Candyland strain is a moderately potent hybrid strain. It is dominated by Sativa (Sativa constitutes a 75℅ proportion while Indica constitutes a 25℅ proportion) and has a THC level that ranges from 14℅ to 24℅. Candyland has recreational benefits, as well as medical benefits which have led to its popularity amongst users. It is known to heighten one’s mood, as well as have an energizing effect.

This strain is known to be a natural treatment for both mental illnesses, like anxiety, and illnesses related to the body, like muscle spasms. In this article, we will talk about this legendary hybrid strain – its origin, the experience it produces, its flavor and aroma, the appearance, its medical benefits, and the process of growing it.

Origin of Candyland

This strain was formed from combining Granddaddy Purple with Bay Platinum Cookies. This, therefore, makes it a hybrid of Sativa and Indica, however, Sativa constitutes most of the strain- the reason it’s referred to as a Sativa-dominant strain. The hybrid was firstly initiated by a famous grower and breeder of Granddaddy Purple – Ken Estes.

In 2012, it was given first-place recognition amongst other Sativa strains during the Kushcon event. This strain has been declared to be without measurable quantities of THCV, CBN, CBG, and CBN by Potbotics. However, this strain has Cannabichromene(CBC) of 0.329 level. When Cannabichromene is spurred to action in the user’s body, it mitigates pains in the user’s body without causing intoxication.

The Experience Candyland Produces

Some users have described the feeling they experience with this hybrid strain as “godly beautiful”. This strain is one of the best kinds of cannabis strains available to get one super-charged for daily activities. It effectively enhances your energy level and can make you feel very lively all through the day’s activities. If you are looking for a hybrid strain to help you fight lethargy, then Candyland would be a perfect choice.

This strain will incite  emotion and happiness within you, causing you to always think of delightful and exciting activities and discussions to engage in. The strain, as a whole, sparks up the user to have loads of fun all through the day from the shower to work and all other daily activities.

This hybrid has a relaxing effect on the user, such that the user does not feel dull or slothful, but high-spirited. The euphoria produced by this strain is regular and even, causing you to keep positive energy and spread happiness around your environment. Users of Candyland are usually fun to converse with or be with.

The high Sativa composition of Candyland strain makes it an effective mental stimulant. This makes it a good choice for creatives.

Flavor + Aroma

The aroma of this Sativa-dominating strain is a pleasurable and distinctive one. The aroma fills the nose intensely like fresh pine cones, giving it a desirable first impression. Candyland strains possess a mouthwatering aroma because their fragrance brings to the mind memories of pungent, earthy fragrance.

Just like its aroma, this hybrid possesses a pleasant and savory flavor. It possesses a strong, rich flavor of pine and fresh berries. Its sweet taste lasts because it sticks strongly to your tongue, especially when exhaling its smoke. The pine and berry flavor of this strain will make you desire additional rounds of it, but be careful! Take caution when taking this hybrid to avoid excessive consumption of the strains due to the strong levels of THC.


Buds of this hybrid are so compact. The buds are also very small and have shades of green color – though a little darker than average strains of Sativa that are mostly bright green. A trait of a properly grown Candyland plant is plenty of trichomes and looking as though it’s possible to dip the buds into sugar. The plant has a dull red frizzy mass of hair all over it.

Medical Benefits of Candyland

This hybrid strain has grown to be one of the preferred strains used in medical treatments. This strain is popularly recommended by doctors and preferred by patients due to its effectiveness in managing chronic stress, mood disorders, fatigue, pains, and loss of appetite.

  1. Chronic stress

Candyland is a strain used to manage chronic stress. It has a relaxing effect on the chronic stress patient and mitigates anxiety in the patient. The strain also has an energizing effect on the patient at the same time, such that the level of energy of the patient increases.

  1. Mood imbalance

Patients with mood disorders can oftentimes be plagued by lethargy, anxiety, and general emotional instability. This strain, therefore, is used to counteract the mood imbalance. The strain will function by heightening the mood of the patient and releiving their brain of mental stress.

This strain doesn’t have cannabinoids that induce sleep, however, it acts as an energy booster. This, therefore, makes this strain a very powerful strain for taking care of fatigue.

  1. Lack of appetite

When a patient undergoes chemotherapy treatment, the most likely negative effect on the patient is the lack of appetite, coupled with nausea. This hybrid can serve as an appetite booster and also mitigate the desire to vomit.

  1. Pains

The Cannabichromene constituent in the hybrid makes it effective in taking care of severe pains, like muscle spasms, arthritis, migraines, and headache.

The growing process of Candyland

It is easy for anyone to cultivate Candyland because the process is not complex. Candyland plant has a naturally high capacity to resist diseases. It can be grown either indoors or outdoors. The duration from planting time to flowering period, and to harvest time is between eight to nine weeks. The average quantity of harvest expected for indoor planting is around fourteen ounces of bud per sq meter.

Outdoor planting yields a more bountiful harvest of about 35 ounces weed/plant. This is because its most favorable climatic condition is a slightly high temperature and free of moisture. The most common harvest period is between the ending of September and the first two weeks of October.

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