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ACDC Strain

ACDC is a sativa dominant phenotype of the Cannatonic strain, which is a balanced hybrid strain that contains large amounts of CBD. ACDC has a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, and because of it?s low-THC characteristics, it produces almost no cerebral effect. ACDC typically tests between 16-24 percent CBD, so it?s excellent for patients who need to treat pain, inflammation, anxiety, epilepsy, MS, and the harsh side effects of chemotherapy without feeling high.


medicinal use Stress


medicinal use Anxiety


medicinal use Epilepsy



strain flavor Sweet


strain flavor Earthy


strain flavor Skunky



strain effect Relaxed


strain effect Happy


strain effect Tingly

ACDC is a phenotype of the Cannatonic strain bred by the Spanish seed bank, Resin Seeds. Only about half of all Cannatonic seeds will develop into plants rich in CBD, which become the ACDC strain. Cannatonic is a hybrid with a cannabinoid profile that tests with wildly different THC to CBD ratios which vary from 20:1 to 1:20.

With this knowledge, a popular phenotype of the Cannatonic strain adopted the nickname ACDC by testing in at a 22:1 CBD to THC ratio. This particular variety is currently spreading like wildfire throughout California medical marijuana dispensaries. The strain is available for purchase as dried flower or as clones you can take home and grow yourself.

As a strain rich in CBD, ACDC is often used to treat a variety of physical ailments like arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis without causing any of the cerebral side effects. It's a great strain for medical conditions, but it's unlikely to make waves in the recreational market because of its low THC properties. While there is virtually no cerebral effect, CBD can cause a powerful body high along with a sense of wellness. It can leave you feeling tingly all over which is great for patients suffering from chronic pain. The CBD is also excellent for treating depression, insomnia, and acne.

The oil derived from the ACDC phenotype of Cannatonic has also shown promise in preventing cancer from spreading. So if you're a medical patient living in a state with a medical marijuana program, you may want to give it a try, especially if you find yourself suffering from epilepsy, MS, anxiety, depression, or the side effects of chemotherapy.

Medical patients all over California are seeking clones of the ACDC strain to add to their medicine gardens. It has gained national recognition after winning numerous Cannabis Cup awards. The high concentration of CBD makes ACDC ideal for pain relief, anxiety, and depression. Look for dense nugs that are dark green in color with orange hairs. The flowers should smell quite pungent with a hint of sweet and earthy scents along with hints of skunk. The smoke should taste earthy, like pine with an oaky flavor, but should also taste a little skunky and sweet.

If the cannabis quality on the shelf is good and potent, you can ask about growing ACDC clones. They are quick to root, but veg is slow. These plants prefer lower nutrient levels during the vegetative stage, so if you're running a hydro grow, make sure to cut the nutrients back to about strength. During the flowering stage, she can handle full strength. Harvest comes after 9 or 10 weeks. Your trichomes will be milky, but she will be ready. You can expect to harvest up to 2 ounces per plant. ACDC also does better indoors than outdoors, even though she grows like a sativa, so keep your space allotment in mind.

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