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Pure CBD Strain Review


Two hemp strains go by the name Pure CBD. One is called Sweet Pure CBD, and the other is called Tatanka Pure CBD. These two cultivars are both bred for their high CBD expressions and almost non-existent THC levels. Even though these two strains are named quite similarly, they are, in fact, two different strains. Their lineages are different, as far as we can discern.

Pure CBD Strain Lineage

Sweet Seeds has not disclosed the parent strains for their Pure CBD cultivar. All that is known about the Sweet Pure CBD strain is that the popular hemp strain Diesel has a major role to play in its genetics. There is also an auto flower version of the Sweet Pure CBD called the Sweet Pure Auto CBD.

On the other hand, Tatanka Pure CBD is a little more transparent. Tatanka was created by crossing Elixir Vitae with Medical CBD. The two strains were crossed for several generations until a stable cultivar was born. This is what turned into the Tatanka Pure CBD strain.

To better understand these strains, let’s take a closer look at their lineage. Knowing and understanding the parent strains is always the best way to get to know a new strain.


Sweet Pure CBD descends from a pollinated clone of the Diesel family of cultivars. This strain is said to have been an accidental discovery. Legend has it that it was discovered in a bag of buds that were thought to be sinsemilla (without seeds). 13 seeds were recovered from the bag, which almost seems biblical! Out of these 13 seeds grew one of the most popular strains in the US.

Diesel has a large influence in the hemp market, which is necessarily an offshoot of the original cannabis industry that started working on various hemp strains. What is interesting is that Diesel is known for high levels of THC with a Sativa dominance. But the Sweet Pure CBD strain has almost no THC.

The signature aroma of Diesel is a citrus-gasoline combination that inspired the name. It has notes of grapefruit, orange, and of course, diesel. It is very fruity and has a berry aftertaste to it.

Diesel is a Sativa dominant strain, and the plant is usually on the larger side, showing an open structure that tends to have a conical shape similar to a pine tree or other conifers. The buds are large, dense, elongated, and frosty with resin. 

Elixir Vitae

The Tatanka Pure CBD strain inherits many of its traits from the Elixir Vitae CBD strain. Created by Medical Seeds (who are also behind the eponymous Medical CBD strain), it is a high CBD cultivar that was bred through a crossing of Medical CBD and Jean Dark CBD. It is a well-balanced hybrid between Sativa and Indica. This also means Medical CBD has about 75% presence in the Pure CBD cultivar.

Elixir Vitae has an intense aromatic presence, with a medium-sized plant that has wide stems, short knot spacing, and symmetrical branching. It has pink and violet pistils on large, dense, and resinous buds. It does well both indoors and outdoors. It can also be grown in a greenhouse. It is a successful commercial CBD strain.

Pure CBD Aromatic Profile

The Sweet Pure CBD terpene profile is somewhat reminiscent of the Diesel family. There is a strong presence of fresh citrus notes that will remind you of oranges, mandarins, and grapefruit. There are also clearly discernible notes of berries and cypress. Even though it is not a THC-rich strain, the aromatic presence is very similar to top-shelf cannabis strains. This makes it excellent for smoking and vaping.

Tatanka Pure CBD, on the other hand, has a candy-sweet aromatic presence with strong fruity overtones. Contrasting these aromas are notes of pepper and spice. Overall, it has a very pleasing and sweet aromatic presence that delivers excellent taste when smoked and vaped.

Each of these strains changes its aromas slightly when they are broken and ground up. Some of the notes go into the background while others transform and come to the foreground.

Pure CBD Taste

As can be expected from such an intensely flavorful strain, the smoking and vaping palates are both immensely pleasing. The Sweet Pure CBD has a distinct citrusy freshness that is combined well with sweet berries and dank, diesel overtones.

Tatanka Pure CBD has a more candy-sweet experience that is enhanced by some citrus notes and contrasted and balanced by the spicy aftertaste. It has a nice fruity taste that makes vaping the flowers very pleasurable.

Pure CBD Cannabinoid Profile

The Tatanka Pure CBD has an almost non-existent amount of THC present within it. Most harvests will vary between 0.15% to 0.25% THC by dry weight. In comparison, the CBD content is usually between 9 and 14%. These numbers can change based on the grower, but the ratio of CBD to THC remains largely the same.

Sweet Pure CBD has a similar story to tell. It has a THC concentration of about 0.4% to 1%, with a CBD concentration of between 8 and 15%.

Each strain also has trace amounts of other rare cannabinoids such as THCA, CBDA, CBC, CBN, and CBG.

Pure CBD Effects

Both of the Pure CBD strains create intense CBD effects that are characterized by deep relaxation, reduction of physical pain, mood upliftment, relief from stress and anxiety, and also headaches.

Sweet Pure CBD is a Sativa dominant strain, so it has a more active effect, making it a good fit for daytime use. Tatanka is more of a hybrid, making it good for use during both active and relaxing hours.

Overall, Pure CBD strain flowers are ideal for therapeutic effects and deep relaxation.

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