A specially cultivated high CBD strain from Dutch Passion, CBD Compassion boasts a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio, averaging 8% for both cannabinoids. It is promising for medical users as it also has a good deal of CBC and CBG, providing a potentially rewarding ‘entourage effect’. Tasty too.
Heritage & Genetics: First prize winner in Medical at the 2014 High Life Cup (Amsterdam), CBD Compassion is a sativa-dominant, CBD-rich strain from Dutch Passion. Its mysterious parents are a Nepalese strain and an unknown sativa. Whatever they were, they produce a high CBD level, consistently between 7 and 12% (anything over 1% is considered high for this cannabinoid).
Flavor & Aroma: Flavorsome and full-bodied, CBD Compassion is the most sativa-dominant CBD variety that Dutch Passion have produced to date, and has notably sativa-like flavors: like citrus, with floral notes. This smooth strain is also their first independently bred CBD variety too.
Effect: Yes, it is for medical purposes, but that doesn’t mean recreational cannabis enthusiasts won’t enjoy it. In fact, many of them like it for, as with other CBD-rich strains, it gives you the benefits of feeling ‘medicated’ without feeling ‘high’. The effect of CBD Compassion is tranquil, body-stoned, anxiety and paranoia free which can be great for daytime use; giving a general sense of well-being and ease.
Medical: CBD strains, particularly with a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio, are thought to have a broad range of medicinal uses including helping with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, and seizures associated with some forms of epilepsy. Strains with a balanced cannabinoid content have also been indicated to have calming effects that could help with nausea, gastrointestinal disorder, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms. While not definitive, some research has also suggested that strains with a balanced THC and CBD ratio may help improve the restlessness, hyperactivity and inattentiveness associated with ADD/ADHD.
Grow characteristics: Long, finger-like leaves define this sativa strain which turns from a dark green to a lovely, toasted orange color when flowering. She grows to medium height and can produce a good, medium-large yield under the right conditions. Because of the unusual mix in this strain, the time to flowering is a bit longer than average, but the resulting resinous and aromatic bud is well worth the wait.