Top 3 CBD Highest CBD Strains

Aaron Cadena
Aug 5, 2017 · 3 min read

CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is one of the less recognized naturally occurring chemical compounds in the hemp plant. Unlike the more popular molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it will not make you feel “stoned” or “high.” Because of this, CBD-rich strains are a great choice for people who need the benefits of marijuana, without the side effects of THC-rich strains. But, with so many strains out there, you might be asking yourself “so what are the best CBD strains?” Well, we wrote this article just for you!

We conducted on own tests, and researched top sites with the most reviews such as,,, and, to determine which are the top 3 CBD strains!


Harlequin was in the top 3 spots of all the sites we researched. According to Leafly, “Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD strains available. Typically testing around the 5:2 CBD/THC ratio, it exhibits a sativa-dominant alertness with only mild euphoria. Harlequin has a happy bent that most will find enhances whatever activity they are engaged in.” Harlequin was actually at the top of the list for Leafly. Interestingly, Harlequin is an international flower — a cross between Colombian, Thai, Swiss, and Nepalese landrace strains. The THC level in Harlequin rarely exceeds 6% while its CBD levels can reach as high as 15%.


The Sour Tsunami strain was created by grower Lawrence Ringo of the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective specifically to deliver a higher CBD concentration. The strain is a combination of Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel, and typically delivers 11% CBD, and 10% THC. Within the top 3 of most sites we reviewed, Sour Tsunami definitely lands as #2 on our list.


The ACDC Strain is one of the most preferred CBD strains due to its heavily CBD dominant CBD-to-THC concentration ratio of 20:1. According to, “ACDC does not produce a psychoactive high at all. Instead, it provides feelings of alertness, focus, and serene mental clarity,” definitely earning its position as #3 on our list!

We hope this article was helpful to you! Please note that the information provided is based on the information available at the time, and we will update this list as often as possible to stay relevant!

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