CBD Star is an exciting new addition to the range of medically -balanced strains, which aim to provide moderate THC and high CBD for a combination of fast-acting and long-lasting relief from chronic pain and insomnia.
Even though CBD Star’s headline benefit is, of course, the CBD, it still has 12% THC. While this is on the low side by modern standards, it is quite enough to deliver noticeable pain relief for many conditions both physical and mental. With a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, CBD Star does indeed have one of the highest CBD levels out there and is therefore definitely a strain best kept for night-time use. In fact, CBD Star should probably go right to the top of your list of options if you’re looking for a strain to keep chronic pain at bay all night long so you can enjoy some decent sleep.
Yields are very respectable. Indoors you can expect 500-550g/m2 and outdoors you will be looking at 700g/plant. What’s more CBD Star is a nicely compact strain, which makes it a great choice if you have limited grow space.
CBD Star has an eight-week flowering period, which is about average for modern photoperiod strains. You can certainly get autoflowering varieties which finish more quickly, but you’ll almost certainly lose out on yield and you’ll be pushed to find many options which deliver the 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD. Outdoors, you’ll be looking to harvest in mid-/end-September, which means that growers in most of Europe have a fighting chance of beating the autumn frosts. If you’re not entirely sure you’ll get the weather you need right to the end of the flowering period, you could look to split the difference and grow under glass, just to give your precious plants a bit of extra protection from the elements
The taste of CBD Star is full of warmth, musk and mild spice, some people say incense. We think it would appeal to most people unless you’ve absolutely set your heart on a specific flavour such as diesel or fruit.
Speaking of appeal, CBD Star does look good when bagged up. You get lots of weighty green nugs, livened up with orange pistils and a decent sprinkling of trichomes. While it has to be acknowledged that the low level of THC means that this is a pretty frosting rather than the sort of eye-dazzling glitter you get from the likes of White Widow and Northern Lights, it still looks good. It also smells good with an odour somewhere between musk and incense.
CBD Star was developed to provide fast-acting and long-lasting relief from chronic pain and insomnia, so if you’re suffering from either or both of these conditions, then CBD Star is definitely worth considering for night-time use. Whether or not you can use CBD Star in the daytime basically depends on how much you need to focus during your day. If you need to do anything complex, particularly driving, then you probably want to give CBD Star a miss for the simple reason that it’s meant to have a long-lasting effect and it does, which is great when you have plenty of time to appreciate it but far from ideal when you need to clear your head quickly and get on with your life. In that situation, you might want to look at a strain with high THC and low CBD to control your pain in the daytime and keep CBD Star for use at night.