While there seems to be an ongoing debate within the cultivation community over which strain, Indica or Sativa, has the natural ability to produce the greatest amount of CBD cannabinoid. One things for certain – the Harlequin strain produces one of the highest naturally occurring levels of CBD currently available at dispensaries today. A Sativa dominant hybrid, Harlequin is comprised of 25% Indica and 75% Sativa. Great for the truly ill, who seek to avoid the psychoactive nature of THC, while benefiting from one of the highest CBD percentages available on the market today.
Basic Info: Harlequin is no clown – though she is a clone. With a genetic lineage reaching back to the heyday of heirloom marijuana strains. A day when Thai Stick and Colombian Gold reigned supreme, and THC levels hovered in the low teens; this modern-day miracle plant is now highly sought after by those in search of the miracle cannabinoid – CBD. While famously low in THC, Harlequin is equally famous for consistently producing buds ranging between 4% – 7% in cannabidiol.
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Affect: Bear in mind – this is not the strain for you if you’re just looking to get high. However for the sick and suffering, this strain is a lifesaver. Great for for those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder,social anxiety or chronic discomfort.
Scent: While in the final stages of development – as the nearly mature buds hang from her elongated branches – Harlequins aroma is evocative of a pungent tropical feast. Complete with a mango / pineapple potpourri, the terpenes alone seem to have a sedative affect all on their own.
Growth and Seed Info: The ever elusive Harlequin strain is famous for being a trichome drenched, fast flowering master of the indoor-hydroponic cultivation set. Contrary to most strains, the active cannabinoid sought in Harlequin begins to diminish towards the end of its flowering cycle – where most plants would increase their cannabinoid percentages. The difference of just two short weeks can mean a reduced CBD percentage of between 2% – 4%.
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Tidbits: A medium yield producer, Harlequin plants at full expression tend to fall and drape themselves. As a matter of precaution, many cultivators choose to support them with either a string grid – or simple bamboo stakes.
Related Strains: Thai stick, Colombian Gold,