Candyland buds are small and dense with a slightly darker shade of green than your typical bright green Sativa strain. Candyland, a gold medalist of the 2012 KushCon, is a Sativa-dominant hybrid bred from Granddaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies. Golden hairs weave through Candyland’s thick coat of sugar-like trichomes and highlight the compressed, camouflage-colored buds. The maroon hairs are a dull red but run longer than normal, almost making the buds look fuzzy from a distance. Candyland is a comparatively easy strain to grow when weighed against other Sativas. It can be grown indoors and outdoors with a flowering period of between 8-9 weeks on an indoor grow and a September harvest for all grows. The weight really piles on towards the end of the growing cycle as the buds begin to weigh down the plant’s rather tall and skinny frame. Yields can reach up to 2.5 ounces per plant indoors with outdoor yields up to 3 pounds per plant.
When smoking this strain expect a very earthy flavor with hints of sweets and spices. Its effects lean towards it’s Sativa properties making it a mentally stimulating strain with little to no body effects when smoked in lighter doses. The strain is great for social functions or creative activities – anything where your brain must be active and engaged. When consumed in bigger quantities, and especially by novice users, the strain can impact anxiety and paranoia as is typical with strong Sativa strains. You many want to try a hit or two before committing to a full joint.
Candyland as a strong sweet flavor and smell, with an earthy, spicy undertone. Its appearance is compact and camouflage-colored, with flecks of gold and shimmering trichomes. It’s an ideal strain for treating anxiety and depression, along with bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and ADHD. Dry mouth is a distinct possibility, as are dry eyes and dizziness, while paranoia is less likely. Best for daytime activities, Candyland is a sweet treat any time of day.