The term “Abacus” in the context of cannabis refers to a strain of high-CBD hemp. It is known for its high CBD content, which can be as high as 15-20% while maintaining a THC content below the legal limit of 0.3%. This makes it a popular choice for those seeking the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects typically associated with THC.
Abacus is an indica-dominant strain, which is typically associated with effects such as relaxation and sleepiness. The high CBD content can potentially offer benefits such as pain relief, anxiety reduction, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, it’s important to note that while there is promising research on CBD, the FDA has not approved CBD, with the exception of the prescription drug Epidiolex, for the treatment of any health conditions as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021.
Abacus is a dense and resinous strain, with buds that have a deep green color and a robust terpene profile that includes myrcene, caryophyllene, and humulene, among others. These terpenes are thought to contribute to the strain’s aroma, flavor, and potentially its effects, although research on the effects of individual terpenes is still ongoing.