About the Harlequin Strain
Harlequin is a hemp flower strain considered a CBD strain best used for those with a lower tolerance or new users. It’s a consistent strain for it’s CBD to THC ratio, so it’s considered a reliable product for predictable effects and results.
- Sativa: 75%
- Indica: 25%
- Hemp-derived CBD flower
- THC: 10%
- CBD: 15%
- Consistent ratio for reliable results
- Well-rounded strain
The Harlequin strain is from the Colombian Gold strain, which is one of the most popular and favored strains of industrial hemp flower breeds. It’s a line that been around for decades, so it’s well known and cultivated by many breeders, and it’s become one of the most authentic and reliable strains for it’s uses.
Harlequin combines landrace strains from Switzerland and Thailand, along with an indica strain from Nepal.
Because this is a hemp-derived CBD strain it has a low THC level
Harlequin Strain and the Senses
If you’ve ever used CBD before you’ll be familiar with the flavor of the Harlequin strain. It’s initially a strong woody flavor with hints of dirt (earthy with grass) and is a bit bitter despite a slight floral scent. It’s not a strain that’s known for it’s flavor as it’s subtle and non-distinct. It’s flavor is like it’s effect, consistent and gentle.
The Harlequin strain buds are familiar hemp buds to the informed user: dense round buds with the rich, darker green and orange pistils and dotted with the distinct amber colored trichomes.
Harlequin Strain Uses
As a hemp flower product, the Harlequin is a sativa-learning CBD laden strain that is used for light therapeutic effects and is a popular choice for milder medical and users, but it also packs a gentle, reliable, consistent punch in it’s effect with the following:
- Pain – acute or chronic, including headaches, injuries, joint pain
- Headaches – including typical, rebound, and migraines
- Anxiety – including panic attacks, social anxiety, and depression
- GI Concerns – including inflammation, irritation, digestion concerns
- Muscle Spasms – from chronic diseases such as MS and Parkinson’s
The Harlequin strain is a gradual strain, meaning it builds on the effects over time. It’s a slower acting product that eases the effects and relief.
Starts in the head
The effect is initially felt in the head, with an easy relaxation and calming, enabling improved cognition and thinking.
Moves to the body
The effects then move from the head to the body, reducing tension, physical stress, and calming any fidgeting, and gives the sensation that you’re almost glowing from the inside out.
Since it’s a gentle strain, it does not cause extreme relaxation or drowsiness. Harlequin doesn’t induce sleepiness, in fact, it effects the calming and relaxation by affecting the body issues causing tension and stress, thereby allowing the user to experience a natural relaxation, calmness, by the removal of tension, not the addition of chemicals.
- Gentle, not overpowering
- Heighten productivity and motivation
- Does not cause restlessness
- General uplifting feeling
- Non-psychoactive effect
The Harlequin strain is a gentle strain, a well rounded one that gives easy results, without psychoactive effects.
Possible Side Effects of Harlequin Strain
The combination of CBD with THC in the Hemp Flower Harlequin Strain doesn’t have the side effects of other marijuana strains, but there have been some rare reports of mild dizziness, anxiety, and some paranoia. The standard side effect is cottonmouth, so keep extra water handy.
Growing the Harlequin Strain
The Harlequin Strain is best grown indoors because it offers more control over temperature and humidity. If you want to grow it outdoors it will require a consistent warm environment with low humidity.
- Beginning (vegetative) stage – below 65%
- Blooming stage – below 55%
- Harvest stage – 30-40%
The good news is if you do manage to control the humidity, you will not have much of an issue with pests and mold, and you can manage a yield up to 21 ounces per plant outdoors, 25 ounces indoor. You can modify this by different types of growing techniques such as low- or high-stress training to manage light exposure and airflow. Even if you don’t, you’ll need to be sure to prune your plant to avoid bud rot.
Typically the Harlequin strain will flower in 8-9 weeks, but to have a finished product with a higher CBD level you will harvest the crop a little earlier. You can harvest the plant any time your hemp flower show that more than half of their pistils have changed colors. Another option is to harvest when the flowers start to show the distinctive milky white and mushroom head trichomes.