Two main active substances of medical cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These two components make weed special in the treatment of pathologies. The combination of THC and CBD largely determines the effect exerted on the patient.
Some strains can act as a light recreational antidepressant and others – as a stimulant. To strain through the numerous strains of cannabis, first, you need to understand the difference between CBD and THC.
CBD is a substance contained in cannabis Sativa in high concentrations. It doesn’t have a psychedelic narcotic effect. Cannabidiol has a calming and analgesic effect. CBD is used in most cannabis-containing drugs as an active substance.
THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that has a narcotic effect and antidepressant properties. The substance affects brain receptors and creates a feeling of euphoria, relaxation, and calmness.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, unlike cannabidiol, is considered an illegal narcotic substance in many countries. This is the crucial difference of CBD from THC.
Since CBD doesn’t directly affect the endocannabinoid system of the body, the substance fails to provoke the narcotic effects caused by THC, directly interacting with the endocannabinoid system.
THC initiates a psychological reaction and causes a psychoactive effect. CBD, in turn, acts as a sobering element in the composition of smoking cannabis, as its combination with THC reduces the narcotic effect of the latter. In this, both substances have a different atomic structure, despite the similarity of chemical composition.
Let’s see some of the best CBD strains in 2020.
What is the difference between various strains?
Today, the cannabis industry is developing actively, offering customers hundreds of varieties of CBD cannabis. A beginner can get confused because of all this variety, so it is important to understand the features of different varieties.
CBD strain is a special caste of medical marijuana. This weed is characterized by a minimum content of THC and a high concentration of CBD. Such a combination provides soft euphoria and pleasant, relaxing effect.
As a rule, the highest concentration of CBD is observed in weed varieties of marijuana – so-called industrial cannabis. These strains are grown by the companies, focused on medical, and not recreational cannabis. THC, in turn, is found in high concentrations in the index and Sativa.
CBD reduces the feeling of anxiety, and this fact is confirmed by numerous medical studies. On the contrary, THC can cause increased anxiety. Therefore, patients with panic attacks should use CBD oil as an alternative to smoking.
Another advantage of CBD is that the substance is legal in most countries. Therefore, you can safely transport products containing CBD in your luggage across the border.
The most famous strains with the highest CBD
The debate about which varieties of cannabis with a high content of CBD are considered the best has been going on for a very long time. In this, experts agree that the percentage of CBD content doesn’t say anything about the effect that a particular strain will produce at the time of consumption.
An important factor is not the percentage of content but the combination of CBD and THC. However, assessing the whole variety of strains, we can highlight the most famous CBD strains:
CBD strain Kush
The content of CBD is 8 %, with a balance of THC: CBD 1:1. It represents a medical mix “Kandy Kush” and a strain, rich in CBD. This is a perfect strain, which will please you with fragrant cones and provide relaxation and controlled euphoria.
The Church CBD strain
Strain with a dominant Indica. It is characterized by Indica high effect, combined with complete cerebral relaxation and common narcotic effect.
CBD strain Deep Mandarine
Medical-oriented strain with a high content of CBD has 8.5% of THC and 12.5% of CBD. It is characterized by an exotic smell of tangerine.
Blue Shark CBD strain
This is a diverse variety, which, due to its content of CBD and THC (6.5%), demonstrates valuable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. A low level of THC guarantees the absence of side effects.
Honey Bells CBD strain
This strain is rich in CBD and has a dominant Sativa genetics. The strain is perfect for medical use. The balance of CBD and THC provides comfort and soft effect.
The medical industry of cannabis with a high content of CBD is developing very dynamically. Genetics work hard to develop the new strong strains with a perfect balance of THC and CBD. In this, the global community is increasingly loyal to CBD-containing products, which further fuels the interest of investors, and the patients who need medical cannabis are given rise to optimism.