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Which cannabis strains are high in CBD?

August 5, 2015

CBD cannabis strains are hitting the market so fast, it’s impossible to keep track of them all. The list* below is meant to familiarize you with some of the most common CBD varieties, but keep in mind that your local cannabis shop may have different offerings. If these popular strains aren’t in stock or you’d like to try something new, ask your budtender to point out other standout CBD strains and products.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabis molecule with a variety of anecdotal and studied benefits such as:


Which cannabis strains are highest in CBD, according to lab data?

A strain can be either dominant in THC or CBD—or it can be a combination of the two. Both THC and CBD have unique medicinal properties, some of which are amplified when both compounds are present, such as pain management.

CBD-dominant or balanced THC/CBD strains tend to be the best choices for consumers prone to anxiety, as CBD can help curb the negative, paranoid side effects some consumers experience with high-THC strains.

Find CBD strains using Leafly’s Cannabis Guide

*Note: The below strains are categorized based on their average CBD contents according to lab data. These strains tend to express consistent THC:CBD profiles, but you may encounter variations. Always check each product’s tested cannabinoid profile to be certain of its THC and CBD levels.

Common CBD-dominant cannabis strains

Potential uses: Epilepsy, anxiety, inflammation, fatigue

When browsing Leafly for a CBD-dominant variety, look for strains that contain only circles in their Leafly strain flower (example below). This will help you find strains that consistently express high levels of CBD and only trace levels of THC, resulting in a euphoria-free experience conducive to clear-headed relief.

acdc cannabis strain

Look for these popular CBD-dominant strains:

Common balanced THC/CBD cannabis strains

Potential uses: Pain, stress relief, insomnia, inflammation

While CBD-dominant strains on Leafly will be composed of only circles in their Leafly strain flower, a mixed THC/CBD strain will contain both circles and diamonds (example below). For those seeking a strain with gentle euphoria alongside the wellness benefits THC and CBD have to offer, a balanced strain is the way to go.

harlequin cannabis strain

Look for these popular balanced CBD/THC strains:

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Bailey Rahn

Bailey is a senior content manager at Leafly, specializing in strains and health. She's spent 7+ years researching cannabis products, spreading patients’ stories, and exploring healthy ways of integrating cannabis into daily life.

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