As a lot of you know, CBD is a non-psychoactive and helps a lot of people with a vast variety of ailments. CBD acts as a pain-killer, anti-inflammatory, and is being studied meticulously for it's ability to treat cancer. In this blog, we'll be discussing the top CBD strains reviewed at last years Cannabis Cup.
Many winners took heavy-hitting CBD mainstays like Cannatonic or Harlequin and crossed them with flavor kings like Girl Scout Cookies or Skywalker OG. These fantastic combos awed judges across the board, while continuing to deliver active doses of CBD.
Not just for medicinal patients, strains with CBD have different psychoactive effects than strains with only THC. While the breadth of its effects is unknown, CBD stimulates the same receptors in the brain THC does, CB1, but in a different way.
CBD strains can have unique flavors reminiscent of cherries. In fact, pure CBD notoriously tastes of cherries when inhaled. Like banana, strawberry, grape, blueberry, apricot, tangerine, grapefruit, etc., cherries are simply another delicious recreation of nature from cannabis bred for flavor.
The first place winner was CBD OG by C.R.A.F.T. made from Trident x Skywalker OG. It contains 19.5% CBD 9.01% THC. The judges noted the high as “Mellow and smooth high, not overwhelming and more melty. For sure a steady builder instead of sudden creeper.. did relieve my headache”
The 2nd Place winner was Tora Bora by The Vault Genetics, which was made from LA Confidential x X18 Pure Pakistani, containing 8.52% CBD. 4.05% THC
The 1st Place winner in the concentrates category was Rubi Mass CBD Shatter by The Green Solution. Although the lineage was unknown, it received high marks for flavor, and the ratio of CBD to THC, which was 36.1% CBD 37.32% THC. The judges noted the experience as “sticky amber glass; feels like THC content is significant”.
The 2nd Place winner was Mindblowing CBD by Mind Body & Soul Healing Center with Mind Blowing Shatter. Mindblowing CBD was made from Sour Tsunami x Harlequin x Harlequin, with a whopping 56.5% CBD and only 4.33% THC. As we mentioned before, CBD high strains taste like cherries, and the judges left this note: “ice cherry flavor, pretty color, very sticky”.
The 3rd Place winner was Meta Haze Concentrate by Om Grown Female Collective and Gold Drop. With an unknown lineage, this is another strain incredibly high in CBD at 44.3% CBD and 15.33% THC. The judges took note and said: “slight cherry taste, smooth finish; dark, transparent, sappy; relaxing”
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