Currently there are different types of marijuana on the market, as well as a multitude of different feminised, regular or auto-flowering cannabis varieties offering a wide range of options to choose from, so all users can satisfy their needs.
The most commonly available commercial strains are those with high levels of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for, among other things, the psychedelic and recreational effects.
Does that mean that THC is the only important or valuable cannabinoid? Not at all.
Choose the cannabis variety you like best with less than 1% THC
As there is more in-depth research into therapeutic cannabis, studying its therapheutic properties and effectiveness, new interesting substances and interactions are being discovered.
The next cannabinoid in terms of importance is CBD, with good concentrations in the buds it offers anti-inflammatory and calming effects, and is free of psychoactive effects.
These characteristics mean that CBD is rapidly gaining recognition among users who seek natural relief from some disorders but wish to avoid the recreational effects of cannabis.
High CBD and low THC, therapeutic cannabis for everyday use
This demand for CBD has led the market to diversify and release many new varieties with variable THC:CBD ratios.
The first genetics created were 1:1 THC:CBD ratio cannabis varieties offering THC and CBD levels of up to 10%. Seed bank breeders have continued to work on selections both to increase overall cannabinoid levels and to lower THC content.
In this alchimiaweb.com section we present a selection of cannabis varieties with THC levels below 1% and with high concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids.
Quality cannabis genetics for all tastes, whether therapeutic or recreational
The plants presented in this category are focused on a therapeutic use. They do not produce any psychoactive effects and offer all the benefits of cannabis without affecting normal daily activities.
Contrry to what one might think, the quality of these varieties is high, and they offer good terpenes profiles with really intense and diverse aromas.
You can enjoy these varieties in your daily life, either inhaled using a cannabis vaporiser, smoked or taken orally if you wish. It’s up to you.
Low CBD High THC Cannabis Seeds
THC is a well known psychoactive cannabinoid and is responsible for the majority of the effects that you get from marijuana consumption. Ultimately THC is what gets you “High.” The more THC you consume the stronger effects you will get. THC mostly has a wide range of cerebral effects, which can make you feel happy, euphoric, energetic, anxious, paranoid or even nervous. Medicinally THC has been shown to have anti-depressant effects and even relieves pain and insomnia. It also induces relaxation and stimulates the appetite, which has shown to be useful with cancer and anorexia patients. Most cured cannabis buds range from 12%-21% THC content and if grown properly can reach even higher levels. WARNING! Patients with high anxiety or those who suffer from schizophrenia should avoid strains with extremely high levels of THC.
Low CBD (Cannabidiol)
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which is known for changing the effects of consumed THC. CBD increases the happy, euphoric and cerebral effects of THC while decreasing paranoia, anxiety and nervousness. This cannabinoid is almost always in much lower concentrations than THC in most cannabis plants, usually less than 1%. In rare strains CBD concentrations can outweigh THC levels. Medicinally CBD has been shown to relieve anxiety, pain, muscle spasms, inflammation and convulsions. So it is great for patients with MS, fibromyalgia and epilepsy. During a study when CBD was combined with THC and injected into breast and brain tumors, it was shown to inhibit cancer cell growth.