- 1 What is Candyland Strain?
- 2 Background and Lineage
- 3 Types of High
- 4 Medical Benefits
- 5 Adverse Effects
- 6 Growing Candyland Strain
- 7 Quick Reference Guide – Candyland Strain
- 8 Concentration and Potency
- 9 Effects
- 10 Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
What is Candyland Strain?
Candyland is a Sativa dominant hybrid marijuana strain. The THC level of this strain can be anywhere between 14% to 24%, and the ratio of Sativa and Indica is 75%/25%.
This award-winning marijuana strain is famous for its uplifting and stimulating effects and excellent for social gatherings and creative past times. Besides its recreational uses, many patients use this strain to manage pain, muscle tension, anxiety, and depression.
Background and Lineage
Candyland cannabis strain is a cross between two legendary strains Granddaddy Purple which is an Indica strain and a Sativa hybrid Bay Platinum Cookies. Candyland strain was initially developed by Ken Estes, who is a cultivator and a celebrated breeder. He is best known for developing the Granddaddy Purple strain.
Being an Indica and Sativa cross, Candyland is defined as a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain and won the gold cup for best Sativa at the 2012 Kushcon event in Denver.
Candyland strain has a unique cannabinoid profile. According to Potbotics, Candyland has “no detectable amounts of CBD, CBN, CBG, or THCV.” What it does have, however, is a cannabichromene (CBC) level of 0.329. CBC is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid binds with receptors in the body linked with pain perception, which can help alleviate pain when activated.
Types of High
Candyland strain is an excellent choice for both recreational and medical use. It is one of those popular wake-and-bake strains that you can take first thing in the morning, and after a while, you jump in the shower and start with your day.
It will instantly relax you and gives you happy feelings. But the good thing is that you won’t feel tired or lethargic. Its uplifting effect will boost your mood and get your creative juice flowing by making you interactive and dynamic.
The high of Candyland strain leans more towards it’s Sativa properties that are mentally stimulating with little to no body effects. It keeps your brain active and engaged, great for social functions or creative activities. But if the strain is consumed in larger quantities, especially by novice users, it can cause anxiety and paranoia, typical with any potent Sativa strains.
Candyland strain is a prevalent medical marijuana strain and has grown in popularity among the patients for its various medicinal qualities.
The strain is very useful in managing chronic stress and helps patients to relax and make them feel less anxious. It also boosts the patient’s energy level without making them feel tired.
The strain is prescribed to fight depression, anxiety, and PTSD because of its uplifting effects, which is an effective antidote to mood disorders. It allows the brain to unwind and think positively.
Candyland’s energizing effect is beneficial for treating chronic fatigue. It doesn’t contain any CBN or CBG, cannabinoids that can make you sleepy, That’s why this strain is very effective at countering the effects of chronic fatigue.
The CBC content of Candyland strain is useful for treating chronic pain such as arthritis, headaches, and muscular pain and aches.
Loss of appetite
Patients use this strain as an appetite enhancer to treat the adverse effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea and appetite loss.
All cannabis strains have some common side effects. Like other marijuana strains, Candyland strain can cause a feeling of dehydration and make your mouth feel dry. You may also experience dry and itchy eyes.
The best way to combat these is to drink plenty of fluid to keep yourself hydrated and grab some eye drops.
The varying level of THC and the potency of Candyland can make you feel dizzy or paranoid, but these should only occur to novice users or if you smoke or consume it in large doses.
Growing Candyland Strain
Compare to other Sativa strains, Candyland is a comparatively easy strain to grow. You can grow this strain both indoors and outdoors, but the plant thieves and yields a higher amount of buds when grown outside.
The plants are naturally highly resistant to mold and mildew, so you don’t need to worry too much about controlling the humidity levels when growing this strain indoors.
The strain takes about 8-9 weeks to flower, and you can expect a yield of 14 ounces of buds per square meter.
To grow outdoors, the plants require a warm, sunny, and dry climate. In an ideal environment, the plants produce double the yield when grown outdoors. On average, each plant can yield as much as 34 ounces.
The ideal time for outdoor harvesting is late September or early October.
The plants are quite tall and skinny, and the buds can get heavy when they flourish and multiply. During the flowering season, you will need to provide support to the plants as the buds start to weigh down the plants.
Quick Reference Guide – Candyland Strain
Sativa dominant hybrid cannabis strain
Bay Platinum Cookies x Grand Daddy Purple (GDP)
The bud of the Candyland strain is very dense. It has various shades of green leaves, such as lime and forest green, similar to a camo scheme. The nugs are full of long golden and red pistils covered in milky trichomes.
sweet, piney, herbal, earthy
Earthy, Spicy, Sweet
Preferred Consumption Time
Evening, Day, Morning
Preferred Consumption Method
- Pineapple Express
- Sour Diesel
- Acapulco Gold
Concentration and Potency
|THC Percentage||14% – 24%|
|CBD Percentage||< 1%|
|Effects||Calm, Creative, Happy and Talkative|
|Duration of Effects||1 – 2 hours|
- Happy (65%)
- Uplifted (55%)
- Euphoric (50%)
- Relaxed (45%)
- Energetic (40%)
Dry mouth (20%)
Dry eyes (10%)
Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
|Flower Develop||7 – 9 weeks|
|Plant Height||30 – 78 Inches|
|Indoor Yield||14 ounces per square meter|
|Outdoor Yield||34 ounces per plant|
|Outdoor Harvesting||Early October|