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The AC/DC Strain: California’s Answer to Charlotte’s Web

acdc-strain AC/DC: Less than 1% THC and 23% CBD
By now, everyone has heard of the legendary Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain that was developed by the Stanley brothers in Colorado that has saved the lives of many children suffering from seizure disorders. Charlotte’s Web is a novel strain developed from cannabis hemp sativa and other strains and is very low in THC, which makes it a medicine that really is appropriate for children.

The only problem with Charlotte’s Web is that you actually have to move to Colorado to get access to it. Transporting the viable seed, plant or oil across state lines is illegal federally, even if you are taking it to another legal or medical state. This situation puts many parents with sick kids in a tough situation unless they have the funds to move out of state. Many are left with no other choice but to continue pharmaceutical therapies that include giving massive doses of the highly addictive benzodiazepine family of drugs to their children with seizure disorders.

The good news is that, at least in California, there is a great Charlotte’s Web alternative that has begun popping up at the medical cannabis dispensaries like Harborside – the AC/DC strain. AC/DC is identical in action to Charlotte’s Web – less than 1% THC and around 20% or higher in CBD. CBD is the cannabinoid that doesn’t get you high, but is responsible for relieving seizures.

But that’s not the only thing CBD does, it’s also a great pain reliever too as well as helping with spasms. Hint: For grownups it makes a great before work vape! And that is what today’s strain review is all about – using this new and novel strain to relieve pain and spasm while remaining sober!

So, let’s talk about these pretty flowers. They are clearly sativa dominant; the dried buds are fluffy and elongated. They’re also heavily frosted with lots of CBD containing trichomes. The scent of this flower is like a diesel with a tiny bit of a fruity after effect. You’ll notice the strong scent of diesel when you first grind the flower. After you load it into your vape, the flavor has that typical high CBD cherry cough drop flavor with some diesel for good measure.

I thought it was fab and this was my first time trying a strain with less than 1% THC. I felt no psychoactive effects and it left me stone-cold sober, but I did notice a little mood lift which was unexpected and great! I have Hashimoto thyroid disease and it’s almost always to blame for my low moods, even with thyroid meds. I also didn’t feel tired and sometimes high CBD strains that have higher amounts of THC will make me feel tired. The pain relief was pretty good too and took away a blazing headache I had while lifting my mood just a little. My arthritic hands also felt less stiff. I like this strain and I would certainly recommend it for the times that you need sober relief!