History & Genetics
ACDC is much different than most cannabis strains due to its extremely low THC level and its extremely high CBD level. With the THC at 1 to 6 percent, there's almost no psychoactive effect. CBD levels, however, sit at around 20 percent which is much, much higher than the average level of just 0.05 percent.
A cross between Ruderalis and Cannatonic, this strain is an evenly balanced hybrid at 50 percent Sativa and 50 percent Indica. In some instances, it has been shown to lean slightly sativa-leaning as well. This strain has won several Cannabis Cup awards due to the high CBD content.
Appearance, Aroma, & Flavor
The smell of ACDC is earthy, sweet, and skunky and some may taste a hint of fruit. When smoking the herb, users may be able to detect the cherry and lemongrass scent better. The buds are tight but fluffy and the color is green with orange hairs. Look for different delivery methods such as capsules, teas, tinctures, and lotions.
Growers can expect a bushy plant with thin, feathery leaves that may grow as high as four feet. It looks and grows like a skunk variety with big colas. The leaves may turn a bit purple and the nugs are about the size of a thumb.
Recreational users should pass this one by as its profile is more like hemp. Medical patients, especially those with severe disorders like epilepsy, should definitely try it. Medical conditions that ACDC may alleviate include cancer, alcoholism, seizures, and severe pain. Patients with less severe conditions also use this strain.
Because of its higher CBD content, ACDC might be helpful for edible bakers who want to minimize the risk of intense side effects.
Due to the balance in sativa/indica, which may edge towards a sativa, users should feel an uplifting effect including euphoria, peace, and happiness. You may feel more focused and more sociable. Some have described the sensation as completely relaxing without a worry on the horizon.
Flowering happens in 9 to 10 weeks, longer in colder environments. Expect to spend some time maintaining the plant, which will earn an average yield. Prop up and brace the plant, providing it a platform to develop. Supplement its diet with minerals such as magnesium and calcium.
LOVE this strain. Using it in a vape pen by Ace Valley, and think that this is a staple for the harder days that cause physical symptoms like neck pains, stress headaches, stomach upset, and more. It relaxes you gradually, and doesn't hit you with a fully body relaxation. Though it's typical of CBD dominant strains, there isn't a fully-body relaxation, and more of a targeted relaxation. Like tense muscles, tight stomach, knots in muscles, etc., loosen up and fade away. There are times I've taken this and didn't even realize that I was sitting so tense, until the tension was gone and I stopped to think about how I just felt lighter. I haven't smoked this, but I imagine it would amplify the effects I've felt from vaping it, while also lasting slightly longer. Definitely have this on hand as a mental and physical health tool for tough days.
This strain rocks! So clean and enjoyable. Really sets the mind at ease.
AC/DC is a strain that works beautifully! I vape it and almost instantly my stomach pain subsides! Previously I would have to use pharmaceutical drugs to make the pain subside but with AC/DC, a few inhales later and my stomach calms down. Plus, without psychoactive effects I can medicate ANY time of day!!
I have only been a medicinal user about a month but ACDC is already a critical staple I simply cannot go without. The batch that I purchased was rated 0.82% THC/ 26% CBD and it is fantastic, I can add it to any other strain and it works wonderfully on my chronic back pain in my lumbar and sciatic region. It pairs especially well with very high THC strains because for me, the CBD from ACDC counteracts the worsts side effects of being really high. I like to blend the ACDC in with most strains I have tried but I can also get really ripped and if I don't feel great the CBD will level me right out. It really is the perfect companion strain and I foresee it always being in my inventory as long as I use flower. Highly recommended for medicinal patients, experimentation encouraged to find out how to best use this wonderful weed.