Top 5 medical cannabis seeds
A significant, and increasing, number of people grow cannabis mainly for the medical benefits. Medical cannabis seeds can produce crops which may help reduce symptoms of an illness or the pain caused by it. For some growers, medical seeds may be THC rich.
But for many medical growers the presence of other cannabinoids such as CBD, THCV, CBG etc may also be of significant value. Much depends on the personal needs of the individual and the types of cannabis that have the best effects.
One of the great benefits of growing your own medical marijuana seeds is that you can systematically assess which medical weed strains best suit you. In comparison, buying your medical marijuana from the streets can seem like a lottery.
Below we list 5 of our top medical weed strains. Always remember that the best way to find your most effective medical strain is to try growing your own. You may find differences in the effectiveness between indica and sativa strains or that certain cannabinoids work particularly well for you…
What is medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is defined as any cannabis strain which offers medical benefits to a patient. Benefits can include appetite improvement, better sleep/rest quality, pain relief, reduction of symptoms etc.
Each human has a slightly different endo cannabinoid system. This means that we all respond slightly differently to a given medical weed strain.
Some find that the best medical indica strains give better results than sativa strains. Others will find the opposite to be true.
Some medical growers find a THC rich strain to be most effective, others prefer easy-to-grow high CBD medical strains. The best medical seeds for you may be quite different to that of another person.
Experienced medical growers have usually tried growing a range of medical cannabis seeds. Often, they will assess indica vs sativa seeds, THC vs CBD seeds and cannabis seeds rich in new cannabinoids before focussing increasingly on the best medical cannabis seeds for their specific condition.
If you’re looking to buy medical weed seeds note that you can choose between autoflower seeds and feminised seeds. Autoflower seeds often have the benefit of being somewhat faster and easier to cultivate, especially for less experienced growers.
Also note that, depending on your location, medical cannabis seeds can be grown outdoors as well as indoors. Medical cannabis seeds for UK outdoor growers could include autoflower seeds which will grow even in short, northern European summers. These typically complete their grow cycle in around 100 days, even in short UK summers.
Best medical cannabis strains
It’s difficult selecting the best medical cannabis seeds from the Dutch Passion collection. That’s because so many patients will have their own personal favourites which give perfect results for their specific condition.
But the following 5 selections cover the main categories of CBD and THC content, as well as offering some new cannabinoids which may be interesting to medical growers seeking some new medical strains to try.
CBD Charlotte’s Angel, easy to grow high CBD medical strain
CBD Charlotte’s Angel produces up to 15% CBD in her dry buds with THC levels always below 1%. That means you can't get high from this high CBD medical strain.
You can enjoy these buds throughout the day without psychoactive effects, allowing you to work, shop or rest without interference from THC. These are photoperiod feminised cannabis seeds.
CBD Charlotte’s Angel has been one of the top selling medical strains and won 3 cannabis cups shortly after release. Prior to CBD Charlotte’s Angel seeds, the only way to get these CBD levels was from rare THC-free clones which few could access.
CBD Charlotte’s Angel is a sativa strain with unusually chunky blooms taking around 11 weeks to complete flowering. She is notably easy to grow in all conditions. Fans of medical autoflowering cannabis seeds will be pleased to note that Auto CBD Charlotte’s Angel is also available.
|Indoor medical grow review of CBD Charlotte’s Angel|
CBD Auto Blackberry Kush, autoflowering high CBD medical cannabis seeds
Anyone looking for a high CBD medical strain with powerful autoflowering indica genetics need look no further than CBD Auto Blackberry Kush. This easy-to-grow indica strain grows from autoflower seed to harvest in around 13 weeks indoors.
She also grows well in a greenhouse or outdoors during a warm/sunny 3-4 month period. CBD levels in the dry buds are around 15% with THC levels below 1%. You can’t get high from this medical indica strain.
High CBD medical strains don't get much easier to cultivate, nor do they come with such a beautiful appearance. Many of the plants will take on beautiful blue and purple hues as they approach the end of bloom.
