Best Buds: Tips for Finding and Trying New CBD Strains

Anita Ginsburg
3 min readJan 5, 2022

Smoking CBD buds can be an effective way to reduce pain as well as feelings of anxiety and depression. But, deciding between the hundreds of different CBD cannabis strains can be a challenge.

First of all, decide what symptoms you need to relieve the most. Certain strains might be more effective for relieving pain, while others are more effective for anxiety or depression. Most CBD strains will do a little bit of everything. However, you should try to find a strain that’s most effective for your predominant issue.

Type “CBD strains” into a search engine. You can add your symptom, such as “CBD strains for pain.” From there, begin your research. Also, check to see what strains your local dispensary has, and research those. Here are a few strains you may want to try

ACDC Flower

Despite the high-energy name, this high-CBD cannabis strain is among the most relaxing and effective for relieving pain. It’s at the top of the list for medical strains, relieving muscle spasms, nerve pain, epilepsy, and PTSD. After smoking this spicy, sweet citrusy strain, you’ll feel happy, relaxed, and pain-free. The ACDC flower won’t get you high and is usually available at most dispensaries.

Sour Suver Haze Flower

If you’re looking to relieve anxiety, focus, and relax, the Sour Suver Haze flower is a popular strain with only 1% THC. This CBD strain is commonly available at dispensaries. This has been described as a day/night strain since it allows you to focus on work by day, and relax at night. By reducing feelings of stress and frustration, Sour Suver Haze transforms what seemed like an obstacle into an interesting challenge. The powerful, pine-scented aroma and flavorful smoke are sure to ease away the tension, allowing you to enjoy life.

MediHaze Flower

As the name suggests, this is a medical marijuana strain with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, though sometimes you’ll see varieties with twice as much CBD. Users report an uplifting and energetic mental effect, without feeling high. The synergy of this strain also has anti-anxiety and pain-relieving effects. Overall, you’ll feel relaxed and happy after smoking spicy, herbal Medi-Haze.

Cannatonic Flower

This potent hybrid has a 2:1 CBD to THC ratio. As the name suggests, it can produce a very deep sense of relaxation. Cannatonic is very useful for pain relief, muscle spasms, migraine headaches, and anxiety. It’s a top medical strain that you should be able to find at a dispensary. Expect to feel euphoric, uplifted, and pain-free.

Choosing the right CBD strain should not be stressful. If you’re unsure, there’s no reason why you can’t try out a couple different strains. Talk to the employees at your local dispensary about what kind of effects you’re looking for, and they may have recommendations for you.



Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer who writes about health, business, and family among other things. A mother of two, she loves traveling with her family.