Please note that the information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered as a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly, as it can be addictive. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene, limonene
Helps with
Pain, sleep, stress, muscle spasms
Ease of growing
When to use





Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



ACDC is an evenly split hybrid with an exceptional cannabinoid composition, providing a unique melody of therapeutic effects. As a progeny of two remarkably high CBD strains: Cannatonic and Ruderalis, the strain has a CBD-rich profile with minimal THC levels. The average CBD content of ACDC ranges from 13 to 20%, while its THC content rarely exceeds 1%, creating a harmonious balance for those seeking relief without the psychoactive high.


With almost no THC, AC/DC is not popular with recreational users but has become a wonder for many medical cannabis patients. The onset of its effects is subtle and gentle, allowing users to maintain cognitive clarity as the therapeutic benefits unfold. The strain brings about a sense of mental uplift and emotional stability, which helps gain more focus. As the soothing, full-body relaxation follows, even severe pains and stressors disappear. You are ready to face a pleasant, happy day with a new sense of physical and mental well-being. The strain is non-intoxicating, so you will keep your head clear and remain fully functional and engaged. For this reason, it is an all-day, all-purpose CBD flower for whenever your body needs a break.


As a strain developed by a doctor to maximise its health benefits, ACDC has many medical applications and may be utilised for even more severe conditions. For example, its powerful anxiolytic effects will be helpful for depression, anxiety and PTSD. ACDC may also be used in reducing epileptic seizures or as a painkiller for patients with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, tumours and cancers. Nerve pains and muscle spasms can also be treated successfully with this flower. With its relaxing effects, it can also promote peaceful sleep.

The versatility of ACDC has won the hearts of many patients all over the world.

Side effects

ACDC’s side effects are relatively mild, the most common being dry mouth and eyes. However, when consumed in large amounts, it may induce sensations of dizziness and fatigue. Given the low THC content of this strain, feelings of paranoia and anxiety are less likely compared to strains with higher THC levels.

Taste & Smell


ACDC nuggets are typically dense and compact, with vibrant green-yellowish leaves adorned with orange pistils. Naturally, the strain is very low in THC, so trichomes are hard to find on this bud. When it comes to the fragrance, it boasts a blend of aromas, with the earthy, woody scent of myrcene harmonising with zesty citrus limonene notes. On top of that, you can smell some fresh pinene undertones. The flavour represents the terpene composition quite well yet again: the taste profile reveals a citrusy symphony with subtle hints of spicy, peppery caryophyllene.



While the strain’s name may bring a famous rock band to mind, it actually means “Alternative Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis”. It was named by the breeder, Dr. William Courtney, who developed it in 2011 in the hopes of helping his wife’s lupus. Rumour has it that the physician’s goal was also to create a cannabis variety that could be used as a dietary supplement for various conditions.

Having crossed highly CBD-rich Cannabis Ruderalis with Cannatonic, he achieved a non-psychoactive variety that is widely appreciated by the medical marijuana community nowadays.

Growing conditions

Growing ACDC requires a bit of skill and time investment and is therefore recommended for the more experienced cultivators.

It does not have a high resistance to diseases and pests, requiring careful monitoring. Mineral supplementation, namely of calcium and magnesium, as well as a platform on which the flower can support itself to develop strong branches, are necessary too. To control these factors optimally, you should opt for indoor cultivation.

If you do decide to take on the challenge of growing this CBD strain, you can expect relatively short plants of up to 1.2m in height within 8 to 10 weeks, yielding up to 400 grams per square metre indoors and up to 450 grams per plant outdoors.

For another challenging strain to grow, try Chemdawg or Trainwreck.