Bubblegum is a widely loved 80/20 Indica Sativa hybrid. The strain was originally bred in Indiana, with the intention of creating a balance between physical relaxation and cerebral stimulation. The experiment was later taken to the New England area, and then to breeders in Holland, who perfected the strain to refine its bubblegum flavor and the experience it provides. In the ’90s, Bubblegum was victorious at the High Times Cannabis Cup for its delicious flavor and pleasant effects. This strain was also recognized at the Spannabis Cannabis Champion’s Cup in 2005, when it took first place.
Because of its heavy Indica content, Bubblegum should generally be used at nighttime, or at a time when you have no need to be productive. Since it has a sedative nature, it may lower your energy levels or ability to focus on a task. This classic hybrid strain is known for its sleepy and laid-back effects. Bubblegum is great for those who enjoy a boost of creativity, given its ability to ignite artistic thought and expression. The high starts out as a wave of happiness and joy, with users entering a giggly, light headspace.
As the effects begin to level out, the user is led into a calmer, sleepier state of being. Because its THC content isn’t particularly high, Bubblegum Kush generates fairly light effects that aren’t too overwhelming for the user. Its mellow high will gradually bring about a sense of calmness, and a flow of general pain relief which numbs every part of the body. In addition to its pleasant effects, this strain has a delicious bubble gum flavor that fills the throat as you inhale. The smoke is quite smooth, and users can easily take in puffs without coughing or choking.
Appearance and Flavor
Bubblegum plants grow to a medium height, and tend to spread out fairly wide compared to other strains. The buds are light green in color and grow to be dense and long in shape. Paired with each nug’s olive green appearance, you can also find a blanket of orange hairs and white crystal trichomes all across the surface. Bubblegum Kush has a distinct smell, reminiscent of candy and bubblegum with light citrusy notes. The flavor is very similar to the aroma, just less intense. As you inhale, your palate will be graced with waves of sweetness and lemon, with some perceiving a slight floral undertone. On the exhale, you’ll notice the same profile of sweet fruity flavors, along with light herbal notes.
Bubblegum is helpful in treating a wide range of mental and physical ailments. For example, this strain can be used for conditions such as chronic stress, due to its ability to lessen and melt away worries. Chronic stress is usually a result of anxiety, and the euphoric, calming effects of Bubblegum can easily aid in boosting one’s mood and promoting a sense of mental stability. This strain can also reduce psychomotor agitation which results from ADD and ADHD. The Bubblegum strain is also useful for those suffering from musculoskeletal pain. Its moderate levels of THC can help to ease back and neck pain.
It can also ease neuropathic pain and other related conditions such as fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, and Multiple Sclerosis pain. In addition, this strain is useful for treating inflammatory conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and arthritis. For patients suffering from appetite loss due to cancer treatments or an eating disorder, Bubblegum can stimulate hunger cues and ease any pain associated with digestion. This strain is also helpful for those suffering from insomnia, given its ability to calm the mind and relax the body. With Bubblegum’s decompressing effects, you’re sure to get a good night’s rest.
It’s quite easy to grow weed from Bubblegum cannabis seeds, with this strain being widely celebrated for its high yields. If you plan on growing outdoors, you will need to be in a sunny and dry Mediterranean environment. It is a fairly simple and easy process, although you should be aware that this strain grows lateral branches, so trimming those and providing support can be a bit labor intensive compared to plants that grow straight up.
Bubblegum Kush seeds do really well in hydroponic environments, so if that’s something you’re considering, it can definitely help increase your yield. This strain’s flowering period is about 8 weeks, but can be shortened through a few growing methods such as SOG or ScrOG. At harvest, you can expect a whopping 24 to 26 ounces per square meter! This is definitely on the upper end of yields produced by cannabis plants, so you can see why growers are enamored with Bubblegum Kush!
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