THC can be even better when combined with CBD — and vice versa. Whether you’re a THC-user-turned-CBD-user or the other way around, learn the top 5 products currently available in the medical and recreational markets that put these two cannabinoids together.

Benefits of combining CBD and THC:

  • CBD can mellow out your THC high
  • Great when combined with Indica
  • THC/CBD products are often used before bed
  • Might offer the entourage effect
  • Stronger effects than online CBD products

1. Espresso Dark Chocolate CBD 1:1 Bar by Kiva Confections

  • Score: 4.8
  • Effects: Very focused and relaxed with pain relief and energizing effects
  • Available in: Los Angeles
  • Good for: Relaxing, socializing
  • Potency: 5mg THC & 5mg CBD per piece
  • Convenience: 5/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 5/5
  • Activation time: 40 minutes, lasts 2 hours
  • Price: $20
  • Best dosage: 2-3 pieces every 5 hours
  • Ideal user: Chocolate lovers who are also fans of connoisseur edibles

About the product

You wouldn’t even know this delicious chocolate bar contains THC if it weren’t on the label. Available on Eaze, Kiva Espresso Dark Chocolate is one of the best edibles you can currently buy in California.

2. Wana Strawberry Lemonade 1:1 CBD/THC Sour Gummies

  • Score: 4.4
  • Effects: Relaxing yet energizing hybrid effects
  • Available in: Chicago
  • Good for: Going to bed, relaxing
  • Potency: 100mg package — medium-potency head and body highs
  • Convenience: 4/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 5/5
  • Activation time: Slow — over 1 hour
  • Price: $30
  • Best dosage: 1-3 gummies every 5 hours
  • Ideal user: THC users who also want to use CBD in gummy form

About the product

These are the best gummies we know of in the Chicago recreational market, and conveniently, they also combine CBD with THC. With a delicious flavor and reasonably potent effects, there’s no reason you shouldn’t try Wana’s Strawberry Lemonade gummies if you’re in Illinois.

3. Nature’s Grace and Wellness Cloud Nine 1:1 CBD/THC Lotion

  • Score: 4
  • Effects: Medium overall effects
  • Available in: Chicago
  • Good for: Quick pain relief
  • Potency: 100mg THC per 2oz jar
  • Convenience: 4/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 4/5
  • Activation time: Instant activation
  • Price: 4/5
  • Best dosage: Apply a small dab to the problem area whenever needed
  • Ideal user: Great for people in pain — use with an Indica vape

About the product

CBD truly shines in topicals, and Nature’s Grace does a reasonably effective job of combining CBD with THC in this Chicago-area lotion. Top points include fast activation and effective relief, but we weren’t quite as impressed by this topical’s convenience.

4. Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical

  • Score: 4
  • Effects: Medium overall effects
  • Available in: Chicago
  • Good for: Muscle pain, joint pain, workout recovery
  • Potency: 1mg THC & 1mg CBD per small dab
  • Convenience: 4/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 4/5
  • Activation time: 4/5
  • Price: 4/5
  • Best dosage: Apply a reasonably large dab every 3-4 hours
  • Ideal user: People in pain looking for an alternative to pharmaceuticals

About the product

As another great Chicago THC/CBD topical, this balm from Avexia, a reasonably large Illinois cannabis producer, impressed us with its quick effects and mild aroma. It was overpriced, though, and nobody is blown away by menthol-infused topicals anymore.

Best THC/CBD Ratio Cannabis FAQ

Let’s cover some important points regarding the dynamic duo of THC and CBD:

What is the best ratio of THC to CBD for pain?

When applied topically, CBD appears to be more effective for pain than THC. As a result, THC: CBD topicals with higher concentrations of CBD are the most effective for pain.

Most manufacturers appear to have concluded that a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio is ideal for cannabis topicals, but in reality, a 2:1 ratio may be more appropriate. CBD may simply be too new for your average dispensary-goers to accept it in concentrations that high.

What percentage of THC is in CBD?

If they’re sold online, CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC to stay compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. At concentrations, this low, THC has no chance of causing intoxication, and it probably won’t show up in a drug test either.

CBD products sold in recreational or medical cannabis dispensaries, though, can contain any concentration of THC as long as it remains compliant with state and local regulations. Unlike online CBD products, dispensary CBD products that you vape or ingest orally are pretty much guaranteed to get you high.

What is the best 1:1 CBD/THC tincture?

The best tinctures that combine CBD and THC contain high-quality, organic ingredients and feature detailed product information. It’s best for CBD/THC tinctures to contain high concentrations of CBD, and they shouldn’t be considerably more expensive than similar tinctures that contain THC or CBD on their own. You can find tinctures that contain roughly equal concentrations of CBD and THC in most recreational or medical cannabis states.

What ratio of THC to CBD is good for anxiety?

Based on available research and anecdotal testimony, CBD and THC appear to be equally useful for anxiety. At higher doses, though, anxiety is one of the best-known side effects of THC, making CBD relevant.

Users say this non-intoxicating cannabinoid cuts the high-inducing potential of THC considerably, which also reduces the intensity of side effects like heightened anxiety. Consider using THC and CBD in concentrations of 1:2 or lower for the most anxiety-free yet mood-boosting effects.

Is there a THC/CBD ratio calculator?

What reason do you need to calculate a ratio of THC to CBD? Here’s a cheat sheet you can use for some quick ratios:

  • THC: CBD 1:1 — the most common ratio in cannabis products, may or may not be the most effective
  • THC: CBD 2:1 — will get you quite high but tether you to the ground slightly
  • THC: CBD 1:2 — could be the most effective ratio for pain
  • THC: CBD 1:3 — consider diluting the THC even more if side effects persist

If you can’t find any products that contain the exact ratio you want, consider making your own THC: CBD products by combining THC products you buy at a dispensary and high-quality CBD products you buy online.