One of Leafly’s top strain researchers, Jeremiah Wilhelm, put together an article that featured a list of cannabis strains with higher amounts of CBD. Since a few members of Respect My Region are currently employed at legal cannabis retailers or brands, we felt it was our obligation to also provide the cannabis community with some information about the best available CBD strains in Washington State.

Each of the options listed below would be great for people looking to consume marijuana that is known to assist with pain, nausea, headaches, stress, muscle spasms, anxiety, epilepsy, and more. With so many new strains hitting the market, we believe it is important to share which CBD strains people and patients should try first.

Go-To Cannabis Strains With High CBD

“ACDC is easily my favorite CBD strain. The cannabinoid content is usually heavily CBD-dominant, sitting on average at 20:1 in its CBD/THC ratio. An imperceptible amount of THC makes ACDC an outstanding companion for daily medicinal cannabis consumers seeking to relieve tension, pain, or anxiety.” – Jeremiah Wilhelm (Leafly)


“Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD strains available. Typically testing around the 5:2 CBD/THC ratio, it exhibits a sativa-dominant alertness with only mild euphoria. Harlequin has a happy bent that most will find enhances whatever activity they are engaged in.” – JW


“Pennywise certainly has the scariest of all the names that made this list, or at least it does for those familiar with the Stephen King book responsible for its namesake. But fear not, Pennywise truly gets its name from its genetic cross of Harlequin and Jack the Ripper. It synthesizes Jack the Ripper’s mental clarity and an even 1:1 CBD/THC to make a strain that is functional and enjoyable at almost any dose.” – JW

Sour Tsunami 

“Created by the larger-than-life grower and activist Lawrence Ringo, Sour Tsunami was brought into being by combining Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. This unlikely pair of stimulating plants bred the high-CBD phenotype that has since redefined the medicinal qualities of cannabis.” – JW