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When it comes to cannabis, many people tend to focus on THC. It’s the most abundant cannabinoid in the plant and provides the high that everyone knows (and many love). CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid, and it’s almost as well-known. The thing is, many people tend to focus on THC. They want the most potent flowers for a powerful high. If you’re looking for the benefits of cannabis with a less intense high (or no high at all), here are some of the best CBD strains to try.

cbd strains


With a CBD content of around 20% and a THC content of 6%, the ACDC strain isn’t nearly as intense as the heavy metal band from Australia with the same name, but it is one of the best CBD strains around. The 50/50 hybrid is a sweet, skunky cross between Cannatonic and Ruderalis, and it’s an excellent daily companion for treating severe pain and tension.


Another strain with a misleading name, Cannatonic is a 50/50 hybrid that isn’t nearly as sedating as its name might suggest. It features a CBD content of between 6% and 17% and a THC content of around 6%. While it won’t knock you on your bottom and glue you to the couch, Cannatonic is a relaxing strain that also boosts your focus. Use it in the morning or early afternoon for ailments such as headaches, migraines, nausea, anxiety, or muscle spasms. 


Elektra is a delicious CBD strain with notes of chocolate, red wine, and a touch of citrus. It’s a Sativa-dominant cross between ACDC and Early Resin Berry that features up to 17% CBD and a negligible amount of THC. You can use it any time of day to feel like a more improved version of yourself. It can boost your mood and increase your focus. While it does promote relaxation, you won’t feel sedated. You may only feel like taking things a little slower for a while. 


An Oregon native, Lifter is a cross between Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud. It contains a CBD content of between 10% and 18% and approximately 1% THC. Your first sniff of the buds will give your nose notes of cream and earthiness, and a closer inspection will unveil notes of tropical fruits and a bit of sourness. It’s a great choice for helping to take the edge off, easing depression and increasing focus.

Sour Space Candy

Sour Space Candy is a fairly balanced hybrid featuring up to 17% CBD and just under 1% THC. It’s a cross between Early Resin Berry and Sour Tsunami that smells like a mix of freshly cut grass, lemons, flowers, and diesel fuel. It starts with a short-lived headrush that quickly fades to an improved mood and relief from pain.

Best CBD Strains For Relief

For many cannabis users, it’s not all about using the highest THC strains possible. Whether they’re looking for relief without the high or they’re looking for options that offer the benefits of CBD, higher CBD strains make more sense. The best CBD strains are available at MMD! Keep an eye out for them on your next visit, and give one of them a try.