By Luke Sumpter

Although researchers discovered CBD before THC, the latter gained much more attention due to its psychotropic effects. In recent years, CBD has re-entered the spotlight as a non-intoxicating cannabinoid offering numerous wellness benefits.

At Royal Queen Seeds, our expert breeders have developed high-CBD varieties containing equal levels of THC, or no THC at all, to cater to individual tastes. Some of these cultivars also contain other novel cannabinoids, including CBG.

Discover the top 5 most popular CBD strains of 2023 below. These strains have been the most sought-after by our customers, and we have also included a brand new strain that will surely be equally popular!

1. Stress Killer Automatic

The key trait of Stress Killer Automatic is summed up accurately by her name. A high level of CBD balances out a mellow THC content of 11% to produce a crystal-clear head high that boosts focus. Stress Killer Automatic can be blazed or vaped throughout the day to boost productivity and relieve symptoms without compromising the mental faculties. This ideal balance of cannabinoids was achieved by breeding Lemon Shining Silver Haze, Juanita la Lagrimosa, and a Cannabis ruderalis variety. This combination created a genetic profile of 60% sativa, 30% indica, and 10% ruderalis.

Stress Killer Automatic is an easy strain to grow and can take some abuse, making her attractive to novice growers. Indoor plants will yield up to 17.6 oz/m² and peak at a height of 54.6 inches. Plants cultivated outdoors produce a yield of between 3.9 – 5.6 oz and grow to a slightly taller height of 62.4 inches.

Stress Killer Auto

Stress Killer Automatic CBD
Lemon Shining Silver Haze x Juanita la Lagrimosa x Ruderalis
16 to 19 oz/m²
3 to 4 feet
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 11%
Sativa 60% Indica 30% Ruderalis 10%
4 to 5 oz/plant
5 to 6 feet
11 - 12 weeks after sprouting
Clear, Focus

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2. Solomatic CBD

Solomatic CBD is a heavily indica-dominant autoflowering variety that was bred with a single goal in mind: maximum CBD, minimum THC. The breeders behind this specimen achieved that goal, and then some. The flowers of this strain generate a CBD level of 21% alongside THC quantities at or below 1%. This expertly tailored ratio was accomplished by breeding parent strains Diesel CBD and Asia CBD Auto. The flowers of this strain offer pleasant flavors of citrus and sweetness.

Solomatic CBD grows to a medium height both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants peak at 46.8 inches and yield up to 16.8 oz/m². Outdoor plants grow to 58.5 inches in height and yield 3.9 – 5.3 oz. The ruderalis genes within this strain make the grow cycle short, and she’ll be ready to harvest in as little as 9 weeks after sprouting.

Solomatic CBD

Solomatic CBD
Diesel CBD x Asia CBD Auto
5 to 7 oz/m²
2 to 3 feet
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 1%
Sativa 20% 70% Indica 10% Ruderalis
1 to 3 oz/plant
2 to 3 feet
10 – 11 weeks after sprouting
Clear, Light

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3. Tatanka Pure CBD

High levels of CBD. Plenty of tasty terpenes. Almost no THC. These traits make Tatanka Pure CBD an ideal strain for growers seeking clear-headed relaxation without getting stoned. Smoke these buds all day long to benefit from these effects, without feeling high for an instant. This strain allows smokers to stay focused and functional while still benefiting from what cannabis has to offer.

This robust and fast-growing strain produces good results almost anywhere, but will reach her full potential in a warm climate. Indoor plants peak at a height of 39 inches, making them stealthy and suitable for covert operations. Expect a yield of 14.1 – 15.9 oz/m² under good-quality growing lights. Outdoor plants ascend to 62.4 inches, delivering 15.9 oz in early October.

Tatanka Pure CBD

Tatanka Pure CBD
Elixir Vitae x Medical CBD
14 to 16 oz/m²
3 feet
6 - 8 weeks
THC: 0,15 - 0,25%
Sativa 30% Indica 70%
14 to 16 oz/plant
3 to 5 feet
Early October
Calming, Clear

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4. Purplematic CBD

Purplematic CBD brings huge levels of CBD and gorgeous purple flowers to the table. Not only will she infuse your next smoking session with chill vibes, but her sheer beauty will bring a smile to your friends' faces. Her buds feature a deep purple core flanked by dark green sugar leaves. These pretty nugs produce a CBD content of 17% alongside 0.5% THC. No matter how many bowls or blunts you hit, you simply won’t get high when you smoke these flowers. Burn them throughout the day to remain functional while experiencing a positive and refreshing outlook.

This vastly indica-dominant strain features only 5% sativa and 5% ruderalis, and stems from a combination of Kush Rose Auto CBD and Afghan Auto CBD. After placing these seeds in the soil, prepare to harvest her sticky flowers only 8–9 weeks later. Indoor plants produce up to 15.9 oz/m² and are particularly productive in a ScrOG setup. Plants grown outdoors in greenhouses or garden beds put out returns of 3.9 – 5.3 oz.

Purplematic CBD

Purplematic CBD
Kush Rose Auto CBD x Afghan Rose Auto CBD
13 to 16 oz/m²
2 to 4 feet
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 0,5%
Sativa 5% Indica 90% Ruderalis 5%
4 to 5 oz/plant
3 to 5 feet
8 - 9 weeks after sprouting
Calming, Clear

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5. Royal CBG Automatic

Royal CBG Automatic offers an entirely unique cannabinoid profile. Alongside high levels of CBD, she offers CBG quantities of 6–8%. Also known as cannabigerol, CBG rarely occurs in these levels in other strains. The molecule serves as the precursor, or building block, to cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. However, our breeders figured out how to keep CBG levels elevated all the way up to harvest. This rare strain also offers high levels of CBD and low THC levels of 0.09%.

CBG works in much the same way as CBD, with a few unique twists of its own. You’ll also experience delightful flavors of vanilla every time you take a hit. This rapid auto provides a harvest 9–10 weeks after germination. If you grow her indoors, you can expect 350–15.9 oz/m² from plants that grow to 2.6 – 3 feet in height. Outdoor plants peak at 39 inches and churn out 1.1 – 1.8 oz.

Royal CBG Automatic
Goliat Auto x high CBG Strain
12 to 16 oz/m²
3 to 3 feet
7 weeks
THC: 0,09%
Sativa 75%, Indica 20%, Ruderalis 5%
2 to 3 oz/plant
3 feet
9 - 10 weeks after sprouting

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