The 10 Best High CBD Strains in Canada

November 27, 2020by cannabunga0

Over the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the health and wellness circles by storm, especially in the Great White North. Smoking CBD flower can improve your mental health, immune system, and pain tolerance, just to name a few. You can get even more of these benefits by smoking some of the highest CBD strains in Canada.

Unfortunately, some people need a little extra support in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In these instances, low-CBD strains might not provide any benefits.

If you are in need of a little extra TLC, you might also need some extra CBD, not some extra stress. That’s why we picked out 10 of the best high CBD strains in Canada for you!

1. Pure Sun CBD

THC: 0.8% CBD: 18.2% (HYBRID)

Pure Sun CBD is a CBD-dominant hemp strain bred by Pure Sunfarms in Delta, British Columbia. This particular strain has relatively low levels of 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). With its minimal THC:CBD ratio, you shouldn’t experience significant psychoactive side effects.

These cannabis flowers have a brilliant mix of emerald jade and pale green leaves. If you look closely, you will notice each leaf booming with golden trichomes. These house the many beneficial phytocannabinoids and terpenes in this high CBD strain.

Notable terpenes in Pure Sun CBD bisabolol, caryophyllene, guaiol, linalool, and myrcene. Terpenes are responsible for this strain’s bright flavors.

Biasbolol gives off a pleasant floral scent that gets accentuated by the brown sugar afternotes caused by myrcene. Its complex palette is further enhanced by guaiol, giving a spicy bite reminiscent of cardamom that’s offset by the lingering citrus kiss created by linalool and caryophyllene.

It’s high levels of CBD complement these terpenes, creating an entourage effect. That makes Pure Sun CBD a great high CBD strain for those who have digestive issues, achy joints, and mood swings.

These benefits are much in thanks to the team at Pure Suns. They maximize every inch of their 1.1 million square foot greenhouse to ensure optimal sunlight that accelerates the growth of these plant-based compounds.

Pure Sun CBD is available at many Canadian cannabis dispensaries, including Dutch Love Toronto, Spirit Leaf Edmonton, New Leaf Cannabis, and Dutch Love Ottawa.

2. Cali-O

THC: 4%-10% CBD: 4%-21% (HYBRID-SATIVA)

Cali-o is hybrid cannabis that is slightly sativa dominant (about 60/40), and is grown by Kiwi Cannabis. It’s a very popular high CBD cannabis strain, with origins dating back to 1980.

This high CBD strain goes by many other names, including California Orange, Cali Orange Bud, and of course, C.O.B. Its breeders also created a feminized seed form that goes by the name Californian Orange. These seeds are sold through the United Kingdom by Dutch Passion.

While high in CBD, Cali-o has a considerable amount of THC in its genetics. The even ratio makes for a comfortable body high while still promoting focus.

The focus comes from the strain’s sativa dominance, with a slight heaviness caused by its indican traits. That makes this high CBD strain great for chilling and playing video games.

Primary terpenes in this strain include alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, and linalool. Alpha-pinene works in synergy with CBD to promote antibiotic benefits. In fact, they’re both used to help fight off MRSA. This terpene also gives Cali-o a slight piney taste.

Meanwhile, limonene and myrcene are what put the orange flavor in California Orange. They also help with the focus that comes with this sativa-dominant. Lastly, linalool gives a slight floral aftertaste that also promotes relaxation.

You can find this CBD strain in Canada, including at City Cannabis.

3. Charlotte’s Angel

THC: <1% CBD: 10%-15% (SATIVA)

Charlotte’s Angel is a sativa-dominant strain cultivated by Benchmark Botanics. It was bred with the genetics of Dutch Charlotte, a clone that’s rich in CBD, crossed with Amsterdam-grown Red Angel clones.

Benchmark Botanics operates in the Okanogan Valley of British Columbia. They specialize in small-batch cannabis clones, creating a consistent terpene, cannabinoid, and flavor profile.

This bud has vibrant green leaves that are laden with fiery red trichomes. These hairs host a considerable amount of CBD and beneficial terpenes. Its flavor profile is generated by caryophyllene, humulene, and myrcene.

Caryophyllene gives Charlotte’s Angel its distinct peppery bite. It also binds to CB2 receptors to promote anti-inflammatory benefits.

Humulene also helps with pain. It also gives Charlotte’s Angel its bright and hoppy notes. These traits are further accentuated by the citrusy sweet taste of myrcene.

Charlotte’s Angel has very low levels of THC, so it shouldn’t promote psychoactive effects. Since it is sativa-heavy, this strain is excellent for pain management, working out, and socializing.

You can purchase Charlotte’s Angel at Delta 9 in Winnipeg.

4. Simply Bare BC ORG CBD Charlotte

THC: <1% CBD: 15%-17% (SATIVA)

Simply Bare is Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA) certified organic cannabis that is very low in THC and bred to create high amounts of CBD. It is a subdivision of Rubicon Organics, a hybrid growhouse in British Columbia.

This brand came to fruition because their founders wanted to create a more pure, sustainable type of cannabis. In turn, they created some delicious and beneficial cannabis strains.

Simply Bare is grown in organic soil in full sun or high-efficiency LED lights. It’s dried in glass jars for 14 days to ensure the highest quality bud.