These colours can be accentuated by cool temperatures in bloom. The rich scents of sweet dark berries mix with a tempting Kush aroma. THC free buds rarely come with such a great appearance and smell!
Yields are good, especially with intense indoor lights. This autoflowering medical indica strain also does well outdoors, even as far north as the UK. If you’re looking for one of the best autoflowering outdoor medical strains with large yielding harvests, CBD Auto Blackberry Kush would be a perfect selection!
CBG-Force, medical marijuana seeds which produce CBG rich plants
CBG-Force is one of the new generations of medical cannabis seeds which produce unusual cannabinoids in quantities never previously seen. CBG-Force produces plants with up to 15% CBG in the buds.
THC levels are below 0.2%, meaning that you can’t get high from this strain. CBG-Force is a photoperiod feminised cannabis seed which takes 7-8 weeks to bloom. Fans of autoflower seeds should note that Auto CBG-Force is also available.
She has a similar cannabinoid profile and takes around 12 weeks to grow from seed to harvest indoors under 20 hours of daily light.
CBG (Cannabigerol) is of great medical interest because CBG is the mother cannabinoid from which other cannabinoids are subsequently formed.
This means that CBG is usually only present in trace quantities at harvest in most medical cannabis strains, most of it having been converted to other cannabinoids such as THC.
The 15% CBG levels in CBG-Force are unique and proving to be of great interest to medical growers, medical cannabis seed breeders and pharmaceutical companies.
As a new cannabinoid, very little research has been conducted into the medical properties of CBG. However, some research into Colitis (Colon inflammation) is ongoing. With all new cannabinoids, it often takes a few years for medical science to catch up and identify areas of medical interest.
|CBG-Force indoor grow review|
Auto Cinderella Jack, medical cannabis seeds that take THC levels to the max!
Many medical cannabis growers need/appreciate the presence of THC in their buds. If that sounds like you then Auto Cinderella Jack seeds may be of interest.
She has THC levels recorded at over 25%. For those medical cannabis users that really value the effects of THC there are few better strains available.
Dutch Passion had never seen an autoflower seed variety with such extreme THC levels until then. Indeed, these 25%+ THC levels exceed those achieved by many of the top feminised strains.
Auto Cinderella Jack is also very easy to grow, taking around 11 weeks from seed to harvest indoors. Outdoors, she takes a couple of weeks longer. Repeat growers find her to be stable, predictable, and heavy yielding. The incredibly high THC levels also appeal heavily to recreational growers.
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THC-Victory, the first medical cannabis seeds to produce plants rich in THCV
Another brand-new cannabinoid ‘first’ from Dutch Passion is called THC-Victory. This is a medical cannabis strain which produces plants rich in THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin).
This is a photoperiod feminised medical cannabis seed which takes around 11 weeks in bloom. THCV levels are around 6-8%, with similar levels of THC. This makes THC-Victory the first 1:1 THC:THCV medical strain.
The presence of medium THC levels means that THC-Victory will have psychoactive effects, though not as powerful as a high THC strain. Yields are large, rather than XL and growth can be slow during the early vegetative period.
Like most new cannabinoids, medical research is only just finding uses and applications for THCV. Early research suggests that THCV may have a role to play in appetite control and blood sugar reduction. But much of the work and research is only just beginning.
|THC-Victory grow review|
Buy medical cannabis seeds in the UK
UK growers, and people in many other countries can buy medical cannabis seeds directly from the Dutch Passion website. With over 3 decades experience and great customer service you can expect an easy online purchase and fast delivery.
If you need any support or assistance, you can contact our customer service online, by phone or via social media. Seeds can be shipped with regular mail and express delivery to many countries.
Cannabis seeds can only be shipped to the UK in regular mail following Brexit. Other countries can select next day delivery.
You may wish to browse the Dutch Passion CBD rich seed collection and the collection of Special Cannabinoid medical cannabis seeds for further inspiration.
Remember, the best and most cost-effective way to get the most suitable medical cannabis for your specific needs is to grow it yourself. Enjoy and good luck!