About the ACDC Strain
The award winning ACDC Cannabis strain (it won several Cannabis Cup awards for it’s high CBD content) is a hybrid of the Ruderalis and the Cannatonic strain, meaning it’s a 50/50 split of Sativa and Indica, although in some instances it may lean a little higher towards the Sativa.
- Sativa: 50%
- Indica: 50%
- High CBD: 20%
- Low THC: 6%
- Award winning
It’s a unique combination due to it having an extremely high CBD levels, at about 20% compared to most others averaging at about 0.05%, with a very low THC level, at 1-6%, so you get the combination benefits without the psychoactive effects, aka, the “high” typically associated with marijuana.
Overall this is less of a recreational strain, more of a therapeutic or medicinal marijuana strain.
ACDC Strain and the Senses
The ACDC strain has a robust combination of flavor and scent, ranging from a earthy and skunky, to sweet and fruity. Recognizing the flavors depend on how you ingest it, and those smoking it might notice a cherry or lemongrass scent better. For most, though, it’s a generalized woody flavor. ACDC isn’t one of the strains selected for its flavor.
As a flower, it’s fairly standard as a mossy yellow-green bud with orange hairs. But it’s used in many different forms, so the appearance is less important or distinguishable in:
ACDC Strain Uses
Because of the high CBD and low TCH combination of this strain, the ACDC Cannabis Strain isn’t typically a choice for the recreational users, and more geared towards medicinal and therapeutic uses, a true medical marijuana product, and should be considered more along the lines of a hemp flower product.
The inclusion of THC, even at low levels, provides the combination with CBD that has shown promise in alleviating conditions and side effects of
- Chronic Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Anxiety and Depression
This strain is a great choice for those starting with Medial Marijuana because it really takes the concerns and fears some may have away, due to the high CBD therapeutic benefits and low THC, which is so often a concern of patients when they first begin using medical marijuana. It’s also a frequent selection of edible bakers because of the high CBD, low THC and few side effects.
So what should you expect using this strain? As a hybrid Sativa/Indica strain, higher CBD and low THC, the effect is uplifting and you can expect any of the following sensations:
- Peace and happiness
- Increased sociability
- Increased focus
- Decreased tension
You’ll begin to notice a slight “crash” as the effect wears off that may include a slight sense of drowsiness, which can be combined with timing to help with a better night’s sleep.
Growing the ACDC Strain
The plant is bushy and thin, and had feathery leaves that can grow as high as four feet tall. The skunk variety plant has big colas, and the leaves may have a hint of purple in it. The nugs are smallish, about the size of a thumb.
The ACDC strain flowers at about 9-10 weeks, perhaps a bit later in colder climates or conditions.
Growing the strain will require attention and maintenance. Because it grows to about four feet you’ll want to brace/prop it and give it a platform to grow. Adding magnesium and calcium will help ensure a healthy, hearty plant. It delivers an average yield.
This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors, but it tends to do better indoors, in a controlled environment that keeps bugs and diseases at bay while maintaining a consistent temperature and environment, although it may reduce the yield from an average of 16 ounces outdoors to about 14 ounces indoors, per square meter.
This is a high maintenance strain to grow, so probably isn’t the best strain for beginners.