb choice for chilling with or for medicinal use.
Garden of Green presents an elite, high-CBD cannabis strain in the form of Kosher Kush. This is a Kosher Kush and OG Kush cross and has many superb properties to the fore.
THC is exceptionally high, coming in at 27%, with CBD content around 7%. The result is a potent strain with many touted medicinal benefits for various ailments and relaxation in spades. Kosher Kush is a novel strain that shines whether used for therapeutic or recreational purposes.
Impressive yields are assured from this fruity-tasting variety, and with a flowering time of 8-9 weeks, dense buds of resin-rich cannabis don’t take long to grow. Kosher Kush may be a short plant, but it packs a hefty wallop.
Gifted CBD is a high CBD, low THC strain from the breeder at Lineage Genetics – a mostly-sativa photoperiod strain packing CBD content between 14-17%, coupled with THC around 0.025%. The result is a soothing medicinal cannabis strain with a sumptuous peach and plum flavour.
Gifted CBD won’t leave you wanting in terms of the yield – indoor growers can expect as much as 500-600gm/m2, with outdoor grows potentially 600 gm/plant and more. Make sure to support plants, as buds are big and heavy.
Flowering time is around 9 weeks, after which Gifted CBD will be ready to offer its calming, relaxing benefits and chase away those daily blues.