Cotton Candy Kush
Cotton Candy Kush is such a breath of fresh air for cannabis users. It has the scent to delight, a taste to please the palate, and an appearance to entice. More importantly, it delivers an uplifting effect that seems to last forever.
It may have taken quite a bit of time for the breeder to release it finally, but the long process has proven to be worthwhile. Bred by Delicious Seeds, this strain is a perfect balance between a Sativa and an Indica. It takes its genetics from two prominent hybrids – Power Plant and Lavender.
Power Plant passed on its clear-headed mental high to Cotton Candy Kush. It embodies the exceptional Sativa heritage of pure African breeds but beware, using excessively may lead to a narcotic-like high in which the cerebral buzz becomes overwhelming. To this end, the choice of pairing it with Lavender, a mostly Indica strain, makes sense. It acts as an anchor to keep the Sativa effects from getting out of hand. After all, not everyone is up for an extreme psychedelic experience.
Tested to have as high as 22% THC, Cotton Candy Kush is extremely potent. As such, users should take into consideration individual tolerance limitations and use it in moderation.
|Cotton Candy Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Power Plant x Lavender|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50 / 50|
|THC %||17% to 22%|
|CBD %||0.05% to 0.8%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||450 g/m2 / 1,000 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Cotton Candy Kush is a sweet-smelling strain that many people find enticing. It has a pungent scent that can fill an entire room within seconds with the aroma of berries.
As soon as one draws in the smoke, only then does its name begin to make sense. It has a taste that is distinctly similar to berry-flavored cotton candy with an undertone of lavender.
Regardless whether one is still into candies or not, the fact is that this strain has a delightful aroma. In some ways, it sets the tone for what comes soon after taking the first toke. Users need not wait for minutes for this is a fast-acting cannabis.
It begins by inducing an uplifting cerebral high that enhances the mood of its users. As it intensifies, an overwhelming sense of happiness sets in. At this point, most people find themselves not only cheerful but also more sociable. Furthermore, some people may even find themselves having bouts of giggling.
Once the physical effects creep into the body, it stabilizes the mental high and at the same time, reduce tension in the body. Gradually, users find themselves relaxing. In most cases, users tend to slow down on physical activities. However, use a tad bit too much, and it can cause a couch-lock.
Dry mouth and dry eyes are conditions that are synonymous with the use of cannabis. As such, users of Cotton Candy Kush can expect to experience these adverse effects with varying degrees of severity. Some people may also be caught off guard by the sudden cerebral buzzing high and feel dizzy.
There are also instances in which some people feel anxious or paranoid. Often, these are mild and strangely, some may even find the contrast in effects quite thrilling. However, for people who already are predisposed or battling such conditions, then it is better to use another strain.
Medical Use and Benefits
As thrilling and relaxing as the strain is, it is also a source of comfort for many medical cannabis users. For instance, due to modern lifestyle, stress is fast becoming a way of life. Of course, that is not supposed to be the case. Hence, people can take advantage of the mood-enhancing properties of Cotton Candy Kush to melt away stress. By uplifting the spirit of users, it benefits people suffering from depression.
Proponents of legalizing the use of cannabis often spoke of the pain-relieving qualities of the plant. True enough, many patients turn to strains such as Cotton Candy Kush for hours of comfort instead of continuing to endure and suffer from pains caused by chronic or even terminal illnesses.
Finally, after an intense cerebral high and followed by deep body relaxation, most people end up drowsy. People who have trouble sleeping should find it useful in getting quality sleep.
Growing Cotton Candy Kush
Knowing that Cotton Candy Kush smells and taste good, one can have that right in the garden or inside the house. Technically, it is not all that difficult to cultivate. Because it is resistant to molds and many plant diseases, it should make it easier for beginners.
Cotton Candy Kush is quite a looker too. It produces forest green leaves with large, fluffy buds that are surrounded by white pistils that turn pinkish as it matures. To bring out the best in her, growers can place the plants in an environment that is some 10 degrees lower just before the flowering phase to trigger the lavender hues.
Indoors, it is best to use hydroponics with proper lighting. It is a must to trim the lower leaves to promote maximum growth while providing support for the buds as these tend to get very heavy. With moderate feeding, it flowers in 8 to 9 weeks yielding 450 grams per square meter.
Growers opting to cultivate the strain outdoors will want to be in an area where the environment is dry and warm. Under the care of experts, it can produce a mind-boggling 1,000 grams of buds per plant by the third to fourth week of October.
Have you grown or used Cotton Candy Kush? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.