CBD René strain is an innovative hybrid strain taking a new twist on old classics. The team over at The House of the Great Breeder from Vancouver Island took the original René strain, named after artist and famed cannabis activist Renee Boje, and fused it with the robust and powerful Cannatonic to create a unique, purely medicinal 1:1 CBD to THC strain. As the need for CBD or cannibidiol in the cannabis market soars, so does the popularity and acclaim of CBD René. This hybrid has stacked up an impressive list of achievements, winning award after award, taking 1st place for CBD Flowers at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam, and winning 1st place for CBD Flowers at local Canadian events such as the 2015 Harvest Moon Cup Vancouver and the 2016 Lift Cup Toronto.
As a 1:1 CBD to THC strain, CBD René is exceptionally versatile, but it is most well known for its healing power. CBD René has little to no recreational value – The House of the Great Breeder lists CBD René as only containing an unsubstantial 6.20% THC content. The House of the Great Breeder is known for it’s medicinal strains, specializing in offerings with high medicinal or therapeutic value and thus strived to create a hybrid strain with compelling, forceful healing powers without the intoxicating psychoactive effects associated with THC. CBD René is remarkably rich in CBD content, boasting oustanding levels around 6.38% in total! CBD René’s medicinal value cannot be understated – it is a hybrid strain that is beloved by medicinal cannabis patients from coast to coast for its exceptional ability to treat pain, spasms and inflammation.
CBD René recognized by its peculiar cone shaped buds, sweet, berry-like essence and smoothness. These medium to large sized buds are tall in stature and immensely dense in nature, allowing plenty of room for sticky THC crystals to grow. Bright lime-green buds are highlighted by distinct blue, almost purple hued leaves. CBD René is cherished for it’s astonishingly sweet aroma that is characterized by notes of blueberry and candy-like licorice tones. The award-winning taste of CBD René matches the aroma, and the smoke is almost unbelievably smooth.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.