Searching for the CBD
I am a cannabis grower and hobby seed breeder, not a doctor or health professional.
So lets get this right from the start; I wont be discussing the whys, hows or ethics of using a high CBD strains to heal ill folks: I will leave that to those who are better qualified than me.Let’s just assume for now that I have seen evidence to demonstrate that CBD works in treating many forms of illness.
One of the fundamental reasons the growersguidetocannabis was started 2 years ago was about education and helping people grow the best that they can, whether that be for recreational, or more importantly medical use. Its why we run a live chat on the site which to be fair pulls my hair out. If I hear “I planted my seed last week why hasn’t it given me any bud yet “ I think I will cry – But this is the cross I bear and stop me rambling lets get back on topic.
I have a lot of people who contact me and I’ve been working with medical growers setting up and designing rooms for those who are brave enough to step outside of the box and try and help themselves. This is by far my favourite part of my work. I have met through this some very noble people that I feel privileged to have been able to help in some small way. Sometimes you meet someone who touches your heart, and I’ve stood by helping them where I could and watched them struggle.One thing I have noticed, especially when dealing with cannabis oil is that the side effects are very strong. For some people who have extremely low tolerance levels for THC, these side effects can be almost unbearable. One brave woman I know described them as being “worse than chemotherapy”, and it was extremely difficult for her to take the medication even though there was clinical evidence that cannabis oil was working. It has been heartbreaking being witness to her struggle with the medication that could help her, yet that was giving her a quality of life which for her was intolerable.
So what do you do….. How do we give this treatment to those who are vulnerable, who have a low tolerance for THC, who are old, and dare I say it: children? How as a carer can you give a medicine which can have such a negative side effect on those who are unable to deal with either the physical side effects or indeed the psychoactive component namely THC……. How do you as a parent, deliberately make your small child extremely stoned?
To me at least it seems what is needed is a high ratio CBD/THC strain even as far a 20:1 ratio. It seems far fetched but I’ve seen the evidence and now share it with you below: basically a 1:1 rated cbd/thc strain can throw a high CBD level pheno in 5% of samples tested
The above analytic data was a test of 18 flowers from 18 plants grown from seed of the strain CannaTonic from Resin seeds.
As a seed breeder I find myself in a quandary here: I’ve spent years selecting high THC traits in my autos along with taste and smell, and to be fair this is easy to test, you roll one up and have a smoke and judge it from there. And lets face it what experienced grower or cannabis seed company wants to take time and research developing a strain for which there is no psychoactive element. Its hardly a great sales pitch is it?
But I’ve recently made contact with another great and brave lady who needs this geno…
so here starts a series of articles on “searching for the CBD.”
I´d appreciate it if anyone has anything to add on this topic. All relevant research and information from this world wide web would be appreciated: its in a good cause! I’m aware that there are serious researches into CBD in different parts of the world. Pulling all the info together is another job entirely …