A sativa-dominant, high-CBD strain. Its balanced levels of THC and CBD make it a unique strain with minimal psychoactive effects. CBD calms the high caused by THC, leaving the consumer feeling relaxed but not overwhelmed. Harlequin is a CBD-rich strain whose popularity predated the recent wave of non-psychoactive medical CBD strains like Charlottes Web. Harlequin has tight, dense buds of medium size. Its leaves are a mild yellow-green, with pistils that vary in color from orange to a vivid red. Despite the much lower than average concentrations of THC, Harlequin will still be covered in sticky white trichomes.
First bred by Mr. Green from the House of David Collective, Harlequin came to be by crossing a Thai-sativa, a Swiss landrace, and Colombian Gold.
Growing Harlequin CBD
CBD strains reach harvest time earlier than THC, as CBD levels will degrade quicker than THC levels. The plant is quite the heavy yielder, so prepare for large nugs. Training the plants while keeping good airflow in a temp controlled area will lead to maximum yield potential. Harlequin grows well either hydroponically or in soil. Flowering time of 8 weeks indoors. Keep between 72-85 degrees Fahrenheit. This strain can handle higher humidity levels, but make sure to keep good airflow in your garden as a general rule-of-thumb when growing any cannabis strain. Grows well indoors and out, though a controlled environment will help the plant with its total CBD production.
Use & Effects
Harlequin is popularly used by patients who wish to treat pain while remaining clear-headed and functional. Instead of a potent high, Harlequin is known to offer pain relief from both mild and chronic conditions. It can alleviate aching joint pain, as well as loosen body stiffness. It can also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial as a medication for fibromyalgia and neuralgic pain. On top of that, Harlequin can relieve moderate nausea. This strain allows for sustained mental focus without a heavy body stone. Because of that, it is a versatile medicine that can be easily used during the day or at night.