High CBD strains have been developed to contain significant levels of CBD without overwhelming, mind-altering levels of THC. While high CBD strains can be made into familiar CBD products like tinctures, some people prefer these strains in their natural flower form.
1. Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web contains a CBD content of 17%, with minute traces of THC. It was developed by the Stanley Brothers in Colorado in the early 2000s. Charlotte’s Web was originally dubbed the “Hippie’s Disappointment” because it didn’t contain enough THC to produce the high marijuana is famous for. Charlotte’s Web offers a woody, earthy aroma and notably sweet flavor.
With CBD content as high as 17% and THC content below 6%, it is said to be uplifting yet relaxing. A cross between MK Ultra and G13 Haze, Cannatonic is the most famous high CBD strain after Cannatonic. Termed as “CBD Queen,” Cannatonic was first introduced in 2008 at Spannabis, Spain’s annual cannabis event, where its high CBD levels were initially analyzed. Cannatonic has earthy, floral aroma and flavor with slightly sour notes.
A sativa-dominant phenotype of Cannatonic, AC/DC contains 16-24% CBD, with THC levels as low as 2-6%. AC/DC is known for being an extremely relaxing high CBD strain that invokes a feeling of uplifted happiness. Individuals who frequently use AC/DC report an increase in focus and concentration. It has herbal, piney aroma and flavor with faint peppery undertones.