Genetic Crossbreeding For Higher CBD Content

Genetic Crossbreeding For Higher CBD Content

Minus the absolute marijuana novice, just about everybody understands the psychoactive nature of THC, the most highly sought after cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant.

Back In the dark ages of marijuana’s scientific research, it was not uncommon for the average Stoner, all the way up to the most sophisticated scientist – to bequeath the high associated with smoking weed to Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly referred to as THC. Now, as science begins to catch up with this wonder plant. No longer is THC thought to be the primary active ingredient, rather it plays on a very large team of other active cannabinoids, all working together to provide its user increased health benefits and a safe non-addictive means of relaxation.

Over the last 40+ years several scientists in Israel, Canada and the United States have shown that other cannabinoids (unique compounds only found in the cannabis plant) are even more beneficial. Primarily the CBD cannabinoid, A.K.A. – cannabidiol has shown the mind blowing ability to help humans alleviate pain, anxiety, MS, insomnia, and even one of the nation’s largest scourges… Cancer.

In addition to all of these health benefits, it is the CBD cannabinoid that holds the THC high in check, anchoring it to a more enjoyable level for the average smoker. It is the very combination of these Yang and Yang are compounds that maintain the balance of our highly valuable smoke. As today’s more sophisticated smokers search for higher and higher THC rich weed, cultivators are inadvertently genetically breeding out the CBD cannabinoid.

It was these alarming trends that set project CBD into motion. Project CBD is a group of compassionate cultivators who have poured their life’s work into identifying and developing a wide spectrum of CBD rich cannabis strains. Sour tsunami is one of their more recent successes offered up by project CBD. This genetically manipulated strain and her seeds have the ability to produce plants that contain a more balanced ratio of CBD to THC (Approximately 10% CBD – 7% THC).

In order to create this one genetic variation, Larry Ringo from the southern Humboldt seed collective, spent four years crossbreeding NYC diesel with sour tsunami. A sativa dominant strain, sour tsunami tends to mature from seed to flower, in just over nine weeks, leaving dank, sticking nugs for the end user’s enjoyment.