CBD STRAINS - MAKE WEED GREAT AGAIN
CBD strains with little THC, enjoy weed again, where to get CBD in Cali, list of strains, and why you want a MMJ Med Card.
"I've recently obtained the strain "Remedy CBD" and it's supposed to usually have 14% CBD and around 1% THC. I quit smoking over a year ago due to anxiety issues from the pain medication I was on and it didn't mix well with THC for me. I am quitting the medication now and need something to help my pain. Today I tried some and actually felt very good, even a little stoned. Is this possible from only 1% THC? Since I have no tolerance maybe it is. I hope to get back into cannabis and being able to use high THC products again. It's truly an amazing medicine and I want to be able to use it again."
It was initially thought that cannabidiol main function was to counter the psychoactive effects of THC, but most evidence seems to show that medically, CBD packs quite a punch on its own. It looks to be especially promising for conditions that are difficult to treat such as Crohn’s disease, PTSD, and multiple sclerosis. Lately, it has been one of the rarest of these conditions, Dravet Syndrome, that is getting a lot of attention.
Dravet Syndrome is a debilitating form of epilepsy that affects children and is resistant to current approved treatments. Sufferers are plagued by seizures, up to hundreds a day, that worsen with age. This life-threatening disorders current treatment methods include: eyepatch, specialized diets, and brain surgery, with mixed success rates. Recent preliminary clinical trials results indicate that CBD might be the most effective treatment for many forms of epilepsy, by a wide margin.
Preclinical studies suggest that CBD may have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, diabetes, PTSD, alcoholism, strokes and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other ailments.
CBD WOW FACTS
CBD has been shown to suppress colon cancer tumors in mice and to kill breast cancer cells in lab studies
CBD also has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anti-oxidant properties. Antioxidants are thought to fight degenerative diseases and aging.
CBD has also been shown to stimulate bone fracture healing in laboratory animals.
CBD-rich varieties have been developed by breeders in California and elsewhere, although they are still difficult to find in many dispensaries.
Consumers are cautioned not to buy CBD-rich varieties unless they have been laboratory tested.
Breeders have developed special high-CBD hybrids from various genetic stock. Some have virtually pure CBD, while others typically have THC; CBD ratios ranging from 2:1 to 1:2.
The optimal dosage levels of CBD are uncertain due to a lack of human studies.
Chronic high doses of up to 1500 mg per day are well tolerated and produce no noticeable physiological effects.
There is evidence to suggest that the medical benefits of CBD disappear when dosages become excessive.
Extremely low-THC varieties are useful for making CBD extracts and tinctures.
Unlike THC, CBD does not show up positive on standard drug tests for marijuana.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING.- High CBD/Low THC strains and their effects.
I've recently obtained the strain "Remedy CBD" and it's supposed to usually have 14% CBD and around 1% THC. I quit smoking over a year ago due to anxiety issues from the pain medication I was on and it didn't mix well with THC for me. I am quitting the medication now and need something to help my pain. Today I tried some and actually felt very good, even a little stoned. Is this possible from only 1% THC? Since I have no tolerance maybe it is. I hope to get back into cannabis and being able to use high THC products again. It's truly an amazing medicine and I want to be able to use it again. Any similar experiences guys? Any comments will help.
IMO it is a myth that you don't get high from CBD. My favorite Cannabis strain is Tsunami, 20% CBD, .04% THC and I love it so much. You definitely don't get as high as if you were smoking THC strains, and it is more of a body high versus feeling stoned.
THC gives me panic attacks, and I really hate it because I love weed. I've smoked for 9 years now and about 3 years ago the panic attacks started. Before then I could smoke as much as I wanted and is only get a little paranoid here and there, but now I get panic attacks so badly that I sometimes faint from them. I think I've fainted a total of 6 times from weed-induced panic attacks and it sucks.
I have been diagnosed with GAD general anxiety disorder and am prescribed Benzo's for it. Now, I will only smoke THC strains of I take a benzo first. To me it just isn't worth feeling so uncomfortable that I might pass out.
Some people knock CBD saying it doesn't do shit and it won't get you high, but CBD is my favorite cannabinoid currently and am very thankful for all the growers and breeders who are producing high CBD strains. Otherwise I would have to give up smoking weed completely, and I really enjoy weed.
The CBD high doesn't last as long as the THC high and it definitely isn't as intense gram for gram smoked, but I don't mind. The concentrates fix that issue for me, or I just smoke two bowls instead of smoking one bowl when I used to smoke THC strains.
I hope breeders start to try and isolate other cannabinoids so that we can truly see the different effects that Cannabis has to offer. There is so much potential with this plant and I feel like we have only just begun to explore the medicinal properties it has to offer.
