Many patients have asked what strains are truly high in cannabidiol (CBD) content since CBD is purported to have less psychotropic effects and more potent anti-pain effects than THC. For example, the high-CBD Colorado strain, Charlotte's Web, has been successfully used to treat intractable seizures in children.
The only way of truly determining what strains contain medically-useful amounts of CBD is by objective laboratory testing. In Maine, such testing has demonstrated proportionally high CBD content in the following strains: Shark Shock, Cannatonic, Yummy, and AC/DC.
(Though some growers have been advertising the Harlequin strain as high in CBD. Note that based on specific testing, Harlequin does not have useful amounts of CBD.)
PART TWO: Patient reviews of general strains.
These Maine medical marijuana strain reviews were submitted to us by some of our own patients who we certified under the chronic pain qualification. We’re providing these to help other patients decide what strains might work for their own conditions. Since these are subjective descriptions, your own experience may vary.