As we know, cannabidiol(CBD) has come to the forefront in recent years, and a number of cultivators have set out to develop CBD-rich strains, like Sour Tsunami and Ghost Rider, and Harlequin. Bred by Resin Seeds, the Cannatonic strain certainly helped pave the way for this trend, becoming one of the first strains recorded with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC.
The AC/DC Strain Is A Phenotype of Cannatonic
With that being said, only ~50 percent of Cannatonic seeds will develop into CBD-rich plants. Understandably, this can cause confusion for medical cannabis patients.
“AC/DC is a phenotype of the Cannatonic strain with a documented 22:1 CBD:THC ratio.”
The strain’s cannabinoid profile tends to vary greatly – I’ve seen test results of Cannatonic with CBD:THC ratios ranging everywhere from 20:1 to 1:20.
With this in mind, a popular phenotype of the Cannatonic strain that tested with a 22:1 CBD:THC ratio has adopted the nickname “AC/DC.” It has been made available in the form of clones and is currently making it’s way throughout California. In fact, a number of northern California’s premier dispensary locations have reported an availability of AC/DC clones, including Harborside Health Center (Oakland) and Synergy Wellness (Santa Rosa).
How Will The AC/DC Cannabis Strain Affect Me?
Being a CBD-rich strain, the AC/DC phenotype of the Cannatonic strain is often sought out for its ability to deliver relief without psychotropic side effects. Because of this, it is unlikely to garner much interest from the adult-use market.
“Its high concentration of cannabidiol (CBD) makes the AC/DC strain ideal for coping with anxiety and pain.”
Nonetheless, a number of medical marijuana patients seek out clones of the AC/DC strain to add to their garden. Its extremely high concentration of cannabidiol (CBD) makes the AC/DC strain ideal for anxiety and pain management.
Furthermore, cannabis oil from the AC/DC phenotype, as well as juicing its leaves, have each shown promise in preventing the spread of different types of cancer according to anecdotal reports. As such, medical marijuana patients living in a cannabis-friendly state may want to consider this strain, especially if they are suffering from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or the negative effects of chemotherapy.