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Cannabis contains a bunch of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. For the uninitiated, THC is the only cannabinoid that can cause psychoactive effects. For medical cannabis patients, CBD is as desirable. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the other compounds found in cannabis that has therapeutic benefits, but is not psychoactive. Balanced cannabis strains are those that have a balance between THC and CBD. These strains have been useful for medical cannabis users, especially because of the mixed effects. In this post, we are sharing some of the balanced cannabis strains for medical marijuana users.


The first one on this list is Harlequin, which has been bred using Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss Landrace. This is a high-CBD/normal-THC strain. The THC content may vary around 10%, while the CBD content is around 15%. Harlequin is a preferred strain for those suffering from appetite loss, anxiety, and sleep issues. If you don’t want your cannabis to knock you off, Harlequin is the one to go for.

Sweet and Sour Widow

This is an indica-dominant hybrid, which has White Widow in its lineage besides an unknown indica-dominant strain. Sweet and Sour Widow is an ideal strain for beginners and medical cannabis users, because of the CBD:THC ratio, which is 1:1. The average THC/CBD content is around 8%, although this can vary with phenotypes. This is a good strain for anyone dealing with chronic stress, depression, and pain.


Not exactly balanced for THC and CBD, but ACDC has always been a strain of interest for medical cannabis users. The THC content may vary between 1% and 6%, while the CBD content can range from 6% to 20%. The psychoactive effects of this strain are minimal, and if you are just seeking CBD benefits, this could be the ideal option. This strain may particularly help those suffering from bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.


The last one on our list is Pennywise. This is a cross between two very known strains – Jack the Ripper and Harlequin. If you are looking for a 1:1 strain, this is one of the ideal ones to go for. The THC content, and the CBD content, can range between 12% and 15%. The strain has helped many medical cannabis patients, especially those suffering from arthritis and PTSD. The good thing about Pennywise is the THC content, which is high enough to get you “high”.

Do check all details before you check for these strains, and yes, always go easy for the first time.