Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been making tremendous waves in the medical community. The hemp industry could be worth roughly the same as the legal marijuana industry in a few years. The hemp cause will be greatly aided if the Hemp Farming Act is made into law.
However, you don’t have to seek out hemp if you want a CBD hit. Strains such as Harle-Tsu have been specifically bred with a high CBD content in mind. Keep reading to find out more about this increasingly popular marijuana strain.
What is Harle-Tsu?
Harle-Tsu is a slightly indica-dominant (60%) hybrid that was developed by the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective. It is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin. The result is a form of marijuana that is extremely high in CBD. In fact, you could receive a Harle-Tsu sample with 24% CBD, although most samples are closer to the 18% mark.
One of the features of Harle-Tsu is the minimal THC content, which clocks in at below 1%. With a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC, there is absolutely no chance of getting high from this strain.
Harle-Tsu Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Even a single whiff of Harle-Tsu will probably help you relax for a moment! The spicy odors offer a scent of pine, pepper, and earth; akin to what you would imagine a forest smells like first thing in the morning. It has a pale green appearance, with fewer hairs and crystals than you would see on a high-THC strain.
If you smell Harle-Tsu, you will probably expect it to have the same spicy and earthy taste. However, it is surprisingly sweet, although there are also hints of citrus and pepper that sit nicely on your palette.
Harle-Tsu Grow Information
Growing information is hard to come by for Harle-Tsu, but if you grow it indoors you need to keep humidity levels in check. If the foliage becomes too dense, make sure you trim it before mold and fungi start to form. It is a strain that handles heat reasonably well, but try to keep the maximum temperature to 80 degrees Fahrenheit or thereabouts.
When grown indoors, Harle-Tsu should take 8-9 weeks to flower, and it provides a relatively high yield. If you decide to grow it outdoors, make sure it isn’t exposed to humidity levels of above 50% during the flowering stage.
First and foremost, you will NOT feel a psychoactive high when using Harle-Tsu. However, perhaps you can swap your evening glass of wine for this strain? It provides you with a sense of complete relaxation all over your body, but you are never in danger of succumbing to couch lock. Users also report feeling extremely happy when they use this strain. If you are feeling a little down in the dumps, take a few hits of Harle-Tsu, and don’t be surprised if your mood picks up.
One of the great things about Harle-Tsu is that it seems to read the needs of your body and mind. If you are tired late in the evening, Harle-Tsu will relax you to the point where you drift into a deep and satisfying sleep. However, if you feel a bit flat in the morning or need a pick me up in the afternoon, Harle-Tsu will provide ample rejuvenation. Best of all, the exceedingly low THC content means you shouldn’t get caught out by a drug test.
Medical Benefits of Harle-Tsu
Harle-Tsu has become one of the most highly sought-after medical marijuana strains. It is exceedingly rich in terpenes, which apparently have a specific medical benefit. Here is a quick list of these terpenes and what they can potentially treat:
- Myrcene: Depression, insomnia, and muscle tension.
- Pinene: Fatigue.
- Humulene: Pain and inflammation.
- Terpinolene: Stress and insomnia.
- Ocimene: Has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
- B-Caryophyllene: Inflammation and gastrointestinal issues.
It is a combination of numerous terpenes and CBD that provides Harle-Tsu with its apparent medicinal qualities. The extremely low level of THC means children can also safely use Harle-Tsu. While 0.6% THC may still seem too high for some parents, the high level of CBD counteracts any potential psychoactive effects.
Harle-Tsu is particularly in demand for children who have epilepsy or any related condition which causes seizures. Admittedly, most parents will choose a strain such as Charlotte’s Web (which contains practically no THC) or use CBD from hemp, which also has no psychoactive effects.
Even though Harle-Tsu has very little THC, it is still classified as a Schedule I substance, like every other marijuana strain. This is an unfortunate situation, because Harle-Tsu, and other low-THC, high-CBD strains, have enormous medical potential, at least according to the hundreds of studies which outline CBD’s benefits.
As far as adults are concerned, Harle-Tsu is best used for stress or strained muscles. As you probably know to your cost, whenever there is pain, inflammation is usually not far behind. Fortunately, Harle-Tsu can help with inflammation and allow for a smoother and less painful recovery.
Possible Negative Side Effects of Harle-Tsu
As it doesn’t provide you with a psychoactive effect, you don’t have to worry about Harle-Tsu exacerbating anxiety or heightening feelings of paranoia. In rare cases, it is possible that you may experience dizziness and headaches. Harle-Tsu is a smooth smoke, so there is no real fear of having a coughing fit, but it can result in dry mouth. You can easily avoid this by carrying a bottle of water with you and drinking before and after using Harle-Tsu.
Final Thoughts on Harle-Tsu Marijuana Strain
Harle-Tsu is one of the most relaxing smokes you are likely to find. Sadly, even though its THC content is scarcely higher than that of industrial hemp, it remains federally illegal and is also prohibited in the 17 states that have yet to legalize medicinal marijuana.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where medical marijuana is legal and freely available, give Harle-Tsu a try if you want to feel relaxed and upbeat without getting stoned. Its high CBD and terpene content mean it provides you with apparent medical benefits matched by few marijuana strains.