Primary terpenes in this strain include myrcene, caryophyllene, ocimene, and humulene. Myrcene and caryophyllene combine to give this strain a dank profile that is heightened by the hoppiness of humulene.

Ocimene gives Simply Bare its blueberry-like flavor. This terpene also has a slight stimulating effect on the body. Therefore, this CBD strain is excellent for focus.

You can find Simply Bare BC ORG CBD Charlotte all over Canada, including Delta 9 in Manitoba.

5. Free

THC: 0.4%-1% CBD: 11%-17% (SATIVA)

Free is the brainchild of Solei, an eco-friendly greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario. They cultivate their bud using as much natural sun as possible, recycling water and waste, and implementing automated technology that promotes sustainable energy use.

This brand is very chic, promoting their product as “moments” instead of calling them cannabis. Those who smoke Free are inclined to agree.

This high CBD strain is extremely energizing but in a relaxing way. It’s very useful for alleviating stress while also making chores seem less daunting.

The primary terpenes in this particular strain are beta-caryophyllene and limonene. They give this flower a hint of spice that lingers, making you want more!

You can get Free at many dispensaries in Canada, particularly at City Cannabis in Vancouver and Spirit Leaf in Alberta.

6. Equalize

THC: 12% CBD: 11.5% (HYBRID-INDICA)

Equalize is a hybrid, with a 1:1 to THC to CBD ratio. This strain is distributed by Tokyo Smoke.

It slightly leans towards THC, so it can create a slight high. However, it’s high levels of CBD will offset a strong mind-altering experience.

This strain contains three primary terpenes that give this flower a woodsy flavor. Equalize contains alpha-pinene and beta-pinene.

Together, these terpenes promote mental awareness. Since this strain is also THC-heavy, which interacts with our CB1 receptors in the brain, Equalize is great for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

The other terpene that gives Equalize its distinct notes is nerolidol. Nerolidol has bright and pungent aromas, similar to lemongrass and jasmine. It also promotes antimicrobial properties.

You can purchase Equalize in Ontario at All Buds and Société québécoise du cannabis in Quebec.

7. Terra

THC: 0%-2% CBD: 10%-16% (INDICA)

Terra by HEXO is an indica-dominant strain that they promote as their “CBD Remedy.”

HEXO is located in Gatineau, Quebec. They have a state-of-the-art processing facility in Masson-Angers, Quebec.

This strain contains very low amounts of THC, promoting a therapeutic experience for those living with discomfort. These benefits are much in thanks to its high CBD levels and complemented by its primary terpenes.

The combo of pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene promotes an earthy flavor with a slight piney and citrusy kick. You can see their presence as this dark green bud bursts with bright orange hairs.

You can buy Terra by HEXO at dispensaries throughout Canada, including Société québécoise du cannabis in Quebec.

8. Mango Haze

THC: 4%-11% CBD: 6%-16% (SATIVA)

Mango Haze is a sativa-leaning strain cultivated by Color Cannabis. These farmers love to experiment with popular strains in their Southern Ontario greenhouse to create innovative highs. This particular strain has a delicate balance of CBD to THC that promotes relaxation, stimulation, and a slight body high.

This breed is the child of Northern Lights #5, Skunk, and Haze. These three strains give Mango Haze its distinct fruity notes and uplifting effects.

As the name indicates, Mango Haze has the sweet and juicy flavor of mango. You can really taste the flavor as you lap up the smoke with one of your favourite double chamber bongs. Bongs are excellent for preserving the flavor because they cool down smoke, allowing your tongue to absorb its mango notes.

It gets these distinct characteristics from its array of terpenes. Primary terpenes in this high CBD strain include beta-pinene, cymene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool, and humulene.

Cymene has strong anticancer capabilities. Combined with the other terpenes, this strain is great for promoting socialization and comfort for those fighting illness.

You can find Mango Haze in Canada at The Stash and Co. in Ottawa.

9. Ace Valley CBD Great White Shark

THC: 4%-7% CBD: 8%-14% (HYBRID)

Ace Valley CBD Great White Shark is a hybrid grown in Toronto. This brand got its name because its founder is also behind Toronto-based Ace beverages.

Their intention is to create cannabis strains that promote good times, socialization, and happiness.

They create this atmosphere by cultivating a CBD-dominant strain that is teeming with myrcene, humulene, and caryophyllene. These terpenes give this dankly bright strain a slight peppery bite.

With a near 50-50 ratio, you might experience a high within the first hour of consuming this strain. However, it eventually wears off. Instead of paranoia or a need for more that comes with high THC strains, this CBD-dominant leaves you relaxed…and good!

You can get Ace Valley CBD in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland. Namely, get Ace Valley products at The Stash and Co. in Ottawa.

10. Balance

THC: 2%-9% CBD: 4%-16% (INDICA)

 Balance is another high-CBD breed created by the braintrusts at Solei. It is armed with the same care that Free is at their eco-friendly greenhouse in Ontario.

Off the bat, you will notice this strain’s deep green hue. It has a musky aroma balanced with spicy notes and a bright hint of citrus.

These characteristics are much in thanks to its strong terpene profile of caryophyllene, myrcene, humulene, and limonene.

While indica-dominant, this is a medium energizing breed. You will feel alert but not anxious. Therefore, this high CBD strain is ideal for getting chores done around the house and then napping when it’s over.

Balance is available throughout Canada, including at Fire and Flower in Regina.

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