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If you’re looking for the latest advances in medical cannabis, then you need to know about CBD rich strains. CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many cannabinoids that make up the medicine's active healing properties. In order to qualify as "CBD Rich", the product must have more than 4% CBD. Research has identified CBD as the main ingredient responsible for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, CBD shrinks tumors and inflammation. CBD is also good for reducing pain and helps with insomnia. It has significant analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the reduction in anxiety and stress.
All strains that are CBD Rich, have a lower THC content. THC is the ingredient that makes one feel "high" or "stoned". CBD acts to mitigate the "high" of the THC. For this reason, most recreational strains have been bred to reduce the CBD content. As science delves deeper into the therapeutic properties of cannabis, CBD is proving to be the most significant player in the art of healing. Many of our members have requested CBD rich products. In response, we have searched far and wide for the best strains.
Information on CBD can be found at: www.projectCBD.org
This is our latest and greatest strain. Valentine X, or Valentine as we call it, has the highest ratio of CBD:THC that we have found. 25:1 CBD:THC.
St. Valentine is the patron Saint of epilepsy. Hence, the strain medicine also has the good energy of Saint Valentine and is particularly good for seizure disorders. It is also useful in treating cancer, nerve disorders, pain, insomnia, asthma and inflammation related disorders.
Valentine is a 50/50 Sativa/Indica hybrid mix. It is a phenotype of ACDC and is closely related. We have run lab tests to see if it was actually different than ACDC, and the terpene print is different, but fairly close.
ACDC ~ The ultimate CBD medicinepot-of-gold2
This strain was recently developed from a cross of Canna Tonic and Ruderalis parents. It is the ultimate super rich CBD medicine. It is a 50/50 sativa/indica hybrid. Its lab tests have a content of 19% CBD and .9% THC. This is extremely rare to have such high CBD combined with extremely low THC, making this strain virtually "THC Free".
ACDC has a fresh pine scent and the flowers have lots of sticky resin glands (trichomes). It is especially beneficial for cancer, shrinking tumors, inflammation, pain, and associated aliments. Because it has a very low THC value, it is good for people that have issues with anxiety, nerve tremors and paranoia. We have had great success with epilepsy, especially in children, showing immediate results. ACDC is very close to a strain called "Charlotte's Web" used for epilepsy. The high CBD, low THC also gives it anti-psychotic properties. It is very good for people that need to work, drive and function in the world, while providing great medicinal effects.
This CBD Rich strain is bred exclusively for its medicinal pro [...]
THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient looking for a particular type of relief or a casual consumer chasing a specific effect, we’d like to introduce you to this fascinating compound that’s sure to make major waves in the cannabis world as we discover and utilize its full potential.
What are THCV’s Effects and Benefits?
As its name suggests, THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects. A note for vaporizer enthusiasts: THCV has a boiling point of 428 °F (220 °C), so you’ll need to turn it up higher than you would THC.
THCV is psychoactive. It intensifies the euphoric high of THC, but with only about half the duration.
THCV is energetic. It provides a clear-headed, stimulating buzz.
THCV is an appetite suppressant. In contrast to THC, THCV dulls the appetite. This may be good for consumers focused on weight loss, but THCV should be avoided by patients treating appetite loss or anorexia.
THCV may help with diabetes. Research shows promise in THCV’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance.
THCV reduces panic attacks. It appears to curb anxiety attacks in PTSD patients without suppressing emotion.
THCV may help with Alzheimer’s. Tremors, motor control, and brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease appear to be improved by THCV, but research is in progress.
THCV stimulates bone growth. Because it promotes the growth of new bone cells, THCV is being looked at for osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions.
Where Can I Find THCV?
So you’re looking for the effects mentioned above, but you aren’t sure where to start your search for high-THCV strains and products. Most strains only contain trace, undetectable amounts of THCV, making it difficult to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. We can assume that more THCV-rich products will be introduced alongside its growing popularity, but in the meantime, here are some useful hints for locating this rare therapeutic gem.
Look for African sativas. Lab results show that THCV is most abundant in sativas, particularly landrace strains from Africa. Durban Poison is one of the more common high-THCV strains, but other options can be found in the strain list below.
Ask about parent genetics. Having trouble finding an African sativa? Plenty of strains have hybridized African genetics that predispose it to a higher THCV potential. Cherry Pie, for [...]
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