Bubble Gum is a sweet-smelling strain originating from Indiana back in the 70s. Since then, it has made its way to Holland and other parts worldwide. As a testament to its premium traits, it has won the High Times Cannabis Cup numerous times.
A balanced hybrid, Bubble Gum comes with an above-average THC. As such, its effects are not likely to be overwhelming. Hence, it appeals to recreational users who favor mild psychedelic effects. However, it is also not without its pharmacological value to the community of medical cannabis users.
While there are more than a few breeders selling Bubble Gum, these may or may not be close to the original. Unfortunately, no one knows who bred it nor the strains used. At any rate, its exceptional qualities have made it a classic. It comes with an innocent-sounding name, and by and large, its effects are pronounced yet gentle. But if one were to use more, this strain has no qualms in unleashing its full force.
|Bubble Gum Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50 / 50|
|THC %||13% to 19%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||450 g/m2 / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Bubble Gum adheres to its name as it smells and tastes like the candy namesake. The sweet note it emits amidst a mix of floral and earthy odor is as delightful as any strain can get.
These same attributes are also very much evident in its smoke. After combusting the herb and drawing in the smoke, its creamy berry flavors erupts making it one of the better tasting strains.
Following up on its enticing fragrance and delightful flavors, Bubble Gum delivers a balanced high that sets the tone for a fun experience. It begins with an uplifting cerebral high that can make users feel happy and upbeat. Some people also begin to feel euphoric as its effects become more profound.
For many, Bubble Gum is a happy strain that is perfect for sharing with a group of friends. One thing it does as it enhances the mood is to turn users more cheerful and sociable. At times, it may also cause some to giggle or laugh more than usual.
The beauty of this hybrid becomes evident as the physical traits start to manifest. As it soothes the body, it delivers an overall calming sensation. If used in small amounts, it should not hinder users at all. However, use a little too much, and it can cause some to feel lazy or even locked on the couch. Of course, this is also when these people are at the most relaxed state.
Although everything about Bubble Gum is sweet and innocent, it does not mean that there are no adverse effects. The use of cannabis is almost always likely to lead to dry mouth and dry eyes. It can also cause some people to have a headache or feel dizzy.
Bubble Gum, with its Sativa heritage, may also cause a few to feel anxious. Hence, it is best to try it out in small amounts before gradually increasing during future sessions.
Medical Use and Benefits
Proponents of medical cannabis have been lobbying governments to legalize its use. Despite a bad rap for decades, more areas and territories have finally relented, and there is a good reason. It has pharmacological value.
Like most recreational strains, Bubble Gum is a mood-enhancer. By inducing a euphoric feeling, it helps people get rid of stress. Even those with depression can benefit from its use significantly.
In some cases, it is also a more suitable replacement for drugs. Take pain relief. Some people have conditions in which the medicine prescribed to manage the discomforts have serious side effects. Bubble Gum becomes an alternative for these people.
Use this strain in moderation and making people feel better is not all it does. It is revitalizing hence some users do use it to combat fatigue.
Lastly, during the comedown, often, many users feel hungry. That is because this strain is an appetite stimulant.
Growing Bubble Gum
Flowers that emit a wonderful aroma must look good too. On that note, Bubble Gum is indeed a looker. It has forest green leaves and deep orange pistils. It also has a golden yellow appearance due to the rich layer of trichomes coating it.
Bubble Gum is not a difficult strain to grow. It can be done indoors or outdoors.
For indoor cultivation, organic soil is best if growers want optimal flavors. Hydroponics, on the other hand, leads to explosive growth. Whichever way, the plant is highly adaptable to the Sea of Green training method.
Some things that growers need to remember is to increase phosphorous during flowering. The temperature should also fall in the range of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. If all goes well, this strain completes the flowering stage in 8 to 9 weeks and yields an average of 450 grams per meter square.
Bubble Gum may also be planted outdoors. But be wary of the weather as it attracts molds when very humid. It is ready for harvest in mid to late October yielding around 400 grams per plant.