[ACDC is a sativa dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa/30% Indica) created through crossing the infamous Cannatonic X an unknown Ruderalis strain. If you’re looking for a high level of medicinal relief with a punch of lifted energy, you’ve found it with ACDC. This bud packs an insane amount of CBD with a mellow yet uplifting high that will have you feeling amazing in both mind and body in no time at all. You’ll feel an energy fill your mind a few minutes, lifting you with a sense of focused euphoria and happiness. You’ll feel euphoric with an increase in sociability that has you carrying on happy conversations with those around you with ease. A sense of physical relaxation will accompany this lifted state, keeping you anchored and totally calm from head to toe. With these effects and its super high 20% average THC level and 1-6% CBD level, ACDC is perfect for treating a variety of conditions including chronic stress or anxiety, arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, inflammation, depression, neuropathy and migraines or headaches. This bud has a lightly spicy and peppery pine flavor with sweet hints of fruity berry and cherry, The aroma is light and mellow with a pepper earthy overtone accented by spicy pine and fresh earth. ACDC buds have tight popcorn-shaped minty green nugs with lots of thin light orange hairs and a coating of tiny golden amber crystal trichomes.
Because of the low THC levels, recreational smokers may opt to pass up on the ACDC strain. But for those who have medical conditions, the high CBD levels offer a measure of comfort. This strain is popular for alleviating the symptoms of chronic pains, reducing stress and anxiety.
ACDC, with the high CBD level, is a potent anxiolytic which makes it beneficial to managing depression, as well as PTSD. While there are other strains that have been shown to help deal with psychiatric disorders, ACDC is the rare strain that may help in severe cases.
ACDC is also a strain that may work well for those with epilepsy. This is based on a study done by Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York University. Here, researchers studied an agent called Epidiolex, which contains a preparation of CBD. The results showed that the drug was not only well-tolerated and effective, it was also safe.
Besides helping the people with epilepsy control seizures, there are also those suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, tumors, and Parkinson’s tremors who have found a good use of ACDC for pain relief.
ACDC is a rare type of strain with a high CBD content, and it is one of the top cannabis strains for medical use. It is suitable for use anytime of the day. But used in the evening, it may also help in promoting a better sleep quality.
How ACDC affects you
Based on that chemical profile, ACDC could be beneficial for a variety of conditions such as IBD (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), MS, pain, inflammation, anxiety, obesity, alcohol and cocaine addiction, dementia, parkinson’s, asthma and stress.
Since most of the scientific literature regarding these compounds is preclinical, we can’t say for sure that ACDC can help treat these conditions, but picking your cannabis based on its chemical profile can definitely narrow down the options, and help you in your process of finding the right cannabis product.
In terms of the kind of intoxicating effects you might get from ACDC, a common misconception is that CBD dominant chemovars aren’t intoxicating. When the CBD:THC ratio is around 2:1, CBD can actually enhance the psychotropic effects of THC, while in ratios such as 8:1 (and higher) CBD can have the opposite effect and kill the high.
If the cannabinoid profile is indeed an intoxicating one, the type of high you’re going to experience might vary depending on the dominant terpenes. Though myrcene, which is commonly very high in ACDC, is very sedating, other terpenes such as limonene can be uplifting and energizing.
In order to know what the cannabinoids and terpenes profile of the ACDC you’re getting is, ask your budtender for its certificate of analysis.