What better way to pay homage to Willie Nelson than to give him his own strain of weed? He’s the world’s premier stoner balladeer, and he’s smoke more marijuana than the rest of country music combine. With a top THC content of 19-26%, this isn’t an atomic strain, but it can be a great medical tool for arthritis, migraines, and seizure disorders.
Red Headed Stranger has a strong dose of CBD, a chemical used to treat severe epilepsy in children. CBD has other medicinal applications: It’s an antipsychotic, an anti-inflammatory, an anti-oxidant, and an antidepressant. It also fights cancer cells. Red Headed Stranger scored 2nd place sativa dominant at last year’s High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Denver. A combination of William’s Wonder (a 50:50 sativa/indica ratio) and Haze (a 80:20 sativa/indica ratio), Red Headed Stranger delivers both a head and a body high. It first appeared on the Colorado medical marijuana market in 2011, so it’s still very new, and that means it’s hard to find almost everywhere.
But it’s worth a try: The clear, mellow high is a perfect way to honor the real Red Headed Stranger.