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Harlequin CBD [The Strain With an Incredible Secret]

Are you looking for a CBD flower strain that will provide you with the benefits of staying focused, relaxed, and in a good mood, all without psychoactive effects? Then you’re in luck, because Harlequin CBD is the strain for you.

Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant CBD strain that has gained popularity due to its unique benefits and delicious tastes and aromas. This article will explore the Harlequin CBD strain, its origins, complete terpene profile, effects, and similar strains.

Harlequin CBD Strain: Origins

Harlequin CBD is the descendent of several strains. The Harlequin CBD strain is 75% Sativa and 25% Indica, which is why it is referred to as a Sativa-dominant flower. Harlequin is a mix of Colombian Gold and Nepali Indica, with Thai and Swiss strains rounding it out.

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Colombian Gold

The Colombian Gold is a landrace strain. “Landrace” refers to cannabis that has been grown in a particular region for so long that it adapts to the environment. In this case, the region is Colombia. Colombian Gold radiates citrus notes of lemon and lime. The strain is known for its uplifting and focus-driven effects without racing thoughts or paranoia. 


A Nepali strain played a significant role in Harlequin’s creation. We may not know the exact bud, but we do know that Nepali strains tend to be Sativa. Some of Harlequin’s uplifting effects are certainly due to this mystery flower from Nepal.


The Thai ancestry of the Harlequin strain is a pure Sativa landrace and is sometimes called “Thai Sticks.” It got this nickname from how the buds are dried and tied up into long sticks. Thai strains are known for their fruity and citrusy aromas. They are also known to be difficult to grow if you are not in a tropical environment.


The Swiss strain that was used in Harlequin’s creation is interesting, to say the least. This mystery Swiss flower can either exhibit Indica or Sativa characteristics depending on the environment in which it was grown.

Harlequin CBD Strain: Terpene Profile

Since Harlequin CBD has such a variety of strain origins, there are also different terpene components. Terpenes are hemp-derived compounds that affect the taste and smell of a strain. The primary terpenes in Harlequin are myrcene, a-pinene, and caryophyllene.


Myrcene is the most common terpene and can be found in most modern hemp strains. Also found in thyme, mango, and lemongrass, myrcene helps add delicious flavoring to CBD products. As far as benefits to this terpene, myrcene is known to promote sleep, soothe muscles, and improve mood.


Alpha-pinene is a terpene known for (and named after) its pine scent. It also carries earthy notes of rosemary and hemp. Alpha-pinene can boost natural breathing and aid digestive wellness.


Caryophyllene is another common terpene that can be found in most strains. It is also found in cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves. Besides giving off wonderful and soothing aromas, caryophyllene is excellent for inflammation issues.

How Much CBD and THC are in Harlequin CBD Hemp Flower?

The average ratio of CBD to THC in Harlequin CBD hemp flowers is 5:2. While the CBD in most Harlequin strains stays around 8-16%, the THC levels have a much wider range. You can find Harlequin flowers with THC levels from 0.3% or less up to 7%.

This variety in Harlequin’s THC content means that its effects and legality can also vary. Here at Cheef Botanicals, we keep our CBD strains at 0.3% THC or less. This is for federal compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill (which legalized hemp), but it also keeps the CBD from inducing an intoxicating “high.” THC is the active component of marijuana that causes a high, so keep in mind that the more THC in your Harlequin, the higher the chance you will feel psychoactive effects.

This ratio means Harlequin is one of the more mellow strains without the psychoactive effects of high-THC flowers. Since its THC levels are often higher than 0.3%, Harlequin can sometimes be a marijuana strain. When THC is higher than 0.3%, it becomes federally illegal, meaning Harlequin might not always be available in your state. Hopefully, there will be Harlequin buds near you with 0.3% THC or less so you can experience this fantastic strain without having to worry about grogginess or “brain fog.”

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Harlequin CBD Flower Effects

Since we love CBD, we’ll only talk about the effects of Harlequin that have 0.3% THC or less. When the THC levels get too high, they distract from the reinvigorating benefits of CBD. Harlequin is the perfect strain to reap all the benefits of CBD and THC without the fogginess or body high. Harlequin is wonderful for consumers who want to stay alert and focus throughout their daily activities.

The Harlequin strain is also great for relaxation, creating feelings of calm and serenity. With sweet and creamy notes of vanilla, Harlequin soothes the mind with its sensational aroma. In general, the Harlequin strain can bring forth euphoric and uplifting moods to consumers.

Harlequin CBD relieves issues with bodily swelling, discomfort, and unease. Another effect you may experience when enjoying Harlequin CBD is an increase in appetite. For consumers who may have issues regarding appetite, Harlequin can encourage an improved sense of hunger.

As we touched on earlier, Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant strain, making up about 75% of the strain. People associate Sativa with energetic focus, creativity, and daytime enjoyment. The other 25% of Harlequin is Indica. Indica strains are “nighttime” flowers since they promote relaxation and sedative effects.

Strains That are Similar to Harlequin

If you don’t think Harlequin is the right strain for you, this next section is here to help. Here are a few more options similar to the flavors and effects of the Harlequin CBD strain.

Stephen Hawking Kush

Stephen Hawking Kush, named after the theoretical physicist, is a CBD-dominant strain that can help with concentration, focus issues, and relaxation. The bud has a sweet cherry and berry flavoring that is pleasing and soothing.

Ringo’s Gift

Ringo’s Gift is another strain that can potentially boost energy and productivity while relaxing and alleviating body tension. This strain is a balanced hybrid, leaning more towards Sativa at 60% and 40% Indica. Just like the famous drummer from The Beatles, Ringo’s Gift can help keep you in the groove. 


Tangie is a Sativa-dominant strain that helps with alertness and uplifting serenity. Similar to Harlequin, the flavors of Tangie are citrus with blends of tangerines. Check out the top-shelf quality CBD hemp flower available on Cheef Botanicals. The Tangie flower is all-natural, free of artificial colorings and flavorings, contains no GMO, and is Federal Farm Bill compliant. 

Hawaiian Haze

Hawaiian Haze contains refreshing and flavorful notes of tropical citrus with rich earthly undertones. This Sativa strain produces tropical relaxing vibes as if you were on vacation on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We at Cheef Botanicals also offer the Hawaiian Haze flower. Our buds are 100% natural, Federal Farm Bill compliant, and contain no GMO. A 3rd party lab tests each strain from Cheef Botanicals to ensure accurate levels of CBD and THC. 

Sour Diesel

Yet another Sativa-dominate strain, Sour Diesel CBD contains a similar sweet aroma to that of diesel. While not confirmed, people believe the parents of this unique strain are Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk. There is a hint of citrus flavor and earthy tones. Sour Diesel is similar to Harlequin because of its Sativa dominance, but this strain produces dreamy cerebral effects in consumers. 

Related: Elektra CBD Flower: A Chill, Energy Boosting Sativa Strain

Final Thoughts – Harlequin CBD

Harlequin CBD is a lovely strain with many different sides to its personality. Want clear-headed, uplifting effects to kickstart your day? A low THC, high CBD Harlequin blend will help you wake up on the right side of the bed every day. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a bit more THC (and live in a state where marijuana is legal), you can have a much different experience with the same great flavors.

It is no wonder why anyone looking to stay focused and productive in their daily lives seeks out the Harlequin strain. If the Harlequin doesn’t sound like the right fit for you, feel free to explore the many flowers we have available at Cheef Botanicals!