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The legalization of medicinal herbs like cannabidiol (CBD)—whether derived from industrial hemp or cannabis plants, have propagated the rise of various CBD-infused products in the industry.

While it shares the same molecular structure as its high-inducing sister, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD has upshot to fame as its non-intoxicating effects have steadily lent itself to various uses.

Nowadays, people have become more understanding of the benefits of high CBD strains. While many enjoy the psychoactive high they get from high THC marijuana strains, some have become critical in choosing CBD as part of their roster. But with all the many strains to choose from, one can get easily lost and be overwhelmed in the market.

With that, here are some of the most popular CBD strains today to guide you through your desired experience:

Top Five High-CBD Strains in Dispensaries

1. ACDC

This 50/50 hybrid holds one of the highest CBD to THC ratios. Some versions contain 20% CBD, while others contain up to 6% THC. In spite of the relatively high THC count, the higher CBD levels mitigate the psychoactive tendencies and ensure a clean consumption with no chances of leaving your mind confounded.

When imbibed, the high amount of CBD ensures that the user will not run into risks of experiencing any disorienting head or body high. Meanwhile, the mixture of terpenes promotes a bright and strong fragrance. Ideally used in daytime, ACDC acts as an excellent pick-me-up for users.

2. Charlotte’s Web

60% Indica with 20% CBD content. A popular in the market as its bid to legalize high CBD strains. It’s extremely low in THC so there’s no “high” in it and it’s typically imbibed in oil form than smoked.

3. Harle-Tsu

60% Indica with up to a whopping 22% CBD, Harle-Tsu boasts of a virtually non-existent THC with only 1% content left in its components.

This herculean cross of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin strains has given it one of the highest potency in all of the medicinal strains. This alone is why it deserves its title for the best CBD flower at the 2014 Emerald Cup!

4. Ringo’s Gift

The Sativa-leaning strain boasts up to 20% CBD and as low as 1% THC. This high CBD cross of ACDC and Harle-Tsu produces an earthly hash taste and aroma, which goes down the throat smoothly.

5. Harlequin

75% Sativa with up to 7 to 15% THC level and known for its high CBD content of at least 10%. It causes a polarizing sensation of relaxation and happiness, while the smoke permeates a musky, sweet, and tropical palette. With a pleasing fragrance and taste, users will likely find this strain easy to consume.

The Bottom Line

Ever since the world is seeing the importance of CBD as a valuable substance, different industries have tried their hand at infusing it with various products. With plenty of options to choose from, smoking CBD remains one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis and make the most of its benefits.

This is because smoking CBD is an effective way of delivering CBD to the body at a speedy rate. With just one hit, the cannabinoids from the smoke directly head to the lungs and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream before spreading throughout the body.