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10 High CBD Strains We Know You'll Adore (and why)

CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in the hemp plant. While many herbal enthusiasts turn to Delta 9 products for a stoney experience, others opt for a high-CBD strain for more practical applications.

Where Delta 9 may make for an exhilarating session, CBD delivers more grounded properties and less intoxicating sensations. Unlike Delta 9 strains, high-CBD strains offer consumers a more lucid and well-rounded blaze.

Finding the strain that suits your needs may prove a Herculean task without the proper guidance. Today's post aims to explain the CBD-to-THC ratio while exploring the top high-CBD strains.

What is a CBD to THC ratio?

The CBD to THC ratio describes the concentrations of each cannabinoid present in a given cannabis strain. In the case of CBD hemp flower, THC occurs in negligible amounts. THC may produce psychoactive effects at higher levels. CBD hemp flower solves this issue by keeping THC at a percentage of no more than 0.3%.

High-CBD strains provide an alternative to your typical Sativa-dominant strain. Those seeking clarity and introspection find indica-dominant high-CBD strains more appealing. Hemp strains may contain a CBD-to-THC ratio of 10:1 or more, depending on the product. Many users enjoy 10:1 or 20:1 high-CBD strains for their positive vibes, profound relaxation, and subtle restfulness.

Best High-CBD Strains of the Moment

For convenience, we compiled the following list of the top high-CBD strains of the moment. We believe these varieties of high-CBD strains represent the upper echelon of CBD hemp flower in the current marketplace.

1. Cannatonic

Cannatonic delivers an Indica-dominant hybrid with a formidable pedigree and a breezy, mellow aroma. This cross between G13 Haze and MK Ultra gets made from resin seeds for a dark taste and smooth fragrance. Like Cherry Wine (the #2 on our list), Cannatonic delivers a sense of serenity.

Cannatonic deviates from other popular CBD strains in intensity and duration, offering hours of tranquility and good humor. Those who need to unwind after a long day at work will appreciate this top-shelf strain's lasting restfulness and elevating qualities.

2. Cherry Wine

One of the first high-CBD strains to grace the global marketplace, Cherry Wine possesses a rich, fruity profile and a balanced heritage. This CBD flower represents a perfect marriage between indica and sativa with its cross between Charlotte's Cherries and The Wife.

This high CBD strain delivers a stunning aroma, dense clusters, and a decadent resin-heavy mouthfeel. Cherry Wine's sweet terpenes burst with fruit flavor and a pine-like, peppery finish. Substantial levels of b-Caryophyllene and Linalool make it the ideal strain for repose.

3. Harlequin

As its name would suggest, Harlequin constitutes a tricky, unpredictable specimen. Like Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk, Harlequin is a good-humored CBD hemp strain with earthy undertones. However, Harlequin diverges from these other cultivars regarding its features, profile, and ratio.

Harlequin comprises 25% Indica and 75% Sativa and boasts a diverse lineage. This remarkable sativa-dominant CBD hybrid gets forged from Colombian Gold, Nepali Indica, and Swiss Landrace. Its multifaceted terpene profile results in whispers of citrus and tropical delights.

4. Ringo's Gift

Imagine all the people enjoying a sharp, robust high-CBD strain made from feminized seeds, and you get Ringo's Gift, an enchanting amalgam of ACDC and Harle-Tsu. Ringo's Gift furnishes eager users with a sublime taste, silky mouthfeel, and a cerebral blaze.

This ideal strain comes replete with frosty trichomes, a tangle of fragrances, and enough red hairs to make a blonde jealous. More importantly, you get to max and relax without the couch lock of other hybrids. In short, Ringo's Gift fulfills the potential of its name.

5. Charlotte's Web

You may enjoy the full-body effects of Charlotte's Web without the paralyzing sensations of more inundating variations. The light buzz synonymous with this high-CBD strain makes it a no-brainer for herbal enthusiasts interested in everyday use. Its high CBD content makes for a pacifying pine-scented party favor.

Charlotte's Web embodies a classic with its storied features and impressive parentage. Developed in 2011 by Colorado natives, Charlotte's Web marries the uplifting attributes of Blue Dream with the alleviating aroma of Cherry Wine. This remarkable breed may represent the best strain for widespread wellness.

6. Elektra

Elektra is an OG favorite that continues to surprise and satisfy first-time buyers. This playful cross between ACDC and Early Resin Berry features exalting effects, undertones of orange zest, and many floral notes. Elektra's full-body sensations place it in the same camp as Charlotte's Web, but its more enduring properties distinguish it from other high-CBD strains.

Elektra's soft wintergreen color and tawny trichomes deliver a visual feast, while its terpene profile and Northern Lights-worthy exhilaration give you an unforgettable experience. With lingering notes of clove and stone fruit, Elektra CBD hemp flower may outperform all others in terms of aroma. As its name would suggest, Elektra makes for a galvanizing smoke.

7. Juanita La Lagrimosa

Don't let this scraggly-looking strain fool you; appearances may be deceiving. Juanita La Lagrimosa lives up to its pretty name, providing luscious nugs with lustrous tendrils. It qualifies as the best strain for seasoned users thanks to its near-clinical potency.

Juanita La Lagrimosa's combination of Mexican/Afghan and Reina Madre makes for a heady, joyful bouquet that should attract academics, introverted individuals, and recreational users alike. Prepare for a fit of the giggles.

8. Sour Diesel

As with Juanita La Lagrimosa, Sour Diesel represents a strong contender for the top strain for seasoned users. This Chemdog 91 X Super Skunk hybrid boasts refreshing traits that make it optimal for daytime use. Like Sour Space Candy, Sour Diesel gives you the creative, inspiring aroma influencers covet.

With a staggering CBD percentage, Sour Diesel elicits a dynamic impact. Its pungent scent of citrus and gasoline differentiates it from milder offerings. This redheaded stranger comes dressed to impress with tall, full buds and a pungent smell that leaps out at you. Its abundant resin content puts it in a class all its own.

9. Sour Tsunami

Speaking of sour strains, our list would feel incomplete without mentioning Sour Tsunami, the Megalodon of musky CBD strains. Sour Tsunami combines NYC Diesel with homegrown Cali bud for a Sativa-dominant CBD hemp strain that instills boundless exhilaration.

Sour Tsunami's purple highlights, jade buds, and savory notes make it a given for veteran smokers with a taste for sensory overload. These bold, beautiful nugs will knock you out with waves of elation. Sour Tsunami contains 17.59% CBD and 0.3% Delta-9-THC.

10. Stephen Hawking Kush

This cross between Harle-Tsu and Sin City Kush earns its name by being cerebral, special, and truly one-of-a-kind. Stephen Hawking Kush, AKA SHK, provides a sharp, enlightening blaze with a calming aroma. SHK gets called smart, centering, and dank.

For those who yearn for an early-2000s hydro vibe, SHK has got the right stuff. With its brightness and natural tang, SHK all but guarantees a pleasant, memorable experience. As its name would suggest, you take a toke and feel genuinely woke. SHK contains 15% CBD to 0.3% THC.

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