CBD is making its march to become one of the most popular medical solutions for its significant therapeutic benefits. At Sumo Seeds we believe that CBD strains will become more and more popular in the upcoming years.
But what is CBD? CBD is a short-term for “cannabidiol” which is a compound within the plant that has significantly medical benefits. The reason for CBD becoming so popular is because a CBD-rich strain is likely to have non-psychoactive or less psychoactive effects, than the THC-dominant ones. This makes it very appealing for people suffering from anxiety, pain, seizures and other conditions. Some scientists even claims that CBD might be the cure for cancer.
CBD started to be recognized
When CNN featured a documentary about Charlotte Figi – a girl suffering from the Dravet syndrome. At age five Charlotte had around 300 seizures weekly with no treatments to help her. In desperation her family searched for alternative treatments eventually ending up trying extracted CBD hemp oil. And guess what? When Charlotte began using CBD the number of seizures dropped. Since then many studies with positive results has made the demand skyrocket across the globe.
CBD interacts with our bodies endocannabinoid systems (ECS). This was discovered by Raphael Mechoulam almost thirty years ago. Scientists claim, that the discovery of the endocannabinoid system is one of the single most important medical discoveries ever. They claim, that more people can be saved by the endocannabinoid system than from surgery.
You can read more about the endocannabionoid system on our blog post here
What CBD Strains to Pick
Blackberry Crumble – CBD strain
Type: 70% Indica 30% Sativa
CBD Blackberry Crumble is a mix between CBD Blueberry and CBD Blackberry. It is ideal to combat depressions and stress symptoms. Because of the Blueberry and Blackberry genetics it has a very fruity taste.
CBD Blackberry Crumble will need 9 to 10 weeks of flowering before you can harvest the high grade medical buds. When grown outdoors you can harvest the latest in the beginning of October.
It has a distinctive indica appearance with thick indica leaves and a bushy overall look with short internodes.
With an average yield of 300 to 400 g/m2 you can grow your own alternative medicine indoors. When placed outdoors you can harvest the same amount of quality buds.
The effect is a classic long lasting indica. CBD Blackberry Crumble will get you relaxed and combats stress and depressions. The CBD value of this strain is high with an average THC level.
With genetics from CBD Blueberry and CBD blackberry the user will receive a berry/fruity like aroma and taste. A sweet tasting, medicinal cannabis strain.
Caramel Cookie – CBD strain
Type: 85% Indica 15% Sativa
Caramel Cookie CBD is a cross of White Caramel Cookie and our popular CBD Kong’s Kush. Outcome being a medical cannabis strain with high CBD value and low levels of THC. It is a easy strain to grow and very suitable for nice growers who wants to experiment using cannabis as an alternative medicine. It grows really well in small spaces and grows into a typical indica cannabis plant. It is a truly amazing plant with earthy/nutty and caramel-like aroma. If grown with LED-lightning you can increase the CBD levels even further. It does not need lots of nutrition which also makes it a great strain for beginners.
A 9 to 10 weeks of flowering is needed to fully achieve the potential. When grown outdoor you can harvest it in the beginning of October. Place in a sunny area and protect against humidity when you place it in your outdoor garden. It will grow into an indica cannabis plant with wide leaves and resinous thick buds, and the overall appearance is bushy with short internodes.
Growers report a yield between 400 to 550 g/m2 when grown indoors. Outdoors the grower can reap 300 to 400 grams per plant. The buds are very compact and full of trichomes.
It is a great strain to relax your body and combat pain symptoms. The user will get a long lasting indica effect. Not a strain to use during daytime but a strain to end your day after a long day of work.
Cherry Kush – CBD
Type: 70% Indica 30% Sativa
Cherry Kush is a great tasting CBD strain. It has high level of CBD and a sweet cherry like aroma. We received a very potent Sour Tsunami (Sour Diesel x NYC Diesel) and crossbred it with our Super Hindu Kush – we named this offspring the Tsunami Kush. Yet we weren’t satisfied with the results and decided to used this offspring to further crossbred – this time with a Cherry Kush. It tends to stretch although it being with Indica dominant genetics. There can be some varia between the phenotypes.
We advice that you give it a limited growing period in order to limit the height. If you enjoy growing with the scrog method, then the Cherry Kush CBD won’t let you down, since it is one of our best strains to grow in a scrog.
With a heavy body stoned effect this strain is ideal for pain relief. Therefore this high CBD value strain absolutely amazing for chronic pains – but bear in mind that people react differently to cannabis, so please be careful. It needs a few weeks to flower, but it is definitely worth the wait. We have invested a lot in to this strain to achieve these results, and we know that it will be a favorite among growers looking for a medical cannabis strain.
With an indoor flowering time between 10 to 12 weeks it is not the fastest flowering cannabis strain. Hower, what you get in return is a powerful cannabis plant which can be used as self-medication. When growing outdoors you can begin harvesting in the beginning of November. When growing in colder climates you might want to consider the CBD Cherry Kush in a greenhouse. The overall yield of the plant is between 400-500 g/m2 indoors and 650-800 gr/pp outdoors in sunny areas.
With a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio it is a perfect match between CBD and THC. The high amount of CBD reduces the effects from the THC which makes it suited for pain relief. The taste is sweet and soft – reminds us a bit of cherries also with the fruitful aroma.