When it comes to high CBD strains, most searches are looking for cannabis strains, , high in CBD, low in THC, or often high in both.
Now, due to the complex legality of THC, sativa cannabis strains and marijuana around the world, we’re not here to talk about that.
Instead we are going to be discussing the increasing variation of strains of pure CBD, which even contains zero THC, or no more than the legal allowance of 0.3% (in keeping with EU and US law, laws on THC content can vary).
CBD Strains – Early Stages
Despite CBD having been initially discovered over half a century ago, the rise of popularity of this cannabinoid is pretty recent for the most part.
This is mainly due to the changes in law recently, especially with the Farm Bill being introduced in the US.
However, this, in itself, is somewhat due to the lessening stigma around CBD, with more people beginning to understand that as a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, unlike THC, CBD does not get you high.
The drop of this stigma definitely had a lot to do with the law changes, but the relationship has been mutually beneficial, as the law changes have, in turn, done more to reduce the stigma surrounding cannabidiol (CBD).
That being said, due to there only really having been a few years of CBD being in the mainstream, the strains available are far less varied than you will find in marijuana coffeeshops in Amsterdam, but there is work being done.
Strains Mean Less?
There is an argument to say that CBD strains are not actually as important, because for the most part, CBD products have taken the place of strains.
For example, CBD isolate, combined with essential oils etc. to create a product creates a strain of its own, in a way, and with industrial hemp plants having to comply with governmental regulations, and all seeds being approved, there is, in many cases, very little variety.
But that is changing, and there is a move towards strains becoming more of a thing in the CBD world, as flavour, aroma, and potential benefits are being discussed and considered more.
Plant & Hemp Strains
At Plant & Hemp, we love a bit of biochemistry, and that’s why we’ve been testing out our own strains of CBD recently, which you can find on our website.
For the moment, we are creating CBD strains that echo popular cannabis strains, just without the high.
Now, there are some legal issues around dry flower at the moment, and we don’t have any interest in treading the wrong side of any legal companies any time soon, so our strains are currently only available in our tea blends, but boy, are they tasty tea blends.
We have two black teas on offer, Jingjing, which blends Chinese leaves with a mix of our CBD strains, and Rukeri, which combines African leaves with our White Widow CBD flowers. We also have a green tea, mixing Sancha with our Gorilla Glue CBD strain.
The legality of CBD Strains
The above issues with CBD dry flower have led many to avoid cultivating new strains of CBD, but we do not agree with that. We believe that there is still room for variety, and in our teas, which are legal under the novel foods description that covers all CBD edible products, we have created a way to add diversity to the CBD world, without going against laws and regulations.
We are going to keep innovating, and we hope that others follow our lead, because we are all only starting to scratch the surface in terms of what CBD strains can become.
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We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.