Beginning cultivation of a new cannabis crop requires the right seed type to be chosen for the grower's specific needs.
When producing cannabis products, one major consideration is the ratio of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) desired in the plants' buds. This step in the growing process should be tailored to each unique occasion because cannabis patients can vary in how they benefit from either of the two main chemical properties found in cannabis.
For example, one person may thrive with strains producing high amounts of THC and trace CBD, whereas a different person with similar ailments may prefer a strain that consists of high CBD and minimal THC. Additionally, some patients find alternating between strain ratios may also be beneficial. To best suit their clients' needs, growers must continually educate themselves on each compound's strengths and weaknesses.
On the surface, CBD and THC seeds look nearly identical in shape, size, and color, and at this early stage, the amount of CBD or THC that exists in the seed is minuscule. As the plant begins to grow, its genes determine how much of each chemical compound the plant will produce in its final product—the buds. Considered the second most common chemical in cannabis, CBD is a non-psychoactive organic chemical compound that assists in everything from anxiety to pain relief, without the fog-like effects of THC. Similar to standard THC strains, CBD plants are often blanketed in terpenes that provide the strain with distinguished aromatic and medicinal benefits.
High concentrations of CBD specific strains can also help improve severe medical conditions such as seizure disorders or Crohn's disease. It is also highly effective for age groups that are more sensitive to THC, such as children and the elderly, or in circumstances where THC is not a practical solution.
As an added benefit, CBD seeds that only contain a small amount of THC in their strain profile, generally less than 0.3%, are considered to be fully legal hemp products rather than standard cannabis that is often subject to local and federal regulations.
As with most other plant-derived medications, CBD percentages per plant can vary, even if they are from the same genetic lineage. When selecting a premium strain to cultivate, a specific ratio and percent range will be accessible to assess the approximate amount of CBD one can expect in that strain. Another unique feature that all of our CBD strains have is that the seeds are feminized as well. This allows time and resources to be saved and dismisses the need to determine the gender of your plants.
These strains help fill demand gaps for patients who prefer to participate in non-psychoactive treatments without sacrificing the distinctive benefits that cannabis plants provide.
Similar to common THC plant strains, CBD oriented crops can vary in potency and proportion, and other elements such as terpenes should be considered when browsing and selecting the best strain for your growing ventures from our comprehensive 2020 catalog.