Harlequin CBD Hemp Flower 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. 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. Flavors can range from earthy musk to sweet mango, but without a doubt, what draws crowds to Harlequin is its ability to relax without sedation and to relieve without intoxication.
Where Does Harlequin Come From?
Harlequin is the descendant of a range of different iconic strains. One of its parent strains – the Colombian Gold – one of the most beloved base strains for a range of other cultivars currently considered industrial hemp flower breeds. This ancient landrace strain has been around for decades, or even centuries, making it one of the most authentic strains available on the market.
The Colombian Gold combined with two other landrace strains from Switzerland and Thailand, and finally another indica strain from Nepal result to the Harlequin strain. This well-balanced, controlled, and centered strain is known well for its easy effects that don’t overpower the system and don’t sedate beyond control.
The Harlequin’s Effects
Strong yet controlled, the Harlequin’s effects are coveted by lots of users who don’t like getting lost in the overwhelming potency of other strains. The strain starts off slow, gradually developing over time and easing the user through a slow transition towards relief. The effects start at the head, relaxing the thoughts and allowing a sense of calm to take over the user’s cognition.
The calm gradually works its way throughout the body, eliminating fidgets, tension, and other physical nuances that might keep the system from complete calm. But even with the deep state of controlled relaxation, the strain doesn’t cause any drowsiness or sleepiness. Unlike other strains that push the body so far into calm that they push the person to nod off, Harlequin simply relieves what causes distress so that the person can enjoy relative calm with sedation.
Others might notice a slightly enhanced mood and a higher level of energy, but Harlequin’s effects will all generally be subtle. In effect, the strain simply makes you feel good minus the extreme sedation or the psychoactive effects.