I urge anyone that gets paranoid from THC strains to try something with a higher % CBD and see if it makes a difference for you.
I am just very pleased to be able to enjoy weed again like I used to. ;)
Do you also take tinctures and oils or just smoke CBD cannabis? And how do they compare? I got my weed card just for CBD products, other than flower, haven't really considered smoking high CBD strains, but I guess it's an option. I'm also uber sensitive to thc, even tiny amounts bother me, hence my admiration for CBD. But I'm also big on the entourage effect and for sure trace amounts of thc are needed with CBD products, I've discovered. Also, that tsunami strain sounds interesting, can you find it in SoCal by any chance?
I don't like the effects of THC either, so I use a strain that's 18% CBD and 2% THC and another that's 15% cbd and 1% thc. I've tried the pills and tinctures, but I think vaped high CBD bud works best. I think even a tiny amount of THC is enough to get the entourage effect.
It's possible to get a high feeling if you smoke enough of it, but it's frankly difficult to get actually stoned. In any case, this kind of strain definitely works differently from ordinary recreational weed, so just try using the least amount that works, though that much CBD is likely to suppress any possible anxiety from the THC:
Yeah, I was definitely no where near stoned out of my mind like I know I would have been if I smoked something like Headband right now. I'm in my early 20's and spent my entire teenage years smoking all kinds of cannabis, never had any problems til I got hooked on pain meds. I guess I just liked the high from the meds and the cannabis added too much so I got anxious. I hate opioids now and am currently going through withdrawals using this strain to help with that. I really want to be able to get stoned again. I'm thinking of trying a 1:1 strain.
Thank you so much for your reply! That's amazing that it still gets you stoned, a lot of people in the reviews on leafly for the Remedy CBD said they didn't get stoned, but I know for sure that it did for me. My eyes got red, I felt a decent high with a lot of peace. My anxiety melted away. So glad to able to get back into cannabis. I hope you have a great day!
I liked reading that. Good stuff. You are VERY lucky to have access to strains like that, practically and pretty much impossible to even see that type of stuff around here.
Up here in Canada we're supposed to have everything legalized and decriminalized by 2017. Until then, its down to either dispensaries (which are illegal and operating in the grey area currently) or growing your own herb (which is illegal for the most part unless you're licensed under an older health program).
Great thing about the States - is everything's bigger in America. You guys have SELECTION. This comes down to almost everything, from clothing, certain foods, alcohol, technology, etc. This goes for strains from shops as well. So much selection, especially on the CBD side.
Microsoft just announced it's moving into the cannabis biz. I'm the least surprised by this. Up here in Canada, grocery stores are reaching out and saying "Sure, we'll sell it". Then the liquor stores came calling, "here, here, here! We'll sell it". Where there is money, there is greed. These companies couldn't care less about the product quality in the end. As long as their pockets are being filled, they could care less. I'd never support a system like that. And I highly doubt they'll ever sell CBD high strains. They'll most likely sell cheap, low grade/quality stuff with low THC levels. At-least, that's my guess.
Up here, you can order your seeds and do it all yourself (with some risk) but if you don't have the patience and want some CBD rich strains, you're shit out of luck. The dispensaries carry mostly everything high THC. And when they do have anything "CBD" related, its 1-2 strains most with 1:1 ratios.
The market is currently geared toward recreational users and stoners. The medical stuff is only available from the government, in limited choices, and the general view of the quality is debatable and questionable. Some people are fine with it, others not so much.
Ringo's Gift comes from AC/DC and Harle-Tsu. Both of those strains are non existent in Canada. On the flip side, in Cali, they are readily available. And very popular. Canada is always lagging behind.
The way I see it is. I either wait till legalization and "hope" they roll out with more medical strains for public consumption (which I doubt) or I grow my own from seed. I leaning toward the latter option ;)
LIST OF STRAINS WITH MOSTLY CBD AND MINOR THC VALUES
CBD & CANNABIS MED CARD
There's all kinds of CBD products here in the central valley.
Dispensaries have abundant amount of CBD products. Mine, in the Central Coast has CBD cartridges that are 50%+, High CBD:THC Cartridges, CBD strains, tinctures, edibles, and drinks.
They are pretty pricey though. The 1g CBD cartridge I just got yesterday was $50.
Definitely check weedmaps to find a dispensary near you. There are plenty of options for CBD like tinctures, topicals, edibles, and CBD dominant strains of flower and vape cartridges. Most dispensaries have at least one or two pure CBD options.
Yes you would need a marijuana card. Have you tried looking at the dispensaries on weedmaps? It can be super time consuming to look through each dispensaries menu, but it shows exactly what they sell. Are you in San Diego?
