With today's research more and more focused on the medical benefits of cannabis we have seen a massive interest for high CBD and low THC cannabis seeds. CBD rich marijuana strains have been available for sale on the market for many years, more commonly with a ratio of 1:1 CBD THC (that is to say, equal amounts of CBD to THC). These seeds have more therapeutic value than the mainstream higher THC strains and the effect or high you would normally experience is greatly reduced due to the increased level of CBD, which is one of the non-phsycoactive cannabinoids contained in the marijuana plant. For this reason in recent years cannabis seed breeders have focused on developing more pure CBD strains, where the content of THC is far lower again (almost THC free) in addition these low THC cannabis seeds are possible to grow legally in some countries and are therefore beneficial for those interested in the medicinal aspect of growing marijuana and looking to source “legal weed seeds” which are often ideal for making extractions, oils and topical creams.
Royal CBG Automatic stems from an ambitious breeding project involving a high-CBG strain and Holiat Auto. Eventually, our skilled breeders developed a stable phenotype that meets the legal THC requirements for hemp in many countries. This speedy strain is ready to harvest only 9–10 weeks after sprouting. Prepare to rake in up to 450g/m² from indoor plants, and between 30–50g/plant from those cultivated outdoors.
Autoflowering strains are easy to grow, productive, and perfect for beginners. They don’t require a change in the light cycle to flower, and they tolerate pests, disease, and adverse conditions well. The autoflowering strains below possess varying levels of THC. Some offer a subtle high, whereas others produce no psychoactive effect at all.
Haze Berry Automatic inherited these attractive traits from parent strains Haze Berry and Blueberry Automatic. She produces compact flowers and reaches a medium height both indoors and outdoors. Indoors growers can expect to achieve up to 400g/m² under good LED lights, while outdoor growers will see up to 100–150g/plant in a warm climate.
Royal CBG Automatic
Easy Bud maintains a short stature throughout the entire growing cycle, yet still manages to produce an impressive yield of citrus-scented buds. Indoor plants grow to 50–60cm and produce up to 325g/m². Those grown outdoors reach 110cm and produce anywhere from 30–80g/plant. Prepare to harvest these buds 9–10 weeks after germination.
Haze Berry Automatic provides perfect low-THC weed seeds for growers that favour exceptional flavour above all else. This hardy and fruity strain features a complex terpene profile that highlights notes of blueberry, fruits, and sugar. A THC level of 13% accompanies these flavourful molecules. Together, this chemical cocktail gives rise to a grounded and physical high that relaxes the body and keeps the mind clear.
Royal CBDV Automatic serves as another source of novel cannabinoids, and demonstrates the innovative spirit of the team at RQS. CBDV is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that works in a unique way with the endocannabinoid system. Royal CBDV Automatic offers high levels of both CBDV and CBD alongside a THC level of 0.3%. Smoke or vape these earthy flowers whenever you require some good vibes without a high.
As mentioned previously, strains containing low levels of THC content can prove to be beneficial to consumers since it aids in alleviating or relieving multiple issues. THC penetrates the brain and stimulates the cells to release the substance called dopamine, and it also activates the cannabinoid receptors which affect the brain in various ways. The initial state will be a relaxed one combined with a mellow feeling.
Furthermore, one of the main reasons why consumers opt for low THC strains is for medicinal purposes, that is, THC can be particularly effective in relieving nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and other such symptoms. The Cannatonic Regular, containing a THC content of six to seven percent, is such a strain which is recommended to help with such symptoms including nausea, vomiting and pain relief. It can be grown in greenhouses, indoors or outdoors, with a flowering time of nine to ten weeks.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, said to be the most popular and the most abundant cannabinoid found within the Cannabis plant, is strongly psychoactive allowing it to produce a euphoric effect. THC is found within the varieties of the cannabis pants in either a high quantity, usually associated with Indica; moderate to low amounts, usually found within Sativa or near to zero, within Ruderalis.
Benefits of Low THC Strains
In the present day, many consumers are now starting to prefer less intense products which are lower in THC content. Therefore, strains containing low THC levels have now become the go-to for users, especially those who are beginners in using the compound to achieve a particular outcome. It essentially serves THC sensitive consumers who prefer to utilise the strain, without having to consume a high level of THC content.
Low level THC content can potentially reduce/relieve chronic pain from debilitating diseases and is known to relieve chronic seizures for those suffering from epilepsy. Along with easing nausea and reducing vomiting which can be beneficial for patients undergoing chemotherapy. It also helps with increasing the appetite of patients who may be undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy or suffering from eating disorders related to malnourishment. However, even though THC is known to offer such benefits, it is still prohibited in certain parts of the country, therefore, consumers need to be wary of such laws prior to usage.
Growers can find an array of low THC strains on the market, which best suit their requirement, that is, of low THC content. Another such variety of low THC seeds includes the Roadrunner #2 Auto Feminised Seeds, which is a product of a cross between the original Roadrunner and a special Diesel Ryder from the Joint Doctor and has the innate ability to thrive in just about any environment. The flowering time of the plant is between sixty five and seventy five days, producing THC content between six to twelve percent. Since it is an auto strain it produces higher levels of CBD which leads to a more relaxing experience since it moderates the psychoactive effect of THC.
Check out our blog post about Master Hemp, a strain with one of the best CBD:THC ratios.