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About CBD Shark
CBD Shark is an indica-dominant hybrid that’s as medically useful as it is a fun way to pass your evening. The strain is a cross between Shark Shock and an unnamed variety that’s high in the therapeutic cannabinoid CBD. As a result, CBD Shark confers a powerfully pain-killing physical high. It also burns with a fragrant and complex smoke. This strain has an equal ratio of THC to CBD, at levels ranging from 6% to 10%.
On a purely visual level, CBD Shark is nothing to write home about. Its trimmed flowers are small to medium in size and can have a popcorn-like appearance. The buds are characteristically indica, with a dense and compact structure. The small, tightly-curled leaves are a mossy yellowish-green and are accented by curly brown pistils. Due to decreased levels of THC, though, the flowers contain relatively few trichomes and are less sticky than your typical dank bud.
In a typically indica fashion, CBD Shark can take some time before its effects can be observed. That said, the lower than average levels of THC in its genetics -- combined with the possibly inhibiting presence of CBD -- may make any psychoactive effects very subtle. Those who do pick up on a high may feel some twitching around the temples and lower forehead, as well as a possible increase in salivation. What follows is a wholesale relaxation of the body, with some heaviness in the limbs and/or eyes. Users who are somewhat inexperienced with THC and CBD may feel as if they’re walking through peanut butter if they try to exert themselves. Because it tends not to cloud the mind, CBD Shark can allow you to work normally on any tasks that may be on your agenda -- as long as they don’t involve physical labor. Don’t look to this strain for any kind of cognitive enhancement, though, as it’ll do very little in the way of increased focus or freely-associative thinking. Physically speaking, this bud can increase physical sensitivity, making it a potent aphrodisiac (if you’re in the right mood and with the right kind of company, that is). You don’t really need to do much of anything to appreciate this calming strain, though, as it has the power to sink you deep into the closest comfortable couch. As such, it can be a great way to unwind with some television or reading at the end of a long day -- and indeed, CBD Shark is recommended for consumption during late afternoon or early evening, as it may prove too sedative for daytime use.
CBD Shark’s medical benefits from flow from the strain’s high levels of CBD. Its thorough relaxation may temporarily take the edge off of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It may also dull physical pain of all kinds. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may reduce discomforts like migraines or injury-related swelling. In high enough doses, the strain can even lull insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep. Because it tends not to bring about an overly cerebral, obsessive mindset, CBD Shark is a great option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Luckily for home growers, seeds of CBD Shark are available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow tall, with some reportedly reaching heights of as much as six feet. CBD Shark flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in October when grown outdoors. It can yield as much as 37 grams (1.3 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
CBD Shark is a must-try for those whose chronic pain has not been helped by more conventional medicine. It’s a nice choice for regular smokers who want a more mellow and functional high.