Spectrum is a CBD rich hemp strain that is popular for its uplifting effects and stable genetics. With low THC potency this strain is favored by those wishing to avoid any psychedelic effects but still enjoy some level of mental stimulation. It has a modest 11:1 CBD-|THC ratio, which works well for medicinal users of hemp wishing to enjoy the most if CBD entourage benefits. This just means that users can maximize benefits from CBD which is made more powerful by the presence of THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes. It is an ideal strain for relaxing and unwinding down from a hectic schedule. The effects are long lasting and especially helpful when you need relief for extended periods during the day.
The origins of Spectrum are unclear; what is clear is that the creators of this Indica leaning strain has high CBD content in mind when creating this strain.
Spectrum is an Indica leaning hybrid strain with 8% CBD and less than 0.3% THC. The Indica is at 60% while the sativa stands at 40%.
The origins of this strain are not known.
Spectrum has an extensive terpene profile with high amounts of primary terpenes which include caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene. It also has several other terpenes whose effects may not be as pronounced.
Hemp has over 100 different terpenes. Each cultivar of hemp will have several terpenes that are responsible for the aroma present in each. These terpenes are a major component of the entourage effect that is produced when CBD is backed by other compounds to produce a powerful healing effect. The terpenes have different therapeutic advantages as listed below. However, they are more useful when they are working together with CBD and other compounds in a hemp strain such as Spectrum.
Caryophyllene is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Limonene is a known mood enhancer.
Myrcene is dominant in most hemp strains and it offers sleep enhancing benefits.
What Consumers are Saying:
Spectrum causes relaxation without causing drowsiness or sedation. The effects set in pretty fast and are effective in quelling nervousness and restlessness. This strain will cause a gentle body buzz that starts with a tingling sensation and transforms to deep muscle relaxation in a short while. This sense of relaxation will last for a while.
Spectrum has an herbal flavor that will capture your senses from the first whiff. With subsequent whiffs you will be able to detect woody and spicy notes. At the end of your experience the herbal or earthy flavors are most likely to be left glued to your throat. The taste is mostly flat or earthy.
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Spectrum may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.