Candida CD-1: A true medicinal strain
Candida (CD-1) is a unique medical marijuana strain. It is renowned for boasting high concentrations of CBD, low levels of THC, and producing unique non-psychoactive effects. In fact, the THC levels of this strain (below 1%) are by far some of the lowest on the market, making it particularly appealing to medical users wanting to avoid a typical cannabis “high.”
Candida (CD-1) has never produced THC levels above 1%, meaning it produces no notable psychoactive effects like other THC-rich cannabis varieties. Instead, it boasts extremely high CBD concentrations that range from 11 to 20%. Whether smoked, used in a vaporizer, or prepared into a tincture, this strain will produce some notable relaxation and even slight sedative effects, all the while leaving one’s head completely clear.
The medical potential for Candida (CD-1) is obviously huge. It’s high CBD concentrations make it ideal for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from refractory epilepsy and pain to insomnia, eating disorders, and even mental conditions like PTSD. Anyone looking to get hold of the unique medical benefits provided by CBD without the iconic “high” produced by THC should stay on the lookout for this variety.
This strain is renowned for producing 2 distinct phenotypes; an indica and a sativa. The former will usually grow into small, bushier plants that produce denser, heavier yields. The latter, on the other hand, will develop larger plants that tend to reach, ultimately requiring more attention and care. The buds from the sativa phenotype will also be lighter and more wispy.
Primary research suggests the CBD content of the sativa phenotypes are higher, although that of the indica varieties is still very good. This strain can be used just like any other cannabis variety, although the sativa phenotype will prove especially useful for the production of oils, tinctures, and other medical concentrates.