About the Cannatonic Strain
As one of the most famous medicinal marijuana strains, the strain, originally developed by Resin Seeds, it combines a high CBD and high THC combination, typically leaning towards a higher CBD content than THC. Originally targeted to be a 50/50 balance of CBD and THC, that hasn’t proven replicable or consistent, but it typically contains double digit percentages, up to 15% of each CBD and THC, although the rates can vary. The consistent threat in this strain is the high CBD, balanced with a significant THC content.
- Sativa: 50%
- Indica: 50%
- THC Content: 7-15%
- CBD Content: 12-15%
Because of this combination, it is a strain designed to help users relax and rejuvenate. The combination of CBD and THC work together to activate the entourage effect, which is when the cannabinoids and terpenes work together for a greater effect. This is a popular focus lately, with many preferring higher THC products over CBD isolates.
There is enough THC in this strain to both activate the CBD and also give you at least a slight buzz.
The Cannatonic strain has won several Cannabis Cup awards for it’s high concentration and for it’s CBD inclusion.
Cannatonic Strain and the Senses
The flavor is best experienced smoking. It’s a woody earthy flavor as a base, with hints of citrus, especially orange flavor from the terpenes myrcene and linalool. You’ll also notice some sourness if smoked, which gives it a tangy overall flavor, but it’s not overwhelming and is oddly smooth.
This custom-bred strain is medium in size with chunky, tightly packed greenish yellow popcorn-like buds with a dense cola, and appear to have sugar leaves as they near harvest due to the trichome crystals.
Cannatonic Strain Uses
The high percentage of both CBD and THC make this a very relaxing and versatile strain. It used in both recreational purposes as well as one of the most popular medicinal and therapeutic strains. It’s used to help with:
- Chronic Pain
- Headaches, including migraines
- Muscle Spams
- Cerebral Palsy
- Inflammation and Joint Pain
- Mood disorders
So it can help with those conditions, but what does it really feel like? With the higher CBD and high THC content, this strain is both relaxing and mildly intoxicating. There’s a reason it’s also a popular recreational user choice, especially for new or occasional users. It can give you sensations of:
- Peace and happiness
- Decreased tension
- “Head high”
The Cannatonic strain is an effective strain for medicinal and light recreational use, and it has fewer side effects than strains with higher THC. While you may get a “head high” from this strain, it will be mild and not accompanied by the paranoia or anxiety often associated with other recreational strains.
As with any cannabis strain, side effects may include dry eyes and mouth, but that depends on your individual reaction.
Growing the Cannatonic Strain
This strain is resistant to bugs but it does seem to attract and be susceptible to mold and mildew. This makes it a higher maintenance strain that is best grown in a controlled environment, such as indoor, where you can control the light, temperature, and humidity levels better.
It has about a nine-week flowering period during which the hours of light should be reduced to 10, from the typical 12 hours, and it will need to be pruned regularly to improve airflow.
The Cannatonic strain yields about 250-400 grams per plant outdoors, or up to about 500 indoors.
You’ll need to monitor and control the humidity levels indoors, keeping it at about 60% until it starts blooming, at which point you’ll reduce it to under 50%. Then by the late flowering stage you’ll reduce it further to below 40%. You’ll also need to monitor the pH of the growing medium, maintaining a pH level of between 6.2 and 6.5.