A Loss Of Appetite
Candyland, a product of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, is a Sativa-dominant strain that was a cross between the infamous Grand Daddy Purple strain (aka Grand Daddy Purps) and a Bay Area Platinum Cookies strain. It was originally bred by Ken Estes who was part of the team that bred the original Grand Daddy Purple.
Candyland buds are small and dense with a slightly darker shade of green than your typical bright green Sativa strain. Its trichomes are plentiful when grown properly, looking as if the bud could have been dipped in sugar. The red hairs are a dull red but run longer than normal, almost making the buds look fuzzy from a distance.
Aroma and Flavour
Candyland’s fragrance is a combination of sweet, piney, herbal, earthy, and pungent aromas. This rich mixture combines to give Candyland its unique and pleasant fragrance.
This strain is renowned for its sweet candy-like taste, hence the name. It also has several prominent flavors that come to the fore when smoked. A sweet, fruity, berry flavor combined with earthy, piney notes make Candyland a real taste sensation.
Its effects lean towards it’s Sativa properties making it a mentally stimulating strain with little to no body effects when smoked in smaller doses. The strain is great for social functions or creative activities – anything where your brain must be active and engaged. When consumed in larger quantities, and especially by novice users, the strain can impact anxiety and paranoia as is typical with strong Sativa strains. You may want to try a hit or two before committing to a full joint.
Candyland is a rather unique strain in terms of its cannabinoid profile. According to Potbotics, Candyland has “no detectable amounts of CBN, CBG or THCV.” What it does have, however, is a cannabichromene (CBC) level of 0.329. CBC is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, which binds with receptors in the body linked with pain perception. Therefore, this strain may help alleviate some painful conditions.
Many recreational Candyland consumers say that its uplifting high is excellent for stress relief. The Candyland strain may also offer temporary relief to those suffering from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
As Candyland reportedly does not contain any CBN or CBG (cannabinoids known for inducing sleep), it is not a good option for insomniacs. On the contrary, its energizing effects make it much better suited for providing a short-term energy boost to those with chronic fatigue.
Recreational consumers describe Candyland as a great “wake and bake” strain. These types of strains have energizing effects which can help consumers get through a busy day.
Candyland’s use as an appetite enhancer is rated relatively low. Medicinal cannabis consumers looking to address nausea will likely not find Candyland as helpful as alternative strains.
Candyland users may experience dry mouth or dry eyes after smoking this strain. Some Candyland consumers say that this strain can also cause anxiety, dizziness, and paranoia. However, these adverse reactions are typically uncommon and are likely associated with overindulgence.