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The Top Trending CBD Cannabis Strains of 2018

Published on November 14, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
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As the world of cannabis consumption evolves, so do the demands of the market. For many, what was once about achieving the highest high is now more about personalized experiences. This is clear as more consumers chase down CBD-dominant strains.

While fan favorites like Harlequin and ACDC still reign supreme as household names, data suggests that CBD enthusiasts are craving new strains and fresh effects. For that reason, we took a look at Leafly data to find the top trending CBD strains across the US.

CBD dominant strains: Remedy weed strain

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Bringing on a heavy dose of relaxation without sending you soaring past Cloud 9, the CBD-dominant Remedy is just that: a remedy. An indica-dominant cross of Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk, consumers seek Remedy to help treat anxiety, pain, and inflammation. Over the past year, search interest for this strain increased by 660%.

The Wife

CBD dominant strains: The Wife weed strain

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It’s 10 o’clock—do you know where The Wife is? Another CBD-dominant strain that’s seen a jump in search interest over the past year (a whopping 567%), The Wife is a robust hybrid with a nearly 20:1 CBD:THC ratio.

Consumers look for The Wife’s help with alleviating nausea, chronic pain, and the side effects of chemotherapy. It can be a bit hard to find as it’s only available on a few menus industry-wide—so if you see it, grab it before you the chance is gone.


CBD dominant strains: Dancehall weed strain

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DANCE DANCE DANCE DAN (this is obviously a Jackson 5 reference). Dancehall is another popular name in the CBD world that’s seen a 550% boost in search interest. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid with a near 1:1 CBD:THC ratio that’ll leave you feeling relaxed, yet uplifted and energetic.

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Despite its popularity, Dancehall is most easily found in Washington. If you find yourself in the Evergreen State, Puffin Farm’s Dancehall cartridge, winner of the 2018 Sun Cup for Best CBD Cartridge, is a great option.


CBD dominant strains: Nordle weed strain

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Nordle is another CBD strain that consumers have been clamoring for—and by that, we mean search interest has leaped by 460% in the past year. A cross between Afghani and Skunk, Nordle is a balanced 1:1 hybrid that delivers mild effects and potential relief of pain and muscle spasms. You’ll get high from this, but it’ll be a smoother ride coupled with a lighter comedown.

Like The Wife, Nordle is another rare CBD strain. However, it’s available across all markets, so there’s a chance you can find it at a retailer near you.

CBD Shark

CBD dominant strains: CBD Shark weed strain

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Another strain with a 1:1 balanced CBD:THC ratio, CBD Shark is an indica-dominant hybrid that helps patients with pain, anxiety, and inflammation. Sure, you’ll get high, but those 1:1 strains tend to be a pretty even cruise instead of a jarring takeoff. Over the past year, search interest for this strain jumped by 272% as it becomes increasingly available in legal cannabis markets. You’ll most likely find CBD Shark in the form of a concentrate.


CBD dominant strains: ACDC weed strain

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ACDC is such a popular CBD strain that I probably don’t even need to tell you about it. But I will. ACDC is a phenotype of Cannatonic with a CBD: THC ratio of 20:1. If you want to get super not-high, ACDC is a good strain to seek out, evidenced by its 89% boost in search interest over the past year. Plus, it tends to be readily available nationwide.


cbd dominant strains: Medihaze marijuana strain

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MediHaze, sometimes known as CBD MediHaze, is a CBD-rich strain that provides clear-headed, uplifting effects. It retains pine and mint aromas with spicy undertones. If you need to chill out from any high-strung activities while easing pain or anxiety, this is a great strain for you.

MediHaze has seen a 69% boost in search interest over the past year—plus it’s currently available across several markets.

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Danté Jordan
Danté Jordan
Danté Jordan is a cannabis writer based in Los Angeles. He's written for Leafly, Weedmaps, High Times, and many more publications.
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