Grow Medical Marijuana Strains With The Highest THC and CBD
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By Gary Anderson
Cannabis has a high medicinal value because of the unique cannabinoids it contains. Over the last 20 years, two specific cannabinoids have shown the greatest medicinal value: THC and CBD. For years breeders around the world have bred their plants specifically to enhance the cannabinoid profile (many times inadvertently). Now as our knowledge increases about these precious cannabinoids a more scientific approach has been taken when creating hybrids.
With the advancements in mass spectrometers and other cannabinoid testing devices, we are moving forward in our attempts to create medical strains that fit particular cannabinoid profiles. We have learned that the ratio between THC and CBD directly influences the medicinal value of each strain. As we learn more about how specific ratios of these cannabinoids affect certain ailments our medicine becomes more specific to the conditions they will effectively treat.
Generally speaking, if a strain has a high CBD content, the THC content will be lower and visa versa. Here are a few of my favorite CBD rich stains and THC rich strains currently available.
Harlequin - The lineage of Harlequin is a mix of a Thai strain, a Swiss strain, and a Columbian Gold strain. Harlequin’s THC content is comparably low (about 7%) but this strain has an exceptionally high CBD content of 5-9%. This sought after strain shows amazing pain, anxiety, and stress relieving qualities while maintaining pleasant cerebral effects.
Jamaican Lion - This beast hybrid is a result of breeding the mother plant, Mountain Lion (a combination of 2003 Cannabis Cup winner Rock Bud and Lion Heart from Almighty seeds out of Quebec, Canada) with the father plant, Jamaican Yarders. This hybrid boasts an 8.91% CBD content and is known for its anti-spasm effects and powerful pain killing abilities.
Cannatonic - Cannatonic is a result of breeding an MK Ultra mother with a G13 Haze father. Cannatonic is known to produce an almost perfect 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD; although some testing shows a CBD content of 8-12% with THC in the 5-8% range. This is a great strain for reducing anxiety, pain relief, and muscle spasms.
Tutankhamon by Pyramid Seeds - A specially selected AK-47 variety with an intense skunk flavor and exceptionally high THC content. This strain was supposedly analyzed at Spannabis Barcelona 2011 at 33% THC. This strain works great for appetite stimulation and regulating intraocular pressure.
Satori by Mandala Seeds - This high potency hybrid is not for beginners. With a 28% THC content, this strain delivers a clear, clean, cerebral high and is great for making medicinal extracts. This strain is one of the largest yielding of the high content THC strains available.
Y Griega by Medicinal Seeds - This strain has an astounding recorded THC level of 27%. This hybrid is made up of Amnesia Crossing bred with a Kali Mist. This classic haze hybrid has a unique sweetness that differentiates this high THC plant from the others. Y Griega is made up of 20% Indica and 80% Sativa.
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Article by Gary Anderson, on Oct. 15th 2012