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Tue Jan 12, 2016, 09:52 AM

Medical strains

I want to share some far-from-exhaustive research I did on med strains.
I've made edibles for years, but a friend asked me to make a topical ointment for her arthritis.
Most strains that are labeled "medical" have less than one percent CBD while THC levels might be 15 or 20 percent (or more). I've grown Critical Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Northern Lights/Big Bud, and others, that fall into this category. But I've read that, for optimal medical efficacy, THC and CBD levels should be balanced.The strains in the list below have THC/CBD levels at around 6 to 8 percent. That THC is too low for dedicated consumers like me, but should be great for a topical application.
I did my research by looking through the catalogs of two online seed vendors that I have found to be reliable and professional. My criteria were:1) Indica dominant (personal preference), 2) Short flowering time, and 3)Balanced THC/CBD levels. Strain name followed by breeder name:
1. Critical Mass CBD by Dinafem Seeds
2. MKUltra Kush x Bubble by THSeeds
3. Critical Cure by Barney's Farm
4. Psychotropic Mass by Critical Mass Collective
5. CBD Blue Shark by Barney's Farm
6. Durga Mata II CBD by Paradise Seeds
7. Shark Shock CBD by Dinafem Seeds

I have no connection, other than customer, with any seed breeder or seller. I 'd appreciate any comments on these, or any other med strains. There's a lot more I don't know than what I do know! Peace.

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Tue Jan 12, 2016, 10:12 AM

1. Bookmarking to share and to save....


Thank you jomin41.

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Tue Jan 12, 2016, 06:34 PM

2. My cannabis caretaker is using me as a

Guinea pig for both ingestion and topical uses.

What she has told me, is that the longer buds/leaf are cooked, the less THC and more CBD is pulled out. Have you seen the same?

I have become "addicted" to what I call Coconut salve. It is a topical infused with coconut oil. I have paralytic spasms and am losing my left rotary cuff and the salve is fabulous in subduing the pain.

It pisses me off that these medicinal applications were not available instead of the chemicals I had to take that harmed my liver.

Sorry don't know about strains.

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 08:41 AM

3. Thanks for the info.

I'm going to start with coconut oil. I hadn't heard about the cooking time CBD connection. I'll check it out. I try to keep the temp no higher than barely simmering and for not longer than an hour. I know high temps degrade THC. It's great to hear that the salve is helping you. I hope it continues.

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Response to jomin41 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 09:19 AM

4. I think it's CBN not CBD


I'm not totally sure but I think when a plant is harvested too late the THC turns to CBN. Or when it's cooked too much.

CBD on the other hand is inherent in the type of strain. Genetics.

But let Google tell ya as I'm only about 75% sure in this.

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