We have premium CBD Cannabis Seed available in Canada
These marijuana seeds produce plants very high CBD levels – approximately 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. Higher CBD mitigates the psychoactive effects of the THC. CBD is useful for lessening unwanted cerebral effects caused by THC, such as sensations of paranoia and panic.
Growing CBD Cannabis Plants
Thinking about growing high-CBD strains of cannabis in order to harvest the CBD? Well you may be wondering how similar the process is to growing cannabis for THC.
While not exactly the same, the process is remarkably similar!
Biologically and legally speaking, the only difference between high-CBD or high-THC cannabis plants is simply the amount of THC and CBD found in those plants. All of these are simply different strains of the cannabis plant.
If you are looking to grow your own CBD plants, the most important thing is to start with a high-CBD strain. It is simply not possible for a cannabis plant to produce more CBD than its genes allow, and many of the most popular cannabis strains contain high levels of THC and less than 1% CBD. So genetics is key!
Here are some simple steps to get you started on your path to growing your own CBD:
- Choose a high CBD strain of Cannabis. You are looking for something with the lowest THC content available
- Pay attention to harvest time! For the highest levels of CBD, you should harvest plants at the beginning of the harvest window, as both CBD and THC levels start to degrade as those buds continue to mature. Buds harvested on the later side of harvest time usually have slightly lower levels of CBD and THC, but higher levels of CBN. As a result, buds harvested later tend to be less psychoactive (due to less THC), and are more likely to make you feel sleepy or have a strong body effect (due to more CBN).
- Keep the leaves. CBD is contained not just in the flowers/buds of the plant, but also in the leaves. The CBD concentration is relatively low so the leaves are not suitable to smoke, but the CBD can be extracted by turning the leaves into things like butter, tincture or oil. Note: CBD extractions made from leaves are typically less concentrated/strong than extractions made from the actual flowers/buds.
- Learn about extracting the CBD from your plants. Unlike the leaves, the CBD-rich buds/flowers are often smoked or vaped. However, many people prefer to consume them in some type of edible form. This has a slower onset but the effects tend to be longer-lasting. For the most part, any method that extracts THC will also extract CBD, as they’re both cannabinoids that easily attach to oil. The problem is you can’t easily separate THC and CBD from each other. So if the starting plant matter has no THC, then a simple extraction into butter/oil/tincture will extract the CBD. But if you’re trying to get just CBD from plant matter that has both THC and CBD, well you need equipment for that! This is why it’s so important you start with the right strain. If the plant produces only the cannabinoids you want, you don’t have to do anything but extract and enjoy them.
So have some fun! Do your research, take care of those little sprouts, and you could be using CBD grown in your own home in no time!
What will I need to start growing my own weed?
You can actually start with very little, or with a fully decked out operation costing thousands of dollars. At the minimum, you need soil, water and sunlight! Here is a great article on getting started with a small indoor grow.