Since the early 2000’s, consumers have become increasingly concerned about what they put into their bodies. This has naturally led to rising interest in organic foods, as well as plant-based alternatives to conventional medications typically composed of synthetic compounds.
In terms of plant-based therapies and supplementation, the potential benefits of cannabis have piqued the interest of scientific researchers and medical professionals alike. High-CBD (cannabidiol) flowers, in particular, have grown in popularity in recent years.
The legalization of medical marijuana has been a boon for CBD products. However, it’s worth noting that not all strains of cannabis are created equal and some may be more effective than others in treating certain conditions.
High-CBD flowers are beneficial for those who can appreciate the therapeutic qualities of cannabis, but either don’t like “getting high” or would be inconvenienced by it. Flowers specifically bred for higher concentrations of CBD don’t produce as much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
There are a few reasons why high-CBD flowers have become more popular recently, including medical marijuana patients shifting their preference and celebrity endorsements helping to fuel this trend. The medical and fitness communities have also shown support for these types of therapies, further expanding the popularity of CBD-dominant products.
THC causes a sense of euphoria and relaxation, while CBD provides relief without any intoxicating effects. CBD-dominant strains are currently being prescribed to many people suffering from epilepsy, chronic migraines and a number of other health conditions including psychosis.
According to a 2012 study, early clinical trials found that CBD is “safe, well-tolerated and may have antipsychotic effects.” There are also indications that CBD “may be particularly effective in the early stages of [psychosis].”
High-CBD flowers are a great alternative for medical marijuana users since they often have a CBD to THC ratio of approximately 12:1. Numerous patients have found them to be very effective in mitigating chronic pain and stress. For many people suffering with debilitating conditions that don’t have any long-term forms of relief or cures, high-CBD flowers have been a quality-of-life saving solution.
It’s not just the medical benefits of hemp that are making it popular these days. Celebrities like Willie Nelson and Melissa Etheridge have also helped to boost its profile by publicly embracing cannabis as a natural alternative to pain medication. And now, thanks to their endorsements, high-CBD strains are becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for medicinal relief without the psychoactive effects of THC.
In this post we’ll be reviewing one of the high-CBD flowers best known for its potential for extreme CBD to THC ratios called Ringo’s Gift. This strain is a cross between AC/DC and Harle-Tsu, both of which are well-renowned for their therapeutic values and high CBD content.
Ringo’s Gift is best consumed via smoking, vaping, dabbing, or any other method that draws out the flavor of its impressive terpene profile.
Contrary to popular misconception, Ringo’s Gift isn’t connected to the legendary Beatles member, but rather the late master breeder and marijuana activist, Lawrence Ringo. This is the CBD genetics trailblazer who founded the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective (SoHum Seeds).
Ringo’s Gift is known for being very CBD-dominant, with some strains having ratios as steep as 24:1 CBD to THC. The flavor and aroma it gives off can be described as predominantly herbal, a bit woody, with hints/notes of spice and a citrusy tang. It’s an earthy strain with a piney, minty aroma. The terpenes responsible for this include myrcene (which causes some users to feel relaxed or sleepy), pinene (which is known to somewhat improve focus), and limonene (which has been found to cause an uplifting and mood-elevating effect).
Ringo’s Gift is reported to have numerous therapeutic applications including headaches, arthritis, inflammation, epilepsy, chronic pain, and muscle spasms. Many users have even found that it benefits a variety of mental conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. In fact, it was included in a 2020 Healthline article listing their top 12 high-CBD strain recommendations for anxiety.