Best High CBD, Low THC Strains: Get High on Cannabis Without Getting High

By Maximum Yield
Published: February 20, 2019 | Last updated: April 9, 2021 05:07:39
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Key Takeaways

THC gets all the glory. It is, after all, the cannabinoid responsible for weed's famous psychoactive effects. Sneaking in under the radar (until recently) is CBD. While it won't get you "high", it does help with pain and other issues.

Meet the hottest new trend from the cannabis industry: CBD.


CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the non-intoxicating cannabis compound.

THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD’s “euphoric” sibling. THC has immense popularity among recreational users and is known for giving users the feeling of being ‘high’.


As Canada legalized nationally, and more and more states flirt with legalization, CBD has recently begun sprouting up everywhere—from shampoo to skincare, edibles to dog treats.

Marketed as both a luxurious good and medicinal wonder, cannabis seeds with high CBD and low THC are all the rage. Luckily, there is no shortage of these stains to choose from. Perfect for first-timers, low-tolerance consumers, and patients who want relief from pain but don’t necessarily want to get high.

The Best High CBD, Low THC Strains

Charlotte’s Web
This cultivar, originally called “Hippie’s Disappointment,” is the first CBD strain to gain global recognition. It saved the life of Charlotte Figi, a child who suffered from a rare epileptic disorder known as Dravet Syndrome. The strain was later named “Charlotte’s Web” in honor of its first patient and its web-like appearance. It contains trace amounts of THC and is very effective at obliterating pain and controlling seizures.

Sour Tsunami
Sour Tsunami is also a pioneer among high CBD strains. It was specifically bred for high CBD rather than THC content. Don’t let the strain name intimidate you. It is an incredibly potent and safe solution that gives no physical or cerebral high. It is suitable for patients, including children, who suffer from seizures, insomnia, stress, nausea, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. This “CBD Tidal Wave” also improves mood and keeps you on your toes.

CBD Auto Cheese
This is a fast flowering CBD strain that has all the coveted traits of the Cheese dynasty. It is robust, produces high yields, has great taste plus a nice medley of floral and cheesy scents. CBD Auto Cheese delivers a mellow and relaxing vibe, thanks to its equal mix of CBD and THC content. This cannabis jewel is capable of satisfying the most demanding palates while providing powerful soothing effects.

CB Dream Feminized
Users describe CB Dream as a smooth smoke with good potency minus any unwanted brain fog. It has uplifting, relaxing, and pain crushing effects that gives solace to those suffering from pain, stress, depression, arthritis, and hyperactivity. Hints of sweet citrus and pine will mesmerize your senses. It is also a “very easy” grow. Clearly, CB Dream is what medical cannabis dreams are made of.

This Cannabis Cup winner has CBD content that is 20 times higher than its THC counterpart. ACDC is a calm and happy strain with a hemp-like profile. Some dispensaries have even labelled it as “pure CBD” and “THC-free.” Chemotherapy patients favor it for its nausea quelling and analgesic properties. It is also great for combatting social anxiety and dealing with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

CB Dutch Treat Feminized
CB Dutch Treat is a potent pain reliever and energy booster. Being a CBD-rich strain, it is sought out for its ability to suppress pain and keep worries at bay. It is used to treat depression, muscle spasm, and inflammation. It can also give lucidity and focus. Users reported experiencing a happy, creative, and conscious awakening.

This is another strain with a surprisingly high 20:1 CBD to THC ratio. Harle-Tsu, short for Harlequin Tsunami,aerl is a godsend for those crippling with anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, and depression. It also helps with inflammation and allow for a less painful recovery. Aside from the plethora of medical benefits it offer, Harle-Tsu induces pleasant feelings and a bit of energy boost.

Not all CBD strains have the same effects but rest assured these strains will not alter your state to an extreme. While medical cannabis is safe, patients taking other medication should always consult a doctor prior to consuming cannabis. Nowadays, it is possible to get high with cannabis without getting high at all.


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Maximum Yield Inc. is the print and online publisher behind Maximum Yield and Maximum Yield Cannabis magazines. With topics such as cannabis cultivation and consumption, hydroponics and controlled environment cultivation, as well as greenhouse, container, urban, and vertical growing, Maximum Yield is focused on teaching you how to reach your maximum yield by providing informative articles on the latest technologies and plenty of tips and tricks from grow experts.

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