Recreational weed is legal in Oregon now, but that doesn’t mean the medicinal side of cannabis should be forgotten about or allowed to just fall through the cracks. Many of us already know of CBD’s potential to destroy cancer cells, relieve chronic pain, and help your body run at its maximum potential, but few of us actually know which strains are high in CBD before visiting the dispensary. Here are 5 of the most popular CBD strains in Oregon. Each one provides a different set of effects, so read carefully to make sure you get the medicine most appropriate for your needs!
Harlequin (pictured above) is a popular strain in every state with a medical marijuana program. It’s a really mild 75/25 Sativa-dominant hybrid that is a descendant of Colombian Gold, Nepali Indica, and Swiss Landrace. It typically tests in with a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC. It comes with an alertness and a mild cerebral effect, but it won’t get you stoned off your rocker unless you’re smoking a ton.
It comes with a happy feeling along with a mild euphoria that won’t make you feel racey or nervous because the large dose of CBD provides relaxing and calming effects. It’s sativa properties will also help you focus on whatever tasks you’re trying to accomplish throughout your day. It has a variety of flavors depending on how it’s grown, including an earthy musk to sweet mango flavors.
Sweet and Sour Widow
Sweet and Sour Widow is a 70/30 Indica dominant hybrid with a balanced 1:1 CBD to THC ratio. It lies in the middle ground between strains with little THC to strains with an amount of THC that will give you a cerebral effect. Because of this balance, even a first-time cannabis user will be able to enjoy the effects of both cannabinoids without getting floored.
ACDC is one of the best strains for high doses of CBD with lower amounts of THC. It’s closer to a true hybrid with a very slight sativa dominance and is a phenotype of Cannatonic, which we’ll talk about later. This remarkable strain produces no psychoactive effects and has tested as high as 19% CBD, which is where many strains bred for THC content land.
ACDC sits at a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, which is remarkable on its own.
Cannatonic is a widely available and popular strain in Oregon medical dispensaries for its low THC content and high CBD content. Cannatonic is a cross between a female MK Ultra plant, and a G13 haze male and can have anywhere between a 5:1 CBD to THC ratio and a 1:1 ratio.
Even though it rarely tests above 6% THC, it’ll still give you a short, mellow and happy high along with the uplifting and relaxing effects of the CBD –around 6 to 17 percent. This strain is very fragrant and tastes sweet and citrusy, and due to its flexibility and balanced cannabinoid profile, it can be used as medicine in Oregon.
Pennywise is a well-known strain in Oregon and is growing in popularity. It is known for being high in CBD but also balanced with THC. Pennywise is an Indica dominant hybrid bred from Jack the Ripper and Harlequin. If you’re familiar with the Stephen King book Pennywise, you’ll see where it gets its name: A killer clown.
The strain is very earthy and comes with a sort of spiced coffee scent and a really earthy flavor. It’s got a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio and will provide you with a nice mild euphoric feeling in the head and a nice relaxed feeling in the body. It also provides mental clarity, so it’s a great strain to smoke under many circumstances.