For a strain to become widely popular, it has to have its unique selling proposition. Typically, it either leans towards the Sativa or Indica side. While some provide exceptional mental high, others deliver soothing body relaxation. Of course, there are also the balanced hybrids such as Cannatonic. But having equal sides does not make it any different from many others. Instead, the most notable thing about this strain is that it comes with an insanely high CBD.
For a long time, the consensus is that Cannatonic is a cross between MK Ultra and G13 Haze. Recently, though, its breeder Resin Seeds confirmed that they used Reina Madre and NYCD.
Now that its genetic lineage is known, the breeder could have simply paired the parent strains and see what comes out of the union. But the intention of developing a new hybrid has a far more noble reason – that is to create a strain with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD.
Instead of following the trend in which breeders focus on high THC, Resin Seeds was able to increase the CBD level of Cannatonic to an average of 8%. It may not appeal to recreational users who prefer extreme highs. But its gentle effects certainly is attractive to a niche market.
Granted that it is not for all kinds of recreational users, the medicinal value of high CBD is invaluable to medical marijuana users.
|Cannatonic Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Reina Madre x NYCD|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50 / 50|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 250 to 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Cannatonic has an enticing earthy aroma that gets better once users break the bud, at which point it emits a pronounced herbal fragrance with a citrusy note. Smoking it is even more pleasurable with a sweet aftertaste.
Recreational cannabis users looking for a mild strain should find Cannatonic an excellent choice. It delivers an uplifting sensation that satisfies not only the mind but the body as well. As happiness sets, users could go on for hours and cheerfully stay productive. Complementing the mental high is a sharper focus that allows one to stay on track and complete one task after the other.
Following the cerebral high, the physical effects of Cannatonic creep into the body and promote relaxation.
Although the effects of Cannatonic as described is nothing close to being on the extreme side, that does not mean that it cannot deliver intense effects. In this case, it is the high CBD content that causes a numbing body buzz and may potentially cause a couch-lock. It is also this same trait that greatly benefits medical users.
Cannatonic, although touted as one of the best medical strains in the world, is still cannabis. It means that its use also comes with a few adverse effects such as dry mouth and eyes.
Depending on how much one uses, it is also possible for some users to feel a little dizzy or have a mild headache. One trait that it inherited from Reina Madre is that it can also cause a few people to feel a bit anxious.
Cannatonic may come with a small amount of THC. However, overindulging not only intensifies its mental and physical effects, but also make some of these conditions more pronounced.
Medical Use and Benefits
Strains have THC and CBD components that aid psychological and physical ailments. Where one differs from the others is in its amount or level. Cannatonic, which some people estimate to be even as high as 15% makes it incredibly useful for certain ailments.
Immediately, what comes to mind are people with epilepsy and seizures. Although there are drugs manufactured from CBD, the use of Cannatonic as an alternative treatment should be best decided by a physician. Because it induced numbing effects and coupled with anti-inflammatory properties, the strain not only promotes muscle relaxation but also relief from chronic pains and muscle spasms.
Cannatonic does not only do well with providing comfort from physical illnesses. In uplifting the mood of users, it follows that it helps in reducing or even eliminating stress. Consequently, people suffering from depression will find it easier to manage their emotion.
When it comes to pharmacological value, one can say that Cannatonic is the holy grail of medical cannabis users.
While not recommended for beginners, that is not to say that it is impossible for novice growers to cultivate. It may be resistant to pests, but it is quite susceptible to molds and mildew. Also, it can be picky when it comes to the temperature it grows at.
Growing the plant indoors comes with more work. That includes not only topping the plant but also trimming and pruning its leaves. Besides promoting a lateral growth, it is also meant to improve the airflow in an already tight space. Having said that, growers will want to use a small fan to promote a slight breeze. It is also important to make sure that the humidity level inside the habitat is within the normal range to avoid the growth of molds.
Cannatonic has a quick flowering period that falls between 9 to 10 weeks. It can produce up to 500 grams per square meter of yield.
Outdoors, Cannatonic thrives well when grown in a warm and dry environment. Harvest is ready around October with yields up to 400 grams per plant.
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