Understanding The CBD Strain Called ACDC

 June 1, 2021

By  BC Editorial Team


ACDC is a celebrated strain of CBD because of its very low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. The ratio of the CBD to THC is 20 to 1. This makes it a highly medicinal strain without any psychoactive effects.

It is a cross between the Cannatonic and Ruderalis strains which is a well-balanced hybrid of 50% Inidca and 50% Sativa.

This CBD-dominant strain of cannabis is gaining popularity in the market for hemp flower. Although the levels of THC in it vary, it is always very low and non-psychoactive.

Check out this site for more comparison with other strains.

Physical Features of ACDC

There are different features that differentiate this strain from the others and they include the following:

Taste And Smell

ACDC has a sweet, earthy and skunky taste with a hint of fruitiness; it also has a floral and lemony smell. Folks who smoke the herb attest to a heightened taste and scent of lemongrass and cherry.


This strain has buds that are tight and fluffy. The basic color is green with some orange spikes (hair) and sometimes a purplish hue.

Appearance Of The Plant

The plant is bushy and has thin feathery foliage and it may grow up to 4ft high. This plant looks like a skunk and grows like the skunk strain with big colas. Sometimes the leaves turn slightly purple and the nugs are small (like thumb-size).

Growth Period

After germination, it starts to flower at about 9-10 week; it can take longer if you are in a colder clime. Planters of this strain testify to the fact that they spend so much time looking after the plant and cultivating it.

So if you plan to grow this strain, you should be expecting a moderate yield any time after the 11th or 12th week. Also bear in mind that you would need to add some calcium and magnesium supplements to the plant.

Terpenes Found In ACDC

The following are the terpenes that are found in this strain of CBD:-


This is also found in the essential oil of rosemary, hops, cloves and Cannabis sativa. It has a woody and spicy fragrance and it is able to work with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body just like cannabinoids.


This is most commonly found in hop oil, bay oil, and other essential oils. It has a muggy, herbal and earthy smell that very similar to cannabis.


This is typically found in conifers, pine needles, and some citrus fruits. This is one major ingredient in Chinese traditional medicine that has immense therapeutic benefits.

If you want to know more about terpenes check out this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7120914/

Benefits of The Strain

Many people have heard so much about the benefits of CBD and other hemp related products but are wary of them. The issue with some of these products is that one may get high in the course of usage. But thankfully, there is a strain of this substance that is more medicinal than recreational and that is the ACDC.

Below are some of the benefits of this strain:-

It Is Very Effective Without Being Intoxicating

As has been experienced by some people, the psychoactive effect of THC increases the stress level of users. But this strain of CBD flower produces an immediate calming effect on the user without making them high. Therefore many consumers sing its praises to the high heavens!

The effectiveness has been rated as above that of the parent strain, Cannatonic. This is also because its effect lasts long in the system of the user.

Alleviates and Helps Treat Health Issues

Patients with severe health conditions such as epilepsy have been known to benefit from the effect of this strain. It has been used in the production of an FDA approved drug (Epidiolex) for seizures in children.

ACDC can also help to alleviate the symptoms of severe pain and cancer. Additionally, it can help with addictions such as alcoholism

Positively Relaxing Effect

Because of the fact that ACDC is a balance of Indica and Sativa with more leaning towards sativa, it has a positive effect on the user. This substance helps the user to be more sociable and focused. It induces a sense of euphoria, happiness and peace.

It is known to help people with social anxiety and stage fright which makes it great for public speakers and performers. It is also useful for people who work in high stress occupations/jobs as it can help them to focus and cope with the stress of their job.

Side Effects

This CBD strain called ACDC is not without side effects especially for first time users. But thankfully, these side effects are mild and short lived. Below is a list of the negatives that a first time user might experience:-

  1. Dizziness/light headedness
  2. Dry eyes
  3. Dry mouth- This is most likely due to a lack of production of saliva in the mouth.
  4. Anxiety
  5. Headache

Note that these symptoms are not widespread but it has to be reported even if it is a minimal percentage of users that suffered it. That being said however, the ACDC strain of CBD is safe to use and very beneficial health wise.


ACDC has more medicinal than recreational value. It comes in handy for people who want to enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol without the psychoactive effects.

We hope that this brief explanation has helped to give you an overview of it and how you can benefit from it.

BC Editorial Team


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