This high CBD strain (formerly known as a Charlotte’s Web phenotype) does well both indoors and outdoors and can withstand many types of stresses. There is a range of phenotypes, which tend to be vigorous, fast growing and can require management of stretching if given extra time in vegetative growth. Despite the potential for stretching, they are medium sized plants with closely spaced buds. They benefit from topping, tying or supercropping of the main stem prior to flowering, in order to level the canopy and allow branches to extend up rather than sideways. With many of the phenos, the buds can have extreme levels of trichomes and can vary from dense rock-like buds to more spongy and oily buds.
The smell and taste are a combination of musky or skunky along with perfume/ floral aromas. These seeds will produce mostly high-CBD plants with between a 1:1 and 4:1 ratio of CBD:THC, ideal for people avoiding the psychoactive effects of THC. On average, 25% will have very high CBD with almost no THC. Then 50% will have both high CBD and high THC. The other 25% of the seeds will produce high-THC phenotypes. On average, 1 of 4 seeds will have 1% THC and from 13% to 23% CBD.
Keeping cuttings will allow you to preserve the phenos with the desired levels. Lab testing is recommended, to identify the right amount of CBD for your needs. CBD-rich cannabis has been found to be therapeutic in different combinations for different types of ailments. It has also been found that mixing high-CBD bud with high-THC bud in varying amounts can offset THC’s side effects such as memory loss and confusion and also prevent the burn-out, lethargy, or physical dysphoria that can follow smoking too much strong weed.