Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that has been getting more and more attention in the cannabis industry. Studies have shown that CBD can help alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and other conditions without any adverse side effects of THC. With so many benefits to its use, people are looking for ways to grow high CBD strains to get all the health benefits they need. If you are one of these people who are interested in increasing your high-CBD strain but don’t know how to start, this article will be perfect for you! We’ll discuss what affects the final content of CBD during growth processes and provide some easy steps on how to grow your potent high-CBD strain.
How to Grow a High CBD Strain
Before we start, it’s essential to keep in mind that CBD content is not the same for all strains. Some strains can have high levels of THC and only trace amounts of CBD! As a result, it is tough to make any generalizations about how much CBD you can expect from any given strain. However, there are some things you need to do during your growth process if you want to maximize your chances of growing a high-CBD strain with low THC. Keep these factors in mind when growing weed:
The Strain You are Growing
Selecting the right strain is by far the most crucial step you can take to ensure that your weed is high in CBD. To do this, you need to start researching what strains have a known CBD content. Once you find these strains, make sure they are actually stable before growing them for use! If possible, it’s best to work with clones instead of growing from seed, as they will be more resistant to stressors and less likely to change their composition during growth due to environmental factors.
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Understanding The Endocannabinoid System
This system is one of the most underrated systems in our bodies! It’s responsible for balancing all kinds of processes, including mood, pain sensitivity, immune function, energy storage & release, metabolism, and even sexual function! When growing weed, it’s essential to keep this system in mind because cannabinoids from the plant can help support it. THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids can help keep this system functioning properly. This is important to keep in mind when growing weed because it means your plant will be most effective if you feed it nutrients conducive to this system’s health!
Growing Your Plant Indoors vs. Outdoors
One final factor that influences how much CBD you can expect from your plant is where you grow it! Outdoor plants tend to have a higher content of THC during growth as they are pollinated by bees. Bees generally visit flowers with a high content of THC more regularly, which results in cannabis plants receiving more pollen from those types of flowers. If possible, try to find a spot indoors where your plant can receive as little exposure as possible outside! Once flowering starts, there is generally little room for improvement since the CBD concentration during this time is mostly stabilized.
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Growing A High-CBD Strain
After learning about what factors influence whether or not your plant will be high in CBD, it’s finally time to learn how to grow a high-CBD strain! This process is much more straightforward than you may think. All you need to do is select the correct strain and consider the various factors that determine how much CBD your plant can produce. If you follow all of these steps, there’s no reason why your plant shouldn’t turn out high-quality & potent!
Here are some easy steps on how to grow a high-CBD strain:
1.) Use Proper Cannabis Nutrients
The first step to growing a high-CBD plant is using proper nutrients. If you don’t use the correct type of nutrients, your plant may not be able to produce enough cannabinoids during its life cycle to make it worth the effort! To avoid this, start by getting some cannabis nutrients designed for building up CBD content. The specific nutrient line you choose should have all the necessary minerals and compounds your plant needs to thrive while maintaining a healthy endocannabinoid system.
2.) Control Stress During Flowering Stage
The second step to help you grow a high-CBD strain in controlling stress levels during the flowering stage. This means shielding your plant from allergens as much as possible. Make sure to give it filtered or AC-only air during the flowering stage to keep pollen and other allergens away! But don’t restrict your plant entirely; make sure there’s plenty of fresh air flowing around it.
3.) Don’t Harvest Too Early Or Too Late
The final step that will ensure you grow a high-CBD strain is harvesting too early or too late. The best time to gather your plant is when it’s half-developed (or slightly earlier). This gives you the right balance of THC & CBD concentration in your plants to maximize their potency while giving you an adequate yield, so it doesn’t feel like wasted effort! If possible, try not to harvest at all until you see trichomes starting to turn amber. At this point, you should be able to get a decent amount of CBD from your plant.
Is the CBD Content Affected by the Growing Process?
The answer is both yes and no. As we mentioned earlier in this article, THC & CBD do become less concentrated as your cannabis plant starts flowering during its life cycle. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that these cannabinoid concentrations are established before any significant amount of flower develops. Once your plant starts bearing flowers (i.e., buds), the concentration levels stabilize and further increase or decrease depending on how well you take care of the endocannabinoid system!
Best 3 High CBD Strains: Our Top Picks
Here are some of the most potent and best CBD strains we could find:
With its 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD, this strain is one that even beginners can handle without much problem. It also grows like an Indica should (i.e., short). You can expect medium-sized buds that are light green and pine-scented.
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This famous Sativa strain has a high content of CBD and minimal THC, making it ideal for those who want to relax and not get high as a kite. This plant grows like an uplifting Sativa (i.e., tall) and produces beautiful, large buds that are just as delicious as they are potent.
3. Sour Tsunami
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This hybrid strain has a high content of CBD and only produces a moderate amount of THC. The best thing about this unique plant is its ability to grow very large without producing too much shade. Its buds are dense, chunky, and long like an indicator (i.e., short) should.
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By and large,
With so many options, it can be challenging to know where to start. We hope this article has helped inform you about the different ways of producing a high CBD plant and what is considered best for beginners. If any questions need answering, please feel free to contact us! Let’s talk in the comments below about your favorite strain. What will you grow?