Since each cannabis plant has a different level of CBD content, it’s not always easy to choose a CBD strain that suits your needs perfectly, especially if you are a new user or a novice grower.
To save you some time and trouble, we’ve decided to list the top 10 CBD strains that are by far the best choice for various CBD-infused products, no matter whether you’re in need of a potent CBD vape oil, CBD-rich tincture, or an effective topical.
Considering its considerably high CBD content (around 20%) it’s no wonder Charlotte’s web is one of the best CBD strains worldwide. Charlotte’s web is an indica-dominant strain, made up of 60% indica and 40% sativa strain.
As it does not require any special conditions and is fairly easy to grow both outside and inside, it’s a perfect strain a novice grower could opt for. In addition, the pleasant flavor is what makes Charlotte’s web a great choice. The wonderful aromas of citrus fruits, flowers, sage, and pine are a true staple of this famous CBD strain.
Cannatonic strain originates from Reina Madre and NYC Diesel and is considered to be a hybrid made of 50% indica and 50% sativa. This CBD-rich strain was the first one to offer the exact CBD to THC ratio of 1:1, which was greatly appreciated by all CBD users looking for a potent cannabis plant that has a high CBD percentage. However, the Cannatonic plant doesn’t provide this exact ratio every time. In fact, besides its main phenotype, this strain has two more phenotypes that can deliver a slightly higher or lower CBD to THC ratio.
This award-winning strain can be grown both outside and inside, including the greenhouse operations as well. After around 10 weeks, a skilled grower can expect up to 500g of beautifully colored buds well-known for their pine and citrus flavors.
CBD Therapy is another strain that is made up of 50% indica and 50% sativa, but has CBD to THC ratio of 20:1. In fact, this hybrid strain is the first one intentionally bred to have such an amazing, CBD-rich ratio. The plant’s flowers have around 10% of CBD content, as opposed to only 0.5% THC content.
The flowering time of this strain is around 9 weeks no matter whether the plant is grown indoors or outdoors. When it comes to smells and flavors, CBD Therapy boasts a variety of distinctive aromas, including berries, citrus fruits, flowers, nectar, lemongrass, maple, dill, cloves, mint, and others.
Candida (CD-1) is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain, originating from Harlequin and ACDC parent strains. What makes this strain widely popular is its CBD to THC ratio – the plant provides high CBD levels ranging from 11% to 20%, compared to very low THC levels of around 0.5%. This makes Candida (CD-1) one of the lowest THC strains available on the market.
Candida (CD-1) may produce an indica or a sativa phenotype. A sativa phenotype produces tall, large, and wispy plants that have a lower yield, while an indica develops smaller plants but with higher yields.
Juanita La Lagrimosa
A sativa-dominant strain, Juanita La Lagrimosa (also known as Tearful Jane) originates from the powerful Mexico/Afgana and Reina Madre (Queen Mother) strains. It may contain up to 8.8% of CBD, and around 6.5% THC, which makes its CBD to THC ratio greater than 1:1.
Since its genetics played a key role in breeding various other CBD-rich strains, Juanita La Lagrimosa is considered to be a grandmother of CBD and is one of the most genetically significant strains.
OG Kush CBD
OG Kush CBD is another sativa-dominant strain, made up of 60% sativa genetics and originating from pure CBD and OG Kush parent strains. Each plant delivers an equal amount (10%) of CBD and THC content.
OG Kush CBD is well-known for its high yields – if grown inside, you can expect around 550g/m2, while the yield goes up to 1100g per plant if the strain is grown outside. The flowering time is approximately two months.
A crossbreed of Juanita La Lagrimosa and Critical, Royal Medic contains 75% sativa and 25% indica genetics. This CBD-rich strain contains around 12% of CBD and 10% of THC, making it fairly rich in cannabinoid.
Although Royal Medic can be successfully grown in both outdoor and indoor environments, it produces considerably higher yields when bred in a warm environment. This cannabis plant can grow up to 150 cm and has a relatively short flowering time of 9 weeks.
CBD Critical Mass
With only 20% sativa genetics, this indica-dominant hybrid strain delivers approximately 1:1 CBD to THC ratio. CBD Critical Mass has flowers that are bred to produce 5-10% of CBD and 5-10% of THC.
When cultivated inside, CBD Critical Mass produces around 500g/m² in yield, with the heavy buds that require some kind of branch support so as not to collapse under the weight. If the plant is grown outside, the yield is even higher, and the harvest time is expected to be somewhere in late September or early October.
S.A.G.E. CBD is a high-CBD sativa and indica hybrid strain that has a perfectly balanced 1:1 CBD to THC ratio. Its flowers produce 9.54% THC and 9.37% CBD, and the plant is famous for its massive yields.
Recommended for novice growers, S.A.G.E. CBD strain reaches its optimal height in no more than 3 weeks, and its flowering period lasts around 2 months. The expected yield is approximately 500g/m².
A crossbreed of Chronic and Remedy strain, CBD-Chronic is an indica and sativa hybrid strain that has almost equal 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC content. The flowers of CBD-Chronic produce around 5.8 CBD, whereas THC level is slightly lower at 5.4%.
CBD-Chronic has a short vegetation period, which lasts around 5 weeks, with a 60-days flowering time when grown indoors. The yield may vary from 350 to 600g/m², and mid to late-October is when the cultivators can expect to harvest this CBD-rich strain.
There you have it – the top 10 best CBD strains you should use if you’re looking for a truly rich CBD experience.
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