Get a med card, it's not a hard process. Then use weedmaps to browse the menus of different dispensaries. You will eventually find what you are looking for.
I walked into a random dispensary today; turns out you need a med card just to browse and to even purchase cbd oil without thc. Now the dilemma is getting the med card and if it's worthwhile.
I think I remember seeing that product a few times, don't think it was cheap. Just be prepared when you get your card to say you have difficulty sleeping, etc. They may not give you the card if you don't claim a particular medical need.
You'll probably be able to find it, but you may have to check out a few places before you find it. Or see if there's a delivery service.
Definitely get a med card. It just makes everything easier. As i saw you mention in the comments, you've found out already that you can't go in and browse without a card. It only takes like 20 to 30 minutes to do. It's really quick and painless. It's just a formality basically. You go in, they'll ask you a small handful of questions. You say you have insomnia or depression, anxiety, chronic physical pain, epilepsy and so on. I personally do really have mild insomnia and mild to severe anxiety so i just tell them about that. They give you a short physical. They just do your blood pressure and shit. You pay a little fee and you get your card and a piece of paper (your Medical Recommendation which is the actual document you need to get into dispensaries, the plastic card is secondary) and then you are on your way.
Anyway, i too live in L.A. and i've also had a hard time finding dispensaries with locating ones with CBD products. From what i've seen it mostly depends on what exactly you're looking for. If you are looking for actual CBD weed. That's pretty tough to find. Most of the dispensaries don't specialize in that and most focus on the high THC strains.
I've found that almost every dispensary i've personally been to has at least some kind of CBD edible. The one i see the most often is Pure CBD Cheeba Chews. They are little tootsie roll type candies that have 50mg of CBD and only 2mg of THC. They are effective but if you tolerance starts to go up, they very quickly become expensive if you are getting more than one per visit. They are kind of tiny, and are 15 bucks. I've seen Honey with THC and/or CBD infused. Teas. Gummies and other candies. There are a lot of options.
The majority of dispensaries i've been to all have at least some CBD extracts like waxes, oils, hash, tinctures and so on. Most places also have THC as well as CBD topicals like skin creams and such as well.
Once you get your med card. Hop on WeedMaps.com and check the dispensaries near where you live. They all have menus on the site and you can see what they have before you even go in. Anything CBD related on the site will specifically say CBD in the name or description. If it doesn't then assume it's a high THC product.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been on the fence with getting a weed card, but I may just take the plunge.
420EvaluationsOnline Notes: California Medical Marijuana patients will pay about 25% less than recreational users in 2018. Getting a medical marijuana card in California takes only minutes online. Just answer questions about your conditions and symptoms and a licensed medical doctor evaluates your application remotely on a tablet. Patients are notified a short time later and no payment is required until your medical marijuana recommendation has been approved. Your Cannabis ID can be used at dispensaries, online delivery services and other points of access in the Golden State.
Cannabis strains are non-psychoactive or are mildly psychoactive and are popular with people that want the outstanding medical benefits of cannabis, without getting high. CBD (Cannabidiol) strains possess large quantities of CBD, but some may contain some THC (psychoactive).
Both CBD and THC act directly on receptors located on the membrane of cells throughout the body. It was discovered that the the components in cannabis called cannabinoids, including CBD and THC can act in place of some of the body's own bio-chemicals (endocannabinoids) that control or modulate many bodily systems and functions. When endocannabinoids are in short supply, the result can be over-response actions of nerves, muscles, pain and immune responsible, which is responsible - in part or wholly - for a whole host of conditions and symptoms.
CBD is commonly used for : Anxiety, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headaches, Inflammation, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, PTSD, Stress, Tremors, Crohn's, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis.
"In this article we explain the basic differences between THC and CBD and how they work together. We also put together a comprehensive list of the most popular THC and CBD strains in America today (2017)."
THC and CBD are two of the most abundant medicinal and recreational ingredients in marijuana. Both cannabis components are highly medicinal, but only THC gets you high, while CBD does not.
THC or d9-tetrahydrocannabinol generally refers to the main psychoactive (stoning) ingredient of marijuana. THC effects vary greatly depending on the strain. THC and other components of cannabis, the terpenes and other cannabinoids (CBD, others) interact in synergy to produce their medicinal and recreational effects.
What Are Some Cannabis Strains That Generally Have High CBD Levels?
Strains vary from grower to grower, crop to crop and even plant to plant, so keep in mind that the actual medication’s CBD levels may vary. However, here are some strains that have been actively bred in recent years to have higher CBD levels, so they might be a good place to start. We also recommend checking with dispensaries about the specifics of their strains’ CBD levels or see if they provide test results.
- Charlotte’s Web
- Sour Tsunami