By Spencer Brooks
THC and CBD are each great on their own, but if you combine them together, they may become even better.
THC and CBD affect the same receptors in your brain, and it appears that they may influence one another’s effects. Researchers have dubbed this interaction the Entourage Effect, and it comes with a few different benefits. You can read about the Entourage Effect in-depth, but the short version is that combining THC and CBD may:
- Enhance pain relief[*]
- Relieve paranoia from excess THC[*]
- Reduce memory impairment while using THC[*]
- Prevent the “munchies” -- or the increased appetite from THC[*]
If you haven’t tried to buy cannabis product swith a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, now is a great time. You may feel even better with it than you do on THC or CBD alone. With that in mind, here are five of our top products that combine THC and CBD.
1. THC/CBD 1:1 Tincture
If you want all-day relief with precise control over your dosing, this 1:1 THC/CBD tincture is for you. It’s a near-perfect equal balance of THC and CBD oil extract and it comes with an oral syringe, so you know exactly how many milligrams of each you’re taking.
Tinctures and other forms of oral cannabis last for several hours -- perfect for all-day relief. A 1:1 blend may be especially good if you want to stay clear-headed during the day. Many patients find that they get the symptom relief they need with much lower levels of THC.
As always, start low and go slow when using oral cannabis. It takes 60-90 minutes for the effects to kick in, and it can be significantly stronger than smoked or vaporized cannabis.
2. Shark Shock
Shark Shock is a mild cannabis strain with 4-7% THC and 8-10% CBD. Its low THC content makes it ideal for daytime use or for new patients.
Shark Shock has a pungent, fruity aroma with woody undertones. It’s high in pinene and limonene, two terpenes that promote mental clarity (check out our guide to terpenes here). Pinene and limonene, true to their names, give Shark Shock flavours of pine and lemon for an uplifting cannabis experience.
3. God Bud
God Bud is another well-balanced strain. It has 6-8% THC and 11% CBD and is famous for its bright orange color.
God Bud is a rare source of ocimene, a terpene that may relieve pain and inflammation[*]. It also contains calming limonene and caryophyllene. The terpene profile blends nicely with God Bud’s lower THC content, making it ideal for daytime use. Patients report that God Bud is also good for stress management.
4. Durga Mata
Durga Mata features the highest CBD percentage on this list, coming in at nearly 14% CBD with 6-8% THC. It has fairly strong sedative effects, making it best-suited for nighttime use.
Patients report that Durga Mata is excellent for pain relief and sleep. It’s high in relaxing terpinolene and myrcene and has a pungent, woody flavour.
5. Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams has 9-10% THC and 6% CBD, making it a little bit stronger than the previous strains on this list. Sweet Dreams is still mild enough to be good for daytime use, but it’s also perfect for relaxation and sleep if you use it at night.
Sweet Dreams has one of the most impressive terpene profiles of any strain. It features high terpene content across the board, with particularly high levels of limonene, caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene. The many terpenes combine together to give Sweet Dreams a spicy aroma with notes of fresh-peeled citrus, cloves, pine, peppermint, basil, and cracked black pepper.
Try A THC/CBD Blend Today
If you have success using either THC or CBD alone, you may want to consider trying the two together. Thanks to the Entourage Effect, a THC/CBD blend may provide unique benefits that keep you feeling good.
Don’t see what you want on the list above? Don’t worry! We offer the largest online selection of dried herb in Canada, all delivered straight to your door. Take a look and find a cannabis strain that works for you.