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The ACDC cannabis strain is known for its therapeutic and medical benefits provided by its unique genetic lineage. Its a very high CBD strain with low levels of THC which is why many choose to use this strain during they day. It also helps them focus while being able to medicate.
ACDC Strain Lineage & Appearance
ACDC is a sativa dominant phenotype of the Cannatonic cannabis strain whose genetic lineage is MK Ultra and G-13 Haze. This strain is often identified by its fluffy flower buds coated in resin, deep green leaves with bright orange and white pistils.
- MK Ultra
- Heavy indica
- Created from crossing OG Kush with G-13
- Won the Cannabis Cup
- Known for more couch lock effects
- Very physically relaxing and strong smelling
- G13 Haze
- Hybrid, creating both mind and body effects
- Created from crossing G-13 with a landrace sativa strain called Haze
- Known for it’s potency and medical benefits
ACDC Strain Flavors & Aroma
The ACDC strain has lightly sweet, citrus flavors on top of the mostly earthy and pine base flavors. Its smells a lot like it tastes with earthy being the strongest flavor with a hint of spicy and sweet. The earthy taste comes from Myrcene being the most present terpene in this strain.
ACDC Strain Effects & Side Effects
Since the THC content in the ACDC strain is so low, it barely has any psychoactive effects if at all. In fact many users report being ‘clear headed’ when using this strain. The high CBD levels have very relaxing effects throughout the body while allowing the user to stay focused and productive. The effects of ACDC make it perfect cannabis strain for daily use to benefits from the medical effects or to simply stay a little elevated throughout the day. Its also ideal for those that like the effects and benefits of cannabis without feeling the high coming from THC.
ACDC Strain CBD & THC Content
This strain has a THC to CBD ratio of 1:15 making it one of the highest CBD strains available. ACDC has CBD levels averaging 18% CBD but could test over 20% CBD in some cases. The THC levels are very low testing at 1% THC or lower. The ACDC cannabis strain also contain levels of CBG and CBC which are cannabinoids that often work in combination with others to produce medical benefits.
Medical Benefits of ACDC Strain
The very high CBD levels in the ACDC strain create relaxing effects throughout the body which combined with the natural anti-inflammatory effects of CBD help to alleviate a lot of physical medical issues that result in pain.
For the mind, ACDC can also help to alleviate depression, anxiety and PTSD. It has also been used to help with epilepsy, a disease that causes seizures. Cannabis and high CBD strains are so effective in helping to alleviate the seizures from epilepsy that its one of the main reasons cannabis got so much approval from the medical community.
ACDC Strain Terpene Profile
The ACDC cannabis strain is quite low in the levels of terpenes but produces the following terpene profile. The results come from a cannabis testing facility in Seattle, WA.
- Linalool: < 0.01%
- Caryophyllene: < 0.01-0.093%
- Myrcene: 0.48-1.15%
- Pinene: < 0.01-0.085%
- Limonene: < 0.01-0.118%
- Terpinolene: < 0.01%
- Humulene: < 0.01-0.049%
How to Grow ACDC Strain
If your looking to grow ACDC at home, its not an easy strain to grow but with some experience to professional grower experience you could produce great results. It can grow up to 4 feet (1.5 meters) in height so not much overhead space is required making it ideal for growing in smaller spaces or even a grow box/grow tent. Some stress training and better air flow with fans will be beneficial in helping to make this cannabis plant grow better.
If your growing ACDC on the farm either in a greenhouse or outside you’ll often produce slightly better results with a higher yield on this hybrid. This is because the plant is exposed to the natural stressors that help this particular plant grow better in combination with the natural sunlight that few grow lights can truly recreate. Ideally, the cannabis plant would also have access to the benefits provided by worms and mycelium in the soil.
ACDC strain is very resistant to many type of diseases, viruses, bacterium, pests, physical damage and weather changes. Mold and mildew can affect this cannabis strain so be sure to spray some diluted neem oil (a natural plant oil) on the plant to prevent growth, control the humidity levels and provide lots of fresh airflow.
- ACDC Flowering Time Indoors/Outdoors: Can produce flowers in 8-10 weeks with flowering time being roughly the same indoors or outdoors.
- Yield Indoors/Outdoors: Can produce around 400-500 grams both indoors and outdoors.
If your looking for more CBD strains, check out the Strains Like Harlequin article which lists 12 high CBD strains including ACDC and Cannatonic. These are all cannabis strains which contain balanced THC to CBD ratios to having very little THC at all.