I have heard the same thing about autoflowers. I have tested a few autoflower strains, but there wasn't an unusually high level of CBD present in any of them. I'm not sayng that means that there aren't any CBD rich autos, it's just difficult to find them and impossible to make copies once you do find them. Even with auto strains known for being CBD rich, your chances of getting a CBD rich pheno is at least 1 in 4.
The best way to reliably produce CBD rich meds is to phenotype a strain and select for the characteristics you want. You can identify the THC:CBD ratio of each pheno early on in veg by just testing a few leaves from each seedling. Any of the real chromatography labs - Cannalytics, Iron Labs, Applied Analytical, or myself - has the ability to perform this early analysis.
Dumb question I am sure but what is phenotype? How do you do that?\
I am going to try using Emu oil when I have enough product to make a salve. I have it on hand and have read it penetrates 3 layers of skin or it was 3 more layers of skin compared to other oils like the coconut. Have you ever tested Emu oil and its effectiveness? I might try both since I have a patient like me who has diabetic neuropathy. We are going to be the "test" cases for my salves and oils for neuropathy pain. I don't have a high CBD plant on hand, or heck I don't believe I do might have to send you some to test, but the ones I do have on hand I am going to try each one and/or a mix of them in the salves/oils. I am going to use bud instead of the plant material to make a stronger strength. Any suggestions?
This is what I have
an afghan strain I never can remember the long name of
white widow, which I am not impressed with this at all
Have a few more I can't think of off hand and would have to go get my book, dang memory!
Edit OG Kush
Now the funky monkey, cali dream, and the afghan strain all are really nice. They allow you to function normally and seem to do better with the pain and still allow me to function. I do not know what their ratio is. Since my budget is limited would it be wise to test these to see what their ratios are or would I just be wasting my money?
Not trying to hijack this thread, sorry if it seems like that, but trying to find something that has a higher CBD count and I might have one?
Edited by restlesslegs, 21 April 2012 - 08:58 AM.