If you are thankful for the fact there are a lot of good medicinal cannabis strains with high CBD percentages out there these days, please pay your respect to Cannatonic. This strain started it all.
Cannatonic was the first cannabis seed on the market that delivered cannabis plants with a 1 on 1 THC/CBD ratio. Breeders of this strain placed Cannatonic to be examined at Spannabis 2008. Once the results came in, the CBD-levels were unusually high and medical cannabis aficionados got very excited. Couple years later, the market for CBD strains boomed after 2013, when Charlotte Figi's story broke out. She was suffering from around 300 seizures a week, and after trying CBD, her seizures reduced to 1-2 a week. Before this story, CBD was a relatively unknown cannabinoid to most people.
Cannatonic has three different phenotypes. The main and most established one comprises a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC, reaching around 4%, which is very sought after on today's cannabis market. The other one has more CBD in comparison with THC, and the third one comprises more THC than CBD. Cannatonic develops a significant amount of CBD, however, there are many strains out there that produce higher CBD-levels.
Cannatonic is a 50% indica and 50% sativa strain. The genetics of this strain derive from Reina Madre and NYC Diesel. Once the plants flowered for 9-10 weeks, the buds are filled with terpenes that exude citrus and pine aromas.
When grown under expert conditions, this strain develops indoors up to 500g/m2 of delightful CBD-rich buds. Outdoor growers receive around 250-400g/plant.
It's quite a short plant that can be included in indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse operations. This strain is great for growers with medium-high expertise in growing cannabis. Also, while growing this strain, growers bask in the beautiful caramel colors that Cannatonic produces during its flowering phase.