Harlequin is a 75/25 sativa-dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. A descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains, you can depend on Harlequin to provide clear-headed, alert sativa effects.
Harlequin is a sativa that bears an earthy, sweet mango-like smell and taste that can either/also be woody/piney. Its buds are a dark green with dark red hairs when ready for harvest. Unlike most high-CBD strains, Harlequin almost always develops a CBD:THC ratio of 5:2, making this strain one of the most effective out there for treatment of pain and anxiety, as CBD can counteract THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties.
Though its THC content is low, averaging between 5-10%, it’s mostly renowned for its CBD content which can sometimes reach up to 11%. That makes this strain a perfect choice for medical users who are combating serious ailments and not looking to get too high. However, this is also a good strain for novice consumers as it will more than likely uplift one’s mood, relieve aches and pains – all while keeping paranoia at bay since CBD is known to counteract THC’s paranoia-inducing effects.
Medical Benefits of Harlequin
This upbeat strain is popular amongst the recreational marijuana community, but for medical consumers, this strain is also quite versatile.
It’s thought to be great neuropathic pain from serious conditions like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis
It also provides calming daytime relief to those with PTSD and severe anxiety. Other less severe mood disorders are also managed nicely by this strain
High CBD oils and extracts from this strain may be beneficial for those with seizure disorders and intense muscle spasms